Keeping it Uplifting

How did you celebrate Earth Day yesterday? I started mine out with a trip to Caribou (I drove—the bike’s not tuned up yet) for my free coffee. All you had to do was bring in a reusable mug!


A day that starts with Caribou is a good day in my book. I continued to try to keep the “green” momentum throughout the day. I did a load of laundry and used this environmentally friendly laundry detergent sample I got from Costco last weekend. I also used cold water for the wash.

laundry detergent


In timely fashion, our mini garden started sprouting little thyme sprouts. That only took a week! I can’t wait for fresh herbs this summer.

thyme garden


Lunch was leftovers from Sunday. Dana and I went to a casual sandwich shop called Which ‘Wich and I ordered a turkey wrapped in lettuce “sandwich.” I just had to replace the lettuce yesterday with fresh stuff because it had gotten a little soggy from the mustard and mayo. I actually think it tasted better on day two.

turkey wrap

Moose enjoyed the yard while it was temporarily snow free…


I went to dinner at mom and dad’s and we had burgers with sautéed onions, a big salad, and roasted zucchini. I had deli mustard with my burger and oh my goodness that stuff is good! I need to go get myself some of that!

hamburger hamburger

The weather turned for worst last night and all I’m going to say about it is this:

funny winter spring


I refuse to turn into negative Nancy about it because I am extremely tired of hearing people complain about it considering there is NOTHING we can do about it, except for move to another state. I want to keep today’s post happy and uplifting, so I am calling upon my Pinterest finds to do just that.

Here is an eclectic mix of photos and quotes that made me happy today…





ralph waldo emerson










If that doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will! I hope you all have a very HAPPY day!

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  1. awww love that last puppy pick! And I don’t care about the snow anymore either – it will be melted by this weekend – 68 degrees on Friday!! And yeah for free Caribou –> good Monday and Earth Day!

    1. Melanie

      Me too, and I can’t wait to hopefully have an abundance of it growing in my backyard this summer! Zucchini everything!

  2. That was uplifting! 🙂 You can always count on Pinterest for good finds. You are really inspiring me to start a garden. We have a townhome we are renting so I’ve always felt like we are going to have to move in a year or so, so why start? But then I see your little portable (indoor) garden and it makes me realize I am being lazy!
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    1. Melanie

      Yes you should do it! Get it started inside and then transplant it outside if you can later on! I thought of you as soon as I saw that the Thyme was coming up! 😉

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