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DIY projects for the home including upcycling, repurposing, crafts and organizing.

DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

I’ve done 3 post-worthy projects prior to my Fairy Garden creation, but this was so much fun I had to share it right away! Over Memorial Day weekend I went to my sister-in-law’s house. She had made a super cool fairy garden. I was so totally inspired. Then before I left her house, she gave […]

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Upcycling in Mexico

About 13 years ago when I started upcycling furniture and repurposing household items, naturally I went looking for inspiration.  I even joined a MeetUp group for people interested in upcycling. At the time, the most relevant books showed upcycling examples from Mexico. Last month during Earth Week, I was in Mexico. One interesting thing I found […]

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Reduce Food Waste

  Happy Earth Week, Reduction Rebels! I’m proud to participate in NBCU’s Green is Universal campaign, #NoFoodWaste Last year around this time I headed a Garbage Reduction Challenge at my son’s schools where we challenged the students to reduce food waste. The week before the challenge we weighed the lunchtime garbage. Then the week of […]

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DIY Bathroom Makeover with a Shower Curtain and Mod Podge

  I did receive this shower curtain for free, but as always all opinions are 100% mine. This post also includes affiliate links. Earlier this year I did a post on the gut job of our master bathroom, which we did in 2014. Our other bathroom, occupied mostly by my children, has been an eyesore […]

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Upcycled Egg Cups

  Decorating Easter eggs has always been a big part of our holiday celebration. Growing up my mom always bought the dye kits that you have to dissolve a color tablet in vinegar. To this day I can only associate the smell of vinegar with Easter eggs. Later in life I learned how to blow […]

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DIY All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Today’s guest post will show you two ways to make your own hand sanitizer. If you’re anything like me (major germ phoebe) you keep this stuff close by. You probably also have some almost empty bottles that are ready to be replaced refilled. Yes! Reuse your old bottles to make DIY hand sanitizer! This is […]

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Saving Money on Air Conditioning

Staying cool is very expensive. According to statistics from the US Department of Energy, cooling represents up to 70% of the summer monthly home energy bill in homes in warmer climates. It is therefore necessary to seek sustainable ways to reduce your cooling energy consumption in the long term particularly if you are living in […]

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tips for saving money on bathroom renovations

Last year we finally took the plunge to renovate our master bathroom. It was the original bathroom from when our house was built in 1971. To decribe it in one word, I think I’d go with gross. And, I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t a cheap renovation, but we did take steps to limit our costs where […]

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