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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Themed Nomination Winners – February Birthday Smackdown

This week’s Themed Nomination was to choose your favorite movie actress birthday girl : Molly Ringwald vs. Drew Barrymore, pick one of their movies and then find a team member’s item to represent the movie. Looks like Molly won by a knockout! Pretty in Pink ruled the day and inspired RetroLabs to nominate this absolutely […]

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Themed Nomination – February Birthday Smackdown – Drew Barrymore Vs. Molly Ringwald

Many historical figures have February birthdays including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, James Joyce, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Babe Ruth, Charles Darwin and many more. But two important figures are often overlooked. Drew Barrymore and Molly Ringwald both have February birthdays! Now, for this month’s birthday smackdown you are going to have […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Random Acts of Kindness Week

Our theme was some team inspiration for Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 15th-21st) and this week’s winners are: Bululu Studio’s gorgeous Be Kind wall decor rack! And GreenerLandz amazing soy candles in recycled wine bottles! Spreading kindness and light the EcoEtsy way! For some great ideas on little things you can do next week […]

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Themed Nomination – Random Acts of Kindness Week

I fell in love with the words “Random Act of Kindness” the first time I heard them; I think everyone did. It is now an actual movement with an actual week (February 15th – 21st) dedicated to spreading kindness through tiny little things. Years ago, hubby and I (he was hubby-to-be then) were in a […]

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Eco Tip of the Week: Reusable Options

Eco Tip Submitted by: Winkydinks Did you know: 80% of US products are used once and then thrown away. (from If someone were to load all of the disposable wipes purchased by consumers in North America last year onto 18-wheel semis, the caravan would number 9,000 trucks and stretch for 68 miles (from […]

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