Simple Service: Neighborhood Cookie Delivery

Simple Service: Neighborhood Cookie Delivery

Connecting with Neighbors:

My family and I love the summer. Our schedules are more relaxed, we can let our daughters stay up a little later and we spend more time outdoors. One particular summer activity we enjoy is taking evening walks in the neighborhood. These strolls provide a wonderful opportunity for us to take in the nature around us and connect with our neighbors. In our particular neighborhood many of the people who live near us are older, retired adults, some living alone.

Simple Service: Hygiene Kits for the Eugene Mission!

Simple Service: Hygiene Kits for the Eugene Mission!

Recently our church group made hygiene kits for the Eugene Mission and my family was in charge of finishing them off and delivering them. My girls loved filling up the last few items and my little one loved our trip to take them to the Eugene Mission! She talked the whole way there about how it's important to give to those in need.

Simple Service: Help Birds Make Their Nests- Make a Nesting Whisk!

Simple Service: Help Birds Make Their Nests- Make a Nesting Whisk!

We have definitely made our fair share of birdhouses and feeders. Both projects are super fun and helpful for the bird community. However, my son and I were super intrigued when we read an article about providing nesting materials for our feathered friends. Some birds nest early, some late, and some make more than one nest each season. Offering nesting materials from early spring through summer helps the birds make their nests.

1. Fill the head of any type of kitchen whisk with a variety of safe for bird materials from nature, such as moss, dried grass, pine needles, twigs and hay. (Do not use dryer lint it may contain harmful residues from detergents/fabric)

2. Hang the whisk by the handle from a tree. 

3. Bird watch! Birds will see that your yard has materials they can use to nest and will quickly become a frequent visitor.

This fun project is a real service to our birds and environment. We need birds to eat insects, move seeds and pollen around, transfer nutrients from sea to land and more!