Join Me Again for 17 Days of Green! (#17daysofgreen)

17 Days of Green 2013

Tomorrow is March 1, 2013, which means it is time for…

17 Days of Green 2013

17 Days of Green, 2013!

Last year I started off strong but didn’t get to blog my love of green — in clothing, in food, in art, in photography, in life — for 17 days straight. That’s because we closed on our new house on March 16, 2012 and I was a little busy with paperwork, packing and, oh goodness, stress. Add in the fact that 98% of my life was packed in boxes and it just wasn’t the fun, green-ified experience that I love to have every year.

So I’m greening it up in 2013!

For 17 days, I am going to share my outfit every day here. I may also blog other green things from our day in that post. Like Green Eggs & Ham for Dr. Seuss’ birthday or green sprouts of plants or a green house I drive by or who knows what else. The point is that for 17 days, this blog will be all green, all the time!

If you’d like to join in, feel free. You can save the large image above to post on your site or posts, or you can save this 125×125 image to put in your sidebar.

17 Days of Green

You can link it to this post or shortlink: http://wp.me/pjFZD-1IV.

You don’t have to blog everyday. You don’t have to wear green everyday. You don’t have to photograph something everyday. You don’t have to Instagram everyday. You can play along as you see best fit. Maybe you want to share green tips. Or talk about memories of green. Or money. Or whatever. This non-meme-meme is whatever you want to make of it.

If you tweet or Instagram, use the #17daysofgreen hashtag so I can follow along with your fun!

Until tomorrow!

(Note: I am not wearing green today. I am saving it all up for the next 17 days!)

 

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Book Review: DC Super-Pets

We have a new favorite series in our house. The DC Super-Pets series was an accidental find during a trip to the library and is currently the most talked about, most read, most argued over set of books in our home. I mean, with characters like Krypto the Super-Dog and Whatzit, a turtle owned by The Flash, what’s not to love?

We have been lucky enough to borrow two books in the series thus far. Pooches of Power was the first one to come home, found by BigBrother one snowy library adventure day. Super heroes are big in our house right now. As are dogs. (See also our previous kids’ book review.) Combining the two is book mecca.

DC Super-Pets

Pooches of Power features Ace the Bathound, Batman, The Penguin, The Bad News Birds (… hahaha) with an appearance by Krypto. There are some gems like, “‘Let’s just say a little bird told me,’ Batman replied.” Not 100% comic books, these books are great for the beginning readers. The short sections are separated into chapters, though short ones so don’t be scared. The images are bright and colorful. There are lots of FWOOSHes and CLANGs and ARF ARFs. There’s no real dark and sinister plots, like you get when you get into real comic books, so they’re safe for this younger set.

DC Super-Pets

And again, who doesn’t love superhero dogs?

DC Super-Pets
(Can we pause for a second to comment on how cute this kid is? Okay. Thanks.)

The other book we were lucky enough to get when LittleBrother went to the library with his dad one day is titled Attack of the Invisible Cats.

DC Super-Pets

This book features Krypto and the Space Canine Patrol Agents… and some Phanty-Cats. I laughed my way through this book because the good guys kept getting in trouble for making a mess, but it was those invisible cats every time. I like a world in which dogs are good and cats are bad. And invisible.

DC Super-Pets

Every book has some hero pets, some villain pets, some jokes, some vocabulary words and some other things for the kids to read over and over and stare at and laugh at and memorize. My boys already know all of the Super-Pets. I’m loving the learning and fun thrown in together. Plus, you guys: COMIC BOOKS!

I am now putting these on our Must-Buy list, most likely starting our collection as part of our Easter basket gifts.

Oh, and in case you were wondering how our Super-Pet, Callie, feels about the series…

DC Super-Pets

After checking it out…

DC Super-Pets

…she was generally unimpressed.