Author Archives: Becky Striepe

How can crafters help the homeless?

May 14th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

The plarn sleeping mats movement is gaining steam! What began at a church in Chicago has spread all the way south to Louisiana. Luling, Louisiana's Wayne Abadie heard about Chicago's Bag Mat Project and wanted to do the same thing in his own town


8 Natural + Recycled Art Projects for Kids (toddler edition)

April 9th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

My kid is just starting to really be able to do art projects. At two, he's finally learning that paint and crayons are for making art, not for eating. It's like this whole world of art projects for kids is opening up to us. These are some of the natural and recycled art projects for kids that I want to try with my guy


15 Outdoor Wedding Ideas you Can Make Yourself

April 2nd, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

A handful of my friends had outdoor weddings, and I love the way that they incorporated the natural scenery into their wedding decor. These are some of the outdoor wedding ideas inspired by my own friends' beautiful wedding ceremonies


8 Spring Garden Guides to Get You Growing

March 25th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

Spring is here! It's still not too late to start your spring garden, even from seed. Whether you're new to gardening or an old pro, we've highlighted some super fun garden guides to help you start growing and deck out your garden, DIY-style


10 Recycled Valentine Decorations

February 5th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

Can you believe that we're at less than two weeks to Valentine's Day? If you're planning a quiet evening in, make it extra special with recycled Valentine decorations!


10 Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

January 24th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

Need some rainy day activities to beat cabin fever? This is a mix of activities that younger and older toddlers can enjoy. Take a look and see which ones look like the right fit for your busy kid!


Spotted: How to Make Toothpaste (no, really!)

January 17th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

Conventional toothpaste is full of harmful chemicals. Shocking, since this is stuff that's supposed to go into your mouth, right? Most conventional toothpaste contains artificial colors and flavors along with chemicals that might even weaken your teeth over time. And the worst of the bunch also contain triclosan or triclocarban. Instead of agonizing over a long ingredients label, you can save some cash and learn how to make toothpaste yourself. At home. With ingredients that you pick!



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