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The Truth About Kalu Yala

Have you ever dreamed of a place where everything around you was sustainable?  A place where everyone lived in an ecologically sustainable way?

Kalu Yala is a village in the Panamanian Rain Forest that is being developed as the first modern sustainable village.  The truth about Kalu Yala is that it offers an alternative way to study abroad for students.  There, students learn by doing.  They live, design and study within the sustainable town that they are building within the Panamanian jungle.

Of course Kalu Yala problems are around every corner because it is a learn as you go process. But, with every problem, comes a solutions.  Kalu Yala insists on exploration and wants the students to see it as a new way of life.

Of course, Kalu Yala criticism is that it can use a bit of improvement, but as with any work in process, especially one on this scale of magnitude, there are going to be pitfalls.  As with any job or learning adventure, there are always stepping stones and road blocks tha…

Love Is In the Air Giveaway Hop 2/1 - 2/14

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Safety Tips For Walking to Your Vehicle and a Giveaway

Most of the time, walking to and from your vehicle is safe.  However, we should never let our guard down at any time.  This is especially true in parking lots and remote locations.

You are most vulnerable to an attack when entering and exiting your vehicle.  Simple distractions like putting groceries into the car, or strapping the kids in, are key times that make you a target to any criminal.

You should always be prepared to fight when entering and exiting your vehicle.

Here are some tips to help keep you safe.

1. Plan Your Trip

Know where you are going, and how you are going to get there.  Plan routes ahead of time so you do not get lost.

2. Travel in Groups

Instead of going solo, bring a friend or family member along.  If you are leaving a store or anywhere late at night, ask for an employee to walk to your car with you. Also, be sure to park in a well lit part of the lot.  When getting into your vehicle, be sure everyone is in safely before leaving.

3. Trust Your Instincts

If you …

How To Get More Storage Space in Your Home

I will be the first to admit that my kitchen cabinets are loaded to the gills with stuff.  Yes stuff.  I probably don't even know half the stuff that I have in there, to be honest.  
It seems that after being in a home for over 20 years, I just seem to have accumulated a lot of stuff and quite frankly, I just don't feel like going through it at this time.  Spring cleaning is coming, so that can be another post.  Ha!
I found a very nice rolling cart on amazon that was very simple to assemble.  I had it together in less than 15 minutes.  It came with all of the tools that I needed to assemble it.  The tools were an allen wrench and mini wrench.
The cart has decent size shelves and wheels which lock and unlock.  It is a nice height and looks attractive.  I can also use it as a rolling bar or to serve guests during get togethers.  I am looking forward to using it during the holidays to wheel my food over to the dining room, so I don't have to make a bunch of trips.
Here are s…

Check Out The Revolving Side Table I Put Together

I have always liked to fix things, put things together and tinker around the house.  
When I was a little girl, I use to like to watch my father build things and work on things around the house.  I use to follow him around like a little puppy dog, watching him do his projects.  I always wanted to help him.  It looked fun to me.  As I got older and married, I moved into an old colonial home.  I loved the charm of it.  Little by little I would do little projects around the house that needed to be done.  I would take down old wallpaper and hang things; typical house stuff.
I have always had a fascination with wood working and furniture building, but have a fear of saws and anything sharp.  When my son was in school, I encouraged him to take Wood shop so that he could get a knowledge of tools.  He was always a creative and artsy kid, so I knew he would like it.  He made me a few things, including a reindeer, bookshelf and napkin holder.  I was always so excited when he would bring home h…

How To Make $10 A Week On Your Phone

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Pet Friendly Carriers Can Make Pets Feel Secure

My cat is a fairly large cat and most cat carriers are not really conducive to her size. This soft, fold-able travel, pet carrier is nice and roomy and has a lot of nice features that I want to share with you.
First, it comes securely packaged from the shipper.


It arrives in this large zipped tote bag.  The carrier folds flat when not in use, so it it is easy to store.

The case is very easy to assemble.  It just zips together on each end.


Once zipped, there is a soft imitation wool padding included, that is placed at the bottom of the carrier.  It has a comfortable handle for easy transportation.



You can see how attractive and roomy the carrier is.  It has mesh sides so that my pet can see me  from any angle.  This helps her to feel more secure.  There is a large zippered trap door that easily zips open and close.  It can also be kept unzipped if your pet likes to sleep in these types of carriers, or crates. It is certainly roomy enough.

I found the best way to get my pet use to bein…

Happy Anniversary Chatty Patty's Place

Today is my 7 year Anniversary of Chatty Patty's Place.  My first post was a simple one, introducing myself and my family.  I have come a long way since then and have written over 1,000 posts since then.

I want to personally thank each and every one of you for supporting my blog and helping me grow.  I wouldn't be here without you.

Thank you.

Tips for Staying Safe While Bike Riding and a Giveaway

Bicycle related injuries happen every day  AAA reports that 140 bicycle related accidents happen everyday  It is important to be prepared in case of an emergency.  Safety helmets are 85% effective in protecting your head and brain against injuries in the case of an accident.
Here are some tips for keeping safe on the road when bicycling.
Select a Bike With Proper Fit
Wear Proper Safety Gear
Maintain Your Bike Regularly Brakes Frame  Reflectors  Tires Wheels
Operate Your Bike Safely and Follow Road Rules
Wear Bright Colors
Go With The Flow of Traffic
Stay in Bike Lanes
Use Appropriate Hand Signals
Yield to Pedestrians
Stay Alert
Look Both Ways at Intersections
Ride Single File In Groups
Avoid Riding At Night If Possible
Use Lights and Reflectors
Do NOT Wear Headphones While Riding
Plan Routes and Inform Family 
Take a Bike Safety Course
And Always 
Carry a Bike First Aid Kit


Here are 2 kits from SJ Works that are specifically designed for mountain and road bikes.
Each kit consists of common emergency it…