Saturday, August 9, 2008

Vacation Time!!!


Thanks for everyone's sweet comments on the blessing stuff...I'm so loving this blog world and meeting new blog friends:). Well, we're off to one of our favorite places - the beach!! YEA!!! We're so looking forward to feeling the sand beneath our feet, hearing the roar of the waves, smelling the salt-filled air, and spending some time with family (and the above pic from last year is making me so wish I was already there:). We're very much looking forward to introducing Lovebug to it all and seeing what she thinks! So, I'll be taking a break from regular posting but I am going to try to do a scheduled post with a video I wanted to share, so stay tuned for that.

BUT first, here's something I MUST pass along...I heard the other day on a green podcast that alot of white distilled vinegars (especially budget brands) are actually made from petroleum!!!!! YES people, that incredibly awesome clear liquid that does AMAZING things - especially when cleaning (or cooking) - is often made from petroleum...crazy and oh so gross!!! I had never heard that before (had anybody else?)! Of course, I quickly looked at my bottle (Heinz) and it is grain-derived - thank goodness! But check your labels...I saw at Heinz.com that theirs is completely grain-derived, but be careful with other brands...Always learning something new in this green life of mine and I LOVE it :)!!!

So, be back soon and can't wait to hear/see what everyone else has been doing whilst I'm away!

6 comments:

Thimbleina said...

Phew! Mine is made from barley. I thought gosh I better check as all this time I thought I was being really green. I keep trying to avoid as many plastics as I can and then petroleum pops up in vinegar?? Thanks for that I would never have thought of checking that one

Juneau.Eco.Mommie said...

have a great time. there is nothing better than the smell of the ocean.

Claire said...

I don't use white vinegar anyway, too stinky! I love, love, love, H2O2. Yes, that's hydrogen peroxide. I use it for everything from cleaning fresh produce to cleaning the toilet to killing off fungus and "bad" bugs in garden. Cheers!

Mary Johnson Ice said...

Jillian,
Hello how are you? Your little girl is so so sweet.She has the cutest face! Jashely gave me your blog site and all I have to say is WOW!! I am truly amazed by your family and your dedication to living so green. It inspires me to try even harder. I would love to get in touch with you. Kuddos on the awesome blog. I loved it!

Brian and Hannah said...

hope you're having a great time on vacation! :)

Helen said...

Oh no! I use vinegar all the time for cleaning almost everything (still haven't been able to wean myself from the harsh stuff for the bathroom). Thanks for sharing!