Remember last month I told you about One Small Change? Every month we try to make an environmental change in our household. I decided to do two...The first one was to bring more plants into the house. Plants in the home are beneficial to your health. When they "breathe in", they absorb carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen, and can also absorb other pollutants from the air.
Remember these paper whites we planted in January?
They grew very quickly! Every morning the kids woke up to see how much they had grown overnight. I wish we had actually measured them and made a lesson out of it. But it was nice to just see them enjoy the growth too. One morning we woke up and they were...done.
My other goal for the month was to make my own cloth pads for the month. I used the pattern from Amanda Soule's book Handmade Home. I only made four because I wanted to see how they worked, and I was very pleased with the results. I will be making more.
And my environmental change for February? To cut down on our use of paper towels. I cut up a bunch of rags from a couple of old towels and have talked to everyone about replacing our paper towel use with our recycled rags. This is such a habit that it may be a little difficult, so I'll let you know how it goes.
Have a great Monday friends!