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Non-Guilty Wrapping Paper! December 24, 2010

Ok, so I am a freak about recycling and the amount of waste during the Holidays.  From the amount of packaging on children’s toys to peanuts found in a shipping box……to throw on MORE waste with wrapping paper nearly throws me into a panic……..

I found some newspaper in the recycling bin and went to work…..

I was really excited how they were looking, but they needed something…….I found an old red tablecloth…..BOWS!  (Clementine colored little pictures for the tags:)

I am super psyched on how they turned out!  And NO unnecessary EXTRA garbage!  YEA!


Try and conserve everyday!
Happy Holidays!!

XOXOX

kar

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BEST Idea EVER March 12, 2010

Filed under: Eco Tips — ArcherAve @ 9:08 am

Ok, so if you know me, you know that I despise plastic bags……especially those DREADFUL SANDWICH BAGS!!! Uggghhhhh

Check out these organic and reusable sandwich bags from BebelooshMini on Etsy!

So cute and your kids will love them! Use them for toys, snacks, or even your own lunch!

1 Reusable Organic Sandwich/Snack Bag with Baby Owl

If your a little low on cash and have some time to make your own, here are some tips from We Wilsons!

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by We Wilsons!

 

i am home March 4, 2010

Filed under: Eco Tips — ArcherAve @ 8:46 am
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OK, so I am OBSESSED!!  I am not sure anything needs to be said, but I am just in LOVE with this shop!!

i am home is a shop that specializes in unique decor art pieces to make your house feel like your home. All of our items are handmade by Sarah and Joseph with a whole lot of love.

Set of green glass forest magnets

wall interiors (north wall)

They aim to use reclaimed and refurbished materials in all of their pieces. They scour old buildings, visit Rebuilding Exchange (the best building reuse material center in Chicago), and scavenge art schools for discarded wood and supplies.
~please check out their nearly finished artist website at
sarahandjoseph.com
DO IT!

😀

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!! February 14, 2010

Filed under: Eco Tips — ArcherAve @ 9:46 am

So today is Valentine’s Day. Some people dread it, some people forget it. Some people wait all year for it!

Robbie and I are planning on going grocery shopping. Hehehe. Happy Valentine’s day!!

Well, if it is down to the wire and you need something for your babe, here are a few easy and fun ideas!!

** For the girls!

If you are Buffalo bound, Anna Grace (a fabulous shop on the Elmwood strip) is perfect for something fabulous, modern, and unique!!

For the Jewelry lover…..

http://www.shopannagrace.com/

**For the Boys!

You can make an appointment for the two of you to get your picture professionally taken together or …….. something a little more , ummmmmm

Sweet Heart Pin Up Studio -Buffalo, NY

http://destinyrogowski.com/

Indoor Picnic

Have an indoor picnic with candles, and your babe’s favorite food! Or skip the food and go straight for desert!

I love you stones

Hand make some “I love you stones”. Simply find some snow covered stones, brush them off and write the reasons you love your love! Simple, but sure to touch your sweetie’s heart:)

HAPPY VAlentine’s Day Lovers!!

OXOX

 

Eco Valentine’s Day February 9, 2010

Filed under: Eco Tips — ArcherAve @ 11:51 am

Want to do something special for your lovie without breaking the bank or harming the earth?  Here are some really fabulous ideas from Ecobites.com!!

PAPER (hand-made, recycled) and tied up with ribbon and some heart shape fabric or recycled board.

Step 1:   Cut junk mail into small shreds, soak it in warm water for about 2 hours, and blend it in a blender.

Step 2:   Add small quantities of flowers, grass, and leaves for fun, color, and texture.

Step3:   Spread it out on a flat, fine-holed, wire-mesh screen—use a rolling pin to flatten it.

Step 4:   Smear a tablespoon of cornstarch over the paper to increase its strength.

Step 5:   When it dries, you can use this paper as stationary, to decorate used boxes, or even to make Valentine Cards. (For an even prettier look, glue dried flowers on top of the paper).

Now that I think about it, these would make fabulous invitations…..hmmm

Who doesn’t love a soak in the tub?  Well, Robbie, he says they are for girls.

BATH OILS For centuries we have been using oils in the bath to soften and scent the skin. 1 bottle of organic olive oil + 1 tablespoon castille soap + fragrant essential oil of choice. Combine all together, except essential oil. Place into bottle or jars and add oil drop by drop. Shake to combine. Nice accompanied by a drawstring bag filled with dried herbs. The bag can be hung around the tap while the bath is filling or just thrown into the bath.

BATH SOAK in the centre of a hemmed calico square place 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup almond meal and 1/2 cup cornmeal. Tie up into a ball with a length of lace. The mixture will diffuse into the bath water.

And for those sweet tooths!!   DIY Organic Chocolates!!

http://ecobites.com/eco-news-articles/self-reliance/921-diy-organic-chocolate

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!

XOXOX

 

Recycled Crafts! February 5, 2010

Filed under: Eco Tips — ArcherAve @ 9:43 am

Ok, so I have been asked what ways things around the house can be recycled…..here is an awesome blog,”P@perSeed”, I have found that really has some fabulous (and simple) ideas!!

Recycled Envelopes
Make unique envelopes by recycling calendars, magazines, maps, sheet music or any other unused papers that you might have lying around. There are several places where you can download templates, including herehere or here, or you can simply find an envelope you like, unfold it and trace.

Recycled Sweater Crafts
I can’t resist these projects made from old sweaters. Leave it to Martha Stewart (and her staff and guests) to come up with such beautiful handmade items. Here are instructions on her website to make recycled sweater mittens (including video!),pouchespillow coverssoft toys and stuffed animalschristmas stockings and afelted knitting basket.

 

LOVE!!! February 2, 2010

Filed under: Eco Tips — ArcherAve @ 10:36 am
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What a fabulous idea! Dryer Pillow Sheets!

zJayne’s Etsy shop is turning every morsel, including fonts, into original long-lasting artsy designs.

Upcycled Dryer Pillow Sheets™ Sachet Set of THREE
(eco-friendly-use in place of chemically treated commercial dryer sheets)

“Waste Not, Want Not” -Reusable set of three (mixed colors)

::FEATURED in PREMIER ISSUE of GREEN CRAFT Magazine::

”If we don’t waste what we have,
we’ll still have it in the future
and will not lack (want) it.”

100% Upcycled, no new tShirts were harmed to make this item.
(~made with recycled t-shirt sleeves, pieces and parts!)
IF you have a color preference, please state at checkout.

More Info:
Þ fragrant home grown Washington lavender buds inside
Þ double secured (see last pic, separate sewn pouch inside)
– no buds sneaking their way out, no way, no how!
Þ reusable, long lasting
Þ eco-friendly
Þ pose as a quick sachet for camping, closets, drawers and more. . .
Þ Size Approx. 4” x 4” each

Paper or Plastic? How about neither. It takes as much petroleum to make 14 plastic bags as it does to drive a car one mile.


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