Alternatives to Gift wrap - Finding Our Green Life

7 Waste-Free Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

Let’s talk GREEN GIFT WRAPPING!!!  Let’s face it, traditional wrapping paper is really not good for the environment. What are some waste-free alternatives to wrapping paper? You’ve picked out the perfect gift and it’s time to wrap it up.  Do you turn to wrapping paper, newspaper, a paper gift bag or just slap a bow […]

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Unique Upcycled Gifts For Every Person on Your List

Let’s talk about unique upcycled gifts!  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, how many times have you heard that?  How many times have you been out holiday shopping and have just been stumped on what to buy?  It seriously happens to me every.darn.year!  Then I find myself buying something, just to buy something and […]

Uses for Coffee Grounds - Finding Our Green Life

15 Amazing Uses for Coffee Grounds Beyond the Coffee Pot

  Americans LOVE their coffee!  Roughly 62% drink coffee each day, coffee they either made at home or purchased from one of over 21,400 coffee shops in the U.S.  That’s ALOT of coffee grounds.  Many coffee shops offer the leftover coffee grounds to anyone who wants them.  Perhaps if you’re a professional gardener, you might […]

Small Projects Using Bottle Caps

DIY Bottle Cap Pins

100 bottles of beer on the wall, 100 bottles of beer, you take one down, pass it around, 99 bottles of beer on the wall!  You drink the beer, recycle the glass bottle but then what happens to the bottle cap?  Don’t trash it, you can recycle the bottle caps but there’s a preferred way to […]

Uses for old textiles

5 Amazing Ways to Re-Use Old Shoes and Clothes

My back and feet were always hurting when I exercised.  Must be time for a new pair of gym shoes but how can I re-use old shoes?  In 2013, it was estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced each year and of that, 300 million pairs are thrown away.  300 million each year!?!  Americans throw […]