To inspire me (and my house guests) to enjoy more health-boosting baths, I like to package my recipe for homemade sore muscle soak in pretty containers just like I would if I were gifting them. My favorite (FREE) container of all is an empty Patron tequila bottle, perhaps left over from a batch of spicy watermelon margaritas – packaging worth displaying prominently without spending a cent.
Last night, at the bittersweet sendoff for my dear friend Indiana, one of Austin’s original bloggers and one of my absolute favorite people, who’s moving to…
This week, my dear friend KT Boyle (who many of you may remember as our former Goodwill Hunting columnist here at Shoestring) tapped me to talk about the upcycling trend in museum exhibitions for a piece she was writing for the April 13, 2011 0 Comments Read article
By now, we all know that there are better (and more eco-friendly) things to do with our tired threads than just dump them in the garbage.
Shoestring is all about trying to save money and save the planet at the same time, usually landing on one side or the other of that blissfully happy medium of environmentally and economically legit. So, is being green frugal? The short answer is: it depends.
We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I’m recycling, do I need to wash it first?
When most people talk about “clothing finds,” what they’re really talking about are incredible bargains — “steals” and deals they’ve “found” in a shop, at a swap, or online.
Organizing is one of my least-favorite DIY activities — especially when you factor in all the money it seems you need to do it well.