the ReFab Diaries

After a long winter’s sleep, spring is finally arriving in the northern hemisphere. Nature is slowly blooming and we feel much better, ready to make some changes that will help us wake up from hibernation. We all feel a need to change something, but where should we start?


Interrupting the usual programming to make a fun announcement... I'm finally able to offer prints of my art. And it lends itself to lots of other things too. Hop over to Redbubble!


Weddings get expensive (and wasteful!) quickly. Many couples spend as much money on their dream wedding that they might on a down payment on their first home! There are plenty of reasons to minimize your wedding costs, whether you’re on a strict budget, have a sustainability mindset, or would rather save for a dream honeymoon experience. Whatever your reasoning, check out my great tips for planning a wedding on a budget.

How To Plan a Wedding on a Budget: 4 Great Tips

One of the things we can all do to be more environmentally responsible is to properly manage our waste at home. That means recycling what we can, composting organic matter, and properly disposing of anything that can’t be recycled or composted. It sounds like a lot, but if everyone does their part, it can make a big difference. Here are some tips on how to properly manage your waste at home.


As those of us in the northern hemisphere start dreaming of warmer weather, many of us start to think about sprucing up our outdoor living spaces. If you're looking for ways to decorate your garden in a sustainable way, here are six tips to get you started. From choosing native plants to using recycled materials, there are plenty of options for creating a beautiful and eco-friendly garden. So get outside and start exploring all the possibilities!


With the global climate crisis becoming increasingly urgent, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the biggest steps a person can take is investing in sustainable housing. Sustainable homes use renewable energy sources like solar or wind power, as well as other features designed to minimize environmental impact. However, buying a sustainable home involves much more than just finding one that has green features—there are several factors you need to consider before making your purchase. 


In a world full of over-consumption, it’s better to learn how to care for our items rather than toss them away and purchase something new. It’s incredibly easy to learn how to clean and polish wooden floors and doors to improve a home’s natural wood and bring it back to life!

E-waste, or electronic waste, is the term used to describe unwanted and unused electronics. It includes things like old mobile phones, computers, laptops, tablets, and televisions that are no longer being used. As technology advances at a rapid pace and people upgrade their devices more frequently than ever before, e-waste has become one of the fastest-growing segments of our waste stream.