Oct 21, 2015

5 Quick Tips To Reduce Electricity Consumption - And Save You Some Money Too

Wind Turbines In the Sunset
Picture: Creative Commons

How do you feel about saving money and become more Eco-Friendly at the same time?

By now I'm sure you've all seen hundreds of headlines about climate changes, increasing sea levels,
Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) emissions, and so on.

These headlines might leave some of you worried, some of you might not believe what the scientists are saying, and some of you might think along the lines of, "There's nothing I can do about it, this is too big for me to have the slightest impact."

But there is actually a lot you can do to help make our planet a healthier and better place to live, and most of the things you can do don't require a lot of effort either.

I'll start by looking at Electricity Consumption. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), only about 11% of world marketed energy consumption is from renewable energy sources.

Meaning that by reducing the amount of electricity you use, you can make a big difference - both to your wallet and to the planet

In fact, if you follow these 5 simple steps, you can make your home more green and save some money at the same time. You probably won't even notice the changes too much, but if a lot of people implement them into their daily lives, it can make a huge impact.

Let's get to it!

Oct 19, 2015

I Love Mondays!

I Love Mondays Inspirational Quote - Motivation

I love Mondays. No, I'm not joking, I actually do love Mondays. While most people are sad that the weekend is over and that they have to get back to work, I feel like Mondays need some love too.

Don't get me wrong, I love the weekends as much as the next person. And I used to hate Mondays too. I used to dread getting out of bed every Monday, and could not wait for the next Friday afternoon to come along.

Oct 18, 2015

House of the Day: A Scottish Castle

Tower of Lethendy, Scotland - For Sale
Photos by Vladi Private Islands, www.vladi-private-islands.de

Have you always dreamt about living in a castle, a place where the walls are filled with history and where you can almost feel what life was like some hundred years ago? Then maybe this is the right property for you.

About 14 miles north of Perth, Perthshire in Scotland lies this beautifully kept castle-like home.

Though probably built as a hunting tower and moated keep, Tower of Lethendy is located about 4 miles south of Blairgowrie. Its story dates back to 1570 when it was built by Sir David Herring, laird of Lethendy and Glasclune. 

Oct 13, 2015

Make a Difference

Inspirational quote by Jane Goodall - Make a difference

"What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide
what kind of difference you want to make."

- Jane Goodall - 

Oct 11, 2015

The Green Section

Rainforest - River and pond

I have always loved nature, and spent my early childhood running around the forests that surrounded my parents' house, swimming in and paddling on the lake, climbing small cliffs, and checking up on the neighbor's calves. And a FYI: calves and cows are such cool animals!

Growing up in such an environment was a true blessing, and it also made me appreciate all the little things that you can only find out in the unspoilt nature. A serenity and calmness that no human-made park in the world can copy.

Oct 8, 2015

Silent Streets...

Silent streets have many things to say - Where do you think this picture was taken?

"Silent streets have many things to say." 
- Mehmet Murat İldan - Turkish playwright and novelist born in Elazığ May 16, 1965. 

The picture above is a street from one of my favorite towns. Care to guess where?

Jul 29, 2015

Everyone you meet comes with baggage...

“Everyone you meet comes with baggage,

find someone who cares enough

to help you unpack.”

  ~Ziad K. Abdelnour~

Jul 13, 2015

Caribbean Island Resort for sale

Young Island Resort, St. Vincent & Grenadines for sale

Always wanted to be the owner of your very own tropical Island Resort? Well, here's your chance. Located right off of the coast of the volcanic island Saint Vincent, where in fact the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed, lies Young Island Resort.

The 12.6-acre private island is located just 200 yards off of St. Vincent's southern shores, and was developed into a tropical resort 48 years ago. And the resort is a fully functional hotel with 29 private guest cottages of different standards, a spa, 2 dining areas, a reception, a tennis court and a bar in the sea.

And, of course, the island has a lovely white sandy beach where the waters always are calm thanks to being protected from the weathers by Saint Vincent.

Jul 11, 2015

Though my soul may set in darkness....

Shooting Star - Quotes - Sarah Williams, darkness night Meme

The Old Astronomer to His Pupil

"Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on from then to now.

Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,
Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet,
And remember men will scorn it, 'tis original and true,
And the obloquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.

Wish You All a Happy Weekend

Hopes and dreams, home, quotes, meme

A house is made of bricks and beams
A home is made of hopes and dreams

Jul 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Wish you all a safe and Happy 4th of July!

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me:
I am a free human being with an independent will."

~Charlotte Brontë~

Jun 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

My father gave me the greatest gift 
anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.

-Jim Valvano-

Jun 20, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Audrey Hepburn Quote Alone Weekend Home Meme

“I have to be alone very often.
I'd be quite happy if I spent
from Saturday night until Monday
morning alone in my apartment.
That's how I refuel."

- Audrey Hepburn, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953 -

Wish you all a wonderful weekend! Enjoy, relax, be happy.

Jun 14, 2015

Building Your Own Home - Quote

Kevin McCloud Quote - Home - Meme

"Building your own home is about desire, fantasy.
But it's achievable; anyone can do it."
- Kevin McCloud, architect -

Homesick - Quote

Marian Keyes Quote - Homesick - Meme

"I had spent my whole life feeling homesick.
The only difference between the two of us
was that I didn't know what or where home was."
- Marian Keyes -