26 July 2010

EcoMonday: Insulation from old clothes?

Did you know that old jeans can be repurposed into building insulation?

You've worn in your fave jeans and outgrown/donated them to a thirft store. If they don't get a new home, they can be recycled into insulation. Repurposing rocks! Read the whole article here.

24 July 2010

Saturday Search: Handmade Soap

I recently bought some of this rosemary soap at a show as a gift for a friend. On the way home, it made my whole car smell so good!

It was almost difficult to wrap up the soap as a gift for someone else because I totally wanted to keep it. I guess that makes it a good gift, right?

Check out the other soap creations at wherewatersomesdown.

19 July 2010

EcoMonday: scalloped stickers

I love these scalloped stickers from gigglesapu. They're made from paper vintage ephemera.

17 July 2010

Saturday Search: Eyewear

Glasses are coming back into fashion again -- especially the retro ones. Check out all the fun vintage eye wear in thelostfound shop on Etsy. Buying new old stock is way more earth friendly than buying new new stock. And with fun styles like these -- who wants wants the new new ones?


15 July 2010

Hoop It Up!

I recently took a couple Hula Hoop classes through Hip Hazel Hoops. It was so much fun that I may have to sign up for a few more. If you're in the DFW area and looking for a fun new work out, you have to check it out -- they're based in the South Side on Lamar building.

I went to the classes a total beginner and about laughed myself silly but learned all kinds of fun moves. New ways to work arms. legs, ham strings, shoulders, and waist. Hooping looks deceptively simple but it really is a good workout.

Have you hooped today?

12 July 2010

EcoMonday: Upcycled Cardboard Stock

Check out these great business cards from Vintage Script Press -- they're made from recycled packing like cereal boxes, tissue boxes and frozen food packaging. They're printed using a letterpress. I love this kinda of repurposing.

What kind of repurposing do you do regularly?

10 July 2010

Saturday Search: Camping

I love this fun camping shirt from wearendo on Etsy. It's the time of year that kids are heading to camp and families are making those annual treks to the national parks. Are you planning a camping trip this summer?

Happy Camping!

06 July 2010

Sprouts Posters

I recently went to the cart corral at my local Sprouts and came across these cool retro style posters. I love the misspelled Texas and the old west look of them.

04 July 2010

Red White and Blue!

Happy Fourth of July!

Check out those cute Thank you tags from charmedbeginnings. Gratitude is a powerful thing.

These adorable tiny buttons form vintagebuttonlover. Buttons are awesome!
And this beautiful blue button from bonnybeads. Oooh, it's twinkly!

What are you doing to celebrate the fourth?

03 July 2010

Saturday Search: Summertime

Check out these beautiful summertime earrings from wildwomanjewelry on Etsy. They just scream summer with the sky blue and sunshine yellow!

02 July 2010

Dang it's Hot! Sale

The weather in Texas is hot and we've decided that's a perfect reason to have a team sale. We are officially announcing the "Dang, It's Hot Sale!" - a fun opportunity to find a great deals from your fave Etsy Dallas artists. Get comfy in the air conditioning and shop handmade with these fun summer deals! You can check out all the great deals here.

Happy Shopping!

01 July 2010

Feed Your Brain!

I was recently in one of my most fave place - Half Price Books. I sold a few magazines and bought a book. While I was there I saw a flyer about their Summer Reading Program for kids under 14. You can read all the details here. Kids can earn a $3 gift card each week until July 31. Very cool, fill your brain and get cash to spend for more books to fill your brain some more! LOVE IT!

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