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MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . and the winner is . . . December 25, 2009

Filed under: Christmas,Give-Away!,Great Books — everydaywomanusa @ 12:16 pm
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

I HOPE YOU SPEND A WONDERFUL DAY CARRYING OUT THE TRADITIONS THAT ARE SPECIAL TO YOUR FAMILY AND MAKING NEW MEMORIES IN THE PROCESS!!!  ALL THE VERY BEST!

As promised, I’m also posting the lucky winner of the “Pioneer Woman Cooks” cookbook give-away.

Congratulations to Kristin, who left the following message on December 13:

“Kristin Says: December 13, 2009 at 10:28 am e

I would love the book because I am not only a fan of Pioneer Woman, I am also a fan yours and your daughters blogs.”

Kristin~please send me an e-mail at:  everydaywomanusa@aol.com to claim your prize!  I’ll need a mailing address so that I can get your prize off to you ASAP!  (I didn’t find any contact info. attached to your name, so please e-mail me and let me know.)

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR LEAVING COMMENTS; I WISH I HAD ONE FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU, BUT PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR GIVE-AWAYS IN THE FUTURE!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

“Everydaywoman” (aka Ruth)

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Great, New GREEN Children’s Book November 14, 2008

Filed under: Books,Education,Great Books,Living Green — everydaywomanusa @ 6:35 am
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I recently came across this book at one of our school’s Book Fairs and I just couldn’t resist!  The authors of “Our Class is Going Green!” are kindergarten students from Oklahoma.  They tell about all the ways they are reducing, reusing, and recycling in their classroom, in kid-friendly language.  The book is also illustrated by the youngsters and is printed on recycled paper.  Do you have little budding environmentalists that you’d like to share this book with?  Find out more by clicking here.

 

“Green is the new Black!” July 23, 2008

Filed under: Great Books,Living Green — everydaywomanusa @ 12:30 pm
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I just love Sophie Uliano’s book, Gorgeously Green! 

My daughter told me it was a must for my summer reading list–and she was right!  It’s all about going green in a gentle, gradual way, one step at a time, in a way that doesn’t take over your whole life, but will surely transform it! 

Uliano says, “Women like me tend to be more interested in their compact than their compost.  We never forget a hair appointment yet always forget our reusable shopping tote.  Many of us think the whole green way of life will be tedious, time-consuming, and even boring.  Wrong!  I have found out that caring about this planet doesn’t have to be granola/hippie stuff.  On the contrary, it’s the most exciting, colorful way in which we could possibly live.  After all, green is the new black, and we’re going to be wearing this shade for a long time.  Going green is not a fad that is going to fade; with temperature and pollution levels on the rise, it is becoming a way of life.”

Uliano recommends  taking baby steps and choosing just one thing at a time to do.  Here are five simple suggestions to kick-start a green lifestyle:

  1. Get yourself a reusable shopping tote. (Envirosax pouches are compact and fun!)
  2. Use a reusable water bottle and coffee cup.  (My favorite is SIGG!)
  3. Wear an organic T-shirt. (Why not enter my  give-away drawing?)
  4. Visit your local thrift shop and buy one item to wear.
  5. Send an e-card.

Pick just ONE of these ideas and try it out TODAY!!!

Oh, and did I tell you who else loves Gorgeously GreenJulia Roberts, who says she has been “absolutely altered” by Sophia’s book.  In fact, Julia Roberts wrote the foreward in the book, saying, “This Gorgeously Green book has provided my household with a bible of hope and help –not to mention a good cleansing mask and a source for eco-chasmere.”  Julia definitely puts the GORGEOUS in GREEN, and although I admit this is basically a “primer” book for a green lifestyle, it’s definitely a great place to start!