Happy Birthday Ripples!

Ripples is 1 Year Old!

Oops! We’ve been so caught up with researching ways to heal Amanda’s health problems and adjusting to the maze which is our new solar-powered blog website, that we forgot to celebrate Ripples’ birthday!  Can you believe we’ve been doing this for one whole year?

Amanda’s first blog post on Ripples was September 17th, 2011.  We went “live” and launched on Moving Planet Day, September 27th, 2011. Since then, we’ve written about green technology, organic food, native wildlife, gardening, alternative energy, bicycling, and so much more.  This has been a learning experience for us, as our first serious blog as well as our entire lifestyle.  Every day we wake up thinking, “How can we make the most of the life energy we have at our disposal today?” The answer is always to apply it to Ripples, whether that’s applying creative energy into Ripples’ art and design, or mental energy through researching sustainability topics, or physical energy via gardening.  While we can’t wait to see what our second year will bring, it’s good to pause and appreciate our accomplishments.  On the highway to productivity, we often forget the rejuvenating rest stops.

Favorite Blog Posts, September 2011 – 2012

Mason Jar Candle Lanterns

Dry Erase Board Art of Nature

Staying Organized for Natural Healing & Sustainable Living

The Stories Behind the Photographs

Baby Raccoon

Raising Goats in the City

Who Reads Ripples?

Homemade Pesto Pasta with Farmer’s Market Basil

The Perfect Vegan Baked Potato

Seductive Waiting: Unshriveling the Dream Deferred

Spirit Indestructible

Ripples’ New Piano

Crickets in My Bed

Fictional Eco Homes Inspire us to Build an Earthbag Home

Gluten-Free Cooking with Piggy LOL!

Hummingbirds are Here

Raising Chicks at Ripples

Raccoons and Rabies


Ripples’ Capacity Building Projects

Mr. Robin’s Neighborhood

Pea Sprouts! (Photo Journal)

Liberating the Rocks

Ripples’ Cookies at Fayetteville Public Library!

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

Quest for a Homestead: Tiled Homes

88 DIY Projects

Ripples in 2011

I Know Loose Carrots (How Ozark Natural Foods Shapes Ripples)

My First Solar Cooker Meal!

Sweet Potato Fries with Homegrown Lavender

Creepy Crawlies and Conservation

How to Afford Organic by Finding Money on the Ground

Eating Food I Grew Accidentally

Burning Down the Kitchen: Confessions from an Emerging Entrepreneur

365 Home Cooked Vegetarian Meals

Cats Going Off-Grid

The Strength of Weak Ties







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Happy birthday Ripples. Hope the next year is beautiful too.

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