Monday, April 30, 2012

Ingrid Callot: Loving life with a green thumb

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Hello, everyone! For those of you who have been following my Ingrid Callot blogs know well how much heart I put into living a green lifestyle. A part of this oath to saving Mother Earth is my fervor to savor every moment of life by adhering to the ideals of being person with a green thumb. Well, I’m no expert in terms of growing plants and although friends often spot me in the garden sowing seeds, I’m really not much of a gardener. That’s why I take effort in keeping tabs on how to become one. Fortunately, a person with a green thumb doesn’t have to be born with special powers to grow plants.
Ingrid Callot is known in her neighborhood as a recycling goddess who has countless ideas on how to keep things usable over and over again.

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Some people think that someone with a green thumb is born with the power to make any kind of plant grow, blossom, and bear fruit; but that’s not true. I guess all you need to make plants thrive is enough knowledge on how to take care of them, plus lots of patience and a divine love for plants. Some gardeners want to transform their outdoor spaces into a green oasis. Others love to have a kitchen garden. As for me, I like to keep my garden a combination of both.

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Maintaining a garden gives me a sense of serenity and pride as it doesn’t only beautify my home, it also keeps me healthy. Gardening itself is actually an exercise, increasing my stamina and flexibility. The fruits and vegetable I get from my garden are all naturally grown and are organic, keeping me and my family safe from harmful chemicals.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ingrid Callot and the blessings of having a green thumb

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I am Ingrid Callot and I take pleasure in encouraging my blog readers to help make America a greener, healthier, more sustainable place to live in by maintaining lush green backyards or bountiful summer lawns in their own homes. There are many upsides to maintaining a garden; however, the biggest benefit of having one is seen on the things gardeners love the most: their families and children who are given the chance to enjoy the greenery and, literally, fruits of their labors. I especially love when my husband, son, and I bond in my garden. It gives me a sense of pride and happiness. Of course, there are also other things that lure me to gardening.

Ingrid Callot loves writing about how she plans to lead an army of recyclists so they can conquer the world with green ideas.

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Working on my garden allows me to be one with nature, letting me get away from all sorts of stressors. Although I dreaded digging in dirt and weeding by hand when I started this hobby, I have found them to be two of my most satisfying experiences when I’m in my garden -- all thanks to my friend, Edgardo Versoza, who made me realize years ago that weeds are not a part of a garden’s entourage.

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Among the surprising benefits that gardening has given me is the way it keeps me disconnected from the constant barrage of the busy world. It pushes me to slow down and enjoy what God has provided: nature. Additionally, it instills in me the wonderful virtue of patience since growing plants takes time. Hurrying nature would only result to a garden of disaster. It takes considerable amount of time (and patience!) to have a beautiful garden.  

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lovin' rubbin' and scrubbin': Ingrid Callot on keeping it clean and green

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Apart from managing closet mayhem and riding off lawns of pests and weeds, I, green queen and recycling enthusiast Ingrid Callot, love writing about how I plan to lead an army of recyclists and to conquer the world with our green ideas.

During my free time, I search for DIY ideas, from revamping the living room to coming up with the perfect Christmas presents. While my son Jacob enjoys the recreation, my husband Roger loves driving down to Costco to pick out the materials we would use.

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Although one will typically find me in the garden sowing seeds or in the kitchen adding my own special spin to homemade brownies, I’m neither a green thumb nor a homebody. One of my biggest dreams? I, Ingrid Callot, fancy road tripping with my three favorite people in the world: Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and the Dalai Lama. We would have a playlist loaded with legendary tunes by the rock gods such as The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles or The Foo Fighters’ Keep It Clean on loop, as Martha and the Lama take turns at the wheel.

“Keep it clean, my mama said keep it clean…
Keep it clean, my Daddy said keep it clean…
Rubbin' and a lovin' and a scrubbin' and a truckin'…
Know what I mean, keep it clean…”

I first heard The Foo Fighters’ single when my friend Edgardo Versoza came to visit. He was holding up a huge cassette player on one shoulder like he zapped into the future from the past. Standing on my front porch with a shocked face, he blurted out loud, “Ingrid Callot, are you insane? Why is your garden full of weeds?”

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That’s when I knew I had to take my oath to green living seriously. Now, here in my corner of the Web, you can browse through my collection of green ideas that aren’t just friendly to Mother Earth, but are also friendly to your budget.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ingrid Callot: Fascination over bee pollen

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As a steward of healthy and green living, I, Ingrid Callot, have a personal fascination over organic and natural products. Recently, I have fallen in love with one of nature’s most complete food: bee pollen. For almost three months now, I have been taking fresh bee pollen that I buy directly from a local bee farm. I personally believe that this is one of the reasons why I have not had a single cold even when my son and husband have gone down with the flu. And you, my reader, should try this amazing product!

I have gained added stamina as I am able to handle more than my daily dose of physical workload and exercise. What used to be an hour-long jogging routine, has now become two hours per day. Not only that, my strength still allows me to go to my dance classes every day.

Ingrid Callot is a wife, mother, and an advocate 
of healthy living. She and her family lives in 
Van Nuys, California.

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My husband, Roger, swears that he’s never seen me so active and lively, thanks to my ever reliable fresh bee pollen. Although some people may have questions about the lack of scientific study on the potency of bee pollen, I still attribute my increased sense of well-being and endurance to it.

If you’re one, among many, who’s skeptical about this natural product, let me give you more benefits of bee pollen:

• It is contains a complex of B vitamins, tons of Vitamin C, and an impressive array of other nutrients.
• It also has antioxidant effects needed by the body, helping keep your youthful glow.
• It serves as brain food, enhancing your concentration.

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