Tag Archives: reuse

Stuffed Animal Mix UPS

We just finished our first fun sewing project in the new basement Art Studio! We bought random stuffed animals at the Goodwill Outlet where everything is priced by weight… $0.99 a pound. Then the kids cut the arms, legs, and heads off the animals and sewed them together to make new crazy creatures! We had …

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How my sister inspired me to work towards being a Zero Waste Family

Zero waste is not something that happens overnight or in a weekend or even within a month! The idea can be overwhelming – How can we change our lifestyle so drastically? Will it really be worth our efforts?? Here’s how my sister inspired me to make changes at home! ❀️🌸❀️🌸❀️🌸❀️🌸 Once upon a time I …

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Vintage Spice rack turned tincture rack

I got the cutest vintage spice rack yesterday from the Salvation Army! The front glass panel was broken so Josh removed it for me. The adorable glass bottles, though, are in perfect condition! I washed each bottle and placed a chalk board label around their middles. So- now the spice rack was ready to become …

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Reusing essential oil bottles for a natural first aid kit

I was sitting by the pool when a wasp flew over to me and stung me on the arm!  Ouch!! I quickly left my friends in charge of my children so I could drive home to get an oil for the sting! I applied my comfrey oil that I had infused, and got immediate pain …

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Fusion Fun: reusing plastics bags

Simone and I went to the library for a Mommy/daughter date this evening! We took a class called Fusion Fun- it involved melting used plastic bags together to create a new reusable bag! The organizer had saved a bunch of used plastic bags and even some party tableclothes. We cut out different pictures that we …

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My medicine cabinet

We went to an estate sale on Saturday and picked up a beautiful buffet for only $35! I had originally wanted a buffet to store my vintage pyrex in… but then I realized I really needed a place to store my herbal salves and essential oils. I cleaned up my ever changing sunporch and we …

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Window screen turned herb dryer 🌿 

I’ve basically given up on a traditional garden. This year I gave the kids some garden boxes and plants- and they have been successful! I, on the other hand, am working on establishing an herb garden! I’m so excited to grow plants that have such health benefits! Also, herbs are easy to grow and most come back …

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Making peppermint infused coconut oil for oil pulling and why I’m wearing the same dress for a month!

Wow! Now that’s a title! LOL πŸ˜‚ I’ve been AWOL again so I figured I better interest ya’ll real fast! So, what should I talk about first? The oil pulling or the dress? The Dress… I’ve been wearing the same beautiful white dress for 13 straight days now… I mostly wear an apron over it …

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I made our wooden Knife-Throwing Target

I did it! I made my first carpentry project! Despite only having a picture and a dream to go on… It’s sturdy It’s made out of repurposed wood I did it by myself 😊 Eddie helped me with the final details… Now, I just need to order some knives from Amazon so we can practice …

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A SOLE HOPE shoe cutting party

My friend Noreen and her daughters hosted a shoe cutting party and the kids and I went! What’s a shoe cutting party? πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ It’s a get-together where you cut a pattern out of jeans (and a thin plastic) that will be sewn into shoes for people in Uganda. The shoes prevent sand fleas (jiggers) from …

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