DebbieAremDesigns makes these a very cool and funky pencil box made recycled circuit boards these pencil boxes are her newest product just released in the fall of 2008!
Also, beginning in March 2009, several of her green office products are on permanent exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as part of their Smart Home 2009 Exhibit! On the desk in the "Home Office" room is one of her pencil boxes, a circuit board clock, a mouse pad and several clipboards - all made from recycled circuit boards. Click here to view more. Frances ;o)
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Supper yummy and super easy!
I don’t have a specific recipe but this one is pretty close to what I use. The great thing about this lasagna is that it is so versatile you can change it around and it will still be great. You can add all of your family’s favorites and really make it your own. I hope you guys try it out and let me know how you like it!
My Tips: I use a bag of tortillas (flour or corn) hard or soft whatever is on sale, I prefer ground turkey but you can use beef (use what you have around), I also use the Tostitos brand Queso and a bag of frozen green, yellow, red pepper stir fry mix. Since most of the ingredients are already cooked all you need is to leave it in the oven 20 minutes or so to melt the cheese. You can make extra ground turkey on the weekend, and make the lasagna during the week.
· 3-4 flour tortillas
· Cheddar cheese, grated
· Refried beans
· Black beans
· Frozen sweet corn, thawed
· Tomatoes, diced
· Black olives, sliced
· Green onions, sliced
· Fresh cilantro, chopped
· 1 lb lean ground turkey
· 1 tsp olive oil
· 1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
· 3 cloves of garlic, minced
· 1 tsp paprika
· 1 tsp chili powder
· 1 tsp dried oregano
· 1 tsp ground cumin
· 1 tsp garlic powder
· Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
For step by step directions you can go here. This blog has great pictures for every step.
How cool is this idea? I ran across this on the crookedbarins.net website! It looks so beautiful and cool! I think I want to make one for my patio! I have some broken umbrellas hanging around! This is a prefect Super Green DIY project! Here's the link
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Her items are made with recycled finds that is what makes these items one of a kind and unique. This would be a great gift as a sketchbook, scrapbook, journal or autograph book. What a great fun way to express yourself!
Check her out here. Frances ;o)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”
Disposable sippy cups made out of plastic yogurt containers. All you need to do is cut a small x on the top of the lid and pop a straw in it. Done. Even if you don’t have kids, you might want to keep some on hand for little visitors. Your floors will thank you for it. Blogged about here on Zakka Life.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Hey Guys! don't forget all the Earth Day activities going on around town this weekend! We'll be at EarthFest 2009, April 19th , 2009 Crandon Park - Key Biscayne Fl
Hope to see you there!!!
Julie & Frances!!!
( and if you come by and mention the blog, there just might be something FREE in it for you!!!)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Little Princess cuffs... & Hair Clippies!
Green Bag It
Try to minimize your use of plastic bags, and if you use them take them back to the store and recycle them. If you’re going to the mall don’t get a bag at every store, there is no reason to have five bags with one thing in them. At our local IKEA store we bought a bag for .50 cents and use it every time we go. I love it, it’s huge and I can take it everywhere and use it for everything!
Take a Power Shower
I learned this the hard way; our nephew was staying with us and would take an hour long shower. Sometimes I would knock on the door to see if he was asleep. We changed our shower heads for a more eco-friendly one; we also changed the shower head in our bathroom for one that has several heads that have an option to close. That way we have the option to use 1, 2 or all three shower heads.
The water department in our city will even give you a credit towards the purchase of a new one or exchange yours.
Ditch Plastic Water Bottles
Make your life greener, ditch the plastic water bottles and pick up a cute reusable one. Yes they are accessible and easy, but they are also harmful and expensive. While pregnant I would go thru 2 cases of 24 bottles a week. That’s a staggering 1,920 bottles. How many do you use?
My husband told me this one. They are trying to conserve energy and money at his office. He has been able to lower his light bill by half. He turns off the computers and printers and air conditioning at the end of every day.
Dress up your table
Use cloth napkins instead of paper. I realized how many I was using when I watched my 4 yr old nephew for a week. Between my daughter and nephew we went thru a bag of 500 napkins in a week. It’s amazing how many times they spilled something or knocked something over. I ripped up and old sheet that we didn’t use, and stored them in the pantry.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Hi Guys, Check out this list of links from Craftstylish.com by way of Home Made Originals. Check out all the cool ways you Recycle the crafty way! For a full list inculuding pictures click here!
Easter basket from recycled boxes
Reusable coffee cup sleeve
Reusable bulk food bagsRecycle a sweater into a chair cover
Make newspaper into yarn Eco friendly corsage
Recycle magazines into jewelry
Unique trash can from magazinesa hot bikini out of t-shirts
Posted by Mindy and Lola at 5:20 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2009
How awesome is this! Breakfast Soap!!! This will definitely get you going in the morning, even if it’s just to the kitchen for breakfast! I love soap, really good soap the kind that leaves you feeling clean and fresh smelling. Fresh & flowery in the morning and warm comfort scents before bed like chocolate, and vanilla, warm cookies, and vanilla mint. They’re great for snuggling ;o) Did I mention she makes them vegan friendly... Click here to go to Sunbasilgarden's Shop and check her out the rest of here yumminess… Frances ;o)
Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009