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Wind Power Solutions from Xcel Energy

Wind Power

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine. Wind power is beneficial for numerous reasons. What exactly is wind power you ask? It's the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, or sails to propel ships. Why would you want to use it? The Benefits of Wind Power Wind … [Read more...]

Sponsor Spotlight: LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls #FluffyXmas

Loohoo Dryer Balls

Can you believe it's been over four years since I started my cloth diapering journey? That's right, four years and three kids later and I can say that I've definitely had the chance to try numerous diapers and accessories. I, of course, have my favorites and that's why I'm thrilled to be partnering with LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls in the Merry Fluffy Christmas event! Wool dryer balls are a MUST for this mama, so let me tell you about … [Read more...]

Who Left the Lights On? The Blame Game: A Lighting Debate Resolved

Lighting Infographic

Most of us have been on both sides of the "Who Left the Lights On" question. I know, in our home, the finger pointing usually ramps up right around the time the electric bill shows up, and the blame game certainly intensifies when the energy bill starts to spike.  According to a U.S. consumer household lighting behavior study conducted on behalf of lighting control systems developer Lutron Electronics, leaving the lights on in empty rooms is the … [Read more...]

Preparing for Baby – Round 2 – Greening Our Nursery

We just had our little guy last summer and we do have most of the things we need for the new baby, however, since I have become more "green" conscious there are some things we are working on to change for the new baby. We also need to transition LA out of the nursery and into his new room with a toddler bed. The whole toddler bed kind of scares me, but we'll see how he does. If we need to buy another crib, then we just have to buy another crib. I … [Read more...]

Ways to Save on Electricity

We could all use a few reminders on how to save electricity. If you are new to going green you may be wondering how electricity can contribute to the environment. Let me see if I can answer that for you. Most of the time electricity is created by burning coal, which then turns the turbines and creates electricity. The more coal that is burned, the more greenhouse gases are produced. Greenhouse gases contribute to global warming. Too much … [Read more...]