How to Turn a T-Shirt Into a Market Bag

I lovelovelove finding cool new projects that allow me to upcycle my clothes. And just this morning I was stumbling around the Internet and found a new favorite blog: Honestly WTF.
Ok, so the blog title is a bit provocative (which I love), and the content is top-notch. These girls cover art, fashion, and have a [...]

Eco-Friendly Lips and Scents

You know what I love about summer (besides barefeet, tank tops, open windows, thunderstorms, Fudgecicles, summer dresses and lazy afternoons)?
I love summer scents, and summer lip gloss.
Every summer, it seems, has a theme. One scent, or one lip gloss, that I end up using every single day. And you know what happens come fall, or [...]

How to Green Your Summer Look

Shhh…can you hear it? It’s the delightful whispering of afternoons on the boardwalk, picnics and nighttime bike rides in bare feet. Yes, summer is finally almost here!
Chances are you’re looking forward to the dog days of summer just as much as I am. Already I’ve been out eying new shorts, sandals and tank tops for [...]

My Favorite Eco Beauty Recipes

Have you ever thought about the chemicals that are lurking in your face soap and moisturizers? According to the Environmental Working Group, most commercial face care products contain chemicals that have been linked with cancer. Some major brands even contain ingredients that have been banned elsewhere around the world.
And, we’re all putting this stuff on [...]

Clothing You Can Compost?

You know that much loved t-shirt you’ve had since the early ’90s? It’s thin enough to see through, and now looks like Swiss cheese from all the holes. This is the kind of shirt you can’t donate, since after all…who would buy it?
So, it often gets thrown in the garbage.
What many people don’t realize is [...]

Eco Friendly Ways to Pamper Yourself on Valentine’s Day

So, I know I just wrote about how to have a fair trade Valentine’s Day. But the thing is if you’re single, or you and your partner are “on the outs”, you might not want to have a fair trade Valentine’s Day. In fact, you might not want to have any kind of Valentine’s Day [...]

Sshh…I Just Heard Spring Whispering!

First of all, I’m well aware that it’s still January. And, being in Michigan, I know I’m staring at snow out my office window, and chattering my teeth at there mere thought of going outside (as I write this, it’s 10 degrees).
So why, might you ask, am I even daring to allow the word “Spring” [...]

How to Upcycle a Sweater

Do you have a sweater that you’re not so crazy about anymore? Or perhaps it’s too small, or too big, or too ratty to grace your shoulders.
I have several sweaters like that currently hanging in my closet. Normally I just donate them, but I started wondering…what else could I do with them?
There are several ways [...]

How to Stop Overshopping

You don’t need me to tell you that American culture is addicted to shopping. We see, according to the New York Times, an average of 5,000 ads a day. This makes us want all the latest and greatest gadgets, fashions and food.
The problem (as I’ve written time and time again since this is a favorite [...]

Fun Ideas for Upcycling Clothing

If you have some fun fabric or old clothes and you need some inspiration for what to do with them, then this is the post for you.
I’m in this situation myself. I recently rescued several yards of uber-cool early 1970s fabric from my grandmother’s house last time I was there. It was in the trash [...]