DIY Soap Scum Remover – a natural soft scrub alternative

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I was recently hired by someone to clean their home naturally, and I had the pleasure of cleaning one VERY yucky tub & shower! I can’t even tell you how a shower would have so much black and brown grime growing in it.. but I CAN tell you that this cleaning formula worked MAGIC in […]

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{Green Living} How to Make a Reusable Denim Bag

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If this is the year that you’ve resolved to go greener, why not start by eliminating those single-use bags that are typically derived from natural gas and petroleum?  Millions of single-use bags end up in the landfill each year which is precisely why many counties and US cities that have banned or imposed taxes for […]

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Holiday Menu Board Made From an Old Cabinet Door

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It’s true that I love to shop in thrift stores on a regular basis, I haven’t found a Goodwill that I couldn’t conquer yet!  But I’ve recently found a new thrift love, Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.  Restore is a thrift shop for those looking to do a little home improvement or similar construction project.  It […]

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EcoTutorials You Will Love: a DIY Project Top-Five Review

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I love to share my own crafting ideas with the world, but when my brain is overloaded (which is often the case these days), I feel the need to reach out to other sources for inspiration.  So, rather than posting a tutorial this week, I decided to post a review of some of my favorites – […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Get a Jump on Handmade Holiday Gifts – Make a Colorful Padded iPad Sleeve (or Two or Three)

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Do you often forget to toss your reusable shopping bags back into the car and then realize, once at the market, that you don’t have a bag to use? Do you then buy another… and another … and another, seemingly ad infinitum? Are you attracted to the most colorful bags on offer? Have you found […]

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{Green Living} Make Your Own Kite – A Green Craft For Summer

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Now that summer is in full swing, I am stocking my “going out bag”, which is a growing-up version of a diaper bag, with on-the-fly good times for my kids who are always on the go.  Personally, as a science teacher, I always really dig a good crafty science experiment, which allows a naturally budding […]

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{Green Living} How to Remove Rust from Metal

 Photo: Cat Sidh Rust is another name for iron oxide, which occurs when iron or an alloy that contains iron, like steel, is exposed to oxygen and moisture for a long period of time. Over time, the oxygen combines with the metal at an atomic level, forming a new compound called an oxide and weakens […]

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{Eco Tutorials} Summer Accessories – Make a Necktie Cuff Bracelet

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This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of hand-sewing and comes with a serious caution – be super careful with the box cutter! Another caution – if you value your fabric-cutting scissor, do not use it to cut plastic – it will dull the blades. When working with neckties (one of my favorite materials to repurpose), […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Business Cards

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Laura, of Prairie Peasant, has generously shared her tutorial for making business cards in a most eco-friendly way. Reusing papers from other sources, she saves resources with her  great recycling project! In an effort to keep my business green, I make my own business cards. The focus of my business is products that use recycled […]

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