Refashion an Old Birdcage as a Garden Planter

I bring home a substantial amount of crap. In my head, there is a vision, but the side-eye I receive until the finished product is presented is substantial. Read More Refashion an Old Birdcage as a Garden Planter

Reduce Your Waste ““ Scientifically!

In two weeks, all of us will be turning over new leaves, or at least replacing our calendars with the most recent versions. For those of us who like to plan, now is the perfect time to think long and hard about which New Year’s resolution to grab hold of and follow. I humbly suggest waste reduction for New Year’s resolution contention. Read More Reduce Your Waste ““ Scientifically!

Returning to the Three “R”s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

When it comes to environmental sciences and policy, waste is a huge issue. We keep producing and we have no idea where to put it all. From the birth of the environmental movement, the three “R”s of reduce, reuse and recycle have been drilled into our minds. The amount of waste diverted to recycling has increased tremendously, even within the last decade; however, given that the New York Times could publish an article this week entitled “Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment,” without discarding it as immediately too obvious, maybe it’s time to re-examine our relationship with waste. Read More Returning to the Three “R”s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Lamp Shade Magazine Makeover

This week I set my DIY-sights on an unoffensive but extremely boring lamp shade that resides in my living room.

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Frame Makeover

I’m going to start out this week’s DIY with a promise: next week’s project will not involve white spray paint in any form, lest I have to rename this series “Allie Spray Paints Junk White to Make It Look Less Junky.” Pinkie swear. Now on to this week’s project!

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