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Rainy day project: hand painted head wrap…

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Download our latest calendar for June!

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Sunbird -Jun 03, 2016, 10:29PM
Ahhh June. To me, summer has arrived even though it's not the 21st. There's no better feeling then getting my summer dresses out that have been staring at me from the back of my closet since October when I put them away. Thank you Mother Nature.
Kiss & Make-up -Jun 01, 2016, 6:00AM
June is my birth month, so it's always a bit special for me.

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Download our latest calendar for May!

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Christina Kotsiras -May 30, 2016, 12:52AM
amazing calendar! I've been downloading them since you started... but you are missing the 31st! :~)
phiphi -May 09, 2016, 1:02AM
PLEASE KEEP MAKING THESE I LOVE EM!

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Get your hands in the dirt and make something beautiful!

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Annie -May 05, 2016, 11:58PM
The artist Andy Goldsworthy pretty much made this kind of art well known! check him out/ give him a mention!
Riah -Apr 25, 2016, 1:53PM
Beautiful post. It's great to stop and enjoy the wonderful earth around you, and even better to make someone else smile... :) ❀Riah The Wanderful Soul www.TheWanderfulSoul.com

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Did you know there’s another pollinator in danger of disappearing? Learn how to help them below…

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Jessi -May 02, 2016, 8:40PM
Don't forget about the milkweed plants! It's toxic to some animals and insects but monarchs absolutely love it! They eat it to protect themselves from predators and they also lay their eggs on it!
fp julie -Apr 26, 2016, 8:32AM
Pamela - Any old kitchen sponge will do. There's no drill bit, just a hammer and nail, as specified. I've updated the steps for clarity. Hope that helps, enjoy and thanks for reading! :)

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Celebrate Earth Day, every day, by cutting down on waste and learning exactly what you can recycle…

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Jet Tripodi -Apr 25, 2016, 7:52PM
Awesome article and video! I recently started a potted garden on my patio (small space garden woo) and made a watering can out of an old detergent bottle, painted it and made it so cute! One less thing in the Earth, as well as free! <3
Ashley -Apr 25, 2016, 1:34PM
This is so to the point I love it! Now, where in the hay do I take my all of my batteries and electrical waste :/ Thank you!! Sharing!

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Need some green for your walls? Read on for and inexpensive and unique solution.

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Amanda -Apr 29, 2016, 10:23PM
Finally got around to trying this! Absolutely love it. Super simple and so fun!
Suzee -Apr 16, 2016, 9:20AM
I was just at a garden show last weekend and wanted to buy one but wasnt sure…now I know and I will be getting one asap. Super cool https://www.etsy.com/listing/270540254/76-s-t-r-a-n-d-s

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Wondering how you can lend a hand in bee conservation? Learn how here…

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Hannah -May 20, 2016, 11:26AM
Amanda - Monsanto is a horrible company, there's no doubt about it - and the world definitely does not need any more pesticides- but most GMO crops are actually better for the environment! Many are designed to be resistant to bugs and weeds without the use of herbicides! And no, they aren't cancer causing or bad for your health. GMO crops must be nutritionally equal to all their non-genetically modified food counterparts and are tested extensively before being released on the market. Take a look at golden rice, it's amazing what potential GMO plants have for bettering quality of life all over the world! I'm not saying you should go and support major corrupt corporations or anything, but we should all be pro-GMO if we care about the environment and animal welfare.
Amanda -Apr 22, 2016, 7:04PM
Thanks for sharing! However, the reason bees are dying is NOT a mystery. Some plants (like the ones you buy at WalMart or Home Depot), as well as crops are treated with an incredibly harmful type of pesticide called neonicotinoids, developed by Monsanto. This pesticide is essential to many GMO crops. That, and the fact that industrial beekeepers routinely take too much honey from hives and replace it with high fructose corn syrup. While it is so important that we do small things to help bees and raise our own consciousnesses about their impending extinction, we need to educate ourselves, get real about the facts, and take a stand. Here are some other things you can do to help the bees: - Eat local (organic) food - Grow your own food - Eat local honey (it's better for you anyway) - Do NOT buy plants treated with Neonicotinoids - Vote Non-GMO and speak out!

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Create the optimal chill zone for you and your friends!

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eliza -May 29, 2016, 8:15PM
a little guitar and a nap with bird song accompaniment, a lovely idea!
WildCity -Apr 21, 2016, 5:44PM
Amazing! I think I must sew some big shawls <3 I love it https://www.instagram.com/_wildcity/ http://wildcity.etsy.com/

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A few simple ingredients are all you need to whiten your clothes, sans BLEACH.

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Amanda -Jun 05, 2016, 12:47AM
Cheryl - as it says above the the items that can be used to "bleach" your whites, it says "Choose One" so I'm assuming from this you pick whichever item you like best or have on hand and use THAT ONE ITEM to whiten your clothes :)
kendin yap -May 05, 2016, 7:51AM
Thanks for this useful tip. Can we use that mixture for draperies?

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Celebrate the upcoming holiday and the new season with this eye-catching batik DIY

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christina -Jun 08, 2016, 3:29PM
Abigail, I watched a tutorial on youtube and the woman used Elmer's glue instead of wax.
fp julie -Jun 02, 2016, 9:48AM
Abigail - You can certainly try, though the wax from a candle or letter stamp is most likely either beeswax and/or paraffin and the fragrances and dyes may effect the outcome and possibly stain your fabric.

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Here are some ideas for fun when you’re strapped for cash!Read More

Dan Moss -Mar 13, 2016, 9:33AM
Great ideas! It's so hard to find time to do things with our bussy schedules and save money at the same time. Thank you!
Medayu Bestari Praja -Mar 11, 2016, 3:35AM
Lovely list! But I probably will have my 'me time' for the weekend after five days work. Well, I need to meditate or maybe go solo to some places that are actually already on my list but I just can't accomplished it yet. Most of 'em above, I love the idea of host a movie night, go to the flea market or even a local museum. x Dayu | PR.JA

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