Stock Up on the White Vinegar!

white vinegar

I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar.  I spray it on the shower walls and let it sit for a few minutes before I wipe the walls with a damp cloth and baking soda and the scum just slides off.  We soak our humidifier filter in white vinegar to dissolve the mineral deposits that […]

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How to Make Wine Cork Christmas Trees

My daughter just recently began her part-time job at Jo-Ann Fabrics and was aghast to see that the Christmas items were already being prominently displayed in the store. Upon inquiry, she was informed that the reason for the early displays (It was, after all, the beginning of September.) was to ensure that crafters would have […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} Look to the Past to Vision the Future

Darryl Black upcycled slouch hat

This week’s winning treasury is an antidote to the dull gray weather some of us have been experiencing lately.  “Save our Planet….Look to the Past to Vision the Future…..Live the Simple Life!” is a vibrant and lively collection of super EcoEtsy goodies guaranteed to inspire positivity. Darryl Black, the curator of this winning treasury, is […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} Autumn is Close

Eco friendly white felt heart

It was a challenging exercise for me to choose the winning treasury this week. All of the entries were amazing! I chose this one titled ‘Autumn is Close’ by Recycled Parts because of it’s beautifully unusual autumn colors: the dark shades of prune plums, blackberries and grapes as well as the earthy tones of changing […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} Spelling Bee by The Wooden Bee

Wine Cork Bulletin Board

This week’s winning treasury comes from The Wooden Bee and was inspired by her daughter’s first spelling test. “Spelling Bee” treasury is a collection which includes some nostalgic repurposed items like vintage typewriter keys, letterpress blocks and scrabble tiles. This DIY wine cork bulletin board from The Wooden Bee is made of beautiful reclaimed cabinet […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons, There’s SO Much More to Do Than Make Lemonade!

lemons

Most of us know by now that lemons are yummy. We use them on salads, in drinks, with recipes for main dishes and desserts and a lot of us know that we can use lemon juice for cleaning as well.  I recently came upon a list of 24 things we can do with lemon! It’s […]

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Two Categories of Consumer Waste and How You Can Reduce Both

Thank you so much to Bee from The Wooden Bee for giving us this great article she wrote about consumer waste.  If you’re reading this post you are probably already conscious about your impact on the environment and the amount of waste you produce.  Hopefully, this article will inspire some new ideas or reinforce what […]

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Making Your Summer Picnics Green

flatware

We all know that there are ways to make a summer picnic an eco disaster. Just make sure that everything is Styrofoam and plastic and that you include lots of disposables to pack your food so you can walk away without a mess. It’s quick, easy and there’s very little to clean when you get […]

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How to Green Your Summer Travel

traveling

  If you are traveling to somewhere for the Fourth of July holiday, or a vacation destination sometime this summer, you have probably already begun or completed your traveling so it is probably too late for you to read this post, right?  Wrong! This is great advice for all whether you’ve traveled yet or not. […]

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