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DIY Decorated Dishes

When I got married, my in-laws presented my husband and I with a set of dessert plates that were hand-painted by my father-in-lawís mother in the early 1900s. Every time I entertain and display the v…

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Greening the Home Office: Dress Code Casual

Home is where the heart is--and the computer, the fax machine, the scanner, the conference phone, the answering machine, the file cabinets, the UPS and FedEx truckÖ Itís morning in my office. The…

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10 Recession-Proof Green Decorating Ideas

With all the doom and gloom we hear about the economy and consumer spending, many of us are hunkering down and saving our precious resources. Can we continue to create EcoNests? According to this…

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A Marriage Made in the Recycling Bin: DIY Valentine Vase and Button Buds

Is your home feeling the love? Rethink the roses and forget the flowers--the environment and your home will love you back with these two DIY Valentine's Day projects. Unless you are giving organic…

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Tearing Down the House

Like some of its inhabitants, my home is hurdling into middle-age. The classic signs are all there: Weak underfootings, a thinning roof, leaky plumbing, and the deluge of emotions when the basement fl…

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Kid’s Play: DIY Kitchen

I love the sound of children playing. Maybe thatís why I became a teacher. Children learn about their world through play, the more realistic and dramatic the play, the better. Iíve gotten to know h…

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An Eco-Mudroom: Shoes Off

OK, I am as neurotic as the next person about keeping my floors clean. With dogs and kids, the inevitable mess happens. The kids are trained to take their shoes off. The dogs know that if they wait…

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A Green White House?

Right now itís not, but in an interview with Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama said he plans on ďgreeningĒ the White House by sitting down with the chief usher for the presidential mansion to do…

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Purge the Paper, Cut the Shirt: DIY Cloth Napkins

Before we sing the virtues of using cloth napkins again, letís get the facts straight. According to the EPA, the U.S. generates approximately 3,430,000 tons of tissue, napkins and paper towels of was…

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Going Solar or Going for Broke?

Some girls dream of diamonds. I have always dreamt of solar panels. When I was a child in the '70s, I remember hearing about solar energy and thinking that someday it would be everywhere---a solar ene…

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Biking on some of my local trail's is fun for me. You never know what your going to see. As long as …

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Interesting :) Thanks for sharing:)