Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Going Green

Content by Kyle Lowe

I am all about 'going green' and protecting mother Earth! My family recycles, drink from reusable aluminum water bottles, and try to conserve water and electricity in our home. I would love to get a new electric car and save on gas! The other day I was in the Apple store and the sales clerk pulled out a smart phone to use online bank card processing . I was amazed when she asked me for my email address so she could email me my receipt! How genius! What do we ever do with receipts anyways? They just seem to clutter my purse until I finally clean it out and throw them all away!

I have to admit, though, that I wasn't too thrilled when I asked for a straw at a restaurant and they brought me an Eco-friendly paper straw. It got all soggy while I was drinking my soda! I have to commend them for trying, but maybe we should try a reusable glass straw. Of course, that wouldn't really work with kids. But I don't think anyone is interested in drinking their beverage through a soggy straw!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Love the sports

I love how much my kids love sports but to be honest it just gives me a good excuse to sit down and veg out in front of the Directv Choice Extra. When they’re playing with the neighborhood kids or at one of their many games I get to take in one of the movies I’ve been wanting to see without having to leave home, which is nice. I love all the horror stuff which are the kinds of movies I’m not going to let them watch, anyway, so it works out well.

I also like all the sappy Lifetime movies, too, but I don’t tell anyone I watch them or I would never hear the end of it! My husband thinks we’ve got the satellite so he can get all his games but at the end of the day I keep paying the bill because I can get my movie fix that way. Whatever keeps the stay at home mom sane, right? I think that’s a fair price to pay for me taking care of everyone!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Graphic Design Business

Graphic Design Business

Post contributed by Leonard Phelps

Thanks to my awesome website successes in college I was able to come right out of school and open up my own design shop. I can’t believe I have a business all my own and I get to do graphic designall day…clients have been rolling in and it turns out that finding them isn’t my biggest problem at all! I love my little studio but I’m still working on a few things. For example, we don’t have a sign out front yet and I still need to go to totalALARMSYSTEMS.COM to look into alarm since we have so many big computers and equipment here.

I also need to find a good printer in town I can work with on cost so I won’t have to farm that out to my clients but I guess these are all things you learn as you go when you own your own business. I can’t believe I’m my own boss and actually considering hiring a real fulltime employee – who would have thought just a few years ago?

Graphic Design Business

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Easy and simple green spring cleaning

Guest post written by Kendra Blevins

It's been a long, hard winter for my roommates and me. We went through a couple of break-ups and haven't gone out and done as many fun things as we usually would. But now we're ready for a fresh start for spring break. I'm really excited to just clean up our apartment and get started with that. I thought I would never be excited about cleaning, ever.

We're all trying to make more of an effort to be green, so I looked up some ways to do some green cleaning. While I was online researching that, I came across some information. After I showed it to my roommates, we decided to sign up for one of the energy savings plans that we found on there as another way to be green and save some cash.
I did find some good resources and it was nice to just buy a few materials and use ones that we already had instead of going out and buying a whole lot of new stuff to use for cleaning.