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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Hands-On Review: Upcycled Pet Toys

We love these upcycled dog toys from The Smiling Frog Pets and so does our dog, Dixie. They are made with recycled denim complete with a cute sounding squeaker inside. Dixie loves soft toys. When we gave her this ball, she walked around the house crying and looking for a place to “hide” her new toy. Dogs are funny. After over two months of play, the ball is still in great shape and has held up well. The toys can be embroidered with up to four letters. They …

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Friday, September 23, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up September 23, 2011

An upcycled pouch made from soda packaging. Cute! A step-by-step tutorial is at Skip To My Lou from guest blogger Ellie G of Less Cake (More Frosting). Read about this gorgeous upcycled Artic Plank flooring at Jetson Green. Wow! I love mosiacs! Check out these made from bottle caps.

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up September 9, 2011

What??!!! A facebook game for upcycling. Amazing! Check out Trash Tycoon. Check out this fun blog all about small scale sculptures made from salvaged packaging. Fun! Kristy Loves Cardboard. We love Danny Seo! Check out this tutorial for making Upcycled Bags!

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up September 2, 2011

Where do you keep your laptop? How about in this trendy case made from upcycled bike tubes. Check out Alchemy Goods. Attention New Yorkers! The 14th Street Y in Manhattan’s East Village is sponsoring a free Green Open House for all ages on Sunday September 18th. Click here for more information. They have everything from textile recycling to fair trade coffee and children’s events. Fun! STOP!! Before you buy a new appliance or electronic, consider trying to repair it. Check out Part Select and their virtual repair …

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Friday, August 19, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up August 19, 2011

Check out two really cool projects from our friends at The Public Works. The kiosks give new life to Colorado trees killed by beetles. They look great. Good work guys! Click here and here. Love it! A bird house made from a vintage Brumberger film strong box for film storage. Lots of good pictures and links to other birdhouse upcycles on the right of the page. Click here. Are you watching Picker Sisters on Tuesdays at 10pm on TLC? I have been watching Mike and Frank …