Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Impact Experiment Week: Day 3

Day three in the No Impact Week is all about transportation

Out of all the steps in being more green or sustainable this is the hardest for me to reform my actions.  I would be willing to take the bus but I get motion sickness so easily that it is not very feasible.  I would have to take Dramamine all day if I took the bus to work or class.  I did try to take the bus to class a couple of times and I thought I was going to puke everywhere by the end.

Monday, August 30, 2010

No Impact Experiment Week: Day 2

Day two in the experiment is all about trash.  And for today you are suppose to look at your trash bag and see how you can reduce the amount of that trash.  For us, this has actually been easier since we moved to a house.  We now have a compost pile so all of our food scraps have a new home.  This make our trash amount much smaller.  Before we were throwing away our food scraps. 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

No Impact Experiment Week: Day 1

Sign up below for the No Impact Experiment!
I just signed up for the No Impact Experiment Week.  To find out more information and sign up, click here.  I remember getting into the No Impact Man website when I was in college and he was still running his experiment with his own family.  I felt like I learned a lot from his posts and experiences.  I also saw the movie, which was very interesting, so I thought doing this experiment myself would be interesting.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posting lately, life has gotten a bit busy.  Since being back from Breckenridge I have felt a little overwhelemed.  I was covering for my boss that was gone for a week and a half right when I returned to work.  It wasn't that the job itself is hard but we have been short staffed with many people on vacations and I have a certain co-worker that makes every job difficult.  But he is back now so I don't have to really deal with her anymore, thank goodness. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grad School Classes

I will be starting my Masters in Environmental Science in a few short weeks.  I am both nervous and excited.  I feel like there is still much to do before, financial aid, orientation, etc.  I am sure it will all work out though.  But I felt I should share was classes I am taking this semester.  I am taking Environmental Geology, Risk Assessment, and Seminar.  I will keep you posted on the semester as it goes along.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Baked French Toast

As promised I am posting the recipe to the baked french toast I made recently. 
This recipe was taken from the wonderful SmittenKitchen

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Breckenridge Family Vacation

Just got back from a week long vacation and it was very pleasant.  It was with my husband's family.  They all drove from Kansas City while we had just a short drive.  We did some hiking, mini golf, a train ride, lots of relaxing around the house, horse back riding, etc.  My husband climbed a 14er, his first.  I cooked all the meals but I slacked in actually taking pictures of the meals.  But I did happen to capture the two favorite meals- baked french toast ( will post recipe later) and pizza.
Along with many other pictures of the trip.  All the photos will be on my shutterfly site.