I had an old pillow case made from a really soft material with one side torn at the seam. In other words, the perfect opportunity to try my hands on a pillow case gown. It was easier than I thought, despite the fact that I read on several blogs that it was easier to make a pillow case dress from brand new material rather than an actual pillow case.
Here is how to do it Continue reading Recycled Pillow Case Night Gown
I don’t like buying store bought products that I can recreate at home. The homemade version many times works just as well, or better, than its commercial cousin and eliminates trash. As an example, for the past few years, I have completely replaced store-bought commercial cleaners with a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar. It works great on all kitchen and bathroom surfaces and windows. Plus, it’s anti-bacterial, but works by denaturing, or unravelling, the bacterial proteins so it doesn’t lead to resistant strains of bacteria…
Since I got my all-purpose cleaner covered, I did some research on laundry detergents and tried a couple of different recipes. Continue reading DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent
I don’t like to use resealable bags and try to avoid them. However, they do come in very handy sometimes and since my motto is to “live as green as practically possible”, I have on occasion thrown veggies or some bread in a plastic bag to save them from certain doom. As opposed to throwing the bags away, I clean them and reuse them and my kitchen countertop sometimes resembles a laundromat as they are waiting to dry. Continue reading Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – Reusing Resealable Bags
I always dislike throwing anything away, even if it goes into the recycling can, so I had a few tin cans waiting to be repurposed. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner I decided to turn the cans not only into cookie cutters, but gift containers to hold my Valentine’s shortbread cookies as well. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Cookies in a Can
My husband sorted out one of his dress shirts, and after having turned a large portion into a dress for my daughter, I had some remnants laying around that begged to get a new lease on life as well. Becoming a cat toy was probably not on top of their list, but cat toy they became… Continue reading The Cat’s Meow – Refillable Catnip Toy