Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Today we woke up to the sound of rain and, I've got to tell you, it was so nice! Don't get me wrong, I love sunshine, but there is something so nice and relaxing about having the windows open and listening to the rain. There was a gentle breeze blowing in and a coolness to the air and it just felt invigorating.

Here at the Butler household we have been trying to buy, make, and use more all-natural products. We are in no way totally there yet, but we're on our way. In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share with you two of my favorite recent finds. The first is Burt's Bees Toothpaste (you can get a sample or a $1 coupon by clicking here). The second is Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash. My face has never felt cleaner or smoother, and Mike said the same thing about his. We're hooked!

I also wanted to share with you one of Braden's more recent projects. We purchased a seed kit that included biodegradable pots, pellet soil, and seeds and I thought it would be a fun activity for the B-Man and I to do together. Well, the little guy took the project and ran with it. He laid out all the pots individually, put the pellet soil in a bowl, added water, and mixed it. I helped him put some soil in each of the pots and then he (totally by himself) put three seeds in each pot (we had some extra so two pots got four seeds). We topped them off with soil and watered. We water them and check on them every morning and, here's what they look like now:

Let me tell you, the little man is proud of these little plants. He knows he did it and he beams with pride when we tell him what a good job he did. Soon, when they get a little stronger and a little bigger, these plants will make their way into our garden and produce yummy orange peppers...all thanks to Braden's work...and the Lord's miracles.

Happy Earth Day.


  1. cardboard egg cartons make nice little seeder pots too!!! You are the Best Parents ever!!! xoxo

  2. That's such a great idea. This whole planting thing has been such a great experience, we are definitely going to so more in the near future and I will for sure use that tip, thanks for sharing! And thanks for the super sweet compliment! :)

  3. Mmmm... Orange Peppers