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Showing posts from June, 2011

This Week at The GREEN CT Realtor...

It's been a fabulous week at my house with my first EVER taste of having both children out of the house all day!  It's even worth the craziness that comes with getting them out of the house at the same time with their swimsuits, beach towels, bento boxes, water bottles, change of clothes, getting them fed, teeth brushed, sunscreened up, and dressed.  Having them both at camp has meant I've been able to spend a lot more time at the office, and seeing how this is my incredibly busy time of certainly works out well for us! When I've been home it's been about the huge construction project going on here.  Perhaps it only feels huge because it's going so slowly?  Last month we tore down the old garage and are in the process of building something along the lines of this carriage house: I think  it's much prettier than the main house, which means we'll need to give this place a facelift at some point too :)  I've been shopping for oval windows

Mickey is GREEN!

I've been asking myself how to make our upcoming Fall trip to Walt Disney World (why does it make me feel old that I use the full name and not just Disney like everyone else seems to?) a little bit GREEN .  As it turns out, the Walt Disney Company is already quite the shade of GREEN !  Kudos to Disney!   Following is the (long) excerpt from describing their environmental overview.  (I'm allowed to copy & paste this along as I give credit where credit is due, right?) The Walt Disney Company channels its commitment to conservation into an attitude known as  Environmentality , which is a responsibility to do what is right for the environment and right for business. Each of Walt Disney World Resort’s nearly 62,000 Cast Members are encouraged to practice  Environmentality  everyday. Walt Disney World Resort focuses on effectively managing resource use through energy conservation and waste minimization, while also focusing on conserving th

Roundup in the News Again...

If you haven't seen this in today's's the story from the Huffington Post.  It was all over my Twitter feed this morning.  Again I'm reminded why I buy organic and why I grow my own whenever I can. Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

CT Farmer's Markets Opening!

It's that time of year!  My garden is starting to get it's groove on, but so are the wonderful farmer's markets around Connecticut! While many of the markets don't get going until July, there are several that are open TODAY around the state. has a list of events including farmer's markets for today right here . For a list of all the certified farmer's markets in CT and their opening dates, click here .  That's not to say that there aren't other markets that pop up, such as the one in my town, so watch your local papers for news on those. I've written about my love for farmer's markets before, and my local favorite so far remains the Friday afternoon & Saturday morning farmer's market at Ashlawn Farm in Lyme.  So many farmers in one place, right on a scenic farm which also roasts it's own coffee...can't think of a better way to end my Friday.  For those of you who don't live as close as I do, why not m

Whole Foods Parking Lot

Too funny not to share.  It's right up my alley!

What About That Cork?

Yes, the GREEN CT Realtor was MIA....but it was more SIB (sick in bed - blech!) than anything else.  5 weeks of being sick with a virus and pneumonia as the grand finale really kicked my green booty.  Add to that the reactions I had to the antibiotics followed by the reactions I had to the meds to take care of the reactions and I was a sorry lot. Before I got sick I was getting ready to write about recycling and uses for cork.  It seemed as though the universe had been sending me messages about cork.'s a strange message, but when the universe speaks...well...the GREEN CT Realtor listens.  (Looking back now, it just might have been the fever talking.) It just so happens that we drink a lot of wine, so as it would be we tend to amass quantities of corks.  For many years we labeled & saved them because I'd seen this gorgeous board made of arranged corks and the DIYer in me wanted to replicate it.  Needless to say, babies came along and my arts & crafts asp