Say Something Nice

it_photo_121174I stumbled upon this clever little video of a megaphone attached to a podium somewhere in New York, with a note that read “say something nice”. It was fun to see all the wonderful things that were said by the people who took notice to it. It made me think how many times I’ve said to myself how great something was, such as a product, service or place. The thing is I never really shared that thought on a large scale.

The first thing I scan over when I’m looking to make a purchase, go somewhere new or watch a new release at the theater, is it’s reviews. Many of us today rely on these reviews to make smart decisions on how we spend our time and money. Reviews also help these businesses see what is and what isn’t working for them. So in a sense, those bad reviews in some way or another are considered good reviews. Anyways, what I’m getting at is that we all should to take the time to “say something nice” about those wonderful experiences given to us. Your “megaphone” choices are endless with sites such as Facebook, Yelp and Foursquare. Every time my community, Camden Brushy Creek, gets a great review on sites like or, it makes the day of the entire team. The greatest feeling is when we have someone tell us that the reason they took the time to come view our community was because of what others had to say about us on those sites.

Sharing your happy thoughts with others on a larger scale about what made you smile or how a product helped you – may have a much greater impact then you may have originally thought. So use your megaphone more often. I know I will be.

Da Dirty Dozen and Da Clean 15

Are you afraid of pesticides but can’t afford to eat all Organic? Well, have no fear Da Clean 15 is here!!  Da Clean 15 keeps it real with the least amount of pesticides on conventionally grown produce. Da Dirty Dozen is the filthiest of fruits and veg with a grotesque amount of pesticides which are harmful to consumers and the farmers that harvest them. The World Health Organization estimates more than 4 million people per year suffer from severe pesticide poisoning. You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by 80% by switch to organic when buying Da Dirty Dozen according to The Daily Green. Not only is Organic Healthier for you but is better for our environment, animals, the future, and above all it taste better! I mean, who wouldn’t pay more for better flavor? Pesticides can leak into our water supply and our atmosphere making our air and water toxic too! We should all do our part in creating a high demand for Organic produce which in turn lowers the price and creates a better future for ourselves and our children. Orlando Organics makes it even easier to obtain organic produce and brings it straight to your apartment saving you time money and gas (WooHoo!!). Every time I think I’m paying too much for organic I remember what my vegan friend Jeremy says “would you rather pay the farmer or the doctor?” I think I’ll pay the farmer, lol!

Here is Da Dirty Dozen (buy these fruits and veggies organic) Brought to you by

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Sweet bell peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale/Collard greens

Da Clean 15 (Lowest in pesticides)

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet Potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

For more Green Savings stay tuned into for my next blog on growing an Organic Garden in your apartment!