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
I have a love/hate relationship with plastic wrap. Sometimes it seems like it's the only thing that will get the job done, but then it is so obnoxious to handle! Living in Europe, they don't sell the stuff with the handy box with the serrated metal edge to cut it off, so it's even harder … Continue reading Reusable Food Wraps
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
How to build your own compost from bed slats.
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!
Hey ladies! Let’s talk about your period. No one likes to carry around extra tampons in their purse. No one likes to waddle around in a pad like a wet diaper. No one likes to deal with the waste, or spend all that money every month. Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com The great news … Continue reading That Time of Month
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