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Modern Light Bulb Planters with Copper Accents

Last week at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show, I competed in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Planted.  I was pitted against some of Edmonton’s most respected media, designers and craftspeople to create planters out of household items from ReStore Edmonton.  Each design was auctioned off to the highest bidder and all proceeds went to support Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton! I […]

Handmade Modern Bean-Bag Toss Set

Last month at the Edmonton Renovation Show, I competed in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Unhinged. I was pitted against some of Edmonton’s most respected media, designers and craftspeople to re-purpose a used door from ReStore Edmonton for under $100. Each design was auctioned off to the highest bidder and all proceeds went to support Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton! I […]

Top Ways to Reduce Food Waste in your Kitchen

I was motivated to write this post after hearing about the SPUD Let’s Not Waste campaign.  Their challenge is to inspire people to waste less…less time, money, food, everything.  Head over to their website to read more about the challenge and take the pledge to reduce your waste! As a SPUD ambassador and professional environmentalist I wanted […]

Pink Clay Mask with Rosewater and Neroli Oil

Last summer I posted a milk and lavender clay mask tutorial and since then I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with different clays, bases and additives.  My new favorite is a rejuvenating formula with pink clay, rosewater and soothing neroli essential oil… Pink Clay Mask with Rosewater and Neroli Oil 1 tablespoon French pink clay 1-2 drops […]

Handmade Cedar and Eucalyptus Holiday Boughs

This holiday season has been a juggling act of all the different priorities in my life; although I’ve had less time to focus on myself and my home this year, I’ve still managed to find ways to indulge in the Christmas spirit (via some clever shortcuts). This year, instead of making over-sized fresh wreaths, I decided to deck […]