Today is my two year anniversary for this here blog. Has it really been two years? I love coming to this place I call Creative Kismet, a space all my own. I can’t imagine life without it. It’s become so much a part of everything I do. I do it for the kick in the butt it provides to get me creating on a regular basis. But also for the inspiration, the shared creative vision, and the hearts and hands of everyone that allows me to peek into their daily creative lives. Thank you to those who have hung around to see what I’m up to and for the millions of tons of inspiration that you provide to keep me going. Amazing isn’t it, the creativity, friendship and generosity of this blogland community of crafters and artist? I am forever grateful!
Today is also Blog Action Day. Fifteen thousand bloggers around the web have joined together to put a single important issue on everyoneâ€™s mind – the environment.
Now, if you knew me in person, you’d know how important this is to me. I’ve tried, several times, to convey this in my blog and I do what i can on a daily basis. I am in no way saying that I am perfect in this aspect. I just choose to be concerned and try to make conscious choices. Here are some of the things I do to try and make a difference.
***Buy thrifted and handmade. Make my own clothing and refashion what I already have.
***Stay away from disposable utensils, plates and napkins. We no longer buy paper towel or napkins. Cloth napkins has been working out great for us.
***No plastic bottles of anything! Especially water. It seems to me, one of the biggest waste of energy and materials. Plus, water right out of the tap, can be just as good or better, and it cost nothing. I love my stainless steel water bottles. We each have one and use them all the time! With water bottle carriers, they are perfect for carrying around everywhere!
***We still drive our grease car. It saves us having to buy gas and it’s better for the environment. We use our other car as little as possible.
***We save energy by using CFL’s and turning things off and unplugging when not in use. All of our appliances are Energy star.
***We recycle everything that we can. Hopefully we will start composting soon.
***Paper or plastic? Neither. We try to only use reusable bags. Occasionally we forget to bring our bags, but I’m collecting those plastics and am making one of these.
We do more, but this is it in a nutshell. I hope this will inspire you to do at least one thing for the environment. To help you out a bit, and in honor of my 2 year blogiversary, I’m going to give away 2 grocery totes made from thrifted pillow cases. Just leave a comment and tell me what you do or would like to do for the environment. I’ll pick two names on Friday.
They are double layered for strength and have mismatched straps. Almost all of the pillow case was used, just a small handful of fabric bits remain.