Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

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Inspiration: Metamorphosis ...


Last week wasn't exactly colorful on the blog... what with all those negatives. So you won't be surprised to discover that this week there will be a LOT of color, and fewer... negatives.  Today I'm taking a little inspiration break and sharing pics I took yesterday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Metamorphosis is attractive to me, in theory and practice. I like the idea of living things as evolving bodies of work - constantly, changing, being remade, reincarnated etc. So yesterday we stood watching butterflies being born. It hurt me to watch. Partly because it's beautiful. And partly because it looked like an excruciating, very lonely process. I kept thinking, "who's waiting for you once you manage to get out? Where's the midwife to catch you?" Then I spent some time in the butterfly room itself, watching them fly, eat and rest. And I felt better.  :)


Happy Earth Day weekend!

It was a beautiful Sat morning in Chicago, spent at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.  The indoor farmer's market is in full swing (hello first fresh asparagus of the season!) and my toddler loves the place.  The light was amazing today so I'm indulging myself a little and sharing some pics with you.  Happy Earth Day!








Refab@home: New Weekly Feature!


If I could take you on a tour of my home, I'd proudly point out every thrifted, upcycled, alley-scoured and hand-me-down item.  I like stories ... so I enjoy being surrounded by things that have some history and tell a story.  BUT, I'm not about to try a blog-style home tour - I don't have the photographer chops for that.  And, a toddler has invaded my home, so there are far too many messy toddler piles everywhere.  However, I would like to share shoes, jewelry, corners and favorites ... things I love that might inspire you... and that I can actually photograph.  So, in tried-and-true blogger tradition, I'm creating a weekly feature. Thrifty Thursday posts will be dedicated to the various thrifted corners of my home and my closet.