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 recycling...it'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

Would You Crush a Viper?

We’re not talking about poisonous snakes, here. We’re talking about the Dodge Viper, an American sportscar known best for its extremely high performance....more
FiestaGrrl Ummmm...NO!!!more

Great Use of Recycled Soup Cans!

I love the ingenuity and creativity shown by my farming neighbours down at the end of the road. Check out what they are busy doing with old soup cans!...more