Apr 21, 2010

Majesta Mom

I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the Majesta Moms group at Mom Central. I had never been asked to do a product review before so I was not sure what to expect. It turned out to be a great experience. It opened up my eyes to new, easy ways I can help the environment.

We learned about and tested Majesta's new Treesposible products. Majesta plants 3 trees for every 1 tree they use to produce their paper products. They are great for the environment, they work well and they are a Canadian company.

One week we were asked how we are being environmentally responsible at home. My immediate reaction was: Oh crap...I am going to sound like the biggest envirnomental slacker ever. Then I sat down and made a list of everything we do in our home to help the envirnoment and I felt a little bit better.

-recycle and compost
-changed all light bulbs
-energy efficient appliances and new furnace
-never have lights on unless we are in the room
-wash most laundry on cold setting
-hang all clothes to dry
-recently switched to enviro friendly cleaning products
-looking into using low VOC paint for any more renos
-bring our own re-usable bags when shopping and use bins for groceries instead of plastic bags
-plan meals when making a grocery list so we don't waste food (still working on this one!)
-we don't drink water from plastic bottles

We were also asked what is preventing us from doing more. For me it is about:

-convience (cloth diapers would be a good idea, I know, but with the amount of poop in this house, I am a Pampers mom)
-cost (I would love to buy all organic fruit and veg and meat but I can't justify the prices)

Majesta has a great contest for Canadians to win $15 000 towards a Green Makeover. You can enter here. If I won I would love to replace our kitchen appliances and our toilets.

I'd love to hear your tips for helping the environment.

Apr 9, 2010


This post is for my girlfriends from Nova Scotia.

My friends through thick and thin {and I am not just talking about my waistline}.
My friends even though I make it home only once a year.
My friends that make me laugh until I cry.
My friends that know all of my old secrets.
My friends that still know how to party like it's 1999.

My friends that were there for me during the worst part of my life.

I am sorry.

Sorry for distancing myself from you all when you were so good to me. The only way I can explan it is this:
I have not been able to deal with losing my Dad. I can't talk about it yet. So talking to my friends that knew him and that know me so well has been scary for me. It makes it seem more real and I worried that your kindness and sympathy would break my control over my emotions.

It is slowly getting a little easier and I miss you girls so much (even if it is just a quick chat on facebook) so I hope you understand and forgive me.

I am now open for business (let's just avoid one topic for now if you don't mind).

Your Least Conservative Friend xoxo