Role/Reboot: Parks and Recreation: Thank You for... →
It’s time to start a chapter of the Pawnee Goddesses. And when I do, I’m totally winning the best penguin blog badge.
A Green Makeover for Your Cleaning Supplies
My worst toxic chemical catastrophes all have to do with cleaning emergencies. Erupting late night sinks, followed by a newly filthy kitchen floor. Grocery stores that aren’t open, budgets that can’t accomodate a last minute batch of organic cleaning supplies, home emergencies at odd hours when my only option is a hastily acquired bottle of some pungent, toxic cleaning potion from the corner...
Obama for America: Hi, Tumblr. →
good: Oh hey Obama. barackobama: It’s nice to meet you. There are lots of reasons we’re excited to be launching the Obama 2012 campaign’s new Tumblr today. But mostly it’s because we’re looking at this as an opportunity to create something that’s not just ours, but yours, too. We’d like this Tumblr to be a huge…
Show Congress How to Celebrate Food Day
Family dinners, backyard BBQs, even that rare long lunch with old friends: Food brings us together, and helps us make memories. Today is Food Day, and we’re celebrating the power and the possibility of food. Thousands of people across the country are coming together to alleviate hunger, improve health, protect the earth, and protect workers, all through the power of food. *Let’s get Food Day...
vegansaurus!: Penguins in sweaters! →
vegansaurus: Sad news: There’s been an oil spill on New Zealands coast, pouring 350 tons of oil into the ocean. WTF! This is crazy! There’s more oil in the ocean than salt right about now. And it’s taking its effect on the environment and animals in said environment. And now? The penguins need…
bringing it back---"sittin' up in my room," by...
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Parks and Recreation: Thank You for the Pawnee...
I used to babysit a house full of smart, awesome girls. They played pirates, staged elaborate kitchen science experiments, and read books by the case-full. For half an hour every evening, we sprawled out on the couch and tuned in to the ongoing exploits of a myriad of makeup lacquered, fresh out of elementary school Disney starlets. Those 30 minutes of 100%-geared-towards-girls-programming were...
Please reblog - kitty is definitely someone's... →
siriuslysmitten: siriuslysmitten: FOUND: Couched down in the middle of the road on Bryant Pond Road in Putnam Valley New York crying. She is complete skin and bones (Hard to see that from this picture..but the thinnest cat I have seen in all my life) She was tick and flea infested. She can barely walk. The moment I picked her up..she began purring..softly as she is weak but she purred....
it's that time of year again...
Time to get drunk on pie. No, not actual pie, this isn’t a rum ham situation. Pumpkin beer: It’s like drinking crisp, delicious, pumpkin pie in beer form, and it’s only available in the Fall, so grab some while you can. Here are a few of my favorites: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale: A classic, especially for an East Coaster like myself. More spicy than pumpkiny. Not too strong....
dessert: baked apples!
Remember the other day when I fell down a food porn rabbit hole and started waxing poetic about apple pies and doughnuts? Last night D and B talked about going to the doughnut shop (briefly. because they’re nice. and I probably looked like I was going to throw shoes at them). They didn’t, but sweets were needed, and that doughnut shop image made me think about pies which made me...
WordyDoodles: world's easiest dairy-free creamy... →
wordydoodles: So good, you’ll be looking for a salad or bread or meat or something to dip this into. Apples are also insanely good with this. Use organic ingredients if you’ve got them. Makes enough for maybe two-ish salads? Or so. This recipe is not an exact science. It’s exactly delicious though. 1/4 c….
Detox Your Workday and Green Your Office
Your workday may be difficult or carefree, happy or less so, busy or boring. No matter how your day at the office is going (and I hope it’s going well), the one thing it shouldn’t be is toxic. Offices and workday rituals can contain the same toxic chemicals that show up in our homes. Try these five easy, cost-effective tips for detoxing your workday and greening your office: Drycleaning: Lets...
Looklab: For the Girl with a Fashion Crisis →
I have good news, and I have fashion crisis news. Good news: I’m going to Asia! I’m so excited that I keep forgetting it and then, midway through typing, leaping up with a garbled “AHHISTHISREALLYHAPPENING” mixed with a “woot.” Fashion crisis news: How do I pack for a two and a half week trip in two foreign countries, several cities, where I have no idea how...
Simple Strawberry Sauce
Now that I’m gluten free, my day to day dessert options are pretty minimal, but ice cream in all of its gluten free goodness has been making a comeback in my diet. I am not traditionally an ice cream person; I am a puffy sugar twinkling donuts oozing with raspberry jam, dense chocolate brownies, flaky butter-yellow pie crusts bursting at the seams with warm apples…person. Sorry for...
Get Ready for a Green Halloween
Halloween is here! Well, almost. And while the kids in your life are probably thrilled about the sugary jack-o-lantern strewn bonanza that is Halloween, the parent side of Halloween planning is a bit more tricky (The phrase “How is the store out of costumes already?! HOW?!” comes to mind). Look, in the grand scheme of holidays, Halloween can be costly, complicated, and not traditionally...
"How Lobbyists Are Spinning Weak Science to Defend... →
van morrison weather, today
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5 Most Well-Dressed U.S. Protests →
I love this kind of blog—-repackages heavy content in a light hearted way, makes the political palatable. wordydoodles: There is much win here, showing how the look of the protests reflected the culture and the times. Highlights: The horse! Jesse Jackson looking sharp as a freshman MLK marchers in their “Sunday best.” This is such a great retrospective. I loved the inclusion of the...