Author Archives: Brandi Bengtson

It’s Not Easy Being Green: America Recycles Day

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8195/29730316311_d25d5b64de_b.jpgThis November 15th is America Recycles day! It takes place every year in the middle of November to highlight ways to recycle. It is much like earth day with a focus on how to reduce our carbon footprint.

Pinterest has so many ideas for what can be reduced, reused, and recycled. Also known as up-cycling, you can take many used products (like empty jam jars) and reuse them for other things. Being here on campus, it’s comforting to know that I can grab a bottle from the vending machine and will be able to dispose of it in a recycling bin. This is one of the ways that you can utilize the resources offered on campus. We also have fountains to refill your water bottles and recycling bins for paper when you no longer need old notebooks or papers. Continue reading

Let’s Get Ready to be Organized!

JournalIt’s hard to not feel the impending nerves that come with the holidays, after all – it is October. Halloween will happen soon enough and we’ll soon be hearing Christmas songs in stores. Planning for school as well as everyday life can be stressful. Luckily, there are many helpful tips out there on how to take out a bit of the guess work for Get Organized Week. Continue reading

View Lovely Dessert Lasagna Recipes and Cheer!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2605/4123345374_105723cfda_b.jpgJuly 29th celebrates Lasagna! It’s a whole day of heating up the house and enjoying this delicious dish. Now, July is a hot month to be even thinking about preparing such a meal. The oven heats up the house for over two hours and if you’re making it by hand, it takes forever to make. That classic recipe of Lasagna is best kept for winter months, when you need a warm meal while you’re buried beneath thousands of blankets. For the summer, let’s try and focus on some delicious dessert lasagna’s. It keeps the spirit of the holiday while fulfilling a potluck or two. Continue reading

More than Leprechauns Can be Seen

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We all know about leprechauns, the little tricksters that you have to catch in order to get their treasure of three wishes. A lot of mythology goes into the traditions that people have come to know for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. The topic of traditions on St. Patrick’s Day is already being covered by another blogger so this blog is to explore other creatures from Irish mythology. Continue reading

How Non-verbal Language Works

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/70000/velka/heartbeat-1390167878FGM.jpgThis past week we celebrated Valentine’s Day as well as International Flirting week. Here at the library, we even had a fun activity making Valentine’s! Now, Love can be complicated, especially during international Flirting Week. With the help of some tips on non-verbal language, perhaps this week can be made easier. The way we celebrate the love of someone has to start somewhere. With all things, every relationship has a beginning and that usually is non-verbal language. Continue reading