Here are some tips for enjoying those summer gatherings (or intimate get-togethers?) without breaking your budget or bleeding the environment: 1. If you have a large party and not enough tables and chairs to go around, consider doing something unexpected: throw a picnic in your backyard! Let’s face it, it’s easier to come up with […]
We want to give credit where credit is due. So the idea for this post came from one of our favorite British blogs, How Can I Recycle This? It just so happens that one of the Ecoists over here has a husband (and we’re not naming names) who has a thing about fish tanks. You […]
This video abstract from Building Green (airing nationally on PBS) introduces environmentally-friendly landscaping techniques, permaculture concepts and gives some nasty stats related to lawns.
Handmade accessories guarantee that you’ll have something in your home that no one else has, and Etsy is the best resource to shop for one-of-a-kind bric-a-brac. Similar to eBay, Etsy is a website for crafters to sell their wares online. If you appreciate all things handmade but don’t have a DIY bone in your body, […]
If you grow herbs in the summertime, you know that they can begin to get a bit unruly as the warm days grow in numbers. As such, you might be looking for a new way to use up some of those herbs rather than let them go to waste. Here are five new ideas for […]
If you keep your kitchen good and stocked with the basics, then this little organic appetizer should be easy to whip up with minimal extra cost (you just might have all the ingredients!) and with time enough for you to throw your hair into a pony, jump into a cute organic tee (gentlemen, please substitute […]
For an extra-special touch to a homemade dessert or an extra flavor treat to your tea, try lavender sugar. Lavender sugar is surprisingly simple to make and it only looks fancy. If you grow your own herbs, this is a great way to make use of them – try it with lavender or other flowers, […]
While it is generally accepted that natural methods of repelling mosquitoes are not as effective as DEET for example, they do minimize the problem. And given the downside of DEET, we’re OK with a few bites. If you’re getting ready to camp for the holiday weekend, get your natural artillery ready! 1. Fill a spray […]
Continuing with today’s “recycle theme,” here’s a great way to make use of all those old bath towels. This DIY lesson from ThreadBanger teaches you how to make a bath mat out of old towels. After all, that bath mat is meant to be absorbent, might as well go to the source to create it!
A certain friend of ours, who’s an editor at a certain, prominent fashion publication, just send us this note re: the scoop on Barneys and Neiman Marcus sales. While we must keep her identity a secret, we’ll call her “Deep Salesrack”, here’s what she had to say: For those who live in NY, Barneys has […]