Category Archives: Creative pursuits

Touching on anything from DYI design and construction to fun hobbyist pursuits.

The Living Building Challenge is kicking my butt!!!

Imagine that you are cooking dinner, but you are restricted to only using ingredients sourced from within a geographical radius of 500 kilometers. That’s a tad over 310 US miles. This would mean that if you use salt, you would … Continue reading

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Wreath Therapy

A long time ago, when a dear family friend died, I poured my soul into my first wreath. Our friend, who had been a farmer and a forester, had spent much of his life in the deep forests of northern … Continue reading

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Make your gray water cleaner!

Came across this great tip from the editors at MAKE magazine – an all-acrylic little doily you can easily make yourself, that will make your dishes, bathtubs, and cars clean without the use of synthetic soaps. The super-fine filaments making … Continue reading

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HGTV is not Reality TV!

With the arrival of computers and programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, the world experienced a flood wave of newly hatched “graphic designers”. Sure, they might be prodigious navigators of the above mentioned programs, but were they really putting out good … Continue reading

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