I am on the hunt for an economical, compostable and package free tape for my Art classroom. Until I find it, or figure out an alternative….the ball keeps growing.
I can’t help but wonder, is it possible to create a zero waste classroom?
A place where we can build and play, deconstruct and remake,
explore and design
…all without adding to a landfill.
Cheers to the challenge.
Cheers to trying the untried.
Cheers to the magic every child sees in a growing tape ball.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent Van Gogh
We are getting creative in our storage of deconstructed ugly sweaters!
In the last 4 months I have unraveled sweaters in all the following places….
at basketball games
on the couch while watching classical movies
in the car…but not while driving
diners on Sundays
Girl Scout meetings
*several* birthday parties
on the phone while finding solutions to all the world’s problems
in bed watching the news
Facetiming with long lost friends
at least one staff meeting
while waiting for my 4ft friend to finish dinner
over fancy drinks
on the porch in the sunshine
Cheers to trashy…I mean upcycled…temperature blankets.
Cheers to tiny houses and making everything fit.
Cheers to projects. They keep life so full.
Plastic Easter Grass=
Need I say more?
This year we shredded a few Spelling lists, Math homework and at least one Scholastic book order form.
💥crunch, crunch, puff💥
Easter grass I can live with.
I 100% guarantee it will be tracked all over the tiny house for the next week but so would that 💩💩💩 plastic stuff too. Eventually all the little pieces will make it to the composter and by Fall will magically turn back into dirt.
Cheers to Easter
Cheers to Resurrection Sunday
Cheers to Passover
Cheers to Spring
Cheers to whatever you want to celebrate this weekend and every weekend!
I have made a batch of deodorant every 6 months for almost 10 years.
It takes a minute or two to mix up and scoop into a beautiful glass jar.
I wear it daily.
I don’t stink.
I am not contributing to the growing landfills and swirling plastic island in the Pacific Ocean.
1/3 cup corn starch
1/3 cup baking soda
10 drops lavender essential oil (antibacterial)
10 drops tea tree essential oil (antifungal)
2 TBSP vitamin E oil
3 TBSP coconut oil
Mix to form a paste.
Scoop into a pretty, wide mouth jar.
Give it 24 hours.
Use your finger tips to apply it.
The oils cost a little bit in the beginning but they last f.o.r.e.ve.r.
Cheers to super duper easy and cheap deodorant.
Cheers to an almost trash free bathroom.
Cheers to pretty bathrooms and good smelling pits.
P.S. If you know where this recipe originally came from, please let me know.
Someone deserves the credit.
Here is a secret.
I have been wearing gray since August 1st.
7 grayish/blue outfits live in my closet.
That is it.
In October, I swapped out a few short sleeve for long sleeve and dropped the count down to 5 outfits.
3 gray sweaters made friends with my outfits when the weather turned cold and of course my coat, gloves, leggings, jammies, socks and underwear match.
I own a week’s worth of workout clothes, all black and gray with the exception of a red and purple cotton tops. It is extremely hard to find workout clothes in natural fibers, let alone in plain gray with no logo printed across the front.
Actually, the weird thing is NOBODY NOTICED!
There you go.
That is my secret.
Now, how long I have gone without washing or putting gel in my hair…well that’s a secret for another day.
Cheers to a closet that can breath.
Cheers to majorly simplifying my morning routine.
Cheers to punching cultural norms in the face.
Special gowns were donated.
Patterns were cut.
Breakfast was served.
Seams were sewn.
Stories were shared.
Hems were pressed.
Pizza and pie were eaten.
Soon, little angels will have something very special to wear and be remembered in.
My sister organized it.
An arrangement of ladies did their part.
I just helped keep the needles moving and ate food.
Cheers to Saturday mornings.
Cheers to letting go and reusing special dresses.
Cheers to hopefully bringing a little peace.