Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday Links

I realize that my blog could use some technical improvements. However, I'm not so much into the blog itself as I am into the act of blogging about what I am doing and sharing with you all. Hopefully you are all tolerating my low tech site here, but feel free to email me with some advice or tips! Basic things that I don't have the time or energy to research like how to put a video directly in a post instead of linking it... or how to make it so that links open in a new tab instead of in the same tab.
Anyhow, I welcome any help - but meanwhile, I just wanted to say thanks for hanging in there with my low tech ways.

And here are some of the links that I have been checking out this past week.

This article was worth the read, it's about being more aware about how "stuff" owns us.

If you use a non-plastic water bottle and it's not Klean Kanteen, you should probably consider this article.

It's bizarre to think that there would ever be the mentality that cars are more important than people, but luckily that's not the case in Europe.

In my very slow and hesitant planning to can this year, I found this blog post to be encouraging.

And how can we live without some good apps to make organic shopping easier? This list is actually worth looking at if you an app kinda person... otherwise, just skip this one.

Lastly, I leave you with something to consider: kicking the can. Meaning no longer buying food that comes in cans that are lined in BPA. I think that Eden is the only company (that I am aware of) that has BPA free cans, and I also know that tomato products are almost impossible to can without BPA, even though I don't really understand any of this. I will certainly be thinking of these things if I happen to need to purchase something in a can in the future.

That's all I've got for you today - off to swim in the lake with my 4 year old before I have to get to work!


  1. When you do home canning, something to look for is BPA free lids. The ones that come with Ball jars are not BPA free. The only ones I know of that are BPA free and are reusable (bonus!) are by Tattler. Here's a good article on BPA-free home canning:

  2. Forgot to add...How to embed a video from YouTube:

    When in your posting window "Compose," go to the place you want to insert the video and put your cursor there. Click on the little button next to the image button (the movie clapper board). Click on "From YouTube". Search for your video by exact title, or search using the video's author's user name (I find this much easier when the title is generic like "making butter"). Once the video previews load, click the video you want to insert. It will start the video in the preview so you can verify it's the one you want to post. Once you have the right video, click Select.

  3. Thanks Allie - I knew you would come to the rescue with some blog tech help!