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Mama Monday: Getting To Know You….

IntroductionBert. ThirstiesBlog.33113Hi! Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Elizabeth Anderson. You can call me “Bert” though; it’s a nickname that stuck since the age of ten. I live in the frozen tundra that is Minnesota, at least that’s what it feels like since Spring is nowhere to be seen at the moment. Then again, I know everyone else is feeling that way too wherever they may live. I’m married to my college sweetheart, Ben, who is my other half. What I mean is that we complete each other in areas where the other is weak. Recently, I took up running as a way of getting back in shape. Actually, I participated in a 90 day fitness challenge through a local gym here in the Twin Cities. I was about 70 lbs overweight with a very sedentary lifestyle. I changed my eating habits and started enjoying working out. You’ll probably … Read More

Bluegrass and Green Livin’

A few weekends ago our family spent two days at Rockygrass which is an annual bluegrass festival put on each year by Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO.  We go every year, rain or shine.  This year the weather was hot, the river was cold and the kids were great…well… sort of, and as always, the music was incredible.

One of the things that I’ve always liked about this particular music venue, is that it’s very green–that is, environmentally friendly.  The food vendors use only biodegradable plastic utensils (made from corn), there are recycling and composting stations set up all around  the grounds and not only that–there are volunteers to make sure that guests are putting things into the can they belong in–no lazy tossing-everything-into-the-trash-can allowed! And speaking of trash cans, this is the first year there weren’t any!  The festival is now zero waste–the only landfill-bound trash … Read More