Saturday, September 24, 2011

Random Recycling & Zippers

My hubby is a bit obsessed with Craigslist but lucky for me he came across this listing for a coke bottle recycling bin! I have seen these at amusement parks but where in the world does one get them? Craigslist right? Lol. When my hubby went to pick it up the person also had giant M&M guys for sale but hubby thankful didn't jump on those!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

I've been instructed not to put it outside lol! Seems it will be going in the corner of the kitchen.

I use zippers in some of the things I make but they are a bit pricey when you add up your cost in supplies so I turned to eBay to see if I could score some for a fraction of the cost and I did! That's when it all when wrong! One lot of 750 was enough I had to buy 2 lots! So now I have 1500 zippers and I frankly don't use that many. In the last few days the zippers have made their way back into my creations but I am not a fan of the blind zipper so I sorted the 1500 zippers out so the regular ones would be on top for easy access. Heres the pile of regular zippere!

The picture really doesn't do this gianormous pile justice!

Zipper creations.


Location:Joan,Pinckney,United States

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Clutch

So now that I'm home I have a little more time to finally get to those things I've been wanting to create!
One is made with grocery & h&m bag, the other one is from a plastic table cloth. Both are lined with Eco felt.
You can purchase them at

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Love 2 Upcycle: Meet & Greet: RadicalRecycks

Love 2 Upcycle: Meet & Greet: RadicalRecycks: Tracie discovered her love for recycling and upcycling as a girl scout leader. Taking plastic bags and turning them into plastic fabric she ...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tutorial, Give Aways & More!

Contest/Giveaways/Just plain good stuff!

On my other blog I have a tutorial, give away and just some great info on a new eco friendly kid's program. Click the link above to check it out! be sure to leave a comment on my other blog for a chance to win!

( click on the blog section!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Last hurrah!

Well as I may have mentioned before I recently when from going into work everyday to working from home ( I was quitting all together but made a deal with the devil). So what am I doing with all my free time? Don't seem to have much free time for anything lol! I really don't know where the days go and I try not to "craft" in the evening when my husband is home which doesn't leave much time! I swear I got more done when I was working lol. I am sure it will all fall into place soon, or at least I hope so.Thus weekend signals the last hurrah before school starts- I'm not going back but my lovely daughter is starting 8th grade which with that comes drama lots of drama! So like always we headed up north to our cabin in the woods, time to sit back relax and enjoy the fresh air.

I have always wanted to go on a guided mushroom hunt but have yet to do the research on where one might be but nonetheless its the start of my mushroom obsession. I first wanted to eat them but after learning more about them unless you are 100% sure what mushroom it is don't eat it you could die... Enough said I will be loving them from afar lol. So my hubby went on a walk with me to look for mushrooms. Not sure what any of them are but here are my findings.

This isn't a mushroom but the cutest thing ever in it's green& brown scenery.

My hubby & the dogs on our mushroom walk. We have to watch for hawks so they don't swoop down & grab the dogs.

My other favorite thing to do while up here is garage sales. It's a bit tricky because there are no subdivisions just houses off dirt roads. I did score some goodies! These vintage curtains that just had that musty yummy smell to them. When I bought them the lady said " oh those will keep the drafts out" I said " I'm not using them as curtains I'm cutting them up and using them as liners in my totes" a bit of horror on her face then a quick reply " I never heard of that I'm glad you found a use for them". Here's my score.

A view of our scenery! I love it up here so much! Ya know this is plan "B" if me not working doesn't work out we will pick up & move up here to our tiny cabin. The girl isn't happy there's a plan "B".