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Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

My mom has always been the thrifty kind.  She has always recycled, making stuffed toys and doll's dresses from scrap cloth, piggy banks out of plastic jugs or other such projects, for as long as I can remember.

As children, we made our "dollhouses" using cardboard boxes.  We "decorated" the house by pasting pictures we cut out from old catalogs on the walls - windows with curtains, clocks and picture frames.  And so, we've been recycling even before recycling became so popular.

Today, I still find it hard to throw away all sorts of things, thinking I can make something out of it.  Scrap cloth, bits of paper, foil, all of these find their way into one project or another.    Flea markets, thrift shops, second hand stores are some of my favorite shopping places.  Earth Day is a reminder for me to have Earth day every day and not just celebrate it once a year.  

Nowadays, I try to use a reusable bag whenever I buy something so that I don't have to ask for a plastic bag.  That's what I did today.  How did you celebrate Earth Day?

If you haven't joined my giveaway, don't forget to write me a comment in this post.

10 blog hugs:

Lynn said...

Beautiful post Peggy, we should all try and work harder at recycling. I do a lot of it too, and always take my own grocery bags, infact what they do here now is charge you 5c if you want a plastic bag, it is the law. Sort of put's people off right?
Thanks for the congrat's on my new home :)

Valrie said...

Love the heart trees. So many people forget about earth day it was nie to see your post Have you entered my giveaway? I think I entered yours, if not please enter me!

Valrie
http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Peggy, I would be happy to ship to your US address if you win! Try the followers button again, let me know if it doesn't work.
Kathy

Sheryl Parsons said...

Amen to this Peggy! We all should be recyclers every day. Thanks for stopping by!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Peggy!
Thank you so much for the visit, I hope you have an absolutely wonderful week!

Anne

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm the same way, don't throw anything out! Guess thats why I need to pass some of this on!
Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and posting about it too. Best of luck.
Lynn
you have 3 entries!!!

Sheri said...

Hello Peggy!
Thank you for sharing about your Mom and her influence. I shared about my Great-Aunt this week on my post. I am so inspired by the women in my life, in my family.

PS.. I entered for your giveaway in your last post so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Have a blessed day and Happy Mother's Day, Peggy!

Sheri

Godelieve said...

So beautiful!

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FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, You have one of the most beautiful blogs, I can see you are blessed with amazing talent. I am a new follower of yours! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "TWEET" Tablescape Thursday", it was so much fun designing this table. I'm really enjoying birds this year!
Hugz,
Kim

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