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Repurposing Waste into Beautifully Artistic Homes

Repurposing Waste into Beautifully Artistic Homes

You might call Dan Phillips the Dr. Seuss of home building. His roof lines bend and pitch wildly; the angles are all wrong. This is so inspiring. Dan Phillips diverts materials headed for the landfill and recycles bits and bobs…

Give up the {Coffee} Cup

Give up the {Coffee} Cup

Still grabbing a cup to go every day? Have a look at this infographic; you might be tempted to alter that habit!

10 [MORE] Supermarket Products You Can Make at Home

10 [MORE] Supermarket Products You Can Make at Home

My earlier post entitled 10 Supermarket Products You Can Make at Home really resonated with people. Some were indignant about the “food” we find in the stores. Others were happy to find DIY recipes to make some of the products…

A Honey of a ‘Do

A Honey of a ‘Do

  Meredith Resnick, my writing colleague and author of this book, contacted me awhile back to tell me about her success in eliminating some of the “product” from her beauty regime. I have excessively curly – kinky-coily – hair that…

Fired up for Fall? Step Away From the Matches!

Fired up for Fall? Step Away From the Matches!

For years we lived in a rural area that meant a longish drive on a country road to get home. In the autumn, one resident on this winding country road – a stranger to us – seemed almost to wait…

Waste-Free Window Cleaning

If you’re still using paper towels to clean your windows, it’s time to make a switch. One solution is to use crumpled newspaper instead, but it does tend to leave your hands black and inky. I prefer to use cotton…

September Challenge: Cut Fuel Usage

With gas up well over $4 a gallon (here, a brief pause while you all gasp) I’ve been limiting my own gasoline usage for quite awhile. I’m fortunate that we live within walking distance to town and both of my…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #3

Welcome to the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee, our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what people share with us. Hosted…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #2

Welcome to the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee, our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what people share with us. Hosted…