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Neatly store extra paint

Apr 29, 2014

Raise your hand if your garage is a mess. *Mama peeks out into internet land* Yep, mine is too. The shelves above the dryer are a “hot spot” for clutter, including extra paint. We bought our house in 1996, and have done lots of painting over the years. (The master bath was Pepto-Bismol pink...

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On America Recycles Day – Please Reduce and Reuse first!

On America Recycles Day – Please Reduce and Reuse first!

Today is America Recycles Day.  I appreciate any day that helps move the conversation along about  the amount of waste people generate, whether it is recyclable or not.  But today, I want to spotlight "Reduce" and "Reuse"  and the more important pieces of our  earth’s  sustainability...

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On America Recycles Day – Please Reduce and Reuse first!

On America Recycles Day – Please Reduce and Reuse first!

On America Recycles Day – Please Reduce and Reuse First.
Today is America Recycles Day.  I appreciate any day that helps move the conversation along about people and the amount of waste they generate, whether it is recyclable or not.  But today, I want to spotlight...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Uses for Empty TP Rolls

Oct 15, 2013
Uses for Empty TP Rolls

I just love you guys. Out of curiosity, I asked this recently on Facebook: When you change the TP roll, do you put the old tube in the recycling? I figured I’d get a bunch of people clicking “like” or saying “nope.” Instead, you guys gave me lots of ideas for reusing them. Check...

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Upcycling Challenge 2013!

Upcycling Challenge 2013!

I am so excited to announce this!  Time to roll up your sleeve and get busy!  POST your best upcycle project pictures here:  Win Valuable Prizes from ReCreate &  Beverly’s Fabric and Crafts. Upcycling (v):  to conv...

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Brown Thumb Mama
How to Keep Your Toddler From Unzipping Their Pajamas

Apr 7, 2013
How to Keep Your Toddler From Unzipping Their Pajamas

Dear Footy Pajama Companies: I appreciate everything you've done to keep my babies toasty warm over the years. However, I have an question for your Footy Pajama Scientists, whom I suspect know NOTHING about children. As you know, infant pajamas hav...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Why Didn’t I Think of That? Wednesday

Mar 14, 2012

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" For many people, the next step after Spring Cleaning is Spring Redecorating. Sounds like you? I know people who can't go more than two years without re-pain...

Brown Thumb Mama
What Do You See?

Feb 9, 2012

What do you see when you look at this picture? Yes, that's a screamin' deal on organic baby spinach (usually $3.99!) but there's more to it than that. The empty container is a perfect mini-greenhouse for starting seeds! Put a bit of moist seed star...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Why Didn’t I Think of That? Wednesday

Feb 8, 2012

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" Are you and the kids decorating cookies or treats for Valentine's Day? If you're a big cookie-decorating family, you probably have a ton of colored sugars, ...

Brown Thumb Mama
Why Didn’t I Think of That? Wednesday

Dec 28, 2011

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" Anybody know what you call those little square plastic thingys that hold the bread wrapper closed? Me neither. However, they're perfect for sticking to the...

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