Spring, a Time To Recycle

Both Earth Day and the Daily Post’s Photo Challenge put me in the mood to talk about recycling, re-purposing and reused.

If you stop and think about it, just about everything can be recycled, re-purposed and reused.

  • Old bed sheets can be cut up for cleaning and garage rags.
  • Used tea bags can deodorize sneakers and boots. (For more uses see 5 Uses for Used Tea Bags )
  • The brown paper used as packing in delivery boxes can be turned into wrapping paper that kids can color on or a free toy cats can play with for days.


    What looks like droplets to Quinn’s face is from the sun through the window blinds.

  • Empty milk jugs and pop bottles can be made into bird feeders.
  • Donate gently used items to your local thrift stores for others to reuse. The picture you’ve had hanging in your entryway for the last decade can be donated and exchanged for a picture that hung in someone else’s entryway for the same decade. It doesn’t have to be brand new, just new to you 🙂

The Internet and especially Pinterest is a great source for finding DIY projects from recycled articles.

Check out my Recycle & Reuse board on Pinterest.com.

Here are some more boards I follow:

Recycle Repurpose

Repurpose & Recycle

Here are a couple good websites I’ve used:

Bored Panda


DIY & Crafts

So tell me what you have recycled or re-purposed?

Each time you think before throwing something away can make a difference to the earth.

Earth in a hand


Weekly Photo Challenge: A New Spring in My Life

The Daily Post offers weekly photo challenges and this week is to show the current season’s weather you’re experiencing or a metaphor for the current ‘season’ of your life. I chose to show the current season of my life. I am in a new ‘spring’ of my life.

snowy day

This may be the current season where I live, but like winter I am feeling excited to wake up and grow under the sun’s warmth. There are about to be some major changes in my personal life, including a long distance move from a cold climate to a much warmer climate. My family and I are looking at these changes in our lives as a new and exciting adventure.

red flower

I feel as if this change will be a new spring in my lifetime; a time of rebirth and renewal.

What season are you in (physically or metaphorically) ?


To read my last photo weekly challenge post, click Vibrant to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Ten Feng Shui Tips for Love and Romance

Cathleen has some great Feng Shui tips to help with love and romance, so I thought I’d pass them on to you. After all Spring is the season for romance 🙂 is it not?
Be sure to tell me what you thought or what tip you tried in the comments.
Have a great day!

Feng Shui that Makes Sense by Cathleen McCandless

Creating a Home Environment that Welcomes and Supports Love
Along with  Money and Career, Love is right at the top of the list for most of my clients when they mention the area of their life that they’d most like to improve. Feng shui can’t solve all our problems, but it can help with the energy needed to bring more joy and happiness into our lives.  Whether you are already in love, need to perk up your current relationship, or are still looking for that special someone, feng shui can help you create an environment that will support the energy of love and romance. Below I’ve given you ten tips on how to get your home “in the mood” for love!
1. Out with the Old
I often work with clients who hold on to keepsakes, belongings, and mementos from the past. The problem with keeping items that either belonged to or remind you of a former flame is that physical items hold energy…

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