Saturday, December 26, 2015

January 2019 With The Full Wolf Moon Comes A Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse!

We Start this New Year with a Full Wolf Moon Surprise. A Total Eclipse on January 20 and 21.

According to the full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur in the U.S. just after midnight on the night of January 20-21, and viewers in the Americas, northwestern Europe and even the Arctic will be treated to a lunar eclipse

January's full moon in the sign of Leo at 0 Degrees.  Times vary depending where you live.  Complete viewing list can be found here The Ancient Full moon names for January are the Ice Moon, Rainbow Moon, Winter Moon, Blood Moon, Fish Moon, Cold Moon, Cooking Moon, Wolf Moon, and the Moon of the Terrible.

Everything you need to know to view an eclipse safely

Go here for a complete list of full moon names and the cultures that named them. 

Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!Go here to learn about Moon Phases.
Fun Feb full moon, full moon names, full moon phases, full moon facts
Happy Viewing!

Monday, December 21, 2015

What Would Santa's Carbon Footprint Be?

According to this infographic, Santa may be jolly but he is certainly not green. 

Ethical Ocean took a look at Santa’s environmental impact, and tried to see if they could help him run a slightly more eco-friendly operation.
Meant only as a bit of holiday cheer.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Ugly Christmas Sweater A Pretty Fun Recycle Idea

So many ways to recycle and make an UGLY Christmas SWEATER

It seems all the rage, the ugly Christmas sweater, but it's really a great lesson on recycling! An old sweater (tshirt, vest or sweatshirt), some decorations, baubles and beads magically transform to a holiday fashion statement. Not crafty? Then scout out one that's ready made. Find a vintage Christmas sweater, once fashionbable, now refashion able. 

This year my friends had an ugly sweater party, as did thousands of kitchy friends across the country.  A time to spread some holiday cheer, pointing and  laughter. Whether you look like santa, an elf or your 1980's mother; the holiday sweater party is here to stay.

So, roll up those sleeves and join us in celebrating a few ugly sweater parties. Then get out a pen and start scribbling invitations to your own party next year

When you finish with your pretty ugly holiday sweater make sure you recycle it, donate it to a thrift or consignment for someone else to find and wear another year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Peace on Earth Coloring Book Card From Your Pals For Your Pals

A PEACE of LOVE to you this holiday.

Let Peace Pal teach you to love everyone on Earth everyday in every way.  Peace, Love, Harmony and Hope for the New Year.

Just download the free coloring book holiday card from Planetpals, Print, Color, Send to a friend. 

Share the love!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Little Things You Can Do To Make Kids A Big Part of Holiday Decorating, Preparation and Gift Giving

How?  Simple!

Get kids involved!  Whether you are preparing a dish to bring to a friends house, decorating the tree or bringing a gift to grandparents, kids can pitch in. It makes it more memorable and meaningful.  Go a step further and teach them to be green: Try to incorporate earth friendly ingredients or recycled as well as reusable items.
Here are some small ideas that will make a big difference for your kids this holiday: 
  • Have the kids make gifts for one and other or help you.They will learn the joy of gift giving as well as learn new skills! 
  • Make cards from craft supplies or make cards from last year’s cards and wrap.
  • Make cards from homemade paper and envelopes
  • Make homemade cookies or breads and decorate them or fun food art
  • Grow plants or herbs from seeds starting early!
  • Plant small seedlings in hand painted pots or recycled pots
  • Make ornaments from paper mache or lint clay and hand paint them (See for the best paper mache recipes ever including lint dryer clay and play clay).
  • Make origami ornaments
  • Print gift wrap, using nontoxic paints and dyes on recycled (and recyclable) craft paper. Use potato prints or rubber stamps.
  • Kids love making a good old-fashioned popcorn balls or popcorn tinseland it can be yummy!
  • A no cost solution: Have them write a poem or story and illustrate it! Use a recycled frame, home made frame and frame it!
  • Make boxes for their gifts from cereal boxes and other cardboard
  • Lastly, make a Planetpals ornament for your home or tree. It's got an eco friendly theme. Free Download to print and assemble

    Happy Holidays from your Pals at!