Got Lots of Used School Supplies?

Got lots of used school supplies now that school is over?  Here are some easy, eco-friendly ways to deal with them and send less to the landfill! Read more......more

Get Rid of Easter Goodies in an Eco-Friendly Way!

Still need to clean up your Easter goodies?  Here are my tips on how to do it in an easy, eco-friendly way!  Check out the video......more


Originally published on: Ramase Lajan is the recycling program established in Haiti by Executives Without Borders. The literal translation in Creole is “picking up money.” A name aptly given by Haitian workers, it serves as a reminder of the time when businesses and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) formed alliances to rebuild communities and create sustainable jobs....more

Hocking the family jewels

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a man begin a wistful sentence with the phrase, "I'd give my left nut for ..."*, I'd have ... well, probably almost a dollar, anyway....more

10 Ways to Recycle and Repurpose Food, Beverages, and Junk Mail

10 Ways to Recycle and Repurpose Food, Beverages, and Junk Mail bySandra C. Fykes...more
I really like idea #2 for creating colorful scrap paper! A little color for a grocery list would ...more

My Green Life (Mi Verde Vida)

First, before I begin with today's first official NaBloPoMo Prompt, I'd like to announce that The Zen Lounge has been listed under Love, Lust & Lipstick Stains "Reads of The Week!"  Check out their website to find out even more!Write about an amazing imaginary brand or organization you'd love to work with. What would their pitch to you look like? What would your post say?...more

Upcycling Sheets into Crocheted Rag Rugs

I crocheted this rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single cream coloured sheet and half a queen sized blue duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more

It's not just's repurposing

My friend Karen used a term that really struck home with me...repurpose.Not just use until you can't use it anymore but find something else to do with it besides tossing it into the waste stream until it's really ready to be in the waste stream. In my head (I spend at lot of time talking to myself) I can hear a chorus of but wait a minutes out there. Not everything is for everyone that I am about to discuss. Just do what you can do....more

Re-purposing An Old Crib

Just for the record - we haven't made him sleep in this one for quite some time, he just decided to spend a little time remembering t...more

Happy Earth Day! Six Ways to Honor the Day and Fundraise Along the Way

Photo by epSos .deIt's Earth Day so we've found 6 ways to honor the day and even some to raise funds along t...more