Category: Upcycle

Creative + Conscious New Year’s Resolutions

In 2018 I’m looking forward to making time to do the things that are life giving to me. From trying out a few new recipes to making items with my hands, I’m taking a goal-a-month approach to help me embrace a more creative and conscious year. The motivation is high right now and I’m hoping […]

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An Easy & Non-Intimidating Zero Waste Grocery Shopping Kit

Let me be the first to admit that I am far from living a zero waste lifestyle. There are plenty of plastic free habits I would like to adopt but haven’t quite succeeded in. Grocery shopping has been one of the easiest ways we’ve been able to reduce the amount of garbage we toss out, has helped us make healthier choices and saved […]

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mom diaper hack

My Minimalist Mom Hacks

As I attempt to navigate motherhood and avoid making any more purchases than neccesary, I’ve become a hacker.  I hack furniture, clothing, technology, you name it – to get a bit more use out of what I already have.  These little tricks have served me well so far. 1. CHANGING TABLE: One of our bathrooms has […]

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Attempting an Urban Garden

When we moved we were so excited to be gaining some outdoor space.  We’ve loved having outdoor living space to lounge and eat on in the past and Jeff has been wanting to get a veggie garden going for awhile.  The outdoor space we’re working with has been a challenge.  We’re not working with a yard […]

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Upcycle crib mattress to patio bed

Form + Function : My Favorite Upcycles

I’m design-minded but beyond just enjoying aesthetics I try to find opportunities to bring together my appreciation for pretty things and the sustainability of a good upcycle.  I also REALLY love making things with my hands so anytime I have the opportunity to get the slightest bit crafty I try to take full advantage.  I’ve found […]

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Declutter: Under the Sink

Despite being a place for cleaning products, the cabinet space under the kitchen and bathroom sinks was easily one of our more messy spaces.  With a mobile and curious baby in the house I want to minimize the amount of chemicals we’re using to make for a safer home environment.  It’s also a bit annoying having to rummage around to find […]

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