I always seem to have an abundance of old t-shirts lying around my house. Whether it is a shirt with an impenetrable stain, snag, or just a dated look, I can never bring myself to throw them out. Fortunately for me, I found a great way to repurpose these old shirts into something that I will actually use: a bag. The great thing about these tee shirts turned bag, is that they really are multipurpose. You can make a bag for carrying library books, produce, or to coordinate with an outfit. I ... Continue Reading
A no-sew way to turn an old shirt into a fun bag!
Repurpose those old jeans, food containers, and more for great storage ideas!
Organization has never been one of my strengths. In fact, I am just downright bad at it. Fortunately for those of us who just don't have that magically organizational touch, there is Pinterest. If you have ever been on Pinterest you know there are tons of tips on styling your home, organization, and everything in between. The best part is that many of the tips are actually very eco-friendly. Repurposing old or used items seems to be a theme I come across quite often, so I have compiled a list of ... Continue Reading
Check out these State and National Park programs, specifically for children.
With school out and summer vacation in full swing, many families are making plans to visit their local State Park or National Park. Relaxing on the lake, fishing, boating, camping, and grilling are just a few of the activities you may find yourself enjoying at the park. However, did you know that many State and National Park authorities have programs designed specifically for children? Check out a few of these naturalist programs offered at parks across the country. Junior Ranger ... Continue Reading
Simple kitchen ingredients make glowing skin scrubs and masks.
Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to show some skin. Say good-bye to dry, flaky skin and hello to radiant, refreshed skin that begs to be shown off. Using a few ingredients right in your home you can create natural at-home face and body scrubs that banish winter skin for good. About Face Using four central ingredients (baking soda, oatmeal, granulated sugar and coffee grounds) you can mix some truly terrific and beneficial facial scrubs depending on your skincare ... Continue Reading
Learn more about the health and environmental benefits of hemp.
If you keep up on current nutrition trends and health news, surely you've read about hemp. It's a sustainable and versatile seed known as a nutritional powerhouse. June 3rd is the start of the fourth annual Hemp History week. Learn more about some of the well known endorsers like Andrew Weil, Ziggy Marley and Alicia Silverstone. Their mission is to change the outdated federal policy – created in the 1930's – that currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, ... Continue Reading
Ways to repurpose your old shirts into fun new dresses and skirts.
I love the idea of repurposing and reusing items. It's the ultimate way to go green. But what about clothing? Are you concerned it might wind up frumpy instead of stylish? I recently stumbled across the most amazing video outlining how to turn an ordinary men's button up shirt into a stylish dress. Best part yet, it doesn't require sewing or any other accessories aside from the shirt. Not only does Colour Heels Diary turn the shirt into a beautiful strapless dress, but also shows you how to ... Continue Reading
Learn how to plant a cutting garden to create beautiful bouquets indoors.
There is something very special about hand selecting the flowers that go into your garden. Creating a beautiful and custom garden outside is wonderful; but, wouldn't it be even better if your could bring some of that beauty indoors? That is exactly what you can do by planting a cutting garden. There are a wide variety of flowers, plants, and shrubs that are perfect for creating beautiful bouquets that can be brought indoors and enjoyed. Best of all, most cutting variety of plants and flowers ... Continue Reading
Looking for a more natural way to dye your hair? Check out one of these options.
Whether you are going gray or simply want to change up the color of your hair - most of the hair products are chocked full of potentially harmful chemicals. If you're looking for something a little more natural, there are definitely greener options available by many of your favorite brands. Here are the best options (in no particular order) that offer the most natural and brightest shades without the worry that chemicals can cause. EcoColors Hair Dye Permanent, gluten free, non-toxic ... Continue Reading
5 great ways to keep your child learning and engaged this summer.
With the traditional school year ending soon, your kids are probably ready to take a break from schoolwork for the summer. Actually, the summer can be the perfect time to brush up on some skills or let your child grow in subjects they are particularly interested in learning more about. Families can take some tips from full-time homeschoolers on how to use the summer for educational purposes. Fortunately for families, there are a number of completely free educational resources online. As a ... Continue Reading
Learn more about turning your lawn into a garden, no matter what the size.
There's a recent new trend that has really caught my interest. A number of communities are gaining popularity with the concept of "growing food not lawns". I absolutely love this concept and think the grassroots approach to promoting gardening is refreshing. Many of you probably think you don't have enough space to make an awesome garden. However, that is exactly what these organizations are out to disprove. You don't need a lot of space to grow a garden. In fact, you can grow gardens in very ... Continue Reading