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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

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


Gifts For The Grown-ups Giveaway

Sponsored By: Grip2u , Sound Intone , Aculief , Khroma Herbal Products , and Obersee Hosted By:  Love, Mrs. Mommy Co-Hosted By: Views and More  / Mommy Makes Time  / Easter Babe's Theory  / Heartfully Heather  / Keystrokes By Kimberly  / Green Grandma  /  Coupon Mamacita 1 Lucky Winner Will Receive: over $182 worth of goodies! Grip2u Winner's choice of in-stock iPhone cover (model and color) and USB cable. $49.94 RV! Sound InTone CX-05 noise isolating headphones with microphone in black. $22.98 RV! Aculief Aculief wearable acupressure - 1 pack. $29.99 RV!    Khroma Herbal Products Winner's choice of any product. Up to a $30.00 RV! Obersee Winner will receive a $50 store credit. $50.00 RV! Open To US and must be 18+ to enter Giveaway Dates ~ 1/30 9:00 AM EST through 2/28 11:59PM EST Entry -Form Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfi

Safety Tips For Walking to Your Vehicle and a Giveaway

Disclosure: This post contains sponsored content. 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. Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition.  You can always sell your used car via  a trusted used car buyer  and get something more reliable! 2. Travel in Groups Instead of going solo, bring a friend or family member along.  If you are leaving a store or any

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 t

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

How To Make $10 A Week On Your Phone

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored ad Did you find yourself spending a little more than you had anticipated over the Holidays? It's easy to do, especially when you want to give all your friends and family the perfect gifts. Well, I have an easy way for you to recover from your holiday spending from the convenience of your cell phone.  Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Whenever you shop, watch videos or search the web, Swagbucks gives you points called SB. You can use your SB to redeem gift cards to hundreds of your favorite stores.  With the Swagbucks Mobile and SBTV apps I can use my spare minutes to earn free gift cards on my phone! Like the Swagbucks website, I can rack up SB by shopping, answering surveys and watching videos.  While you wait for the coffee to brew, download free games and other apps through the Discover tab: 20 SB During com

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.

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. Help you kids get an early start bike riding with a balance bike. See a   recommended list here 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

The first Swago: Shopping Edition of 2018!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored ad. Still recovering from all of your holiday shopping? The online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save when you spend.  Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.   Visit Swagbucks Here’s what you need to know to get your 3 00 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Go to the Swag page and make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the