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Challenge: Resolve to be Green in 2013: 3 Simple Green Ideas To Help Yourself And The Planet!

Challenge: Resolve to be Green in 2013: 3 Simple Green Ideas To Help Yourself And The Planet!

It’s a fact: we need to make changes now to protect our planet for future generations. At the beginning of a new year, let’s examine our lifestyles and see how we can make some simple changes that will have a lasting effect on our environment. Here are […]

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DIY Jewelry Storage Solutions

DIY Jewelry Storage Solutions

Does your jewelry box look like this? Here are some easy DIY Jewelry Storage Solutions that will transform your jewelry disaster into an organized showpiece.   Lace Jewelry Frames to Knit or Crochet – Knit and Crochet Pattern PDF Download Melinda made this using this free printable […]

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22 – Festive Table in 10 Minutes!

22 – Festive Table in 10 Minutes!

This is an easy, festive table that you can pull together in less then ten minutes using natural materials and items from around the house. Start by laying a length of fabric down the middle of the table. I used a very thin frayed fabric and bunched […]

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21 – Alternative Gifts

21 – Alternative Gifts

Do you have someone on your list that has everything you could possibly think of? They could not think of a single thing they wanted and you can not think of a single thing they need… So what can you get for the person that has everything? […]

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19 – Green Christmas: Eco Friendly Wrapping Ideas

19 – Green Christmas: Eco Friendly Wrapping Ideas

In the U.S., about five million tons of garbage are produced during the Christmas season. The U.S. also consumes about 4 million tons of wrapping paper annually.  Did you know that about 50% of paper used in the U.S. is gift wrap? Before stocking up on rolls […]

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16 – Green Christmas: Re-purposed Card Display & Decorating with Pine Branches

16 – Green Christmas: Re-purposed Card Display & Decorating with Pine Branches

A week ago, the first floor of my home was bare–as part of our mud room renovation, we had the floors on the main level refinished. So, we had to  remove all of our furniture, and were able to put it back last weekend. As we started […]

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Country-Style Star Ornaments

Country-Style Star Ornaments

This is a simple and elegant ornament that looks great on the tree or as a decoration on a simple gift bag. All you need is a sheet of paper–I used a photocopy of a Christmas Carol, but anything will do–try a sheet of newspaper, a colorful […]

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4 – The Green Tree: Real or Artificial?

4 – The Green Tree: Real or Artificial?

Before shopping for your Christmas tree this year, consider the environmental impact of your tree choice. Three Choices Essentially, there are three types of Christmas trees: artificial, live with roots intact, and a live cut tree. Let’s look at each choice.  1. Artificial Christmas Tree The benefit […]

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Transform old Candles into Something New!

Transform old Candles into Something New!

I have a number of  tired, half-burned candles that need a refresh. Sharon & I decided to melt one down and make pine cone fire starters. Neither of us had melted wax before, so we got instructions from Melinda, who is a pro at candle making, and […]

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Easy Holiday Centerpiece

Easy Holiday Centerpiece

I discovered this easy Centerpiece idea watching the Chew; a creative cooking show that also demonstrates crafts. This table decoration is made with recycled pine cones, glitter, and a vase. First find some pine cones. I baked my pine cones for thirty minutes at 250 degrees to […]

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