Old jeans + Old Jeans = New Jeans

By | January 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm | One comment

I thought I would share a little all-consuming activity I did over the holidays. My favourite pair of jeans have always been just slightly too short for comfortable wearing with anything that isn't an ankle height boot. Luckily for me, the fashion at the moment is...

Posted in: DIY, Mindful Lifestyle, Responsible Fashion

30 Days of Kombucha: Nature’s Femented Elixir

30 Days of Kombucha: Nature’s Femented Elixir

By | January 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 7 comments

Kombucha Kamp is leading a 30 Day Challenge, challenging people far-and-wide to ditch their soda and opt for the ‘booch instead. Now, I haven’t been a soda drinker in ages and have never really been the type to make New Year’s resolutions - especially ones I knew I would...

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Upcycled Wooden Christmas Tree

By | December 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm | No comments

This year is my boyfriend and I's first year in a flat by ourselves and so, in true girly style,  I was excited about our Christmas decorations. Due to space restraints, anything big was definitely out the question. Anything store bought was also off the table. During a...

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A Fabulous Festive Offer from Sugru

By | December 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Photo by HOLSTEE via flickr If you're struggling for a Christmas present idea that ticks not only all the environmental boxes but also the boxes marked "fun, want and awesome" then you're in luck. Sugru, the most magical of all materials, is here to save the big day. If you...

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Barefoot Friendly Beaches Could Be on the Horizon

By | October 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm | No comments

Photo by Deanpamus via flickr For over fifteen years Barefoot Wine has been an active partner with Surfrider Foundation in saving our coastlines. But five years ago Barefoot decided that they could take it a step further and created their own foundation, Barefoot Wine Beach...

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Handmade Eco-Home Decor

By | July 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm | No comments

Photo by Jo Corrall My boyfriend and I wanted to brighten up our room a little, but didn't want to spend tons of money. Luckily we both have art and design backgrounds so not only could we make our own frames and art work but we also both had piles of postcards and...

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By | May 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm | One comment

Photo by Merry Wilson The Universe breathes languidly in and out the green sigh of photosynthesis. Drowsy flowers stretch their petals sunward, the morning yearns for noon — straight up. Our star blazes life down upon us. We are whole in this moment. I am...

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“Have a Ball” on Earth Day!

By | April 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm | No comments

Earth Day is Friday! Have a ball! Share your love for the world with the world! For info on more earth-friendly Poems of Joe M's check here. And follow Joe on twitter ...

Posted in: Art, Green Cartoons

CANAL DIARY: A Hymn to Urban Wilderness

By | March 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm | No comments

Photo by M. R. Wilson Early morning is my spirit time. I see the world through poet’s eyes and my scars aren’t painful. All things are possible. Two walked: a small woman and a large black dog on a leash and harness. They’d been together on the canal for years. The...

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Canal Prayer

By | February 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm | No comments

Photo by M. R. Wilson O power and process that ignite stars, whose same light glows in loving eyes, enfold us this day in your grace. We are your begotten sprung from the Earth, enlivened with Spirit, forged in your Mystery. I’ve felt you...

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