From our home to yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas full of the blessings of family, friends and love!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful, prosperous, and happy new year! Whatever your resolutions are, your goals are, I am confident that you will achieve what you set your mind on and you put your heart into!
From my home to yours, wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas! Hope your holiday is filled with lots of family, fun, love and spent creating new memories! Be sure to remember and pray for those who cannot be with their families this year, whether it's because they've gone home to be with our Lord and Savior, or whether they are working/overseas this Christmas. Merry Christmas and God bless you all!
© Cruzin' Thru | 2015
We are fortunate to live in the land of the free, because of the brave! May we always remember that freedom is never free, someone always has to pay a price so that others may live. Thank you to our brothers and sisters who serve to protect this freedom and my savior Jesus who paid the ultimate price so that I may be free!
If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under
- Ronald Reagan
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
- Psalm 33:12
Hope you have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!
We owe our freedom to the men and women of our military (past, present and future), for signing up to protect us and our country. A million times over, thank you all for your bravery, courage and sacrifice. We are forever thankful and honor you today and everyday!
From our home to yours, we are wishing all fathers, dads, step-dads, and grandpas a Happy Father's Day! You are all so vitally important in your children's lives, and we take this day to salute you! All of the love, guidance, protection, prayer, hard work and sacrifices that you make for your family are always loved and appreciated!
Want to take a moment and give a special shout out to my husband and my dad. Two of the most supportive and wonderful dads ever! I love you both more than words could ever express! You both show strength, determination, love and support, create laughter and memories for our families to cherish. I love that our children have such strong men in their lives to look up to as role models, love how they always run with open arms to their dad and papa when they come home, and love that our children are so unconditionally loved by them both! I thank God every day that He has blessed us with both of you. I could not have had a better father to raise my sister and I, or a better husband to love and raise our children with! We are one big, happy, crazy, blended family! <3 <3 <3
I could not have said it any better! I love that we have a special day to focus awareness on living greener, with less impact and lower carbon footprints on our world, but in reality - it's a lifestyle. Just like healthy living, working out, etc it takes commitment! That's why every day is Earth Day!
Thankfully we live within walking distance to several parks, our community library, the grocery store, the movie store - just about everything we need is within walking range! This morning I needed to get some groceries for the rest of our week, so I loaded up our youngest in the jogger and jogged to the store, purchased our groceries and jogged back. Now, not only did I not use our gas-fueled truck but I also got in some quick cardio - two birds with one stone! Go me! But this is a normal thing for us, we will take our bikes to go to the park and the library - anything to not only be healthier to our environment, but also get in some exercise for our family!
We also are very serious about the 3 R's in our house: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I make conscious efforts to buy things that are either reusable, or if not reusable at least it's recyclable. In all honesty, our recycle can which is larger than our trash can, is always full every week since we recycle everything that possibly can be recycled. I've even switched to two "trash" cans in our home, one large one for recycle and one regular for the trash. On top of that, I do like to save scraps, peelings, egg shells, etc for our compost pile. I like to add it to the pile, give it a spin and when it's broken down enough, I use that on our flower beds.
Recently, we've switched to Green Mountain energy as our electric provider. Not only is this a little better priced that our previous electricity provider, but on top of that it provides majority of the energy from renewable resources - upwards of 70%!! That's amazing to me! Also, we like to keep the temp in our home set at 80 degrees in the summer. That sounds incredibly warm, but when you run the fans, you would never even tell what the temp is. Believe it or not, running the fans 24/7 is lower electricity cost than running your A/C constantly to keep it at a lower temperature.
Below is an infographic with some other ideas of ways to make a positive impact on our planet, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly!
© Cruzin' Thru | 2014