Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday Favorites Linky Party 385

Are you ready to safely view the eclipse Monday?  Buy eclispse glasses is on my Weekend To Do List.

The one thing that is not on that list is Buy Plants.

I love Little Shop of Horrors so hard. (aff link)

Let's party!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Install a Solar Security Light

This post is written in partnership with Deelat. All thoughts and opinions are my own 

My backyard is dark. The dinky porch light doesn't do the job, not to mention I always forget to turn it on before I take Lacey out for her nightly post potty Perimeter Sweep.

My next door neighbor solves the problem by leaving her porch light on 24/7 but I’d rather not waste electricity during the daylight hours. I am a big fan of solar powered outdoor lights.So you’d think I’d already have some sort of solar security light in my backyard right?

Well, no. So far my only experience with solar lighting are small garden lights in my front yard. My solar garden lights don’t throw as much light now that the tree in our front yard decided to grow large enough to prevent the panels on the lights from charging.

Fortunately, my backyard faces South and gets full sun. I was a little leery of a solar security light being bright enough based on my tiny solar garden light experience but Deelat assured me that their solar security light produces 1000 Lumens of brightness using 44 LEDs and is bright enough to be used to for businesses as well as homes.

Sounds good, then. Let’s give it a shot!

How to install a quick and easy motion activated solar security light
 Solar lights are simple to install, renter friendly, and the solar panel naturally works as a dawn to dusk timer while using green and free solar energy to charge and power the light. What’s not to love?

How to Install a Motion Activated Solar Security Light in 30 Minutes or Less

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Friday Favorites Linky Party 384

Sunglasses have always been my thing. I hate squinting from the glare of the sun and not to mention, sunglasses are a fun way to accessorize an outfit while protecting your peepers from harmful UV sun rays.

So it is no wonder I chose The Style Safari's sunglasses DIY to feature from last week's party. Giving old things new life is what Condo Blues is all about and if it just so happens to get inspiration from Dolce & Gabanna I think we're all the better for it.

Lisa from Condo Blues chose
3 DIY Sunglasses to Try by The Style Safari

Let's party!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

How to Make a Folding Cloth Fan

We are in the sweltering hot Dog Days of Summer. Ohio likes to add a little extra misery to the mix with humidity. Hazy, Hot, and Humid is a phrase all Ohioans face with sweaty dread and air conditioning.

Until you have to go outside – yuck.

Fortunately, there is an easy, eco friendly, and cute solution – use a hand fan to keep cool!

 Pin this tutorial for later!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Friday Favorites Linky Party 383

Wowzers gang! I absolutely love how creative you are! It makes my job difficult  trying to select a favorite craft or DIY project, recipe, or post from each week's roundup party as my feature pick. More often than not, I'm stuck between several standouts and dearly hope one of my co-hostesses will feature that I can't pick as a weekly favorite.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Best Zero Waste Lunch Bags for Back to School

I'm on a bit of Zero Waste kick lately. Well, more like Trying to Reduce Our Household Trash Each Week Without Living Like Little House on the Prairie Because Electricity and Indoor Plumbing Are Fantastic but that is too much to write over and over in one blog post.

Specifically, I'm looking for low waste lunch bags and container ideas.

I'm finding it is better for me to pack a dairy free lunch, dinner, or snack to better deal with my food allergy when I'm on the go. I like to travel as light as I can (especially if I'm at an event and have to cart stuff with me all day,) I don't want my food to dry out before lunch (which means cloth snack bags are out) and as much as I love my glass food containers they are too heavy and impractical.

All of that and it must be attractive without looking like something a preschooler would carry.

Pin this post for reference and to share with your friends!