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
I realize that it's been over a month since I've posted! As a teacher, once September begins, my life gets crazy! So, rather than doing a full on post, I just wanted to write a bit about a few new sustainable things I've discovered recently. New thriftshop purchases I've wanted a jean jacket since high … Continue reading New Sustainable Discoveries
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
I recently came across someone's blog about the Buy Nothing Project (unfortunately I don't remember who). I was immediately interested and then almost immediately disappointed that there isn't a project located in Lithuania. Not to be discouraged, I looked into starting one here, but I wasn't quite ready to invest the time necessary (It could … Continue reading Free Things!
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
As a teenager, I didn't start shaving for quite some time and I didn't even know about the alternatives for an even longer time. Upon seeing my razor bumpy legs, a well meaning pedicurist asked if I also wanted to get my legs waxed. I quickly declined because it sounded like an extremely painful experience, … Continue reading Sugaring
One of the best ways that I have discovered local, natural, or organic products has been through visiting markets. Depending on the country you live in or the language spoken where you live, Googling what you're looking for might not be as simple as you would expect. Both in Egypt and Lithuania, I’ve found many … Continue reading Markets
You might be curious about how I managed to get a wedding dress for $100. I got it from an ad on Craigslist. I'm not sure how much it is used outside of the States, but it's a great way to buy and sell previously loved items. I spent months looking for a wedding dress … Continue reading Craigslist and other ad sites