I need a fixer!

As I sit here, staring at an iphone which has inexplicably stopped working properly, I feel a certain amount of frustration that I have no idea how to fix it. I can fix my clothing, I can repair broken china, I can re-plumb a sink, I can even repair my freezer and water heater (done [...]

Upcycling Design Challenge – You could be $500 richer.

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It seems that just when I am struggling to come up with something exciting to write about  - something comes across my desk that becomes news worthy.  Yesterday, Kara from UnCommonGoods, an online retailer that offers creatively designed, high-quality merchandise to a broad audience, sent me an email. If you aren’t familiar with the types [...]

September is National Preparedness Month

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In the US, September is National Preparedness Month, but it’s not a bad time for readers everywhere to take stock of their ability to survive a disaster. According to a CNN poll Six out of 10 American families said they did not have a family emergency plan, according to the survey. Only 19% felt they [...]

Enchanted Makeovers – Team EcoEtsy Donation Project

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EcoEtsy teamie (and current team captain) Myra Roldan, of HerbanLuxe, has organized yet another team project for the members of EcoEtsy - a mass donation of handmade baby blankets for a non-profit organization called Enchanted Makeovers. According to Myra: “Enchanted Makeovers goes around several states making over family shelters. They have several on-going projects and are always in [...]

Advice, Tips and Supplies for Back to School 2013

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Hey everyone! It’s that time of year, when I do cartwheels down the school supply aisles – {please don’t judge me, but I can’t help myself}.  Summers are fun and I have blast with my girls – however, by the end of summer I need a vacation from my summer vacation – it’s called Back [...]