Thrift Store Shopaholic

I have a confession. I rarely set foot in real stores, yet my closets and drawers are overflowing. I was forced to buy two packs of hangers last week and cleared out the guest room closet to handle the overflow. My Kiddo has a wardrobe stocked with the next two sizes up just waiting for him to grow into. And I would rather slit my wrists than pay retail. ...more

Completely agree! When I got done hiking last year we rebuilt our wardrobe with Goodwill clothing! more

MAKE :: Wool Spiral Flowers (Craft Tutorial)

This is a perfect project for using up pretty bits of yarn. I love to make them with handspun and/or single ply, but they would work well with plied wool yarn as well. Attach a bobby pin or hair elastic for a one of a kind hair decoration.  Or add a brooch pin, even stitch them right to your finished garment for a sweet embellishment.  Stitch a piece of wool felt to the back for stability and you have a pretty button!...more

Love this idea! Some day I might get around to it with the other millions of craft ideas! more

The Power of Blogging

I want to say something about blogging. I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while now, and like anyone else I’ve had my ups and downs. It's the natural progression of a blog, I suppose, an evolution that we all go through on some level -- at least, those of us who love it do. I’ve loved the blog, I’ve hated the blog. I’ve felt insecure about it, I’ve been unbelievably proud of it. I’ve seen it as fun, I’ve seen it as work. I’ve walked away from it only to find that I missed it terribly....more

That's good to hear! I happened to mention at an interview I knew HTML and taught myself and ... more

What Defines a Runner?

I just recently laid to rest my trail runners. Unfortunately, the smell, the worn-out hole, and missing sole was enough to put them to pasture. They were a good shoe and sturdy companion throughout this winter. I can say with sadness that they will be dearly missed. ...more

What about those who run barefoot? They might say anyone who wears shoes is a non-runner! People ... more

Why You Should Ditch Your Shampoo

Despite my baby-fine hair and tendency to have an oily scalp, I’ve had the urge lately to completely stop using shampoo .Why would I want to do this? Every day I’m hearing more and more how shampoo contains lots of chemicals. I won’t go into a list of them, but suffice it to say there is petroleum in it. And we’re putting that on our largest bodily organ –- our skin....more

A friend of mine posted about this and I had no idea it was all the rage. I've just gotta find ... more

How BlogHer ’09 is Going Green

At BlogHer ’09, you’ll likely notice our Green Initiatives – policies we’ve enacted to help make our conference more sustainable. We’re proud of the ways BlogHer sponsors and the BlogHer community are making a difference, and wanted to highlight specific examples of our efforts to create a more eco-friendly conference. ...more

I am not at this conference, but I'm glad to see you are working on some of these things. I go ... more