Posts Tagged ‘do it yourself’

December 7th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | Reusable Bottle

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By now, we all know that the situation regarding plastic in our oceans is getting worse and worse. According to environmental awareness website EcoWatch, “one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans,” and “44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.”
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November 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Flash Tattoo Nail Art

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Reason #522 why we love Flash Tattoos: easy nail art.
In addition to being swim-able, semi-permanent jewelry and great gifts (see our DIY Flash Tattoo Glasses tutorial), these metallic marvels moonlight as flashy nail decals. As if we really needed another reason to stock up. Read on for the how-to… (more…)

October 10th, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Mason Jar Koozie

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The positive of using a mason jar as a mug: you can add a lid and boom, to-go cup. The negative: zero molten hot liquid to metacarpal protection. The solution: no, it’s not going out and buying a gadget to add a handle to your jar (put your money towards something better, say, a new pair of winter boots).  Our solution: a fresh pair of socks. Rather, a single sock. Start with a clean one. Maybe one who has lost its partner. Better yet, a fresh pair. Best yet, this palm tree pair from Stance. Clip off the bottom of the sock, or fold the excess under for a less permanent solution.
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Pictured: Stance Palm Tree Socks

October 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: How To Make Coconut Milk

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Ever add coconut milk to your coffee, only to end your morning with a final swig of chalky white powder. You could only hope that the chalky substance in boxed coconut milk is some form of macerated coco. But flip the box over and read the ingredients. Chances are, the list extends far beyond coconut and water. Instead of ditching coconut milk all together, take 2 minutes (maybe 7 if starting from a whole coconut) and whip up some of the fresh stuff. You’ll end up with a creamier milk (no chalk), sans additives, stabilizers and whatever else was on that boxed variety ingredient list. Add it to cereal, chia seed pudding, and yes, this morning’s coffee. Read on for the how to… (more…)