Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
My children enjoyed watching EPIC when they were flying to Asia this week and excited that the Blu-ray and DVD will be out on August 20th.
Soon our children will be heading back to school and will be excited to see their friends and experience new things. The new school year is a new beginning filled with new teachers, experiences, and lessons. We can start off in the right direction by being environmentally friendly in our preparations for this school year.
Friday, August 2, 2013
With the summer heat we are always looking for ways to cool down, so I made this delicious milk bars or popsicles with strawberry and banana. In June when it was strawberry season in Ontario, it has become our tradition to take the kids and pick our own strawberries in a local farm close to home. I usually remove the top and cut the strawberries into two and freeze it.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
We went to the Green Living Show 2013 that was held at Direct Energy Centre from April 12th-14th. This is North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This family event offered us lots of inspiration as it featured innovative products, educational demonstrations and fun activities.
There were over 400 companies present at the event that taught and showed their automotive/innovative technology, health, beauty, fashion, home products and services.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Omee's boutique has beautiful handmade gifts for moms and babies. All the products are made in a smoke, fragrance and pet free environment. Omee Bubu, the owner of Omee's boutique carries a wide range of products for eco-conscious people such as bibs, reusable sanitary pads, blankets, wash cloth, bibs, burp cloth, nursing pads, changing pads and blankets.
The eco-friendly 3" by 10.5" long cloth menstrual pads are soft, light and thin. The pads are made with 1 layer of absorbent terry and 4 layers of flannel stitched at the top layers to prevent leaking. The wing on the pad has a snap closure.
The cute cheerful bibs are 8" x 12" made with soft terry back that absorbs well without soaking through. There is a snap closure on the back.
The flannel wipes sold at Omee's boutique can also be used as washcloths and napkins. These double layered wipes are made with soft absorbent flannel. It is stitched to prevent fraying.
The oversized double layered flannel baby blanket is soft and thick made with 100% cotton snuggle flannel. It can be used to swaddle little ones, during play time, tummy time, at picnics, for a quick car window cover, car seat cover or as a nursing cover. This handy 37" x 40" blanket folds to fit into bags/ backpacks.
All clothing can be machine or hand washed and tumble dried or hung to dry.
The products from Omee's boutique can be given as gifts or bought online for everyday use. We can also make custom orders with our choice of fabric.
Do take advantage of the spring discount using the code SPRING. If you live in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) you can make arrangements to avoid shipping; here are the details regards to shipping, payment etc. The products are shipped to anywhere in the world, check the site for special deals.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Reuseit has a wide unique selection of eco-friendly Bento boxes. This company started in 2003 and has benefited more that 285000 customers who have stopped throwing away about 1 billion of use and toss items such as plastic bags, bottles/cups, paper towel, straw, utensils, wrapping paper, toss food & lunch containers etc.
Reuse it products are environmentally friendly, innovative and practical. They even have eco-friendly toothbrushes. The products such as the ones in Reuseit will benefit all of us and save money.
I tested this Box Appetit Lunch box and Lunch pot designed by Black + Blum London. These containers are dishwasher and microwave safe. We can microwave with the lid open for up to 2 minutes; don't over heat because the food can become dangerously hot. If the container is tight and hard to open use the spoon to let out air and turn.
These containers are conveniently designed to hold a reusable utensil. The strap on the Lunch pot can be tightened so its like a carry handle.
I like the colour combinations, white/ green and red/ black in this selection. Compartments in this bento style Lunch box can hold dip, snack, salad or sandwich. The Lunch pots can carry soups, rice and noodles. The top container of the Lunch pot holds 10 fl. oz and the bottom holds 18.5 fl. oz.
Check out there site for a wide selection of bento boxes.
Use this code FIVEMORE to receive a $5 off at checkout in orders over $50, which is valid till August 31, 2012.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
We learned about eco-friendly products and ways we to be part of sustainable living at the Green Living Show, which is held at the Direct Energy Centre CNE from April 13th till April 15th.
We got to know about a few neat services that are available, which are free for us to use to get rid of our garbage in an environmentally friendly way.
Here are a few:
TerraCycle: We have to sign up and tell which type of the waste we like to collect, start collecting and send it to TerraCycle using their free shipping UPS slip. The materials that are collected will be used to create new products. This operates all over the world so do your part by joining.
Recycle your electronics: For office and home electronic products.
Orange drop: They safely dispose our hazardous waste free of charge. Household hazardous wastes should not be thrown in the garbage or down the drain. We can take it to municipal HHW depot collection event or take the paint and batteries to a retail drop-off location. Put your postal code on the side bar and search for the collection depots. I am looking forward to their recycled paint that doesn't have harmful fumes.
There were many eco-friendly options and concepts to use within the home such as rain barrels, solar powered panels, roofing, attic, green windows, water systems etc... They had a variety of gardening products and tips. There were many products related to fashion, beauty and clothing which is made using natural organic material such as pure cotton and bamboo.
The show also had companies and business that taught about healthy living yoga, exercise etc... The electronic cars on display looked really cool.
There were lots of things related to bio-diversity i.e. plants, seeds, flowers, planting with Rona and Rouge park and magazines that gave more tips about how we can be part of cultivating a green city.
We spent a lot of time at the Eco-zone which had lots of hand-on children friendly things to do. They had reptiles to touch. There were lots of playhouses and toys built with cardboard. Children mixed clay, soil and wildflower seeds and made seed balls to plant. I found out that there was corn-based glue from Elmer's :)
The ROM had organized a booth where we learned about some creatures found in the oceans in Canada.
The children made this cool fish using paper plates. To make these paper plate fish they used...
yarn to hang
They cut a triangle shape on one sides of the paper plate, and stapled the triangle piece on to the opposite side (horizontally on where the cut was made).
Glued the googly eyes and decorated the fish. Punched a hole to hang the fish using yarn.
There was a lot of food to taste that were organic and healthy. They had the mushroom growing kits at the Organic Garage to grow our own oyster mushrooms at home.
I was happy to see some familiar products that were at the show.
ROM, WWF, RONA etc...
Although organic and eco-friendly products have so many benefits to all of us, they aren't very accessible. My hope is that it would become wide spread so people would be able to purchase regularly for a reasonable price.
Paying the extra cash makes many of us become reluctant to be eco-friendly in all areas of Green Living, but at the Green Living Show I felt that the long term cost to our pockets and the environment is less when we use these eco-friendly products.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Green living show, North America's largest green consumer event will be held from April 13th to 15th at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition place. There will be over 400+ exhibitors and companies in Canada that will exhibit all types of product categories; energy, food & beverage, health & wellness, home & garden, transportation, eco-tourism & recreation, fashion & beauty...
Here is the schedule
Friday April 13th 10 AM to 9 PM
Saturday April 14th 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday April 15th 10 AM to 6 PM
Free admission If you bring electronic waste to recycle sponsored by Samsung and Sears. Children under 12 years accompanied by adults get in for free as well, a good opportunity to teach children about green living.
Elementary schools get in for free when they participate in the Passion for E-recycling school challenge.
Join other green-minded Canadians, learn and enjoy from these fabulous attractions. Some of the cool ones :)
EcoKids Zone sponsored by Earth Day Canada will provide entreating workshops to create crafts, seed balls, eco activities and live animal presentations.
Learn about the importance of birds for the ecosystem and watch live bird attractions
Interactive exhibition about Canada's oceans
Explore new innovative electric mobility technologies hands-on at the vehicle show and test drive environmentally friendly automotive.
Bring your bikes, there will be valet bike parking weather permitting.
Swap your pre-loved DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs
There will be a farm fresh fare with restaurant chefs making gourmet meals using Ontario grown ingredients. Part of the proceeds from the Farm Fresh Fare ticket sales will go to Evergreen's children's food program and Slow food Toronto's learning garden programs.
There will be an Eco fashion show, farmer's market, job forum and lots more...
Follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. Looking forward to see you guys there :)
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Family day long weekend and the March break is just around the corner. I am planning on spending some quality time during the day with the children making crafts and food. I am also looking forward to relax, stay close to home and visit local attractions like the Ontario Science Centre :)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Green toys are safe, fun and good for the earth. All green toys are made with 100% recycled plastic milk containers which is already food safe plastic. Since these toys do not contain BPA, PVC, phthalates, coating, melamine or metal in any of their products, it makes me feel comfortable as my children handle and play with these toys.