So we got a new dishwasher…

I’ve never purchased a dish washer before. We always washed by hand until the last two houses we rented. And then I fell in love with convenience…

The former owners of the house took the dishwasher so we hit the stores on Black Friday this year.

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“It’s like Wal-Mart or Target set afloat.”–Eriksen

My mother shared an article with me by Will Dunham from the Sun Sentinel published Thursday, December 18, 2014.

I wanted to pass the article on.
Made me blink twice.

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Can’t recycle it? Terracycle it.

Terracycle is yet another resource to help with zero waste for the days when… well, we’re just not so perfect and give in to the chip bag. I know I’ve written about it before, but I tell ya, even through all this moving, it’s one thing I’ve kept up with.

(My dad even keeps all his non-recyclable trash for me and I send his in with mine. Thanks daddy!)

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Sorting party in living room.

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DIY Shelf Made With Recycled Wood and Hemp Rope

Jennifer:

How awesome is she? (Written by my favorite thrift shopper, take a look at what she made!)

Originally posted on Thrift Shopping Buzz:

Hello Everyone!

Happy Friday! Today I want to share a DIY shelf made with recycled wood and hemp rope. I’m planning to use this in my bathroom to store all the small samples of beauty products that I seem to collect.

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We had a small pile of wood sitting around and I suggested to my boyfriend that we make something with it.  He is better using the tools than I am– I’m more of the idea person. Which means– he did the actual work.

I found a couple of ideas on Pinterest and we went to work. Well, I should clarify– my boyfriend went to work. It took him about two hours to make this shelf from start to finish.

Original shelf

The photo above was our inspiration. And the pile of wood we used was originally going to be used for a pool cue rack (there’s no longer a pool table…

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Zero waste with food

I’ve learned from Mrs. Green at My Zero Waste  about the shocking pounds of food we waste annually. By her bringing it to my attention, I attempt to clean out my fridge more often—because that’s really where my waste originates.

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To market, to market, jiggity jig.

Visiting the “local” market sounded exciting! In south Florida where citrus blooms and food grows year round, everything just had to be fabulous, right?

Wrong.

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Quick, easy way to get rid of turkey leftovers!

My mother-in-law, the cooking genius, showed me this. It was so tasty, I had to freeze the rest of the turkey after Thanksgiving to try it myself! But if your Thanksgiving turkey is long gone, you can use the holiday turkey leftovers as well.

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Happy, happy holidays!

Times like today, we really do miss Wisconsin!

Writing her name on a frosted window pane.

Writing her name on a frosted window pane.

Enjoy some winter photos where we celebrated last year! It was like being in a post card, and by far my best holidays ever!

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Holiday makings where the snow doesn’t fall

It’s strange celebrating the winter holidays with no snow. It just seems unnatural. But I have to give it to south Florida, they really have tried to bring the winter festivities to town.

Even Santa wears sunglasses.

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Where to recycle foil-lined coffee bags

Drink that holiday coffee and then recycle the bag. I finally found where to recycle those suckers. Someone who wants them!

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Check it out

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