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Alison Grieveson

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]

Correcting Santa’s Mistake

Soooo…as it turns out, Santa did not get my daughter what she really wanted. Remember last week I mentioned that most of her gifts were from her birthday party? I had also gotten her a bunch of clothes so in order not to have too many gifts, I didn’t get my daughter extra gifts or, what […] [Read More]

Christmas 2012 In Pictures

Well, I have to be honest, this wasn’t one of my greenest Christmases to date. Gifts consisted of leftover gifts from her birthday for my daughter (she was given so many gifts that I kept some for Christmas) and now that I think about it, any toys my son got from Santa were also saved […] [Read More]