One of the most valuable resources in the world is sand. It is used to make cellphones, roads, and entire cities. As urbanized areas expand to house a growing population and companies increase production to meet ever growing demands sand is becoming more scarce on a global scale. Sand comes in different sizes and shapes.… Continue reading Sand, A Valuable World Commodity
The title really says it all. I trusted a precarious position on the shelf and it proved to be a bad idea. The frame was cheap, one that I had picked up from a thrift store to help decorate my college apartment. Before throwing anything like this away I always think "can I fix this?… Continue reading I Dropped the Photo Frame – Upcycle
This book, written by William Stolzenburg has become important to me. Where the Wild Things Were gave me a wider more comprehensive and illuminating view into the relationship predators have with their environment, and their relationship with humans throughout history. Using stories of discovery and grand ideas, Stolzenburg takes us through the recent history of… Continue reading Where the Wild Things Were
Humpback whales have populations all across the globe, and while some of those populations are doing well in number, others, like the one that exists off the coast of western United States, are still listed as endangered. These charismatic giants are attracted to waters along California's coast for one main reason: food. The humpback, a… Continue reading Humpbacks in My Backyard
The best guide for hiking San Diego's Three Sisters Waterfall Trail.
Instead of giving a framed photo to my boyfriend to keep on his desk I thought I'd like to give him more of a functional gift that also showcased us as a couple. The idea of this coaster sprouted from a Pinterest search and I was full steam ahead when I saw how easy it… Continue reading Make a Personalized Coaster
One of my favorite ways to reduce my carbon footprint is to repurpose old glass containers. Recently I finished off a candle and had only the dredges of wax left stuck to the bottom of a pretty glass container. Here is how I decided to reuse the jar: This was easy and fun to make,… Continue reading Upcycled Candle Jar