Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Franklin Covey has some nice pages that will fit both my Mead and DayRunner binders from 1997 and 2001, respectively. I bought those binder-style calendars thinking "I'll reuse these over and over." It's only taken me a few years to get back around to them. :D They are still in excellent condition. Here are the pages I'd like to reorder for those calendar binders. Mind you, I do only need one planner per year. I'll have to make a desicion.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
The LB Collection by Lion Brand Yarns has a nice assortment organic and natural yarns. I found a couple of other sites worth returning to:
- KnitPicks has 100gr/273yd of 100% Merino wool on clearance for $8.99; and
- Yarn.com ships orders of $25 for free! Be sure to check out Grampa's Clearance.
- SolitdeWool.com is located in Virginia. I'm in North Carolina, so I'm considering this a local source. Yeah!
- ThreeWatersFarm is in Chapel Hill, NC and sells in their shop and at the Carrboro Farmers' Market each Saturday.
- Here's an eBay search for "wool yarn". The interface and search options are nice to select the types of yarn available. I didn't realise eBay is so hip to its yarn community.
- Baby Wool Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn, retail: $6.99 for 1.75 oz
- Alpine Wool by Lion Brand Yarn, retail $8.29 for 3 oz (only solid colors are 100% wool)
- Patons Wool on Joann.com $5.24 for 3.5 oz/223 yd
- Bamboo yarn from the Phillipeans on eBay: 99C for 50gr 70% bamboo/ 30% cotton
- Lion Brand on Fabric.com at $6.28 for 85gr/103yd. Or at Lion Brand website. However, this yarn is discontinued.
Friday, August 28, 2015
- Fisherman's Wool by Lion Brand - All 100% virgin, undyed wool (except the "Birch Tweed"). Sold in 8 oz skeins with 465 yards.
- Retail value $12.99.
- Craftsy -40% =$7.80. (free shipping on $99 orders)
- Amazon = $8.19 and free shipping on $35 orders.
- Etsy: YarnShop4U = $8.25. (Combine shipping on her other 4 shops, too.)
- fabric.com = $8.48 (free shipping on $35 orders)
- Joann = $8.24. (free shipping on $60 orders)
- Review from Joann: "OK, WONDERFUL yardage for the money. That's pretty much where the love ends here. I found in just a single skein several knots and broken plies, thin spots, and odd (what's this sorts of color blobs). Yes, its *natural*, but the quality here is a little lacking. My finished shawl is going to take a lot of work to block into softness and wearabilty. (A little bit more money and you could get something MUCH softer.) Defnitely not a next-to-the-skin wool. Thinnish for a wosted weight. I imagine this would be great for felting however, and I love the natrual color range."
Monday, February 9, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Don't just throw those bags away! Throw all your trash away in them! :D
There are so many great things I've seen made out of plastic bags, including reusable shopping bags! My favorite reused plastic bag project is still crocheted hammocks!!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
I unplug appliances when I'm not using them.
In my little apartment, I can unplug my oven too. It's combination gas and electric and the nearest outlet is over the sink! Weird, I know. So the range is unplugged when we're not using it.
Monday, January 12, 2015
I turn off the light everytime I leave a room. I can't stand having lights on when there is no one in the room that needs to see things.
It's not always easy. In the kitchen, there is no switch. I have to pull the string and walk half-way through a dark room. Sometimes, my hands are full. And sometimes, I have to go back to turn it off.
I take full advantage of the day light hours. I don't turn lights on during the day. And, in the mornings, before the sun has come up, I flex my night vision. Hey, my cats don't need any light, those eco-friendly beasts have superior night vision.
Friday, January 9, 2015
I save half of the food containers we would recycle and use them for holding and organizing items in our house. One of my favorite discoveries had been that dry - erase markers fit in tall olive jars and you can put the lid on! This will save my dry - erase markers from drying out this winter!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
My recycling bin in my kitchen is twice as large as my garbage can. This encourages us to recycle more and keeps RRR in in mind when we do put something in the trash. We hope to start 2nd-floor apartment composting soon, which should eliminate about half of our garbage.