Composting Toilets: All You Ever Wanted To Know Many people have a lot of misconceptions when they hear the words “composting toilets”. Immediately they think “outhouse” or imagine a hole in the ground. Yucky, smelly, and a little drafty. Free crochet patterns Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 2 Techniques used in this pattern (British term / American term): Chain stitch – ch Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc Half treble / Half double crochet – h.tr / h.dc Double treble / Treble – d.tr / tr 100 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time? You’re in luck. We have collected 100 of these practical life hacks into this one big list that is easy to digest because they’re all images!
Handmade Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors Soy Wax Candles We’re this close to our final DIY wedding favor project, but fret not. We have another great project in store for you today, and it’s so timely with Earth Day coming up next week. These soy wax candle favors were made using recycled materials, natural ingredients, and it’s also very budget-friendly. Sounds like an all around winner, non? What you’ll need: - Soy wax flakes (can be purchased in bulk in places like here…or at your local candle supply shop since we’re talking green) - Wick (here + here) - Containers.
Spirulina Explained: What You Need To Know About This Healing Superfood One of the oldest life forms on Earth, spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so that other life forms could appear. The original 'superfood,' spirulina is so nutrient dense that you could survive on it and water alone. Hundreds of studies have confirmed spirulina's powerhouse status. It has 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health.
Reed Bed System & Composting Toilets One of the characteristics that separates 21st century homo sapiens from the other species with which we share the planet is that we relentlessly take from the natural world but seldom give back. The flawed economic system by which we imagine we sustain our lives places a commercial value on the planet’s resources but not an ecological one. It is almost a cliché now to say that when we throw our waste away, there actually is no away but only someone else’s door step or some other life form’s habitat. But raised awareness does not seem to have reduced our disposable habits. Our dilemma is that we must consume natural resources to live, yet these resources are finite and many are rapidly depleting. We have belatedly begun to re-cycle but far from enough.
Cuffed Hand Warmers These Cuffed Hand Warmers tickle my fancy with their trompe l'oeil cuffs. As if the sleeves of a beautiful, cozy sweater were hanging down past your wrists, the effect is a refined kind of slouchy. I love also the textural play of two yarns who, once strangers to each other, come together here in a beautiful friendship!
DIY Elbow Patch While perusing Pinterest one evening, I came across an intriguing tutorial on the wonderful art of needle felting. I had to learn more – especially after realizing it entailed repeatedly stabbing a needle up and down into a piece of fabric or sweater. A satisfying stress reliever that results in something wearable? Sign me up. And now that I can officially call myself a needle felting maven (and nerd), trust me when I say that you’re going to have a blast with this technique.