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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...


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11 Unusual Uses for an Old Cardboard Box

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2014

Somehow, you can't bring yourself to recycle them, or worse yet, to throw them away. They'll come in so handy some day if you decide to move to the other side of the state or put together...


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Repurpose Tree Trimmings as a Charming Twig Fence

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 18, 2014

Would you like just a bit more privacy in your urban front yard? We're talking about a friendly distance from your neighbors and casual passersby -- nothing hostile or extreme. Oh and...


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Easy, Safe and Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes for Kids

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 17, 2014

Halloween is one of the most thrilling days of the year for young children. And of course, the main focus of all the excitement is choosing a really fantastic outfit to dress up in....