Happy Earth day 2020 everyone! Our call to action this year is to encourage you to leave a smaller footprint by replacing (at least) one single-use product in your home with a cloth alternative. It is absurd that we have reached a point in our history where felling a tree, milling it, turning it into […]
Right now, a lot of us are stuck inside our homes and may turn online more often than usual. It’s an anxious and scary time for everyone, which makes it all the easier to feel like we should treat ourselves through online purchases and deliveries. Or perhaps online shopping is helping you distract yourself from the current situation? Whatever the case, take a deep breath and… wait. Stay that hand. For at least 72 hours, try to think of other things.
If you have little to no sewing experience already, this is a very forgiving project to start. It doesn’t matter if the edges are a little wonky or if the thread color doesn’t match quite right. And while it is nowhere near as precise as this post about making cloth masks like a pro, it […]
We are in a special time in history right now during a global pandemic, where everyday people are asked – begged – to make masks for first line responders, health care workers, grocery store staff, and everyone else they know. While I (Angela) personally do not have the skills to make masks myself – my […]
In these uncertain times, it is easy to feel a sense of powerlessness and hopelessness. The world is changing in ways we can hardly predict. For our own health, it is important to take a step back from the doom and gloom of the news and focus on the things we can actually have an impact on.
How do we, as people and as a community respond to frightening events outside our control? Do we hunker down in our individual homes, or do we look to our friends and neighbors to make sure they too, are all right? In this article, I make the case for the latter approach.
Finding yourself home more than usual? Perhaps you want to try your hand at sewing thing, but don’t have a sewing machine? In this post, I give you an easy DIY hand sewing project that is all straight edges and two simple seams. You don’t need much in terms of equipment either.
Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been trying to figure out how to help out on the topics that interest me. But I am also introverted. I tried joining environmental protection groups, but their style of campaigning wore me out. I usually left a meeting feeling like I did not belong. Why did I not feel energized by their presence like so many of the other members?
When it comes to the ecofrugal mindset, there are few things that beat a DIY mindset. We don’t all have to know how to do everything. But if we learn a couple of skills we enjoy doing, we can barter and trade with others of complementary skills. A produce bag for some homegrown strawberries? Mending clothes for babysitting? Only your imagination is the limit.