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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Upcycled Wine Cork Birdhouse

I have been saving wine corks for a long time. Like, ever since I turned 21 and that was….well a long time ago. I have plans to do something really cool with them. There are lots of ideas out there and with spring hopefully coming soon, this birdhouse tutorial is perfect. Don’t have enough to make your own? Check out this cute cork birdhouse from Etsy. Happy Upcycling! Jill    

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hands-on Review: Summit Soap Company

Upcycled soap? I know… I was slightly skeptical when this review first crossed my desk. Until that day, I had never considered upcycled soap. By the time, the package was 6 inches from my nose I had already started my conversion. Summit Soap smells FANTASTIC! The primary ingredient in this upcycled soap is cooking oil from Rocky Mountain, Colorado restaurants. The vegetable cooking oil is then purified and quality tested. The fabulous scent comes from fresh herbs and essential oils. I have used the soap for a week …

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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hands-on Review: Eco-friendly Hanging Basket

My seed catalogs came last week so it is officially time to start thinking about spring and spring gardening. My first spring product review is the Plantopia hanging basket.The basket is black and made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic. You know I like that! The Plantopia hanging basket takes the traditional hanging basket design and makes it better. In a typical hanging basket, you put your plantings in the top and hope the plants will trail off of the side. In this design, there are eight …

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Monday, November 28, 2011
Upcycled Gift Guide 2011

Enjoy our list of some of our favorite upcycled gifts. Adorable handmade slippers for children and adults made from upcycled wool. We wrote about Wooly Baby here. Beautiful and elegant upcycled jewelry from Love Honor Upcycle. Read all about it here. Upcycled T-shirt dresses from our friends at Brava Boutique. Check out the story behind the dresses and link to their Etsy store is here. Upcycled key jewelry. A truly unique gift from the Key of A. Read about it here. Trash to treasure …

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Hands-on Review: Sustainable Sandals

How much good can one pair of shoes do? Well, a lot more than you would think. These durable sandals are good news times two. Each pair of Chipkos are 100% vegan and non toxic. The footbed is made from sustainable raffia and the soles are made from recycled rubber. So, they are manufactured in a way that is very environmentally friendly. That is not where the good news ends. For every purchase, Chipkos will adopt 100 square feet of rain forest for the protection and preservation of …