Good morning, dads and moms. It’s been really nice this weekend. Unfortunately, that means I have to do yard work. I have three winner announcements this morning. First, here are the current open giveaways on my dad blog:
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that for every pound of new goods produced, 71 pounds of waste are generated during manufacturing? To help reduce waste, NBC Universal is partnering with yerdle to help you minimize your impact on the planet by sharing your stuff. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. As part of Earth Week, NBC is also giving away a prize pack on my dad blog. The prize pack consists of a Green is Universal canvas tote bag (made from recycled cotton) and two of the following items (randomly selected):
Earth Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share a DIY project I did recently. A few months ago I created some insoles from an old sheet of foam. I’m not positive about this, but I think the hospital gave us the foam when our last child was born three years ago. I saved the foam instead of throwing it in the garbage because I figure I could use if for something someday. Well now I have. I created a pair of insoles for my boots and another pair for my slippers. Why spend $10 to $20 on new insoles when you can make new ones by recycling old foam?
I received the new Barney: Clean Up Clean Up DVD for review on my dad blog. Thanks to Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, I’m also giving away a copy to a lucky reader. As you tell by the title, the new Barney DVD has a clean-up theme. There are three episodes and several bonus features. Barney: Clean Up Clean Up is available now on DVD, digital download and video on demand. It has a list price of $14.98, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $10.99.
Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment sent me the new Barney: Movie Pack for review on my dad blog. That’s right, Barney and his friends are back in this three-disc DVD boxset. The three titles in this release are: Jungle Friends, Animal ABC’s, and Let’s Go On Vacation. The Barney Movie Pack is available now. It has a list price of $19.98, but you can currently buy it for $17.99 on Amazon.
Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Recycling is year round, but this time of the year I usually focus on recycling items that our garbage hauler won’t collect. I store these items in the garage until I’m ready, and then I take the items to the appropriate place for recycling. I mentioned in another blog post that you can recycle your batteries and fluorescent bulbs at Home Depot, but there are several places that offer free recycling:
- Best Buy – electronics like TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, etc
- Target – aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers, plastic bags, MP3 players, cell phones and ink cartridges
- Walmart – Samsung, Durabrand and Ilo consumer electronics (other brands are recyclable for a fee)
- Ikea – paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Lowe’s – rechargeable batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), cell phones and plastic shopping bags
- Home Depot – batteries and fluorescent bulbs
- Goodwill – computers, computer accessories and some electronics items
- Salvation Army – plastics (old wastebaskets, broken Rubbermaid products, large children’s toys), broken jewelry pieces (including the backs of earrings), stuffed animals, cardboard, metal, cell phones, old computers and computer monitors, purses, clothing, shoes, and books