My Costa Rica Vacation

The Adventure Begins

With my passport ready, my ticket bought and my bags packed I was all set to head off to Costa Rica.

This was a trip of firsts for me, first time flying, first time visiting a foreign country (unless you count a cruise my husband & I took to the Jamaica, pics here) and the first time traveling alone. I was a little nervous, but mostly excited. I was heading to a friend of mine’s farm, of whom, I had only met online. I found it listed in an “Eco Villiage” directory while doing some research. After online stalking the farm for quite some time, I decided to send Ginnee an email. We chatted via email for a while, then became Facebook friends. After a couple years of correspondence I got up the nerve to take a trip out to visit her, her family and the farm. Ginnee and Phil had been living there for ten years, Erika (their daughter) soon followed, fell in love and married a local (Tiko) man named, William, together, they live on 1,270 acres in the Costa Rican mountains.

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Happy Camper’s Camping Hacks

It’s summer!! Time to go CAMPING!! Yayy!! But wait a minute, before you get too far ahead of yourself make sure you are organized so that everything will go off without a hitch and you’ll have nothing but happy campers 😉

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Diabetic Treat: Sinfully Good

Okay, I’m about to drop a bomb on all my diabetic peeps!! My dad was a diabetic and one of the things he used to crave the most was sweets. Which was kinda funny, since, he never really ate sweets before he was diagnosed. But, anyway, for some reason he was REALLY craving them. So, being the awesome daughter that I am, I did some research on how to naturally quench his craving for sweets. There are many different ways for diabetics to curb their desire for sweets, but here’s one that tastes truly sinful…

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Superior Cannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil

What is Hemp oil?

Superior is the result of a collaborative effort to develop a novel, 10x bio-availability optimized hemp oil extract using exclusively natural, plant-based ingredients in a complete botanical formulation.

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1 Solar Power Plant. 775,000 Panels in the Chilean Desert.

 

Still under construction, the Atacama 1 Concentrated Solar Power plant is a symbol of the shift from dirty fossil fuels to a cleaner, smarter way to generate electricity in Chile which is leading the charge for solar in Latin America thanks to its expanses of wilderness and some of the most intense sunlight on Earth.

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Portable Prefab Homes by Coodo

Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.

With rounded edges (also seen in the Alupod prefab concept from Hong Kong) and sleek, contemporary fixtures, this Coodo 64 is on the larger end of the company’s offerings, which also sells modular pods as small as 100 to 170 square feet.

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Sustainable Organic World: Circular Economy

There was a time in our, not so distant past, that recycling was just part of life. When something broke, we fixed it, period. Then the whole “New and Improved” era came along and changed us from, consumers, to, ultra consumers. Things started being “upgraded” before the original was even out the door. I, for one, think it’s time to bring back the old school ways!

Back in the day, there used to be such thing as rebuilding your car engine in your garage, bringing your coke bottle back to the store to get a deposit refund and actually putting a patch on a pair of worn out blue jeans. This was not considered radical or something “hippies” did, it was the norm. We were actually keeping stuff out of the landfills, we were living sustainable without even needing a movement.

So with that being said, it’s kind of funny running across the term “circular economy”. Which sounds a lot like old school ways to me. So, here’s the jist of it: Something gets manufactured, then it gets bought, then it gets used, then it either gets fixed by the consumer, reused as something else, refurbished to be something else or recycled. Companies are starting to take a look at using the circular economy model in their business. It’s not only cost effective, it produces jobs, helping the overall economy and it saves waste from clogging up our landfills. Zero waste, on steroids!!

circular economy

So if you’re a business owner, you may want to take a look at the ways you can use the circular economy business model in your company. By using this type of model, you may retain more value of the material, labor and energy inputs that go into your product.

Our throw away economy is overtaking us and we must find ways to eradicate waste—not just from manufacturing processes, but systematically, throughout the life cycles and uses of products and their components. If we are going to create a sustainable, organic world, we must solve the issue of waste at its source.

In a circular economy, the goal is for durable components, such as metals and most plastics, to be reused or upgraded in other productive ways, recycling through as many processes as possible. I would say that in the vain of what’s old is new again, it’s time to get back to basics and get away from the buy–consume–dispose view.

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This post was inspired by this article “Moving toward a circular economy

How I Use Essential Oils In My Everyday Life

I use doTerra essential oils for so many things. I use them for cleaning, diffusing, in my homemade beauty products, on my pets and even in some of my recipes.

They are such a part of my life, I don’t know what I would do without them.

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If You Don’t Have One of These, You Don’t Know What Your Missing!!

Back in October of 2016 I went on a trip to Costa Rica and stayed with a friend of mine. We got to talking about kitchen appliances and she told me about the programmable pressure cooker she & her daughter used. She told me it would change my life!!

I wasn’t so sure a kitchen appliance could change my life, but I told her I would check into it when I got back home to the states. Well, time came and went and I never really thought that much more about it. Continue reading “If You Don’t Have One of These, You Don’t Know What Your Missing!!”