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Reusable Produce Bags with Color Coded Tags

Reusable Produce Bags with Color Coded Tags

This pack of twelve mesh bags makes organizing your food and storage items a cinch. Each bag has a different color tag by size so you can quickly grab the bag you need and everything stays in its rightful place. Use them for grocery shopping! Take on […]

Eco-Kids Eco-Dough

Eco-Kids Eco-Dough

Eco-Dough is pure, wholesome fun! With no chemicals, artificial dyes, or metals, this exploratory molding dough is colored with dyes from plant and vegetable extracts. Each kit comes with five 4 oz. containers of play dough: yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. Colors may vary […]

17 Cheap and Easy DIY Kitchen Decor Ideas

17 Cheap and Easy DIY Kitchen Decor Ideas

Save money with these cozy rustic Kitchen decor ideas! From furniture to home accents and storage ideas, there are over a hundred projects to choose from. Not only are these DIY ideas are easy on the wallet, they are also easy to make. You can complete most of these projects in less than a day.

1. Pallet Pantry Sign
pipe fittings + paint + stencil brush + stencils + various hooks

2. Rustic Kitchen Cabinet 
wood pallet (free on craigslist)+ decorative hooks + jars with metal lids + screws

3. Coffee Plank Sign
fence planks + coffee and letter stencils + black acrylic paint  + s hooks + hinges

4. Coffee Rack
hooks + wood boards + stain (optional) + hanging hardware (anchors & screws)

5. Vintage Pantry Labels
mason jars + free printables

6. Rustic Menu Board
vinyl letter stickers + wood board + wood stain + hinge clips + index cards

7. Kitchen Utensil Holder
mason jars + wood box + twine + stencils + craft paints in various colors

8. Rustic Wall Rack for Knives
wood board +  round ceramic magnets + gel adhesive + wall mounting screws

9. Wine Rack

10. Wine Glass Holder
reclaimed wood board + nails + wine glasses

11. Pallet Wine Rack
paint or stain + heavy duty hooks

12. Kitchen Utensil Holder 
wood knobs or hooks + wood stain + stencils + white acrylic paint

13. Kitchen Utensil Holder
small hooks + old rake + wood board + wood stain

14. Twine Cabinet Handles
All you need is jute twine, which you can get at Dollar Tree

15. Rope Placement (or coaster)
jute rope + hot glue gun

16. Rope Serving Platter
rope  + foam board + glue gun

17. Natural Branch Coasters
branches + hand saw + sandpaper + clear varnish

10 Ways to Go Green

10 Ways to Go Green

Save energy to save money. Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out. Unplug appliances […]

10 Glitter-Filled DIY Projects Your Kids Will Love

10 Glitter-Filled DIY Projects Your Kids Will Love

Having kids means having someone to share your love of glitter with. Kids will never turn down glitter, and that’s basically a proven fact. So when the temperatures are too high to go outside and play, the rain is falling down or you just have […]

10 tips on how to plan your zero-waste event.

10 tips on how to plan your zero-waste event.

What’s a zero-waste event?
A zero-waste event – business reception, workshop, party, or any function – takes action to reduce the amount of garbage from the event.
The 7-day Phoenix Open with 500,000 spectators went zero-waste. The fans loved it, the media was wowed and the sponsors were delighted. The PGA Tour’s largest event was a resounding success – your event will be too!

Why should my event be zero-waste?

  • Fulfill public expectation
  • Garner more sponsorships
  • Fulfill the company mandate of sustainability
  • Engage your employees
  • Reduce environmental strain created by landfills
  • It’s easy!

 

Here are our Top Ten tips for making your event zero-waste:

  1.  Source recycled materials: Use materials with high post-consumer recycled content.
  2.  Recycle and compost: Place more recycling and compost than trash bins at your venue.
  3.  Engage your guests: Make them part of the effort. Put up easy-to-read signs, colour-code the bins and announce that your event is zero-waste.
  4.  Get some help: Talk to your staff and volunteers about the zero-waste effort. Make sure everyone knows what goes in each bin!
  5.  Find a venue that supports zero-waste: For a green event with a healthy dose of luxury, how about the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel?
  6.  Find a caterer that support zero-waste: Forage Vancouver serves up tasty food with an emphasis on sustainability.
  7.  Jazz up your online RSVP’s: Save on paper and give your event a sophisticated flair. Check out RSVPify for beautiful invitations.
  8.  Use compostable utensils and dish-ware: For even the heartiest meals, we use Biodegradable Solutions.
  9.  Decorate with reused or recyclable materials: Avoid balloons!
  10.  Monitor the bins at the end of the day: It’s easy to forget about earlier efforts at the end of a long day. Guide your guests to the right bins with a smile.

Journey to zero waste

 And one more: share your zero-waste success! Post photos and thank your guests on social media after the event. Congratulate them on a productive day and being part of a green solution.

Beautiful Wooden USB Flash Drives.

Beautiful Wooden USB Flash Drives.

There are many reasons why wooden USB sticks are popular. It is instinctive for our brains to have an affinity with nature and natural surroundings. Not only does wood look aesthetically pleasing, it is a tactile material, durable and naturally sustainable. It can also look […]

Compostable Plant-Based Tableware

Compostable Plant-Based Tableware

I represent you Repurpose, a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet. It’s a company which mission to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment and offer high quality, durable, and guilt-free renewable alternatives. […]

10 LIFE CHANGING FREEZER HACKS ANYONE WITH A KITCHEN NEEDS

10 LIFE CHANGING FREEZER HACKS ANYONE WITH A KITCHEN NEEDS

Are your refrigerator and freezer organized?

Do you want them to be organized? 

Refrigerator/freezer organization is something our house struggles with every.single.day.  If it isn’t bad enough, that no two bottles can be the same size, they have to be varying shapes too.  Factor in various leftovers, fruit and veggies, food intolerances and allergies and your refrigerator/freezer can begin to look like a war zone.

Hopefully, some of these refrigerator freezer organization tools, tips and hacks will help you do just that.

1. Reduce waste by putting expiring food in an “Eat Me First” box.
Even with the best of intentions, you always end up throwing out spoiled or expired food that was buried in the back of the refrigerator. Create an “Eat Me First” bin to prevent future waste.

eat-me-first
“Eat Me First” bin

2. Stand upside down condiment bottles in an egg carton.
Place your condiments upside down in an egg carton for an easier squeeze.

bottles in an egg carton.
Bottles in an egg carton.

3. Cover your refrigerator shelves with plastic wrap for easy spill cleanup.

Use shelf liners to keep your stored items & shelves clean and protected. You will never have to wipe your protected surfaces again – simply throw your liners in the wash and reuse them. The cut to fit line pattern makes it easy to cut even pieces that will fit in any size drawer or shelf.

Refrigerator Pad Antibacterial
Refrigerator Pad Antibacterial

4. Glue magnets to the bottom of containers so they stick to the sides of your fridge.

Just by trimming adhesive magnetic sheets to fit on the bottom of small plastic storage containers, you can store things like nuts, seeds and herbs up and off of the valuable shelf space in your refrigerator.

Magnet Fridge
Magnet Fridge

 5. Use magazine holders to create freezer shelves.

The 2 tier design allows for air circulation making this a great option for frozen food.

 6. Keep things within reach with a Lazy Susan.
The secret to total kitchen organization is Lazy Susans—everywhere! Add a few to your refrigerator for easy access, and place a couple in your cabinets to totally eliminate that corner cabinet black hole phenomenon!

7. Organize items into food groups with dollar-store baskets.
Place foods and condiments that your family uses together often in designated baskets. 

Dollar Store Basket

8. Decrease visual clutter by transferring condiments to matching squeeze bottles.

Condiment Bottles

9. Make more room in a freezer by clipping opened bags underneath a shelf.
If you keep lots of frozen fruits and veggies around, use binder clips to fake a second shelf in your freezer.

10. Small Refrigerator Organization Drawers
Try these mini drawers for corralling small items that tend to float around your shelves or larger drawers.  They look perfect for yogurt, snack bars,eggs, etc…

Mini Drawers

 

10 LIFE CHANGING FREEZER HACKS ANYONE WITH A KITCHEN NEEDS
The Simple Reason Why You Should Try Bamboo Toothbrush

The Simple Reason Why You Should Try Bamboo Toothbrush

Being one of the most wasteful part of our lives, beauty and personal care products can look challenging to change. To start off the day, we brush our teeth, comb our hair, then go on to style it and apply some make up (if you […]