Ants in Your Pantries

It’s the time of year when those pesky little 6 legged invaders make their way into our homes, bent on the conquest of crumbs. Sometimes there are just a few ants that seem to be scouting things out, other times they appear in droves, apparently having let the rest of the colony in on some […]

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The Bus Chick’s Manifesto

As usual this weekend I was catching up on some of my favorite podcasts  and I heard an interview and a “This I Believe” essay from the Bus Chick.  I had one of those driveway moments when you can’t get out of the car until you finish listening even if you have frozen groceries melting away in the […]

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Glamcycling Giving Prom Dresses New Life & New Memories

It’s Wednesday and I know you may be expecting to find a new Featured Member posting. With prom season on the way, we thought this would be a great post to share. Let me start with a brief introduction. I’m Myra Roldan, the Makeup Doctor on FunkeyMonkeyCompany I’m also a blogger and serialpreneur. You can […]

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Themed Nomination Winner(s)- Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Wow, I really set a fire under the team this week! Thanks for all of the “Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday” nominations! We have two winners this week: Joonwalk‘s re*markâ„¢ bookmarks were nominated by heartofnature and BrassPaperclip. And DebbyAremDesigns‘ recycled circuit board bookmarks were nominated by Ojami and again BrassPaperclip. And to […]

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Themed Nominations- Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 2nd) is the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” which purposely coincides with Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. So, for this week’s Theme Nomination, we are celebrating by highlighting items related to all things Dr. Seuss, reading and books! You can do a tag search on Etsy for ‘all items’ and then type […]

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Eco How To: Reusable Coffee Filters

Tutorial submitted by winkydinks Here’s a simple way to reduce your daily waste stream: use reusable coffee filters! You can also use filterless systems, permanent reusable filters, or a french press, but some people prefer the taste of coffee that has been filtered. The great news…you can make one in less than 10 minutes with […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Year of the Tiger

This week’s theme was some Year of the Tiger inspiration the EcoEtsy way. Thank you to everyone who submitted their nominations! This week’s winners are: BeedSeedandTwine’s amazing necklace created from jute twine nominated by Tamdoll!. TwilightVision’s gorgeous fire feather earrings which reminds HeartofNature of the fire the tiger fends off from households! Some other amazing […]

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Themed Nomination – The Chinese Year of the Tiger

Last week ushered in a new Chinese year – the Year of the Tiger! The Chinese use the lunar calendar for celebratory events like the New Year. The cycle of twelve repeating animal signs originates from Chinese tradition as a way of naming the years. Every animal has particular characteristics and people born in a […]

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Eco How To: Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) Recipe

Tutorial submitted by Herban Life Style While shopping at Hana Market in DC, I picked up some supplies to make onigiri, with the idea that I would try my hand at making these simple, delicious rice balls. This included short-grain brown sushi rice, large flat sheets of nori (dried seaweed), furikake (in this case, a […]

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