I fell in love with Favor Creative when I saw it for sale, mostly because of the phrase “eco friendly”.

What is eco friendly and what does it mean to me?

According to the dictionary: eco-friendly – adjective – meaning not harmful to the environment.

But what does eco friendly mean to me? It’s really pretty simple. It means, “Doing Your Part”. We aren’t 100% perfect, we can’t be but we can be eco conscious and make small decisions that make a difference and make us feel like we are helping.

I thought I’d start with a few eco friendly habits and/or ideas I use so i can keep on “Doing My Part” to make a difference:

1. I keep reusable bags in my car for when I go food shopping. At first, I’d often forget them but now they are habit.

2. Paper straws – i read some time ago that straws are not eco friendly but i love using a straw. I looked into paper straws and found some of the cutest colors and patterns. It was an uncomfortable switch for my husband, but i didn’t mind. He’s used them now and doesn’t mention them at all anymore. “Doing His Part”

3. Walk or bike ride, instead of taking a car. I lived in Manhattan for many years, when I moved to a small city on Long Island in NY, it was very important to me that i be able to walk or ride a bike to get to things. This was a conscious decision but not something everyone can do. For me, it was necessary because i was so used to it from when i lived in Manhattan. Losing that completely would have been too much for me to give up, for many reasons including the eco friendly aspect.

Want to try using paper straws, check out some eco friendly ones here.

Please welcome Calvin to the Favor Creative family!

Calvin The Caterpillar loves eco-friendly party favors from Favor Creative!

Calvin The Caterpillar loves eco-friendly party favors from Favor Creative!

There is so much to learn when growing herbs, running an eco friendly party favor business and hosting a website…and Calvin has stepped right up to help you and me learn more about nature!

Calvin is a caterpillar that will bloom into a beautiful Black Swallowtail Butterfly.

What I have learned about this kind of caterpillar is that they love dill, and this is very true because Calvin has about 10 friends who have joined him on his journey.

To some, this may be an issue but for us, we’ve used the dill to make a couple of yummy dishes and now i am more than happy to share the rest with Calvin and his merry brood.

Please enjoy this journey, as we watch our beautiful friend grow to become a gorgeous butterfly!  And I hope we have the honor of watching this all happen until he flies the dill. :)

xo

 

hey there!  thanks for taking the time to stop by and for participating on this road trip with me. :)

There have been a lot of firsts for me over the past few years.  A big first was deciding to leave the big bad world of corporate America to become my own boss.  (I’ll write another time about the experience and feedback i’ve received over this decision.)

But first, here I am trying my hand at a whole new world, filled with all new worries and stresses — and the only person that can get a finger pointed at is me.  But the good news is that I am not a finger pointer, i am a problem solver.  So if it didn’t work or there is a mistake, i don’t get angry, instead i work on improvements for the next time.

So I am going to use this platform to write about the ups, downs, challenges and successes of life, work and all those things in between.  Your comments and thoughts are always welcome.

One Love!
stace