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There are a couple of items in my closet that have traveled with me between 16 states and countless moves, from South Africa to the UK to Colombia to the US. I’m not inclined to throw out these sentimental items, but you know me - I'm also loathe to just let them sit in the back of my closet.

How To Turn Casual Clothes Into Stylish Outfits

 

When we talk about brightening up a room, we're usually talking color. Let's "brighten things up" with a fun coat of paint, colorful pillows or art. What I've been thinking about, however, is actual light versus dark. If you aren't lucky enough to live in a home with huge windows and wide-open views, how can you lighten things up? 

 Fishing can be as expensive as you want it to be. If you love gadgets, you can drop a ton of money at the sporting goods store. If you’re a minimalist, you’ll probably have the same luck with a basic hand-me-down pole. So there are plenty of ways to customize and upcycle your equipment. The best DIY projects for fishing enthusiasts are the ones that make your outings memorable.

Best DIY Projects for Fishing Enthusiasts

If your home needs a refresh (or even a serious upgrade) but you don’t have the money for renovations, you can make significant improvements without a complete overhaul. Tackling minor updates before a considerable renovation can help you decide what direction you want to take a larger project. Or it might just allow you to skip it altogether.

6 Fun Ways to Update Your Home in a Weekend

As pandemic restrictions are eased, I look forward to celebrating again with my friends and family. Traditionally, however, parties are occasions for waste, producing a big pile of trash to dispose of. But there are cleaner and environmentally safer ways to celebrate. Here are a few tips on how to throw an eco-friendly party.

 

 

How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Party

Gardening is possibly the best way to interact with nature and the growing process while providing yourself with healthy fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more. If you have a patch of land to grow on (or even if you don’t), there are so many ways to plant and cultivate your own little slice of paradise without creating waste or interfering with the local flora and fauna.

 

Here are a few tips on eco-friendly gardening to help you get started:

 

The state of the fashion industry can discourage those who want to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel guilty every time you go to get dressed. It just means using a little more strategy when we pick out our clothes. That’s why I’ve collected my favorite tips for creating a sustainable wardrobe.

Tips for Creating a Sustainable Wardrobe

The kitchen is one of the largest consumers of water and energy in a home. As such, there are plenty of opportunities to decrease your carbon footprint with the right remodels. To ensure that the heart of your home is as energy-efficient as possible, here are some eco-friendly kitchen upgrades to try out.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Upgrades To Try Out

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