Mending+

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

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  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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Reduce That Holiday Trash!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, Americans alone throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld, co-author of the book Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are. How can we make sure this trash doesn’t build up? Here’s […]

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DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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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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Energy Savings with LED Bulbs–A Bright Idea for the Home {eco-tips}

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  We’ve recently begun to change our light bulbs from the CFL bulbs we’ve used for a couple of years now to the even more energy efficient LED variety.  Because we have a lot of lights in our home and LED bulbs are pricey, we are making the transition slowly and beginning with the lights […]

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{Eco Living}New Ways to Look at Fall Leaves

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  In our area, the leaves are turning to brilliant colors a little early this year which means that they’ll be falling a little sooner than usual and we’ll need to deal with them.  In our city of Kent, Ohio, Our leaves are collected by the city and added to a city compost. All we […]

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