Sunday, May 2, 2010

One Small Change - May

We are still enjoying the One Small Change challenge. I totally missed the wrap-up where I was supposed to post how the changes went for our family! I am so glad we joined the challenge, and I plan on continuing with a change each month. I think our most successful change was the switch to cloth napkins and "paper"towels. I love using cloth. I do still have an emergency roll of paper towels for really gross clean-ups, and guests who can't get into the cloth thing :) I have also been successful with my reusable water bottles. I use them daily...hooray! I've gotten better at remembering to take my reusable bags into the grocery store. Now if I could just remember to take them into Target, Walmart, etc... Our April change was to use reusable baggies instead of plastic. It has gone really well. I have tons of cute cloth bags!

Some of my favorites are in mine and AK's lunch bags, so they didn't get in the picture!

My change for May is to plant a small container garden. I have a tomato plant that's waiting to be planted. I am going to make my own "topsy turvy" style planter for it. I found a tutorial for one at the Crafty Crow. As soon as John finishes the ginger ale, I'm on it!

We have a huge wooden barrel that my mother-in-law gave us last year. I think I will use it to plant some other veggies. I haven't decided which ones yet. I better get on that!

What changes are you making?


amy'smom said...

Love the owls on the blog page and also the cute little baggies you're using. Congratulations on your committment to making the changes and sticking to them. I don't know if I could do as well as you have, but I'm trying to recycle more so I guess that's a start.

CLEAN MAMA said...

I love the owls and the baggies. We're on the same page with the paper towels. You should come and check out my blog today :)