Eco-Conscious Back to School / Back to Work Supplies :: Etsy

Eco-Conscious Back to School / Back to Work Supplies :: Etsy

Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to school, back to work, and back to “reality”. At least that’s what some people say. Personally, I designed my life that so all 365 days feel like reality. The weather changes and the temperature too, but my view of life remains the same. My goals are still there, my dreams still dancing in my head, my attitude consistent (for the most part).

But for some of us who have taken a reasonable rest from their jobs or schools, are beginning again now in Autumn.

Are you prepared? Are you thinking of ways to bring some change into your day-to-day during the new season?

How about starting with some reusable, recycled, re-found essentials? Read more

Permaculture Earthworks : Week 6

Permaculture Earthworks : Week 6

““If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Connection, acceptance, patience, laughter, frustration, joy, overwhelming feelings of joy. These are just some of the feelings that may rush through your body during your first on-the-field permaculture earthworks experience. Week 6 of my Permaculture Design Certificate, we spent the weekend with a client looking to create an alpaca permaculture farm. We got the chance to learn about and practice with various tools to mark contour lines, practice a real client interview, and build a swale. Finally! A chance to build a real swale! Read more

5 DIY Fathers Day Gift Ideas

5 DIY Fathers Day Gift Ideas

A continuation of… 5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Click here for part 1; read about the history of Fathers Day & check out some great Etsy gift ideas!

Here we have some fun DIY Fathers Day gift ideas. Some of the crafts are a little trickier than others, but all of them will be appreciated by your ol’ pops! Just click on the photo or the blog’s title link to get to the original with recipes and instructions. Cheers! Read more

5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Drylands : Permaculture Week 5, Part 2

Drylands : Permaculture Week 5, Part 2

Well friends, we are already at week 5 out of 7 of my Permaculture Design Certificate. It is a bittersweet. The end is soon near, but it is not the end at all, it is just the beginning! I can’t wait to exit the program with an entire new vocabulary of knowledge and skills, and apply them to the world. Read more

Reducing Your Waste : An Etsy Guide

Reducing Your Waste : An Etsy Guide

Recently Etsy has put out a new selection of Editors Picks under the title : Reduce Your Waste.

They feature everything from upcycled gifts, to reclaimed wood furniture, to earth friendly cleaning products and more. I think it’s a great idea! Although when thinking about reducing your waste, buying more items doesn’t exactly come to mind. But the idea is that these are products you will only have to buy once (or very minimal amounts) in an effort of reducing your waste that is being thrown out everyday.

For example; how often do you throw cling-wrap in the garbage? Most people, very often. Well what if there was a simpler way that could be simply washed and reused? There is!  Read more

Permaculture Humid Cool-Cold Climates – Week 5

Permaculture Humid Cool-Cold Climates – Week 5

Week 5 into my Permaculture Design Certificate course already and we are discussing different climate zones. Starting with the one we are in; humid cool-cold climates. We covered a lot of topics in the section. We talked about what classifies a humid cool-cold climate, structures, houses, frost-free sites, all the different gardens, how to extend the season, nurseries, animal systems, successional systems, farm forestry, fire prevention, heating systems, and the list goes on and on and on… Read more

DIY Mothers Day Gift Ideas

DIY Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mama’s Day! And although I’m not completely on-board with the Hallmark-hijacked-holiday as far as its main incentive being consumerism. The original creation of the holiday was with good intent, and any excuse to appreciate our amazing mothers is okay with me.  Read more

Etsy Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Etsy Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mama’s Day! And although I’m not completely on-board with the Hallmark-hijacked-holiday as far as its main incentive being consumerism. The original creation of the holiday was with good intent, and any excuse to appreciate our amazing mothers is okay with me.  Read more

Permaculture Soil Section : Week 4, part 2

Permaculture Soil Section : Week 4, part 2

Like the air we breathe, it is unexpendabley important. It is the life beneath our feet. It is a habitat for our decomposing friends and a home to the flowers we love. It balances temperatures and stores water. It is soil. And believe it or not, it is a huge contributing factor to climate change. Let’s start with a short video Read more