I recently decided I needed to squeeze my material footprint into a smaller shoe.
At a muggy mid-summer craft fair, I realized I was sick of stuff. I deluded myself into believing that my indie business was eco-friendly because I tried to use recycled materials and minimize packaging. My wares were definitely a conscientious…Continue
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Back in 1952, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caught fire and caused $1.5 million in damage to Cleveland. The city’s industrial revolution had taken its toll with the oil and debris clogging the river and igniting on a regular basis. When the river went up in flames yet again in 1968, the situation gained national attention. The Cuyahoga became a poster child for early environmentalists.…Continue
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To the untrained eye old milk cartons, keyboards and T-shirts appear to be identical to other items you might find in your everyday trash. But did you know that beautiful and amazing things could be made from the stuff you throw away? It’s called Upcycling.
Upcycling is the process of converting…Continue
This blog is all about my family and me and our journey to be green. In other words, we’re trying to be healthier, smarter and care for the planet that we have so graciously been gifted. I consider us stewards that, at the very least, should make smarter choices and clean up our own messes.
No, I don’t go around hugging trees (tree trunks are “scratchy” and don’t really smell that great), but I do think it’s important that we do our part. And I assure you, I’m not a finger…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Welcome to another installment of Friday Favorites! Here, you’ll find three items that help my family in our quest to be green and healthy.
Let There Be Light
Since most of the United States has switched over to Daylight Savings Time, we can expect to enjoy more hours of sunshine each day. This is great news for those wanting to soak up more Vitamin D and chase those nasty Winter Blues away. However, it’s still necessary to use light bulbs around the…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…(from the song, Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis).
When my two step-kids were still living at home, they were pretty easy when it came to clothes shopping. Sure, they had certain likes and dislikes like everyone else, but they never really made a big deal about sporting the latest and greatest name brands on their backs.
As a matter of fact, when they each entered high school (they are two years…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
If you’re the parent of a child in elementary school, you are likely very familiar with the concept of the “classroom party”. As a mom of three, I spent many years helping to plan and organize these festive events for squirming, giggling kids. And I loved every single minute of it!
And then after my kids…Continue
Recycling is not a new concept to most people. People are now responding to the need for a greener planet by either reusing products around the home or recycling items they no longer wish to keep. People are doing a better job of rinsing out their plastic containers, glass bottles and aluminum cans for pickup by the recycling agency. More and more folks are bundling their newspapers and magazines for collection, rather than just throwing them away. But what about those items deemed…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 17, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Picture your beautiful bathroom that you have just lovingly freshened up with some new towels, bath mat and cute accessories. Then you take one look a your new waste basket and it’s draped with the ugly, ill-fitting shopping bag with handles. Ok, so you get points for re-using but still, it’s not a pretty sight and…
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Kristi's Book Nook is offering lots of fun reads for the kids this summer!
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Aaaahhhhh, sigh of relief. The forties are now the twenties, the fifties are now the thirties, which makes this new millennium one of new energy, new action, and new commitments. In the past ten years of this new millennium we have each subtracted just as many years from our age! Sigh of relief again here. Whoever thought of this trend and helped it to catch on needs a big high five, a huge piece of cake, and free ice cream for life as a thank you. Now that we each have the opportunity to…Continue
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I know, it may seem that I am jumping the gun on spring here, but as I live in SoCal (don’t hate me!), I can tell you that the birds are a-buzzing over here! I have noticed (and heard) plenty of house finches looking for a place to nest this last week and thought it would be a good time to put up our…Continue
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Each Christmas I collect all my old cards and put them away for the next year. Not because I am sentimental, but because I know they can be re-purposed for the next year’s gift tags! It’s really easy to do. Read more about creating gift tags from Christmas cards.
Added by Kristi West on December 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Last week on the blog I had Upcycle Week
It was a lot of fun!
I shared facts and we made our own t-shirt scarfs!
But the best part - I got to do 5 features of wonderful Upcycled Items!
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…..You’re all a bunch of idiots! Thankfully, more than one billion people in over 190 countries around the world will be taking part in Earth Day 2010 today. This is an opportunity to spread awareness & take steps towards making retribution for the state of our planet. As we celebrate Earth Week, every citizen needs to come to an understanding of the terrible atrocities being inflicted, &…Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on April 22, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments
I've become that person, the one that looks at garbage and sees something she could make with it. Repurposing, recycling, upcycling, whatever you want to call it has become a mission. I just finished making a purse out of capri sun pouches.
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