eco friendly

Eco Friendly, Recycled, Fabulously Glitterized Banner tutorial

  My house needed a little glitter to get 2012 started off on a fabulous foot. And I mean, who couldn’t use a little more glitter in their life? How can you really go wrong with something so superfluous and happy, I ask you???? I created this banner with my daughter, and it was really fun. It’s perfect for all ages, a great project to do with the kids or on your own! My daughter and I chose to create a banner that reads: “Seek Magic” for a fun reason. My daughter’s initials are “CEK” = Seek My son’s initials […]

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Eco-friendly Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, or… how to distract your kids while you get some stuff done around the house this holiday season

I can barely call this a tutorial because it is just gluing paper on a cone shape, but that is the genius of this sweet little craft. I first showed this post last Christmas, and as we pulled these trees out from storage this year my daughter begged to make more.  So see?  Even though it is soooo easy and barely requires five minutes of adult set up/supervision, it is something your kids will love, enjoy, and be proud of years later. If you need to get some stuff done around the house and need an easy distraction for the

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Firestarter Tutorial

Temps are dipping into the cold near-freezing numbers at night here in SC, and instead of turning on my heat, we’ve been having lovely evening fires to heat the house. So that means, starting a fire.  Which can sometimes be frustrating, but not so when you have a fabbo, eco-friendly, completely free, made from stuff lying around your home fire starter on hand!   I originally published this tutorial last May, and I’ve been using my firestarters like crazy.  So I thought this would be the perfect time to re-post… enjoy!!! xoxo, Laura     Ready to get started? Here

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Saving Seeds, a tutorial (i.e. the perks of lazy gardening)

  All this heat is causing my plants to bolt early!  Here, you can see my basil has started shooting up flower/seed heads…   I’m really excited about this tutorial. And the reason I’m excited is because I’m going to be trying it for the first time myself, along with anyone out there who wants to try it with me! Okay, so I admit that this topic is only an issue because of my sub-par gardening skills.  That and the extreme heat/drought that we are experiencing in this part of SC.  All of my (admittedly unattended) garden crops are bolting…

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