Living : Life Style

Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of circumstances, no, you don’t. Many ways of eco-friendly living are more sustainable if you make them yourself so you know exactly what is used to produce them and where it came from, making them not only a very sustainable option, but also a very economical one too.

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20 ways to reuse mason jars

Mason jars are your best friend! In fact any jar is your best friend if you’re looking to decrease your reliance on plastic. There are many ways to reuse Jars if you take the time to think about it. Always hold them in the back of your mind to the solution to every problem, and you’ll find all kinds of amazing uses. The best thing about them all – is that they make great, low cost, recycled gifts. Get creative! Here are 20 ways to

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10 ways to reuse CDs

It’s been a while since CD’s were a staple of every computer owner for storing data, but there are still secret stashes we all have somewhere! Do you have a whole stack of old CD’s that are going nowhere? Well here’s 10 ways to reuse them! Bird bath: All you need is to smash up a few CD’s and an old plate. Use outdoor grout or leftover cement to stick them to the plate and in the gaps between. Then you get beautiful bird bath!

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Breakfast Television Segment – DIY Fall Aromas

If you love being crafty or want to try some easy eco-friendly ways to create Fall Aromas in your home, then these DIY projects are perfect for you! From homemade cinnamon scented pine cones, to tree log tea light holders, I came up with 6 easy and affordable ways to make your home so much more inviting and fit for the season. I went on Breakfast Television Calgary to show off some of the ways you can use items easily found around home to create

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DIY Fall Aromas – Recipes from our Breakfast Television Appearance

Don’t you just love walking into your home and being met with the wonderfully delicious aroma of Fall? Cinnamon, apples, pumpkins, and pies – these are just a few of my favourite scents. It’s these kind of Autumn aromas that make a house feel warm and cozy, perfect for the cooling weather. I decided to find out what kind of eco-friendly DIY crafts would smell perfect for the season, and came up with these 6 easy and affordable ways to

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Ten Ways to Upcycle Your Old T-shirts

There’s always that one t-shirt that is impossible to throw away. You know the one. You’ve had it for years and besides the sentimental attachment it is also one of the most comfortable articles of clothing you have in your closet. Still, there comes a time when that t-shirt is almost impossible to wear in public. The good news is you don’t have to get rid of it. Besides being incredibly comfortable, t-shirt fabric has plenty of upcycling

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Sew Eco: Make do and Mend

  During World War Two whilst resources were being diverted to the war effort, The British Government issued a ‘Make Do and Mend’ pamphlet to households.  It was intended to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing. With its thrifty design ideas and advice on reusing old clothing, the pamphlet was an indispensable guide.   Readers were advised to reuse fabric and yarn

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Making Music

From the earliest days of sitting on the kitchen floor,  banging on a range of saucepans and bowls, with kitchen utensils,  making music has been a part of  most of our lives in one way or another.   Society  and music lessons may have moved us  away from the earlier instruments we first played on, towards commercially produced traditional instruments.  With online videos, and workshops by eco conscious musicians, there are more and more

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15 Fabulous Green Fall Family Crafts

Fall is the most wonderful time of the year with its crisp cool mornings, haunting sunsets and Mother Nature feeding our senses with gorgeous scenery and a bountiful harvest. It’s time to savor every last little minute of outdoor enjoyment, but also to settle indoors when its too dark for fun and make use of all that the autumn has to offer for family fun. The more you think about what it has to offer – the more you find to enjoy! Here is

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