Eco-Friendly Counters & Ticket Giveaways!

Eco-Friendly Counters & Ticket Giveaways!

In choosing products and materials for our future home and event venue, it is helpful to learn about which product lines are greener, and why. This week brought the opportunity to learn from specialists at BMC at their Design Center. 

What makes a product "Eco-friendly"? There are so many angles to consider:

  • How far does the product travel?
  • How much of the product is made from recycled material or easily renewable material?
  • What are the practices of the business that make them greener?
  • Which ones are more energy efficient, requiring less cooling/heating?

One counter top we are considering, is a new sustainable product called “Eco”, by Cosentino. It’s pretty cool: made from 75% recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. With their “bringing waste products alive” philosophy, they won greenest counter of the year (who knew there was such an award?!).

(source: Cosentino USA Catalog)

And it looks great too!

(This is a photo from their online images ... not our home ... yet!)

In the garden, we are so grateful for Paige Dunlap’s work and wisdom. She has spent time in a few key areas this week:

  • Looking after our fruit trees fertilizing with seaweed, etc.
  • Removing herbs from the garden, preparing the garden for a major makeover
  • Helping us prepare our outdoor Ceremony site - removing the ground cover that we don’t want there and encouraging what we do want!

We had a wonderful meeting with Phyllis Hillhouse, director of sales from the City of Luling wedding venue, Texas this week. We met her at a recent Bridal Extravaganza meeting, and she extended us an invitation to come visit her in Luling. She shared so much helpful and practical information with us for our own wedding venue. Thanks Phyllis for your kind support! 

Speaking of the Bridal Extravaganza, we exhibit at our first bridal show this Sunday. We have some free tickets to give away too! Use the coupon code IDEAS for one free ticket! You can get your ticket here: 

Maybe we'll see you Sunday!

Have a great week,

Bill & Marilyn.

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