Pencils Made from Newspaper: Recycle This

We’ve found the perfect writing utensil to use with our tree-free journals — the tree-free pencil! O’Bon calls itself the home of the “world’s greenest pencil,” and although we don’t have the ability to examine every pencil company in the world, we’re really liking their products. Instead of the bland, yellow-ish pencils, they have multi-colored […]

How to Shop a Thrift Store

One of my favorite childhood memories is shopping my local Salvation Army Thrift Store with my seamstress grandmother. We would search for designer pieces and/or unique finds that we could alter or transform into unique styles (this was during the time when it was considered a major social stigma to shop thrift stores). Fast forward […]

How to Recycle Paper: Green Video

If you’re looking for a fun and eco-friendly project, why don’t you learn how to recycle paper? It’s not as hard as it sounds — you’ll need a a mortar and pestle (or another way to mash up shredded paper and water), water, a frame, a sieve, plastic sheets, and thumbtacks. You can send off […]

Saving Seeds: Budget Gardening Tip

How did your garden grow? Ours was hit or miss, but the hits were dynamite. Super juicy tomatoes just oozing with flavor, sugary sweet and gorgeous orangey pink peaches and tasty crisp sugar snap peas. To keep the good taste going, we’re canning and preserving our harvest the best we can before the first frost, […]

Irreplaceable Parts: Recycle This

Our friends at Treehugger recently presented us with a conundrum. How can you go green when your home is filled with items that cannot be repaired/cleaned/re-fashioned? This particular story centered on an outdoor gazebo bought at a big box store that was in need of a new fabric canopy. After two years of use (only […]

Look for Less: Room Dividers

In a world of bachelor apartments, mini-mized condos and cramped homes, it’s often hard to create unique, defined spaces. And while we’re fans of the open concept look, sometimes all we really want is a little definition. That’s why we’ve come up with some cheap architectural ideas that will not only divide an airy room, […]

Fall Blooming Annuals: Budget Gardening Tip

As cooler fall temperatures begin to set in in many parts of the country, summer-blooming annuals and perennials may begin to lose their luster — and even their blossoms. While it is the time to catch up on many gardening tasks before winter comes (including planting spring-blooming bulbs, it’s also a good time to fill […]