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Alison Grieveson

Check, Check…

Perhaps having a blog is making me feel more accountable (even if it is only my family reading it  ), but I am so proud of myself for starting to check things off my New Year’s goals list. See item number 2 is learn to play the ukulele? Guess who started lessons last week and already […] [Read More]

Granola Goodness

I’m a snacker. It’s true. And I have a sweet tooth. Double-whammy! So many times I go for a granola bar because the brand we buy is fairly healthy and it satisfies my sweet tooth. The problem is, of course, waste. Each granola bar is individually wrapped so with each bar I’m creating waste, which […] [Read More]

Little Green Thumb

One of the many things I love about my job (no, my boss doesn’t read my blog) is that I get to decorate the foyers of the two locations of our early learning centers. It is usually changed with the seasons or any special events we have going on. Here are a few examples of the […] [Read More]

Chalk It Up to Chalk!

I am one of those people obsessed with chalkboard paint! Got a bare surface? Perhaps you should try chalkboard paint! At least that’s my motto these days. But chalkboard paint ain’t just for painting walls no mo’! Check out these other clever ideas for the liquid gold. Go to my Chalkboard Pinterest Board to see other […] [Read More]

The Life-Changing Eco-Brick

just stumbled upon an eco project that brought tears to my eyes…ok anyone who knows me knows I tear up easily, but this is truly inspirational. Hug It Forward ”is a grass-roots organization that facilitates education and awareness by empowering communities in Latin America to build “bottle schools”. What are bottle schools, you ask? “Bottle schools […] [Read More]

What I’m Lovin’

For the month that celebrates love, I thought I’d share a few items I’ve recently discovered that I think are pretty swell. Coincidentally, they would also make great gifts for that special treehugger in your life! 1) Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling  wanted to create a game that would develop an interest in engineering among girls. […] [Read More]

Not Too Shabby

Shabby chic has never been a style I have loved – way too much frouf for my liking. That is, until I started working for my current employer who has impeccable design sense and who likes a toned down version of shabby chic – which I can get behind. I found this Etsy store (with reasonable […] [Read More]

The Dinner Thing

Ugh – every week I say the same thing over again…and my husband’s eye roll when I mention the subject of getting on a plan to make dinner, is a testament to how often I say I’m determined to make this happen. The thing is it seems so simple and do-able. Find some recipes that […] [Read More]

2013′s To Do List

No big woop. Just gonna accomplish a number of things this year and writing them down helps me keep on track. Here’s what I’ve come up with…in no particular order (I reserve the right to add to or adapt this list at any time): Create a creative space. Our small 1940s colonial came with a “furnished” […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

New Year’s Revolution

Going green is not hard. Yes, sometimes it can be a pain in the neck but making little changes, starting small, can make a difference that adds up to a healthier, greener planet. Here are a few suggestions to help you kick-start your new green year. Do, rather than buy. If you think back on […] [Read More]