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Décor Knockoffs Are Nifty, Newsy and Eco-Friendly

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2014

No doubt about it, shopping is fun. However, do-it-yourself is even more fun … plus it's cheaper and greener besides! As the crafting movement grows increasingly popular, more...


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Green Winter Clothes: Stay Warm and Save the Planet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Wearing synthetic fabrics is a no-no if you're committed to saving the planet -- or even just wishy-washy about it. Most synthetics, for example polyester and acrylic, are based on...


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Wine Racks: the Perfect "Two-Way" Repurpose

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2014

Repurposing has been gathering steam over the past few years as a fun and inexpensive way to reduce our landfills and help save the planet. Lately we've started seeing lots of examples...


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How to Create a Fashionable Painted Floor Cloth

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 30, 2014

In home fashion, they say what goes around comes around. This may be the reason why floor cloths have come back into style. Traditional décor in the US for the past 300 years,...


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Adopting a Dog is the Ultimate Repurpose

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 30, 2014

How often do you get to make a difference to the world and save a life? Adopting a homeless dog is the perfect opportunity -- you don't even have to put on your Superman cape to be...


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Practical Ways to Green Your Home Sewing Hobby

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2014

Sewing is a fun and practical hobby that helps aficionados save money while getting exactly the fashion look that they want. If you are a "sewist," as they say, you can bring together...


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Eco-Friendly Ideas for Awesome Halloween Crafts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 25, 2014

Just like when watching a horror movie has you glued to the edge of your seat waiting for the next scream-worthy moment, the anticipation of a happily haunted evening is a big part...


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Rent, Don’t Own, to Simplify Your Life

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 23, 2014

"The more you have the more you want" may be a truism but like most truisms, this simple sentence contains a grain of … well … truth. America has long been known as a...