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The T-Shirt Reborn

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You know you have a drawer full of t-shirts. Some that are old and sentimental that you just can’t part with. What to do with all these colorful pieces of fabric? A few suggestions: 1-Take your favorite t-shirt and turn it into a work of art using embroidery hoops you can find at your local sewing […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Cut your carbon emissions; increase your cardio

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The next time you just need to pick up a few things at the store, why not cut your carbon emissions and squeeze in a little cardio at the same time? Just pop this handmade fair trade basket from Ayindisa in Ridgefield onto your bike’s handle bars and away you can go to the market. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bathroom Beautiful!

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We’ve lived in our house for two and a half years (I remember because my son was born just after we moved in) and since then we have always wanted to update our bathroom on the second floor. I knew it could look so great but as it was functioning as is, we simply stripped […] [Read More]

Sixteen colors – take your pick

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No need to harvest precious red cedar or pine for Malibu Outdoor Living’s poly-board outdoor furniture line. Recycled dairy and detergent bottles are turned into high density polyethylene (HDPE) lumber to construct these Adirondack chairs. That means that unlike wooden chairs, these won’t need to be re-stained. In fact, they require very little maintenance and […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

Maine: In Pictures

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It’s that time of year again. A week-long vacation in Maine with my family which includes me, the kids, my parents, my sister and her kids. Sadly, the hubby has to work. We are taking this trip earlier than usual because we request to stay in cabins with an adjoining giant playroom and this was […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Serve up those drinks – stylishly

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Okay, folks, it’s officially summertime!! Woo hoo! Get ready for some fun in the sun and entertaining outdoors. This “Recycled Glass Beverage Service” from Terrain will hold 16 quarts of liquid refreshment – whether it be a lemonade, sweet tea or an adults-only punch. (I know where I’d cast my vote.) Not only will it […] [Read More]
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Now We’re Cooking!

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Woot woot! The new countertop is in and it looks so much better than it used to (although I don’t think that’s saying much). Here are some sneak-peeks. I’m not showing you the whole kitchen because the backsplash is not done yet – that’s coming next. We went with an HD laminate because while we […] [Read More]

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I picked up this Danny Seo 14-inch wok at Home Goods the other day, and thought I’d share. Made of recycled steel and aluminum and coated with non-stick ceramic, the wok is PTFE and PFOA-free, (chemicals generally found in traditional non-stick coatings.) I love the convenience of non-stick, but would prefer not to expose my […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping