Category Archives: Sustainability

Looking at the importance of being green, with a focus on how it intersects with style.

Summer biking

Trips to the post office and grocery store are so much more fun when done by bike. And they’re even more fun while wearing cute mary janes. And contacts!  Woo hoo! (I haven’t had contacts for years because I didn’t … Continue reading

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Spring Breakin'

I’ve had this whole week off for Spring Break, and it’s been glorious!  Here’s what I’ve been up to: Getting my read on:  I’m a librarian, so I’m always in the middle of a book.  Since I had so much … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Line Dry

*Photo Friday is a new occasional feature where I simply post a few photos I’ve taken recently.  Sometimes there will be text involved, sometimes I will let the photos speak for themselves.  Enjoy.* I love that I can still hang … Continue reading

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Introducing: The 3/50 Project

A few weeks ago, I posted about some great stuff I bought at a local antique shop. About a week after that post, I learned that one of those antique shops would be closing.  Then I heard that another local … Continue reading

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Book Review: Made from Scratch

Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life This book is lovely memoir written by 20-something web designer Jenna Woginrich.  Working as a web designer, Jenna longed to have a homestead and become self-sufficent.  With the help of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Talking Dirt

Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva’s Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening If you’re interested in learning about organic gardening, this is the book for you.  Annie Spiegelman speaks in a modern, humorous tone as she explains everything from starting a compost … Continue reading

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DIY: Kitchen Cloths from Scraps

Since I sew a lot, I end up with lots of fabric scraps.  I especially end up with lots of t-shirt and jersey scraps and sometimes I’m not sure what to do with them.  This week, I found the perfect … Continue reading

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What I'm lovin': No Miss Nail Polish

Manalapan Melon After reading about how many chemicals commonly found in nail polish (formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl-pthalate (dbp), and camphor) I decided to look around for some alternatives.  One brand I stumbled upon is No Miss.  I’ll admit, their website is not … Continue reading

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Being Green: Retractable Clotheslines

I recently bought a a retractable clothesline on Amazon.   I wanted something that was easy to set up and take down, because I didn’t want to have a permanent clothesline in my backyard.  This Moerman one works very well. … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Wine Bottles as Boot Shapers

This past winter, I acquired my first pairs of boots as an adult. It’s crazy, I know, but living in Florida my whole life, I just never had any.  As I started to acquire more boots, I began to realize … Continue reading

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