Grow Your Own Lettuce

Considering how long I’ve been reading about and writing about DIY projects, it’s not surprising that the marketing algorithm of every website I visit has a slew of how-to links ready and waiting in their sidebar. Add to that my lifelong commitment to being a Possibilitarian, and I end up[Read more]

Make Your Own Postcard

Did you know you can slap postage on a coconut and mail it?! No box needed, just an address (and the understanding that your mail carrier will never look at you the same way again). A while back, I read a blog post on Recyclebank.com about making your own postcards out[Read more]

Counter Space

The re-user and the organizer that coexist within me live in almost constant tension. The organizer knows there are surfaces in my home that will never be clear for more than a few hours at a time. For example: our kitchen table, that’s perpetually cluttered with dishes, daily mail, partially finished[Read more]

How Is Creative Reuse Like Algebra?

How many times have you heard (or said), “Why do I have to learn algebra? It’s not like I’ll ever use it in real life!” As a parent, I’ve had to get quite creative – justifying algebra and several of its equally frustrating peers – to help my kids understand[Read more]

Living Outside the Box

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a box (or drawer) where I stashed special things – mementos, awards, cherished letters, souvenirs. I remember my mother storing some of her treasured objects in her piano bench; programs from plays we were in or ticket stubs from a[Read more]