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Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine #ad #ReimagineThat

*I was given compensation to promote this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 1 in 5 (22%) Americans wouldn’t walk across their home to recycle a bath or beauty bottle. In fact, Americans are more likely to go the distance to get a drink when thirsty, charge their phone, or answer a phone call than walk an empty plastic bottle from the bathroom to the recycling bin. I admit it. I'm totally guilty! In fact, this is an actual, real time, real life, photo of my shower shelf. I did NOT stage this. My shelf actually looks like this as I'm typing... Ok, I did remove a hairball or two but the rest of the photo is real. See that black bottle in the back? See the small clear bottle in the back? Those bottles are both empty. Both waiting to be taken downstairs to the recycle bin but I'm too lazy to do so. Those two bottles will sit in my shower until Hubby either yells at me for a third (or fourth) time or he takes them downstairs himself. More men (80%) reported recycling … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Seed Paper

My mom is cardmaker/stamper. She has supplies galore in my sister's old bedroom which she has turned into her "office". My girls love to dig in her materials when they visit her house. Often times they make cards of their own for friends and family. This past week when the girls and I went to my parents' house, my mom decided to do something different. She helped them make seed paper. If you aren't familiar with seed paper, it is just what it sounds like. Paper with seeds it in. You plant the paper, it dissolves in the dirt, and the seeds grow into plants. The process of making the paper can be a bit messy but the Nutty and Tottie thought it was a ton of fun and can't wait to do it again as soon as I buy my own supplies. To make seed paper with your kids, you'll need a few paper making supplies. You don't have to have anything super special. My mom put together her own "kit" with things she had laying around. A frame the size you want your paper to be (a cheap picture frame … [Read more...]

Recycling for toy storage

Disclaimer- this is NOT a product review post and we're not endorsing Tide Pods, this is simply an example. Also we'd like to take a second to remind you to keep all cleaning products out of reach of children. This very product has been mistaken for candy by some children, please be careful, we love your kids and so do you. I personally love my laundry soap choice, it's quick and easy. The one thing that I do not like is the massive bottle of plastic I toss afterwards. I feel guilty and bad that I just added to the landfill. I love the way I re-use these containers for toy storage! Check it out.... First things first, wash and thouroughly dry the container out. Print out a photo of the object you are going to store in the container and add the word to it as well. By doing both you are teaching your child a few things---first, they are learning that things have a place and it makes things easier if they know where they go. Second they learn to match the way the word looks with … [Read more...]