Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Earth Day Adventure!


I had a fun trip to Macy's this morning after dropping off my daughter. First, I took care of 3 CVS transactions. One more to go, so I'll post on it later. :) I mailed an eBay item, got gas, and then ran into Macy's. I had to wait until 10am anyway. I have been saving a Christmas gift card to buy the kids each a "birthday outfit". As I walked in, I got a free Ponderosa Pine seedling. I found a super cute dress for $28. Free to me since I used a gift card. Best part is my daughter loves it. She would wear a dress everyday if I let her. :) But wait, there's more......When I checked out, the sales associate gave us 2 coloring books (about the National Parks). Even though it was all just marketing to get me in, I still enjoyed it.

I first thought we'd give the tree to my mom, but no! My husband insisted we keep it. So we've already planned out the perfect spot. Lucky for me it should go in a pot for a while. For some reason I thought we had 10 trees, but we really have 9. So this tree was meant to be for the yard!! :)

In honor of Earth Day, here's a few fun web pages to check out:

Green Living Tips-just try one tip, every little bit helps. I always looking for new "green" things to try after. Our recent change was to switch to "green" electricity. I'm anxious to see how this will change my bill $$$ wise. I was so proud of how low I had gotten the bill. So, I'm looking for electricity saving ideas....Anyone know any? We've switched our bulbs, adjusted the thermostat, use power strips (I keep them turned off), etc.

Local Harvest- directs you to farmers' markets and family farms in your area.

Pick You Own.org-directs you to pick-your-own farms in your area. A great family activity!!

Compost Guide- We use a compost bin!! Another crazy but true fact about me. :)

Kids Gardening-great place for ideas. My kids are both so excited about gardening!!

Bag "recycling" for you crafty types-this is the coolest!!! I can't wait to try to make one. Since I use so many bags for eBay, I decided to save all Target bags. It might take a while. But I'll do it! I found this site while reading the following blog.

Attention Target Shoppers-Yay Ginger!! We are getting a Target in Wylie next year. I'm so excited. Since currently, I'm too cheap and lazy to drive to one 1o miles away.

Speaking of Target, I need to plan out my trip to Target tomorrow. I'm birthday shopping for my daughter. I need to get and idea of what I'm getting and set a budget. I'll also cruise around the Internet (Ginger's blog) for any any deals with coupons, since I will be there and all.

Good night!!

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Hey Angie!
Thanks for the shout-out. I am always shocked to see folks linking to the ATS blog. I guess I am in disbelief that I am actually helping others to save.

Some link love from me to you....

http://attentiontargetshoppers.blogspot.com/2008/04/link-love-to-wyliemom.html

Enjoy Targeting!
Ginger

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