As the year closes, it is a great time to reflect on 2013. I found this year to be challenging since I took on quite too many projects this year. But thankfully, it all turned out for the best.
Before, I begin, I just want to say thank you. Your support and trust has helped me to carve out a new 2014. So, here is how my 2013 fared and what 2014 will be looking like.
My dream, Green Sisterhood, flourished in its first year. We now have an active community in which we encourage change for ourselves and the Planet. We are proud to work with Earth Mama Angel Baby, Klean Kanteen, Gaia Herbs and Mighty Nest to increase their exposure among our readers. We adore these companies and we hope you do too.
In addition, the GS green women blogging network, which helps green companies increase their exposure, has grown into a cohesive group. Not only do we help companies, we also work as a group to help grow our individual blog communities. Consider joining us if your are a green blogger.
Green Talk finally received a much needed make-over. It was so hard to let go of my old theme. With the perseverance of Karen of ecokaren (my co-founder of Green Sisterhood) and the clever hand of Alicia of Clever Kiwi, I finally said good-bye to the old and embraced a much prettier one which reflects my fun personality. So, if you are a blogger in need of a blog re-do, Alicia is your woman. (She has the patience of a saint.)
Be sure to check out my new site if you are reading this article via a feed reader. I am in love with my new blue gardening boot header.
My garden exploded this year. The wind gave me a ton of free plants. In fact, a couple of years ago, I had 3 feverfew plants. This year, I had over 30 new feverfew plants. My dill, fennel, echinacea, rudbeckia, and horseradish keep multiplying.
*Sign* I didn’t have the heart to yank out these plants. So, now I have a new flower garden around one of my larger gardens. Hopefully, the bees will be even more excited about visiting my garden next spring. *Love Bees!*
Selling my Herbs
I am extremely excited to announce that I will be selling my dry herbs from my garden. I grow oregano, tarragon, feverfew, sage, alfalfa, celery leaves, different mints and much more. I am bringing my garden to you. I just need to figure out how to sell them on my site. If you have an ecommerce site with your blog, I would love your advice (such as which plugin to use and shopping cart).
PS if you are interested in some fresh herbs now, just contact me here.
Food Waste E-course
I am in the process of finishing my first video e-course to help you save money by using your food scraps. You know I am the queen of food scraps. So stay tuned for its release!
I called the arsenic campaign as the little train that could. Slowly but surely, the campaign has picked up over 7700 signatures to urge the FDA to regulate arsenic in rice. If you haven’t signed the petition, please do, or if you have signed the petition, please forward this post to your friends and family. Everyone is affected by arsenic in rice since rice and its by-products are in many foods. Arsenic can causes cancer.
So, join me and raise your glass to 2014 since I know it is going to be exciting year!
Again, thanks for taking the ride with me.
Join the Conversation:
- Looking back on 2013, what were your successes and failures?
- What do you hope to accomplish in 2014?