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Change The World Wednesday
Change The World Wednesday is hosted by Reduce Footprints, an awesome blog that I came across through the Green Blog Hop and jumped right into the challenge. I plan to participate every week and hope to inspire and spread the word so that others can participate as well. If you participate, just leave a comment on the current challenge and you will get featured on the following weeks challenge. You can learn all about it HERE!

I loved last weeks challenge, well... I've loved every challenge so far! But last weeks was easy because it was Thanksgiving! The first thing we did Thanksgiving morning was went to play at our local park with our doggie Dezi! It was such perfect weather. My Eli has been so fascinated by birds lately, it's so cute. We had a blast. When we got together with the rest of the family we did some more playing outside. We visited my grandparents and grandpa was in the back yard picking seeds. He's collecting them to make a rosary for his wifey for Christmas! I will definitely follow up on that. We also climbed the tree that the past three generations have climbed and we picked grapefruits... FUN!

I think spending time with those we care about is important, but it's also important to be outside and breath fresh air. Turn off the TV and take a walk, bike ride, hike, whatever. It will also give you time to spend time with your loved ones. I hope you enjoy these pictures that I took with my loved ones.
Visit the bloggers who made the Honor Society last week:

EcoGrrl had a great suggestion for us. She said, "TELL the people you love why you are thankful for will make their day." I tried that, EcoGrrl ... and you are right ... there were smiles all around!

CJR also had a good suggestion for spending time with loved ones ... she said, "One thing I always try to implement at family gatherings is to play outside." Thanks, CJR - that's a wonderful idea!

Argentum Vulgaris lives in Brazil and doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving ... so he opted for the second part of the challenge. In this POST, he talks about who he visited and how he made the trip "green". Here's a hint ... it involves papaya trees. Hope you had a wonderful time, AV!

Every day I wander the Internet reading what people have to say. One of the most touching and poignant posts, this week, comes from our friend Mrs. Green. In Reclaiming Our Creative Selves, she talks honestly about how our lives can get too busy and how that can affect the people we care about. She also shares how one simple act can mend hurt feelings and bring people closer together. Her post put a lump in my throat ... it's truly a "must read". Thanks, Mrs. Green!

Our "CTWW Gang" talked about our challenge on twitter using the hashtag #CTWW. If you are on twitter, be sure to follow them:

Here's the challenge for this week:

This week, rather than shop in stores for new holiday gifts, shop in your "closets". Open up boxes of stored items, check jewelry boxes and dresser drawers ... venture into the basement and up into the attic. Look for special items to give this year. This can be something fun and silly ... or something meaningful, like an heirloom.

Or ...

If this is something you regularly do, we'd love to hear about some of the special gifts you've given.

I already know how I'm going to change the world next week! Stay-tuned to find out what it is... I think it's ganna be a tear jerker!! lol



  1. I adore your post and the pictures! What fun. Building strong family ties and traditions is important for so many reasons. Many people may not consider it a "green" activity but what better way to hand down a respect for nature than living it generation to generation.

    You've got the cutest family! Can't wait to hear (and hopefully see) how the seed rosary comes out!

    Thanks for taking the challenge in such a wonderful way!

  2. Awww... thank you! I love being green and to teach all the things I was taught when I was younger to my girlies! Hubby just likes to have fun! lol


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