I had a bunch of boxes. I wanted a side table to put next to the chair in my son's room with a shelf for his books, a drawer for toys and a space on top to put my water bottle. Cardboard is great, but it's really quite flimsy. So after taking a look at… Continue reading Cardboard Side Table
As one might guess, having a child changes your priorities and the amount of time and effort that gets put into hobbies such as a sustainable blog. So I am rethinking my purpose, reason, and goals for this blog. It turns out that one must be far more outgoing and charismatic to create a community… Continue reading Plot Twist!
There you have it! We're expecting our first child this month! Having begun this sustainable lifestyle journey just over a year ago, this opens up a whole new category of sustainable products to explore. There are a few things that I've started already, but I'd love to hear if you have even more suggestions for… Continue reading Sustainably Pregnant!
I am very excited to share this item with you! Having switched to bar soaps in the shower, it can get tricky to find places to put them. Plus, they're slippery once you've used them and easily slide off the shelf. I've been thinking about how to solve this problem for quite some time, but… Continue reading Bar Soap Organizer
A friend of mine was recently discussing what to do with corks in Vilnius. I threw a few into my compost pile, but I'll see after the winter how well they broke down. I discovered a few places to bring the corks for recycling, but decided there had to be something I could do with… Continue reading DIY Christmas Cork Decorations
We're all suffering from some CAD (Covid Affective Disorder) these days and instead of decorating for Christmas already, I decided to decorate with some autumn colors. With the help of Pinterest and inspiration from our beautiful city park, I gathered up some leaves to get started. Bernardinu Sodas After coming home with my collection of… Continue reading DIY Autumn Light Decorations
Part of getting into a sustainable mindset is thinking of unique solutions to a problem. Here are three ways that I crocheted a solution to my problem. One problem I encountered was that my Fitbit band kept breaking. I went through several of them a week! After coming across some bracelet patterns on Ravelry (the… Continue reading Sustainable Crochet Solutions
Yes. Pun intended. Cheap, budget, low cost, used, thrifty, economical. All these words tend to have negative connotations. And it’s true... sometimes. Because sometimes when you go to the cheap route, you get low quality. This one is hard for me. There has only been about two years in our marriage that we haven’t had… Continue reading Cheap sheet
Since we've been required to wear a mask, I decided it would be good to own more than one. My husband bought our first masks due to the necessity of the law requiring masks that same day. However, I was able to borrow a sewing machine from a friend recently and have been sewing various… Continue reading Mask sewing