Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Thank you!

Friends, I've decided, after much internal debate, to begin transferring my public blog over to my art website. Sunny in Saint Olaf has been an adventure and I'm so happy to have had these last five years documented to look back on. Realizing my posts are leaning more into my art (and the art world around me), I'm excited to make the transition. I hope you'll follow me on Facebook over on Jillian Webb Art and check in with my blog on JWebbArt.com for all things art, photography, and more!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Reuse and Upcycle in 2019 / KFC

There are several goals I have for 2019 and one of them is to reuse, Upcycle, and be more conscientious of our plastic waste. I know I will fall short on this, but any amount of effort we can make is better than none. While I wish there was a commonly used safe biodegradable alternative to the amount of plastic used throughout our everyday lives, I was happy to see a fast food chain encourage the reuse of their plastic containers.

We just stopped at a KFC in Ohio on our way home from the holiday. We always stop as quickly as possible when driving across the country and especially when loaded down with a toddler and a collie. The food was yummy, the service was nice, and to our surprise we noticed this KFC is attempting to encourage reusing their containers. First we noticed their straws seem to be made from a new material and the tops of their plastic containers are clearly labeled, "Reusable - microwave & top rack dishwasher safe". My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised and I thought it worth sharing. While I'm still going home with more plastic, at least I plan to reuse these containers instead of throwing them out.

I'm happy for this tiny step in the right direction. If everyone can take small steps what a difference it could make!