DIY T-Shirt Bangles

diy bracelet tutorial by lydia krupinski for eco etsy

“What are you going to do with all those fabric scraps?!” my husband recently exclaimed, alluding to the mass of textiles building up in my studio. “I’ll find something to use it for – I always do.” I replied with a knowing smirk. Those of us who are striving to be eco-conscious often find that [...]

{Eco-Inspirations} Greening the Great Indoors

Caged hanging plant by Lydia Krupinski

If you live anywhere north of the Bahamas no doubt you’re feeling the effects of Winter. Whether it’s with snow, sleet or an unseasonably cool breeze, like me, you’re probably dreaming of Spring. Flipping through the Seed Savers catalog and pinning gardening tips definitely doesn’t help! Instead, it makes the season all the more bitter as I [...]

{Eco-Inspirations} Making A List

hoilday wreath

This time of the year we all find ourselves entrenched with party planning, cookie baking, gift buying and decor wrangling. With the season’s chaos underway it can be difficult to step back and see the big picture. So how can we get through the holiday hub-bub in a conscious way without forsaking tradition? One way [...]

{Eco-Inspirations} Pumpkin Party

diy pumpkin body butter

Happy Monday! It’s time for your weekly dose of Eco-Inspirations – and when thinking about what to highlight this go-around the choice seemed obvious: Pumpkins. Sure I could bring you the latest green tech news or a moving story about what one small town is doing to make their community more sustainable – but it [...]

{Eco-Inspirations} A Raw Labor Day

Labor Day is a holiday that holds great meaning for many United Stationers. For those with 9-5 jobs, it’s an extra day off. For others it’s a time to reflect on their roles within the workplace. And yet for most it’s the official summer send off. But no matter how you may be celebrating today [...]