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Busy Weekend

Loving Spectra Art Tissue. Re-using bled tissue, making new pieces. No paper gets left behind.



Here is a link to a fascinating article about reducing our plastic use in June.


The challenge is not to use disposable, single use plastic for either a day, week or month in June, with the aim of using environmentally friendly products and containers instead. 185 more words

Chronicling Ellen

Object of Desire

‘Your bath looks wonderful’ said a friend. ‘It’s as if it grew there’

The bathroom is finally coming together exactly as I had planned, dominated by the roll top bath. 413 more words

Relocation To France

Meet the Maker - Nadien Klages

Hi Nadien, tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Nadien. I’m a fashion designer focusing on upcyled and handmade pieces for children and adults, as well as mum to a three-year old. 407 more words

5 Sustainability Resources Your Town Needs

My spouse and I just moved from Ithaca, NY to St. Paul, MN. I had known leading up to our move to Ithaca that it was a hippy Mecca, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised to learn about the forward-thinking resources in the Twin Cities. 1,223 more words


Faded, Tattered and Stained*

Blue denim jeans have a long life. Brand new, they get worn about town.  After awhile, showing some fading and fraying, those jeans don’t feel quite presentable enough to wear in public. 397 more words


For the Love and Comfort of Church Sales

Last week I went to the first church sale of the season in my neck of the woods. And I’ve got to admit, as I parked my van and spied the morning dew glistening off the white canopy covering the mish mosh of second hand furniture, the lyrics of the Cheers TV show started singing in my head… 617 more words