So I”m writing to let you know that I won’t be posting this week. “The Owl” from owl in the wood is languishing.
Last updated October 12, 2016
If you read my last post, then you might remember something about my having a sensitive tummy. Well, there was that to contend with, and my son and I needed to catch up on some school work, which is stressful for BOTH of us.
But because I just couldn’t bear not checking in on you, I’m sharing some interesting tidbits and additions to my resource page.
Last week, a bicycle club in the UK began following me on Twitter, which is sort of funny as I haven’t cycled in years. Well, I guess it kind of fits, though, with my interest in the environment. The Bamboo Cycle Club sells kits for building DIY bamboo bicycles. And for a small price, you can also purchase t-shirts and bamboo speakers kits for cell phones, which would make a wonderful project to share with a youngster. I smell a bamboo bicycle blog post, but for now, check them out here and on my resource page.
Bathroom Tissue (aka TP)
Don’t you just hate to run out of toilet paper? I don’t like to even come close to running out.
After taking a hiatus from purchasing our TP from Amazon, I’m back at it again. Amazon sells Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue in bulk, which arrives as individual double rolls – 60 to be exact. With only the paper wrapping, there’s no plastic. Each double roll has 1000 sheets.
I took up this practice again, in part, because of no plastic wrapping. But also, it’s consistently one of the best values out there for a household necessity that you DON’T want to run out of. Our family saves even more through Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program. Individual rolls wrapped in paper can be purchased at specialty grocery stores, but we don’t live near one of these. Also, it’s much more expensive to buy toilet paper by the roll.
Environmentally Friendly Fabric
I added three fabric companies to make resource page this week: HoneyBeeGood, Organic Cotton Plus, and the Organic Textile Company. All three emphasize environmentally friendly textiles. And as I’ve purchased fabric from each of them, I can vouch for their excellent customer service and quality.
I began sewing at the tender age of twelve, and for a while, partially supported myself and three children by selling my handmade textiles at a local farmers market. In fact, I almost re-started my craft business instead of this blog. Maybe I’ll merge the two interests one day! But for now, more information on these fabulous environmentally friendly fabrics can be found through direct links on my resource page.
Article on Longevity
Lastly, I have a link to a post by Chris Kresser, who interviewed Peter Attia regarding the latest research on longevity.
Now, I have to warn you; this is for the health and nutrition nerds out there. And don’t worry if you get a bit lost at times during the interview. Even without a science background, it’s easy enough to get the jist of things. You can listen to the podcast, or do what I do, and read the transcript. Take a peek at this fascinating research here. (I’m not affiliated in any way with Chris Kresser, nor is this an endorsement. But I do enjoy his website for information on health and wellness.)
Well, that just about wraps things up. And it looks like, contrary to what I said earlier, I just wrote a blog post. I do believe, however, that it’s pancakes for dinner.
Future upcoming posts will include: bamboo bicycles, plastic free dish washing, natural skin care, part two of my plastic series, and a toothpaste recipe (hint: no plastic tubes).
I look forward to visiting with all of you next week. Until then, stay safe and dry. Don’t let wild and windy March carry you away!
*I’m not affiliated with the Bamboo Bicycle Club or any of the fabric companies mentioned in this post, nor do I receive any products or compensation from them.