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The Perfect Holiday Gift (video)

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~ Dalai Lama The perfect gift is a thoughtful one. If you follow my Econesting blog, you know I …


DIY Snow Globes

There is a luxury to the winter months in cold climates. At my house, it is to cozy up next to a fire and watch the snow cascade across the woods. There is something about the falling snow that evokes…


Ditch the Plastic: DIY Knitted Shopping Bag

“Hey, where’d you get that great shopping bag? Oh, it’s so cute. Can I touch it?” Did you ever carry a little puppy around? If so, strangers clamor for a touch and to ogle the precious pup. If you…


10 Ways to Repurpose an Old Picture Frame

“Art is only art when it is synonymous with living.” Mid-century designer Alexander Girard said this and he is the inspiration for this DIY project. I recently went up in the attic looking for a s…


Lighting Fixture Dilemma

Illumination brings harmony to a room. There is no shortage of manufactured lighting fixtures at home improvement stores and online. Lighting inspiration comes in different forms and from many place…


DIY Clipboard Art and Writing Papers

Paper is a main staple of offices and schools. Aspiring to go paperless is a mighty, and also difficult goal of green businesses. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average off…

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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-law’s mother in the early 1900s. Every time I entertain and display the v…


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 truck… It’s morning in my office. The…

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DIY Yoga Props for Home Practice

Developing a regular yoga practice can bring health and well-being for your body and mind. Yoga is a proven stress reducer. It aids in weight control and builds strength. I discovered yoga a few yea…


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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