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I’m in love with this idea of cardboard furniture, one year warranty. What do you think about temporary furniture? Check out these amazing options. Click the link for more pics and info. Enjoy!

Karton Group | Bedroom | Furniture | Online | Bedside | Tables | Beds · Karton Cardboard Furniture

Gift Tags and Garland From Recycled Paper Bags – Love Trader Joe’s!

As you can see from the wrapped gifts in the background, we were in need of gift tags. I cut some out today for free from recylcled Trader Joes holiday bags. The sides are printed strip markations to cut and create your own decorative garland. I used most of the entire bags body for additional strips for a longer garland when I ran out of strips. The top of our mini tree has smaller loops, I cut some of the strips in half, and then continue to full strip loops, fastened with tape. Free tags and a holiday garland, made with love! We are also really enjoying the chocolate drizzled kettle corn they are offering now, skip to the end for that link, Yum! Enjoy!

“Sweet, salty and crunchy. Do we really need to say more? Well, if you insist. Trader Joe’s Cocoa Drizzled Kettle Corn. The name really says it all. What? You still want more? Of course, we‘re happy to oblige.
Our Cocoa Drizzled Kettle Corn is the result of tasting and re-tasting and tasting some more. (Yep, a tough job indeed.) Kettle Corn, in our humble opinions, is one of the great inventions in American history, dating back to the 18th century, with credit most commonly given to enterprising Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania. It’s tough to better what is already so close to perfect, so we set out not to “better” the kettle, but rather to “enhance” the experience.
And so we worked on this one until we found the absolute ideal balance of sweet, salty and crunchy. Too much salt threw off that balance. Too much sugar masked the salt. Too much cocoa drizzle and things got a little soggy. We wanted perfection to match that of the original creation. We got it right. And we did it without any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, much as those early Pennsylvania Dutch must have done (though we’ll admit to slightly more modern preparation facilities). Try a bag; you’ll see. We’re selling each five ounce bag for $1.99, the perfect price for this perfectly preeminent popcorn.”

Love this Chocolate Drizzle Kettle Corn – Trader Joe’s

Paint A Door Using Porch Floor Enamel

I love the idea of painting a front door a vibrant color. I knew I had to share this helpful post from Stylist.com about the best paint to use for lasting beauty. Enjoy

 Porch & Floor Enamel:

  • Dries to a hard, colorfast, moisture- and mildew-resistant surface
  • No primer coat needed
  • Very glossy finish
or Try Oil-based Enamel:
  • Same benefits of porch and floor enamel
  • Comes in eggshell finishes
  • A slightly longer drying time.

Paint A Door Using Porch Floor Enamel

DIY Elegant Stenciled Napkins : Decorating : HGTV

  1. Classic white napkins
  2. A stencil
  3. Washable fabric paint

For more details about this craft project:
How to Make Elegant Stenciled Napkins : Decorating : Home & Garden Television

From StylelistHome: And If you liked this Thanksgiving craft, also check out these stories:
Copper-leaf Glass Hurricanes
DIY Rustic Painted Candlesticks
Paper Napkin Rings

Christmas Lights Recycling & Energy Saving Holiday Lights

‘Tis the time to be green so I wanted to pass the word along…

Christmas Light Trade-in
Bring in your old, broken or used incandescent holiday light strings to your local The Home Depot store for recycling. Get a discount for each recycled string on a single receipt, in-store purchase of LED lights. Limit 5 discounts per customer.

LED Holiday string lights:
  • Use 80% less energy than traditional incandescent holiday lights
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lights
  • Cool to the touch, reducing the risk of fire
  • Do not have moving parts, filaments or glass, so they are much more durable and shock-resistant than other lights
  • The amount of electricity consumed by just one 7-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LEDs- enough to light two 24 foot strings

With those benefits we make it easy to Save Green Live Green.  Also don’t forget that November 15 is “America Recycles Day” so make sure to get out and participate. Take care and Happy Holidays.

Get your glow on with these eco-minded LED, solar, and rechargeable lights. Sunset.com

Click here for slideshow “Energy-saving Christmas lights” – Sunset.com

Swap incandescents for LEDs at Christmas light trade-in – latimes.com 

Trade In Christmas Lights ? Christmas Lights Recycling


The Upham Group and Paradise Village will present a FREE interesting and informative event to help seniors understand how to evaluate their assets and plan for successful senior living. The event will be held at the beautiful Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn and Suites on Shelter Island. Appetizers, hosted beverages and there will be valuable door prizes!

• Real Estate – Selling vs Renting in Today’s Market

Presenter: Valerie Upham, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Free Halloween Portraits at Mission Hills Nursery, 10/31, 4-6pm

Annual Event at  
Mission Hills Nursery!
Free Halloween Portraits of your Children,Grandchildren 
or Pets In Costume
October 31      4-6 pm
– Refreshments Provided –
Mission Hills Nursery
 1525 Ft Stockton Drive
Mission Hills, 92103
1-4×6 print* offered by
Meredith French Photography
*one sitting per family
*pick up print one week later