Tuesday, December 18

Green Tip Tuesday *Holiday Edition* Preparation


I am definitely in the Christmas spirit since after Thanksgiving! I wanted to take the Christmas tree down from the Attic but hubby said I had to clean the living room first :( Which is true, I had been doing laundry all week and the girls were eating dinner and watch Netflix (even the 3 year old can navigate it), so sweeping was never ending. BUT NOW.... it is clean, just a few socks to pair up.

Anywho... so I had questions about why I hadn't been sharing any green tips, and I did share two while doing a TAG on my YouTube Channel, but I'm going to be sharing some "Oldies But Goodies" posts from previous years as well as sharing a new one each week! So TWO for the price of ONE.

Calling all Green readers!!! I would also love to showcase how you make your Christmas GREEN. It can be a green craft, home decorations, outdoor decorations or even a recipe! Ohhh, i'm so getting into the holiday spirit already and can't wait to read all of the Green Christmas Tip!

Just contact me at vetsmom_rgv(at)yahoo(dot)com with your name, blog, a picture if you wish and your tip. I will contact you to let you know if you will be featured. If your needing some extra readers send me an email with your tip!


Enjoy this weeks tip (from last year):


Just a few days before one of the largest holidays is going to be celebrated. There will be lots of trash as well. Cyndi @ Reduce Footprints is going to share some awesome tips with us that hopefully we can reduce the amount of trash and make some room for a joyous . Her post, Joyous Diversion has some of those amazing tips. Here are some highlights from her blog post. Please visit her blog, send her some comment love, and/or join her weekly post, Change the World Wednesday. Let me tell you it certainly has changed my life and my families!


Celebration ... a joyous diversion!

Seasonal decorating is big business. Turn on the television and you're bound to see advertisements for holiday adornments. Walk into any store and you'll be greeted with decorations of all sorts. The trouble is, most of those things aren't very earth friendly. The unfortunate truth is that celebrations, of any kind, typically generate a lot of waste.

So, in preparation for the the upcoming holidays, here are a few ideas for decorating ... in an Eco-friendly way:


  • Use cornstalks, pumpkins and bales of hay to create a fall scene.
  • Make a scarecrow (use burlap, straw, old hats and clothes) and let him greet visitors to your home.
  • Collect colorful fall leaves to decorate a table or fill a vase.
  • Display gourds of all sizes, shapes and colors.
  • Use baskets ... fill them or simply display them at odd angles.
  • Make a cornucopia. READ MORE

Once again, if you have a Green Tip that you would like to share with my readers please feel free to click on Contact at the top right of my blog or you can always leave me a comment or stumble with your comments or suggestions.

Have a "Green" Holiday!

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