Giveaway Time!
Like gift cards over cash? That's cool. Enter my $50 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Kroger from All You! The giveaway begins April 7, 2014 and ends April 28, 2014. Good Luck! Click to enter the $50 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway here! Good luck!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

16 Etsy Shops that Help You Ditch the Disposables!

When I am looking for a green or money saving solution, I usually try to DIY it. Tinkering and making is a family trait.

It keeps me out of trouble too (mostly.)

But not everyone is a crafter or DIYer or has the time and that's OK. I don't always have the time or talent required either. I took me three years to get a homemade case for my sunglasses because I finally gave up on the idea of making it and bought one from a crafty friend.

I just learned how to create a collection of stuff I like while dream shopping on Etsy. Everything in my Treasury took a turn toward green living - no big surprise there.  I tweaked it to include products you may want to try but don't have the time or desire to make.

Welcome to my collection of 16 earth friendly, recycled, or reusable products that can help you ditch the disposables, make your corner of the world a little nicer place, while saving a bit of green too.

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Newest DIY Project: Operation Fix My Leg

Do you like my newest footwear? It looks like I stole Iron Man’s shoe.


Too bad it doesn’t allow me to fly. That would be cool. I hate getting stuck in traffic.

The pain management the boot offers is terrific but hauling the extra weight around is a workout!

So what’s the deal? You, me, and everyone in the universe is asking. What did you do to yourself Lisa?!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Last Minute - and Green! - Easter Gifts: Craftsy Classes 75% Off Easter Sale!

If you need a last minute Easter basket filler Enjoy up to Crafty has a BIG  75% off  Easter Sale running this weekend. A Craftsy class or gift card, so they can pick what DIY class they want to take, makes a great Easter gift for your tween or tween.

Of course you can treat yourself too.

I am . This gal needs some Craftsy class help wither her indoor photography.

Hey, it's greener than chucking a bunch of cheap plastic toys that will break 3 days later into a basket and calling it Easter. Knowledge is forever.

If you hop on over to Craftsy (heh, heh. Easter. Hop on over. Like the Easter bunny. I kill me.) Craftsy is also giving up to 75% off all  fabric, and  up to 75% off all yarn and project kits starting today, Friday April 18 to Sunday, April 20, 2014.


This sale is only during Easter weekend (Friday 4/18 - Monday 4/21 at 11:59pm MDT), so be sure to jump on it quick or you will miss it.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Turquoise and Orange Eco Modern Patio

Despite the weird bit of snow we got yesterday - in April! I'm dreaming of fun outdoor designs for the patio. A recent diet of Yard Crashers marathons and spending an hour and a half  in an MRI machine will do that to ya.

I mean, what else are you going to do, while holding as still as possible for so long in a tube while it scans every single angle of your leg and knee? Some people nap. I decorate my patio.

Turquoise and orange Eco Modern Outdoor Space

Turquoise and Orange Eco Modern Outdoor Patio Mood Board

Monday, April 14, 2014

How to Make Duck Tape® Desk Drawer Organizers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am Spring Cleaning my craft room. I need to reorganize the drawers in my sewing desk.  Fortunately, another Spring Cleaning project gave me a bunch of empty boxes and jars - the perfect raw material to celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled organizer project.

I cut the boxes and a drink holder to fit inside the drawer.  My custom organizers work well but they are not so cute. I gave them a fun makeover with Duck Brand® Tape ( find Duck Tape here) that not only looks prettier but makes the boxes sturdier than they would have been on their own. Bonus!

Custom Craft Drawer Organizers with Duck Tape

Monday, April 7, 2014

How to Make a Milk Carton Easter Bunny Basket with #LifeforLess

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless

I want to decorate for Easter. I’m running low on ideas that will appeal to our wee holiday visitors.

So I went to Kroger for a little Me Time after an extra challenging dog behavior day and to recharge my creative batteries.

No, I didn’t buy out the store (although I needed a few lactose free items that only Kroger carries.) I printed a $1 off coupon offer for ALL YOU magazine through (while supplies last) and settled into the magazine and a fancy coffee at the in store coffee shop. I don’t know if your Kroger has an in store coffee stand or not but I do know Kroger sells All You in all of their stores nationwide.


Keep reading! I’ll teach you how to make my Easter Bunny basket inspired by All You.