Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Happy Earth day from Sesame Street and Paul Rudd.....and me!

Like most things in life, if you think about ALL the things you maybe should be doing it becomes overwhelming. I prefer to slowly incorporate small steps to change my ways and try not to feel guilty about what I am not doing. This year I have some new ideas for small changes.

Like this knitted reusable Swiffer pad because I love my Swiffer but need to cut down on my disposables.

While my attempts at knitting plastic bags did not go so well, I have new inspiration thanks to Modish but I probably won't attempt anything as ambitious as the world's first plastic bag billboard.

If you are anything like me you have about a million t-shirts around the house. Luckily there are about a million ideas for what to do with them. I am working on turning one into a skirt for summer weekends but I also like the idea of weaving them or even making a cool quilt.

Last but not least, I love the idea of using an Altoids tin to make a travel candle.

One last idea you might want to try, Meatless Monday!

Just remember one thing - Earth Rocks!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Spring!

cherry blossom branches, originally uploaded by bethjc.

I'm not much for Easter but I do think it's important to mark the seasons and I especially love spring! We decided to celebrate spring by visiting the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. The weather was perfect and the trees were so pretty. It was such a great way to to welcome the season.

Now I need to change out my closet and go to the fabric store because I need some new spring skirts. I already have my spring shoes - new ivory ballet flats I got on clearance and have been saving for months.