Friday, February 23, 2018

Fun Eco Activity for the Kiddos

Jessica from reached out to me and wanted to contribute to a blog post, so they sent over this fun eco project you can do with the kiddos. Check our their website 

Wildlife Habitat Certification

What You Need:                  

  • Internet access
  • Paper, pencil
  • Backyard or balcony garden
  • Application fee, if required

What You Do:

  1. Did you know that your backyard or balcony can be certified as a wildlife habitat? All it needs is to contain certain elements that protect and nourish wildlife. Many organizations and non-profits will certify areas as official wildlife habitats if they meet certain requirements.
  2. Hop online and research organizations that certify wildlife habitats. The most popular is the National Wildlife Federation, but some states and cities give out certifications as well. The organization will provide specific guidelines to follow.
  3. The most common attributes organizations look for are sources of food and water, shelter and places to raise young. Have your child make a list of food sources available in her yard for wildlife. Are there any native plants, seeds, fruits, nuts, berries or flower nectar? If she does not have any of these items in her garden, arrange to plant some, or make a bird feeder.
  4. Next, your child can list water sources in her yard, such as birdbaths, ponds or a lake. Help her set up a birdbath or other water garden if needed.
  5. A covered shelter area for wildlife could include bushy thickets, a pile of rocks or a birdhouse.  Shelter gives wildlife protection from predators and weather.  Have her list which ones are in her garden or work on providing one.  If you need a birdhouse, you can learn how to make your own here.
  6. Wildlife also need a place to raise young. Have her check the garden for thick shrubs, leafy plants, mature trees, or a nesting box. She can list which nests she has or needs.
  7. After completing the the above steps, help your child fill out the application and send a check for the application fee, if necessary. Congratulations – you are now the proud parent of a wildlife hero!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Earlier this month I contributed to Lauren Mill's blog Sunday Beach! Go head to her blog and see why I love these products for the new year.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Made in the USA + Eco: Skin Owl Beauty

I received these Skin Owl products in a  Beauty Heroes box and love that they are made in the USA. I really like the face oil, but face mask is not my favorite. I love that these products are made up of eco ingredients. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Eco Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Recycling Committee

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo season is about to start back up. Anyone excited? I started on the recycling committee last year and had a blast meeting new friends and working hard. You can read about a post I wrote about last year here. Below are some things that I found out last year I needed to have.
  • DW40. Last year we randomly needed this for the trailers, so I will be bringing it back with me again this year. 
  • Wet wipes. When recycling you are bound to get dirty at some point in your shift, so these are necessary. 
  • Sunscreen. We are riding around the HLSR grounds throughout the day and it is always a good idea to wear sunscreen.
  • Gloves. Like I said above you handle all kinds of dirty recycling, so gloves are a good idea.
  • Snacks & Water. Sometimes we are out for long periods of time, so snacks and water are preferred for me.
  • Pocket knife. To break down boxes.
  • Small backpack. This is to put everything in. 
  • Rodeo badge. Just in case you need it. Since I have the morning shift, I have it just in case I want to go to a show after or meet up with friends in certain areas of the rodeo.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Go spread love today and always.

Photo by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

Monday, February 12, 2018

Give Back: Valentine's Cards for TX Children's Hospital

Every year I look forward to making Valentine's cards for Texas Children's Hospital here in Houston, TX and this year was no different.  We live giving back to the community when we can and these little things bring a smile to the kiddos faces. You can see past posts here here . Here is a little peak.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

GIVEAWAY! Houston Brew Pass

Visit Houston is kind enough to offer a 1-day Houston Brew Pass, which was featured in our Valentine's Day gift guide last week. You have from now until 12am Monday February 12, 2018. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Enter below thru Rafflecopter. 

The Houston Brew Pass gives locals and visitors alike a great away to explore our city as they hop from one craft brewery to another. The Brew Pass combines tasting flights and pours from 8 local breweries and also includes special coupons and perks at certain taproom locations. It is delivered directly to your smartphone and is activated upon first use at any participating brewery. After the first use, the 1-day Houston Brew Pass will expire in 24 hours.   

Here's what's offered at each brewery:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.: Mason jar + 2 pours on Friday OR mason jar + 3 tokens on Saturday
Eureka Heights Brew Co: Flight of five 5 oz tasters
Great Heights Brewing Company: Flight of five 4 oz tasters
Holler Brewing Company: Flight of six 5 oz tasters
Platypus Brewing: Flight of four 5oz tasters (not including Silver Spurs series)
Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Flight of five 4 oz tasters
Sigma Brewing Company: Flight of four 6 oz tasters
Town in City Brewing: Flight of four 5 oz tasters

Visit Brew Pass landing page for more good info: