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More Buttons!!

23 Jan

I was excited when I found this being made as a window curtain or drape(don’t know what name suites it best) at the Fretex redesign work-shop in Drammen.

So cool I have to say! Buttons have no end when it comes to design ideas.

Little treasurer, are they not? especially when put together.

Think twice before ever throwing away a single button people.

You can definitely try this at home

14 Oct

Laura’s Cheap Trick #10 (via laurascheaptricks)

17 Aug

Laura's Cheap Trick #10 Reuse those sandwich bags! Sounds logical and easy enough…but we don’t do it.  It’s not in our nature..we have to be cool, casual and nonchalant and toss out the baggies.  Shame on you.  Unless that baggie was good and soiled, bring them home, rinse them out and reuse them.  Chop sticks make great baggie holders to help dry them faster.     Don’t stop there.  Save your old bread bag cut it in half and knot the bottom of the second hal … Read More

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I must admit I am one of the culprits who sometimes throws away usable sandwich bags. Shame on me indeed. I feel really guilty after reading this. lesson learnt!

Show You Care, Do Your Share

13 Aug

“We all moan and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet every one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It’s time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved Mother deserves.” – Ed Asner, Actor

I must admit that when I read this quot, a pang of guilt hit me. So, I started looking out for simple things that I do on a daily that hurt the environment. I came across this in my quest and thought it mandatory to share. Here are some very simple things  I learnt that we can do in respect for our beloved Earth:

  • Don’t use non-stick pans; use cast iron or stainless steel ones instead.
  • To avoid chemicals in food, lessen the amount of processed, canned, or fast food you consume, and never microwave plastic.
  • Buy organic, eat low-mercury fish, and never use iodized salt (interferes with the thyroid).
  • Leave your shoes at the door to reduce pollutants in your home.
  • Buy natural fibers.
  • Use reusable water bottles instead of buying plastic ones and never freeze water in plastic bottles.
  • Seal outdoor wooden structures as they may contain arsenic.
  • Filter your water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. 
  • Avoid products with added fragrance.
  • Save energy by adjusting the thermostat just a few degrees, buying compact fluorescent light bulbs, opening the drapes for more light, and washing clothes in cold water when possible.
I am still learning more because I admit that I don’t know the dangers of  things like freezing water in plastic container but, thank God for Google.
Get with the green program people…..