Buying Used: How to Fill Your Home with Secondhand Stuff

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I'll admit, I have a little bit of a problem - I love to buy other people's stuff. I mean like, pre-owned, secondhand, used stuff. Granted, it's not junk. On the contrary, I love to find stuff that's in great condition that people are selling because they…

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200 Ways to Reuse, Repurpose & Recycle for Earth Day

Are you a “saver?” You might claim it as your heritage (the Dutch are infamous for penny pinching and using everything fully) or inspired by an experience (those who lived through the Great Depression never threw anything away that had value) or because of your “green” sensibilities (it would be wasteful and harmful to the…

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Energy Efficient vs. Green Friendly

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Want to know how to help keep your appliances running longer? I have the perfect solutions: 1. Hand wash your dishes and use your dishwasher as a great big drying rack – it will never stop running or do a poor job cleaning your dishes that…

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How to Make Coasters Out of Felted Sweaters

The following post is from Micaela of Mindful Momma: Valentine's Day may be right around the corner, but there's still time to whip up a quick gift for your sweetie. These simple felted coasters are made from re-purposed sweaters that have been shrunk in the wash, giving them new life as felted wool. Better yet,…

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How to Make a Glass Pendant Out of Repurposed Paper

The following post is from Micaela of Mindful Momma: The Inspiration I'm a sucker for pretty paper. When I see something I love, whether it is a paper cut design on a calendar, a screen printed gift card, or some artsy wrapping paper,  I have a hard time resisting. And because I hate to waste,…

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9 Ways to Cook with Garbage

You probably don't need to chase down the garbage man or go dumpster diving for your daily bread, but in a country where the average person wastes $600 of food every year, I can think of a few reasons you might want to figure out how to eat garbage. A good start to reducing food…

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A Dozen {Not So Crafty} Ways to Use an Old Sheet

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: I don't know what I was thinking. I almost threw something totally useful away! My son's sheet got absolutely threadbare, as in, I didn't even understand what that word meant until I saw how well I could see through his sheet. I thought and thought about…

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Free Preschool Activities from Your Kitchen

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When you start making changes in your family to a more whole foods or eco-friendly lifestyle (or both!), one major struggle is always, “What do I do with the stuff we don't eat/clean with/cook with anymore?” Many of us also have frugal sensitivities, so boxes of…

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New Uses for Old Doors

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point Old doors and screens can be a terrific way to fill an odd space in your home.  They add character and architectural interest to an otherwise dull spot. Plus they are usually cheap, or even free! Let your friends and family know you are looking…

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