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Earth-Friendly Crafts

It’s been a busy week here, what with my sewing room update and learning a new art, but I can’t share either of those things yet.  Trust me, once they are completely finished, you’ll be hearing ALL about both.  In the meantime, since it’s the day we celebrate our big, blue marble, so I’d like…

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Friday Favorites–Recycling

Here in Oregon, I’m pretty sure they throw you out if you don’t recycle.  It’s a rule.  However, despite what you may have seen on television, you do not have to wear socks with sandals or have chickens in your backyard.  Since Earth Day is coming up next week, let’s take a minute to embrace…

Friday Favorites–Decorating for Halloween

We have two October birthdays in our house, so if I’m going to decorate for Halloween I try to hold off until those have passed.  My husband’s was yesterday (Happy birthday honey!), so I think it’s time.  Since my kids are grown and we don’t get trick-or-treaters I don’t often do much, but I’m feeling…

Yogurt Tub and Denim Drawstring Bag

When I was asked by Earth 911 if I had any good recycled crafts they could share for Earth Day, I didn’t think I’d have any problem digging one up.  I was surprised to find most of my projects that fit the bill were seasonal, and not appropriate for spring.  I really wanted something that…

Friday Favorites–Reusing K-Cups

I’m just going to say it.  I have a Keurig coffee maker, and it’s one of my favorite kitchen appliances.  My husband has an erratic schedule, and I was always drinking reheated, burnt coffee.  He also doesn’t like coconut, so one of my favorite coffee flavors was out.  But with my new single-serve buddy, I…

Cookie Sheet Kitchen Command Center

I mentioned the kitchenware Reuse Design Challenge at Earth911 a a while back.  Well, I won!  My thanks to everyone who voted.  This was the challenge: Upcycle used/old/worn out cookware (pots, pans, utensils…etc) into something completely different, but useful. We are looking for creative AND practical reuse designs, not simply decorative. Sounds pretty easy, right?…

Friday Favorites–Creative Planters

I love the way the outdoors looks this time of year.  Flowers are starting to bloom, the leaves on the trees are unfurling and it’s still raining so it all stays green and healthy.  It’s always right about now when I get an urge to plant something in a container, but that little voice in…