Posts Tagged ‘green’
Conscious Box is a neat eco-friendly company I just discovered that is located just miles from me here in Oregon! What is it exactly? Well, if you are looking for a way to try out environmentally friendly, sustainable household products, as well as foods of all kinds, you can do so with their subscription service!
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My daughter is getting older and with that, I’ve been looking for fun age appropriate hands on activities to do together through our at home preschool curriculum. Spring has finally sprung and with that, I thought it would be a wonderful time to teach my daughter even more about being green and planting things like herbs, flowers and our own food!
I’ve sung many praises about the Eco-friendly company Green Toys! They offer a lot more than toys but also other wonderful product that are all made in the USA, durable, educational, engaging, interactive, and lots of fun! All of their toys are made from recycled plastic such as milk jugs! Supporting this company is a great way to show the world and teach my children about the benefits of recycling, saving energy, reducing waste in the landfills, and lower green house gas emissions!
I’m bringing up Green Toys because this season they’ve given my family the opportunity to review their Indoor Planter Set! You can bet I was thrilled with this news and so was my daughter. We couldn’t wait to get a bit of earth in our hands this Spring season.
The Green Toys Indoor Planter Set comes with a trowel, a peopod shaped planter for the pots to sit upon, three planting pots, soil disks, and three packs individual packages of organic seeds of zinnia, basil, and teddybear sunflower. The kit also comes with some instructions that inform you how to proceed.
The first step is to put the soil disks into each pot and add about a cup of warm water and then to wait 20 minutes for the soil to expand. You can bet my daughter had a hard time waiting but I put on a timer and after the allotted time we came back to follow the next step. She was so surprised and thought it was pretty neat that the small soil disks had expanded so much!
The second step was to make little ones and to put 5-6 seeds into each pot and then to cover them with dirt. We had done that and had a conversation about what was going into each pot and about how each day they need some water and sunshine to prosper! It was really rewarding to to share my love of gardening with her in way she could understand and with a fun kid-friendly planting kit!
We’ve been surveying the plants every day, in fact every morning my daughter goes and checks on them to see how much they’ve grown and I’m really happy to say they’ve been thriving excellently! When the plants are big enough, we plan on moving them into bigger pots, but for now the starter pots will work just great. I would advise not to over water though, because these pots have no holes in the bottom.
Overall I highly recommend the Green Toys Indoor Planting Set! This set can be used year after year as it’s very durable. I love the bright kid friendly colors. And the fact children of all ages can learn so much from such a simple set as this in making a huge impact on the environment! And with Earth Day right around the corner, this would make a wonderful set to gift to your children or grandkids!
If you are thinking of purchasing this set, it will cost you anywhere about $20 depending on where you purchase it. I found the Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit for $20.21 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on Amazon.com
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Disclaimer: I was sent this set from Green Toys to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling is what we are all about in my home as it’s one of the simplest ways to reduce our carbon foot prints. Being eco-conscience is a must in preserving and caring for the world around us. I’ve been teaching my children the importance of recycling and as a parent, we do our best to purchase and buy products that are earth-friendly, for instance, my children play with sandbox shovels, vehicles, and tea sets that are all made from recycled milk jugs! My daughter was like “Wow, this was a milk jug at one time?”, and is pretty tickled about the whole idea of it.
Speaking of recycling, I’d like to share about one of latest products that we’ve been using in our home kitchen by Rubbermaid called “The Hidden Recycler”. This product is pretty nifty as it attaches to the inside of a cabinet door to collect recyclables out of sight and keeps your counter tops clear!
Reason’s Why I Love This Product…
Simple installation: You can either use screws (not included) or the over the top of the door padded hooks! The over the top hooks are great for my family because we are renting our home and aren’t allowed to screw anything into the wooden cabinets. And seriously, the installation took about five minutes but really maybe less than that.
Quite Roomy: The Hidden Recycler is a 5 gallon bag that can hold up to 36 12-ounce cans and can fit a milk jug. I found that for a small family of four like my own, we can go without dumping the bag for about a week!
Easy to Clean: The bag has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easy to clean after any unexpected spills. I usually wash out any jugs or cans before putting them in the bag, so I haven’t had to wash it yet!
Convenience: The handle on this bag, allows for it to be easily transported to wherever your recycling is stored for pick-up or transport.
Eco-smart: The bag and all the packaging is made from recyclable material, and is recyclable itself!
We’ve been using this product for about two weeks now and I’m so thrilled with how it’s holding up. I’m really glad not have an unsightly paper bag sitting beside the garbage cans with our week of recyclables in it. I love the fact that the Hidden Recycler stays safely tucked away and uses the under the counter space in my not so big kitchen wisely. I would highly recommend this great product by Rubbermaid!
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Buy it: You can purchase the Hidden Recycler from Rubbermaid.com and in store at Meijer for $17.59!