Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teaching Your Kids Manners

So I was reading the West Des Moines Register today and I noticed an add for a class that teaches your kids manners. Now wait a minute. Shouldn't parents be teaching their kids manners? This is just another sign of why kids are so messed up these days. Instead of parents teaching kids manners and showing their kids good manners by their own actions, they depend on someone else to do it for them. Then the parents wonder why their kids don't respect them. I think it's time for some parents to step up!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Free Usable Lunch Bag

For those of you who purchase Annie's Homegrown products, you can get a free reusable and waste-free lunch sack by going to this website:

All you need to do is fill out the form and punch in 2 UPC codes from your Annie's products. This would be great for work or school.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Green Way to Control Dandelions

So you find yourself with dandelions all over your yard. You don't want to use a weed killer with harmful chemicals in it and you don't want to spend lots of money on an "All Natural" weed killer. What do you do? Well here's your solution......

Tell your 19 month year old daughter that the dandelions are "yellow flowers". Tell her that mommy would really love them for a gift. There you go. She goes around and pulls up all the dandelions for you in a matter of minutes. If you don't have a precious little one in your life, offer a neighbor kid five bucks to pull them all up for you. You will be doing your part in going green. :)

Des Moines Area is Making Some Progress

Trying to get Organic food in the Des Moines area over the years has been hit or miss. There have been a few stores that sell organic items, but you have to take out a second mortgage just to pay for them. But over the last year some signs of hope have begun to appear. Hyvee has continued to add more and more organic options to their Health Market and is offering them at some affordable prices. Target Stores have upgraded their organic options, most noticeably, the chip aisle. Yes, without a doubt, Target brand organic tortilla chips are the best out there.... hands down winner!

Some of the most exciting news has come this summer. Trader Joe's announced that they are opening a store in West Des Moines this fall. On top of that, there are now rumors of a possible Whole Foods opening in the area in late 2011. If we get a Whole Foods, that will be a major thing. There will be no more reason to shop at 3 or 4 different stores to get the organic items I need. It will be a one stop shop!

So bright things could be on the horizon for my fellow organic eaters out there. I guess now all that would make life a little better would be me opening my Organic Irish Pub. What could be better than that?


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