20 Small Ways to Save Big Money in the New Year

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We are officially at the beginning of a brand new year, the perfect time to end a few bad habits and start some good ones. One way to make the most of this year is to use this fresh start to save more money. We put together 20 easy money-saving tips to help you put ... Read more20 Small Ways to Save Big Money in the New Year

13 Ways to Reuse Jeans

It's safe to say almost everyone has a few pairs of jeans. Some of us may have a particular favorite pair for whatever reason. It's hard to part with a beloved pair of jeans even when they are beyond repair. Because of my sentimental pack rat ways and all the natural resources used to make jeans , I have sewed up a few pairs more times than I like to admit.

Earth Day 2010: What Will You Do to Help?

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On Thursday April 22 we celebrate Earth Day. This is a great time for everyone to contemplate how individual and global actions are impacting the planet. It is also a time to reflect on what we have been doing to help improve the earth's current state and to consider more deeply what actions we can take that will have a positive effect on all the different towns, cites, states, provinces, countries, continents, and bodies of water that make up our planet. But even though Earth Day raises some very serious issues, there are still lots of fun,simple, and affordable things we can do to help make a difference.

Crafts from Glass: Reusing Glass Bottles

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This past weekend, I attended a local outdoor event where a friend from college happened to be selling a lot of her home made crafts. One concept of hers that particularly caught my attention was a series of beer bottle candles. To make the candle, she cut the top of the bottle off and filled the bottom part with wax and a candle wick. Her craftiness made me think about all the bottles I have at home piled up in my recycling bin, and all the different things I could do (or currently do) myself to reuse them.