Green idea

We always try to think green, not only for our future but for the big impact is has on our check book! Our latest green-change is to eliminate our reliance on paper towels. When Wren was a wee-little one we decided not to use baby wipes to avoid drying out her tender skin, plus the cost savings that using cloths had was a big bonus (we have a sanitize cycle on our washing machine which was a god-send with a baby!).

Now that we don't change so many dirty diapers we are barely using many of the cloths so we have brought them down into the kitchen. We have a little bucket under the sink collecting dirty cloths, where we can easily toss them after each use until we do a load of laundry. They are great for wiping up dirty faces, spills and wiping down the counters and since we have so many I have enough to go a week or so between washings.

But we still have our paper towel holder near the sink for those times when you just need to toss something yucky!
And speaking of green, the garden is really starting to fill out and green up! Wren and I have been spending many afternoons out here trying to get the weeds and stray grass under control and get this garden looking good.
Well, I actually do most of the work while Wren tosses rocks in the pond about 3 feet away...
She is very intrigued by the apple blossom petals floating in the pond off the tree right over it and thinks that throwing rocks at them is quite amusing.


I have made it through about 6 feet of garden and am slowly working around the yard...

I have no idea how this section will go... everything is so big that I can't even see the weeds now!

But since I always have loved the look of English gardens where different plants and flowers all seem to co-mingle in nature I am not too worried about it~