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In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission to help reduce the use of paper towels we use in the bathroom. I have […]

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Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena, we’ve gathered 22 ways to celebrate and recycle for Earth Day! *Make sure to get the […]

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We’re gearing up for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, by getting out our recycled craft supplies. See our video on How to Use Recycled Crafts. Gathered your items and let’s get crafting with these 50 Kids Craft Projects to Celebrate Earth Day! Paper Tube Crafts: 1. Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owl - Wrap up this darling little […]

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It’s almost been one year since the boy Caine was showcased for his amazing cardboard arcade. Since then, children all over the world have embraced the love of cardboard and creating! Watch this video to see all that has come from his imagination: One year later, they are inviting everyone to get together and play […]

I’ve been working on spookifying my house for Halloween, and my favorite look has to be the vintage Halloween style. It’s somehow creepier if it’s old, right? Here’s how you can take ordinary household items and create vintage “potion” bottles for creepy ingredients like eye of newt and arsenic. And with a simple coat of […]

I’ve been trying really hard over the last little while to bring reusable grocery bags to the store with me, you know, helping do my part. It was hard to start, I was nervous to ask the grocery store clerks to use them. But so many stores, especially here in Seattle, are familiar with them […]

Did you ever watch Fraggle Rock? Sunday nights at the Suite household made the close of the weekend bearable because of Jim Henson’s zany creations. How could we be upset at the prospect of an inevitable Monday, when metwith the spunk of Red, the angst of Weebly and the wisdom of Madame Trash Heap? Sunday […]

After you’re done marking down all the sales on fruit and vegetables from your grocery ads, cut them all apart by color and add them to a fun Earth Day Recycled Color Wheel. Supplies for Newspaper Color Wheel: grocery story ads scissors glue paper plate crayons 1. Using a crayon, either all black or the […]

Autumn was in the air today and I felt the urge to add a little fall decor to my home. I had a few fall picks and candles, but I wanted a table runner to arrange them on, and I didn’t want to spend any money. Here’s what I came up with. I call it […]

**Update: to see the results, visit our Earth Day Recycled Challenge Page Are you ready for a challenge? I’m teaming up with Heather from Dollar Store Crafts to bring you a fun crafty challenge just in time for Earth Day. With just a few supplies, we want to see what you will come up with! […]

Celebrate our planet by coloring these fun Earth Day coloring pages. There’s an earth, sun, tree, recycle symbol, and a fun birdy connect-the-dot. To make it even more earth friendly as you color, print these coloring pages on the back of pre-used paper or scratch paper! Enjoy!

There is real talent when it comes to thrift store shopping. I’m lucky to live near two of the top thrifters around, Allison and Kami. These ladies are skilled in their approach and attack! After going with them on a recent trip to the thrift store, I learned a thing or two. Here’s a few […]

Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers made from recycled materials. You can use a variety of destined-for-the-dumpster materials to make unique […]

Some fun crafty projects to make with the kiddies. Enjoy! Juice Box Boats by Inchmark (pictured above) Homemade Train Track by Rookie Moms Face Cut-out Screen by This Blessed Nest Microwave Puff Paint by One Crafty Mumma Cereal Box Mosaic by Infarrantly Creative Crocheted Mosaic Frame by Skip to my Lou

I was a guest over at Money Saving Mom last week, posting a fun craft for recycling your grocery ads into Playtime Menus. My kids love picking out which food to use for the menus and how much to price it at! Head on over to Money Saving Mom for the how-to. And, if you […]

Take the Time to Recycle

by Marie on April 21, 2009

As Earth Day is tomorrow, it’s a great time to think of ways in which we can recycle, helping keep our Earth clean. I’ve come a long way toward recycling in my own home. I’ve always recycled pop cans or milk jugs, but until recently, I didn’t realize how many things can be recycled. Here’s […]

We’re gearing up for Earth Day coming up on April 22nd! Here’s some great crafts that use all kinds of recycled materials, helping out the environment and getting kids crafting. Egg Carton Flowers and Bugs (pictured above) by Make and Takes Plastic Grocery Bag Parachutes by Flip Flops and Applesauce Cereal Box Bookmarks by Plum […]

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo Pal Masks

by Marie on March 30, 2009

My kids love these fun zoo themed paper plates from Zoo Pals. The kids go crazy for lunch when I buy these, which isn’t very often. So to help these plates not go to waste after eating, we’ve reused them into masks. Unless there’s ketchup or mac’n cheese for lunch, they wipe up easily, ready […]

Recycled Baby Food Containers

by Marie on February 26, 2009

Recycling baby food containers into snack holders is a fantastic trick I learned from my sweet sis-in-law, Lindsay. She takes her baby food containers, washes them out, and fills them up with little snacks. They fit nicely in my diaper bag and stay closed tight with their lid. I’ve usually put snacks into plastic baggies, […]

Recycled Grocery Bag Snowman

by Marie on January 13, 2009

My grocery bags have been piling up and in need of recycling. So I adapted this Grocery Bag Snowman from the Grocery Bag Bunny idea we got from Kids Craft Weekly. This little snowman used up a bunch of my bags and we didn’t even get cold or wet. He even comes with a brown […]

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