Run down to Vintage Glam: Curio Cabinet

This is a personal project of mine. I had this curio that was given to me from a friend. At the time it was given to me, I couldn't turn it down because it was the nicest piece of furniture I could own and since it was a gift I decided I would make room for it in the tiny two bedroom apartment that we lived in at the time. This piece of furniture has traveled with us from house to house, across the country and back a few times, and needless to say… it was starting to look a little beaten up....more

Making Reuse Convenient – Incubating Consumer Behavior Change On Campuses

The lesson of The Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle helped us shape our view of the environment. America’s college students have embraced new solutions pertaining to reducing and recycling, but the area that hasn’t been addressed properly is reuse....more

Building the Culture of Reuse - Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

In early August, Pittsburgh residents will have a uniqueopportunity to redistribute all of their "gently used" stuff to nine community organizations and non-profits in one fell swoop via the 2nd Annual Pittsburgh ReuseFest....more

Stop Thinking Green, Start Thinking Simple

We are in a green revolution. Our advancements in technology along with the obvious truth that the way our world is functioning is destroying our environment have put us into a whirlwind of green, organic, all-natural everything. There have been some incredible things that have come from this mental shift, but the reality is, we're still not getting the point....more

re-use / recycle home improvement project

 In honor of Earth Day,  I want to share one of my recent re-use projects.  A friend was getting rid of this oak chest for $25.00! My husband is a cabinet maker and I knew we couldn’t even get the wood for that amount, so I brought it home with hopes of him making it into a home bar /beverage area…….thankfully, I convinced him it was a good idea. Before…...more

Solving the Garbage Can Liner Dilemna

Green Tip -   Garbage Can LinersDilemna -  how to avoid using plastic bag liners, but not end up with a dirty, stinky pail?  If you are really diligent about bringing cloth bags for shopping -  not just at grocery stores but ALL stores - this eliminate the source of reusable plastic bags.   On the other hand, NOT lining the pail ends up with food waste stuck on the bottom/ side of the can and the need to wash out the pail each time.   A waste of water....more

Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day is the day we celebrate the earth. It is the one day out of the year that people from all over the world come together to plant trees, pledge to compost and/or recycle more, remember their reusable mugs and bags. It seems to me that people sometimes forget that the earth needs some love the other 364 days out of the year.  ...more
check out for glass straws... & happy #EarthDay!(everyday!) @jamoore100 ...more

Reusing Holiday Cards and Paper

For a church activity this week I was asked to teach how to use old Christmas cards to make a fan... but I I didn't love it, so I googled for other recycling ideas of old Christmas cards and compiled a great list that I would like to share with everyone, because recycling and reusing items is both frugal and a great way to beautify your home for free or cheap!...more
@magpie Sorry! Yes, I did! I guess I thought it was just too obvious, but it is also one of ...more

Can Car Seats Be Recycled?

I've been hearing concerns about child car seat disposal, namely, can they be recycled? Car seats are the only piece of kid gear required by law and, in some places, for kids up to age 8, so one child could have two or three different seats before they graduate to standard safety belt. With four million babies born in the U.S. annually, and each requiring three car seats before age eight, Americans buy as many as 12 million seats a year. And even though 90 percent of the materials are recyclable, where does all that metal, foam, fabric and molded plastic end up?...more
recycling all (safe) baby items is a wonderful idea and is the inspiration for a new ...more