Aquarian Bath: How to Dye Hair Red Naturally with Henna Powder

dye hair red with henna

If you are among the 7 in 10 women now coloring your hair it could be a good idea to think about the chemicals that go into this process. If you use a synthetic dye what is actually happening is you are opening up the hair’s cuticle and the chemicals get inside the hair and […]

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Upcycled Flower Garland | Sesame Seed Designs

ice cube tray as paint palette by sesame seed designs

EcoEtsy Team Member Casey of Sesame Seed Designs (home of the famous upcycled cashmere sweaters & more!)  makes, with her own two hands – toys, accessories and home goods that are natural, sustainable and made with great care and attention to detail. Her business has grown from her love of nature and her love of […]

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Homemade Fire Starters Using Dryer Lint

lint fire starter

Excess build up of dryer lint in the dryer vent can cause fire if not cleaned regularly. I clean out the vent annually in fear of an accidental fire. Also, you should always clean out the lint screen before starting a new load since clogged screen will delay the drying time and it won’t be […]

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Upcycled Necklace Tutorial – LOVE NOTE Necklace for Valentine’s Day

message necklace by olive bites studio

This is an easy, peasy necklace tutorial of mine that makes a great Valentine’s gift project. The colorful scrap paper used inside can be switched out easily and you can use the back of the paper for a little Valentine’s Day note! All the supplies to make one – you just add your own papers […]

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Rust & Sunshine: Shrinky Bracelet

rust & sunshine

Yesterday I blew your mind with an Upcycled Bubble Wrap Jewelry post.  Get ready for another why didn’t I think of that moment.  I found this great tutorial that takes your average plastic food container that is also non-biodegradable and turns it into stunning jewelry.  Read more.. 642 total views, 8 views today

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Upcycled Bubble Wrap Jewelry

Upcycle Bubble wrap

Bubble wrap. That plastic stuff that we love to obsessively pop. Unfortunately, bubble wrap is not biodegradable so it sits in landfills forever – that is until now. As I was gwaking through Pinterest, I found that really cool tutorial on how to make jewelry out of bubble wrap.  I was like – “get out […]

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51 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards that Don’t Suck

I really don’t like buying cards, I prefer to make my own.  However, truth be known, I’m lazy when it comes to designing my own cards – that’s why I ❤free printables. Popsugar offered up a list of 51 free printable Valentine’s Day cards that don’t actually suck.  One of my favorites is #48 because it contains […]

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Mustard Seeds and Tumeric

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It saddens me to notice a spice rack collecting dust in a kitchen. For thousands of years, in cultures across the world, spices are not only a yummy addition to everyday meals, but also aid in our digestive capabilities and can help cure and regulate the body in a variety of ways.   Mustard seeds […]

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DIY Wildfoods: Manzanita Sugar

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If you are a foodie who doesn’t get much in the way of sugary sweet treats then manzanita sugar might be the perfect addition to that little something you crave. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Northern California. The leaves of the plentiful trees shift into amazing hues of yellow, […]

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