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Goodbye Nalgene

nalgene.jpgIt’s not news to us that plastic can and has been leaching chemicals into our food and drink for years, but it is news to us that our beloved Nalgene bottles that we have carried around for years could be leaching a chemical called BPA into our filtered water and causing us harm. As avid backpackers we’ve carried our bottles to mountaintops, floated down streams with them in tow, and allowed our baby daughter to drink from them, all the time feeling like we would be safe drinking from these bottles. Nalgene stands behind the safety of their bottles and discounts the research. sigg.jpg
We find it sad that a company we supported and stood behind for so many years would not do more to make their bottles safer, so this week we stand on our soapbox and toss our bottles into the recycler. We’ve opted to trust SIGG for now, and hopefully they can live up to their word. Autumn thinks they are cuter anyway…


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Our Rising Star

“my buddy”
Our two-year old daughter Autumn has become quite the photographer- at the least, she is having fun running around with her little Fisher Price camera asking plants and caterpillars to “smile”. To our surprise she actually captured a few decent shots of our cat Winston, whom she calls “Buddy”. We entered her shot of Buddy in the Santa Cruz County Fair and much to our surprise she won a 2nd place ribbon! Here she is (looking less than excited) with Lisa.


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