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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Many Uses of Unpaper Towels!

How you ever wondered what all the Unpaper Towel fuss it about? I first  became aware of Unpaper Towels about 2 years ago. I posted a tutorial on my blog on how to make them and then I decided to add them to my Etsy shop, Raising Green Kids.  Unpaper Towels are more versatile than you would think.  They can be used for cleaning many areas in your home, not just your kitchen.

Here are a few pictures of where and how you can use your set of Unpaper Towels.

Use your snapping Unpaper Towels to hang on a towel rack or your oven.

        Your snapping Unpaper Towels can to attach to your swiffer.

Display your snapping Unpaper Towel set with plastic attachment piece on your paper towel holder.

Unpaper Towels with out snaps can be displayed in baskets in your kitchen, bathroom, or nursery.
Flannel Unpaper Towels Reusable Large Cloths Set of 8 flowers FallCloth Unpaper Towels Reusable Flannel Polka Dots Black White Baby Wipes Set of 4

Here is all the information you need to know about Unpaper Towels:

 Unpaper towels are made with 100% cotton flannel decorative fabric on one side and terry cloth fabric on the other. This combination is super absorbent and will reduce your paper towel waste. After a few washes the flannel fibers will pull together, and soft brushed flannel fluffs out, which makes them become extra absorbent. This stylish print is great for any kitchen, bathroom, housewarming gift or nursery decor.

Suggested uses:
They work well on windows, hard wood tables, counter tops, and everyday cleaning duties! Keep by the sink for dish clothes. Have by the high chair for spills and on hand for runny noses.

Care instructions:
When they are dirty throw them in the washer with cold or warm water and mild detergent. It's best if you don't use fabric softener so they will be more absorbent, and dry on LOW HEAT! If your towel is very dirty pre-treat with detergent or dish soap that cuts grease. Do not iron tag. Vinegar can be placed in the rinse cycle along with wool dryer balls to softens clothes and remove any smells!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Back to School Handmade Cloth Napkin Giveaway with Raising Green Kids

Napkins Dinner Reusable Chevron Navy Blue Light Blue Set of 6
Summer is almost over, it's time for children to go back to school and another giveaway from Raising Green Kids Etsy Shop!  Raising Green Kids is committed to helping families make healthy and sustainable choices.  Raising Green Kids carries felted wool dryer balls, unpaper towel sets, reusable birthday and holiday decorations, flaxseed owie bags, lavender laundry sachets, and cloth napkins. 
 Products such as paper towels and paper napkins create a lot of waste and use up a lot of resources, using reusable items is a great way to save money and waste in your home and at school.  Pack your child's lunch with cloth lunch napkins  and use unpaper towels when cleaning up breakfast and dinner spills. All products are handmade and affordable!

Raising Green Kids is giving away a set of 6 chevron cloth napkins (pictured on the left) just enter the rafflecopter form below and check out some more products from Raising Green Kids
Napkins Eco friendly Reversible Lime green circles set of 4Reusable Cloth UnPaper Towels with Snaps Orang white large chevron Set of 10Owie bags, Ouchie Bags, Natural Hot/Cold Therapy Packs Flaxseed filled green blue brown yellow

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

We have been Volunteering at the Richmond SPCA this Summer!

There are not too many volunteering opportunities for younger children to volunteer in the area.  Both my daughters love animals so I was very excited to find out that children 7 and older can volunteer with a parent at the Richmond SPCA.
To become a volunteer you must attend one of their introductory 2 hour courses which they run about once a month.  After that you will need to decide what type of volunteering you would like to do.  Most dog and cat interactive jobs require another course before you are able to volunteer with the animals.  They also require that you volunteer at least 6 hours a month.

Since I was bringing my 2 girls with me each time we decided to only volunteer for the in-house jobs.  There are several in-house jobs that allow children to interact with the animals.  The jobs that were most appealing to us are kitty calming, waterer, kong stuffer, and kitten nursery.

Our first job was kitty calming which the pictures posted here are from.  We got the cat catillion rooms ready before the SPCA opened to the public.  We swept the room, groomed the cats, cleaned the litter boxes, wiped windows, and cleaned other surfaces.  overall it was a really fun volunteering experience! My girls are looking forward to going back next week.