Mending+ is an approach to mending clothing that embraces the act of mending, using it as an opportunity to embellish or even re-design the garment. One can have a minimalist approach to mending, selecting a high-contrast thread to make a small repair, or explore a more layered approach to the repair. Mending can be a […]

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A Narrow Window


  As I enviously view lovely photos of Spring having bloomed in some parts of the U.S.A., I have only today begun to see the beginnings of what will soon be blooms here in NE Ohio  and we can not wait!  Sadly, as I walk the streets of the neighborhood after the snows have finally […]

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Climate Change Denials Just Don’t Hold Water

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  I watched with great interest the post of the debate between Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ken Ham, (Founder of the Creation Museum). I personally can’t understand how people can disbelieve such a vast amount of  peer-reviewed scientific evidence that our climate is in grave danger. While the current scientific prognosis can be […]

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Eco-Tutorials: Valentine’s Day Gifts

You know what day it is – Valentine’s Day! And just like you, our hearts are all aflutter with visions of love, romance, and heart-shaped treats! In an ode to the holiday that celebrates amore we’ve put together a fun collection of must-try eco-friendly projects that will have your Valentine swooning! Easy to make and […]

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Tuesday Treasury: It’s Movember!

Tuesday Treasury: Movember Gift Guide

Our uber popular Tuesday Treasury series is back – and with a bit of a spin! Rather than having you vote for your favorites – we’re giving anyone who makes a treasury a chance to win! Thus, creating a more egalitarian contest for all to enjoy! For more details on how we’ve crafted this new […]

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20 Ways to Green the Holidays!


Thanksgiving will be here far faster than I’d like to think about and Hannukah, Christmas and other holidays are looming in our near futures as well.. In our house, we will host Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners (along with doing everything else that needs to be done). Most of us are all about being […]

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How do you green your transportation?

Fia rides her two daughters down Bedford-Stuyvesant's Dekalb Avenue towards their Community Garden

In NYC being green is necessary because it is cheaper and healthier.The city is making improvement to encourage people to ride bikes and leave their cars. This is great for the environment because you can reduce your carbon footprint. Save money In 2011 I was featured in the magazine of Transportation Alternatives non-profit organization  called RECLAIM […]

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DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display


Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to […]

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Eco-Friendly(er) Painting

I recently began a repainting rampage in our house.  We built our home 13 years ago and have crummy builder’s paint in every room  for the entire 13 years.  It was frustrating because I couldn’t clean the walls or do anything to make them look less than terribly worn. I hesitated to repaint because of […]

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