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What’s in your corn flakes?

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By Valerie Foster Mention GMO and watch the reaction. There might be some eye-rolling. Or maybe a quizzical look that means the person has no idea what you’re talking about. Then there are those who’ve heard of GMOs — genetically modified organisms — but really don’t understand what they are. Honestly, chances are even if […] [Read More]
Categories: General, HealthyHome

A hot idea

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These whimsical cheese platters will take your “cocktail” party to a new level. Sherman artist Lisa Caron Hickey of Caron Designs recycles vodka bottles by placing them in a kiln and slowly raising the temperature to 1,500 degrees Farenheit. The glass melts and slumps into this unique, very cool shape. Once cooled, they’re wrapped in […] [Read More]
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Granola Goodness

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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]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Repurposed clothing underfoot?

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Personally, I would never have guessed this rug was made of repurposed traditional saris, but you may be a tad more insightful than I. Regardless, though, it’s an amazing idea. Made of cotton and jute, the rug measures in at just less than three-by-five feet in size. If you look closely, you can see the […] [Read More]
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Little Green Thumb

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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]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Next stop: farmer’s market

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Before you know it, the grass will be green, the days will be long, and the farmer’s markets will again be packed. And you will be searching for bags to bring. These recycled market bags, handmade by women artisans in Cambodia,  would be perfect not only for produce and groceries, but goodies of any kind. […] [Read More]
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Spray yourself calm

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Could you use a little calm in your life? How about some…sigh…relaxation? This Lavender Harvest Calming Aromatherapy Mist I found at Nature’s Temptations in Ridgefield might help. All you do is close your eyes, (if you spray yourself in the eyes, you will be anything BUT calm,) hold the bottle about six inches away, and […] [Read More]
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Chalk It Up to Chalk!

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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]
Categories: Refurnished Living