• Frugal Living

    3 Things I Always Reuse

    A part of my frugal mindset includes creating less waste. I love combining the ideas of saving money and saving the environment. For me, sustainability encompasses both those areas. This habit of reusing things in creative ways looks to go back to my childhood. I found this little guy on my dad’s garage shelf during one of my recent visits. Art was never my strongest subject! Looking at some more practical uses, though, here are 3 things that I always try and reuse before sending them to the recycle bin. 1. Plastic Bags & Packaging Most people know how handy a plastic shopping bag is for a garbage bag. But…

  • Upcycled Furniture

    Project DIY: Chalkboard Frenzy

    We love a good DIY project! Not only is it fun to give new life to old things, it is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Part of a sustainability mindset is finding ways to use what we already have and therefore purchase less. The DIY Project: Transforming old, beat up picture frames into stylish, new chalkboards Why I Love It It was a match made in heaven–chalkboard paint on clearance and a load of picture frames found on Craigslist. I loved that each of these frames had their own style and character to them–from a solid, chunky wooden frame to an intricately detailed molded one.…

  • Upcycled Furniture

    Project DIY: Glass Bottle Project

    We love a good DIY project! Not only is it fun to give new life to old things, it is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Part of a sustainability mindset is finding ways to use what we already have and therefore purchase less. The DIY Project: Transforming plain glass bottles into home decor items Why I Love It I loved the shape and colour of these bottles. I found them for free at a salvaged yard and took them to challenge myself to get creative. I didn’t have a plan when I took them, but they were such substantial, solid pieces that I was confident…