Sunday mornings are my favorite. My husband and I take our dog out to the local dog park. It such a wonderful place! There are trees, fields, river views, and just nature!
No matter what I’m feeling, going outside into nature gives me a sense of contentment. Every stress that may be weighing me down, disappears. I am just out, in the fresh air, with my little family.
These places are worth mentioning because this is not out of town. This dog park is in the middle of a city! So even though we are not able to get outside of the city, we can still escape to the great outdoors within 15 minutes of our apartment.
How do you get outside and connect with nature?
Well, another Christmas has come and gone. A time to be thankful and reflective of everything that has transpired over the past year.
But I have to boast about a present one of my sister’s gave me this year.
Now, understand that I did not ask for it. I didn’t even think of it truthfully. But my family knows me so well, they created a bag for me that I am in love with.
My sister made me reusable mesh produce bags!
You can get different varieties off of Etsy and Amazon but she hand crafted these. I have always had a “hate but they are needed” relationship with plastic produce bags. I’ve read that you could purchase produce without the bags but I’ve always wanted to keep my fruit and veggies together. This resulted in bags that get used once and then are thrown out.
Don’t get me wrong, I have tried to reuse them. They make great sandwich bags, spare parts bags, things like that. But if I don’t have to use the plastic bags, I would rather not.
I love that these bags are washable, lightweight, but see through. Cashiers have no problems seeing through them and I know that my fruits and veggies are contained.
Won’t they get dirty you might ask? Well, yes. But, you always wash your fruits and veggies first right?
My sister knows me VERY well. I am keeping these safe in my cloth groceries bags, ready to be used when I need them!
Have a Happy New Year! Here is to a year with less waste and more outdoor time!
How do you use less plastic?
Since you have just joined me, I will explain a little about myself and my life.
I enjoy being outside. I enjoy camping, hiking, walking, anything to do with outside. Where I live, I can’t always get out as much as I would like. But I do try to get outside with Kira (my almost 2 year old dog) as much as possible.
Most of my pictures on this site are from my camping trip to Banff. The one here is related to a dog park Kira and I frequent. Love the scenery and Kira loves running and meeting new dogs. Win, win!