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Must-Have Apps for Nature Lovers [Infographic]

Being a fan of technology doesn’t mean having to neglect the natural world. So before you head out on your next countryside walk – or simply glance out the window at your garden – check out this list that Jarrimber prepared of the best apps for nature lovers!

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7 Eco Resolutions

These are our wrapped-up suggestions (and our own) resolutions for a greener living.
Would you like to join us?

Be Eco: Join the Green, Share the Love! | ecogreenlove

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DIY: Upcycled (& original) Holiday Gifts

I have always liked giving functional presents for these holiday season as well as for birthdays. And most of the years I make some time to create the gifts myself, maybe is only the wrapping (not that I create the gift per se) but something that makes it unique and more personalised. I have collected some ideas, a few but quite not so common, that I hope they inspire you.

Click on the image to go to the source and/or tutorial. Don”t forget to send a picture or Instagram it and hashtag ecogreenlove to share your ideas with us! With your ideas we can make this community grow even more! Thank you for following and happy upcycling! 🙂

Painted Rocks as paper weights. Check their 40+ Gifts Kids can Make for Grown-Ups ideas!
Beer bottles cut to create beer glasses!

💚 Find more ideas to reuse glass bottles here

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DIY: Repurposed Gift Wrapping

Updated: December 2016

The season for major gifts is coming, we are less than a month away for Christmas and New Year. Here are some ideas to wrap your presents in an unique way but also reusing materials we usually could throw away. Hope you find them inspirational, I bet you will not need to buy old common paper and ribbons to wrap your presents again!

Wraps • Ribbons and TagsContainers
Click on the images to go to the original source and/or tutorial (new window)

Don’t toss away all the wrapping paper and ribbon that once covered other gifts. Instead, run it through a shredder (cut to size first, if needed) and use it for lining gift boxes or bags.

You can always repurpose some cloth and wrap everything with the awesome japanese Furokashi style 😉

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The problem with BPA [Video]

Maybe you’ve seen those “BPA-Free” stickers on plastic water bottles before. Having them labeled that way makes it seem like a dangerous chemical, but you can find BPA in all sorts of things: DVDs, shatter-resistant eyeglasses, baby bottles… it’s even in resin that lines some cans of food, and in thermal paper receipts that you get at the store.

Anyway, how bad can BPA actually be?

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Chemistry in MakeUp [Video]

What are you actually putting on your face?

If you use makeup, have you ever wondered what you’re actually putting on your face?

These days, most makeup is made in the lab. And a lot of how makeup works, whether you’re trying to darken your eyelashes or smooth out your complexion, depends on its chemistry.

You might find these other posts about cosmetics interesting as well:

💚 DIY Organic Cosmetics [Infographic]
💚 Make your own All Natural Homemade Blusher/Bronzer
💚 Homemade Makeup Remover
💚 Cruelty Free Make-Up Brands [Chart]
💚 Reusing Makeup and Makeup Containers

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First hike of the year

Hi guys! How did you start the new year?

We went on our first hike of the year and we bumped into these beautiful winter landscapes. We wanted to share a few pictures we took with you 💚

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DIY: Recycled Christmas Cards

Hi everybody! Thank you for passing by 🙂

This week I’ve been in a crafty mood. I made my own recycled paper (more like cardboard 😂) to send some Christmas handmade cards for my penpals and friends reusing scraps from materials I had (below each photo I leave you the link to where I got the idea from with the tutorial). I’m not the great crafter, but I like how rustic these cards look thanks to the materials I used (and my clumsiness 😛 ). Also, they are easy and may be a fun activity to make with kids.

Hope you get inspired!

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Plumbing Hacks [Infographic]

When something goes wrong in the bathroom or under the kitchen sink, it normally causes home owners to freak out and call a plumber. However, did you know that some of the most common faults that occur are easily fixable, even if you have little or no DIY experience?

Take the standard leaky tap as an example. I bet you didn’t know that all you need is a couple new washers and a screwdriver to sort the problem. We’ll show you how.
Or how about that pesky running toilet. All you need to do is a bit of tweaking here and there and do a few checks.

Perhaps most importantly, if you called for a plumber to fix these easy to fix faults, it could cost you upwards of £50! So read on and find more helpful tips and tricks for solving common plumbing problems and save a bit a cash in the process.

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DIY Garage clutter buster Guide [Infographic]

You know what it’s like, you move into your brand new house and everything is all nicely put away, in its place and tidy. Fast forward 2-3 years and everything’s a shambles and your garage looks like it’s been caught up in a tornado with junk all over the place and nowhere to park your car. Well this weekend, why not take control of your horribly hoarded garage and turn it back into a functional and organised storage space.

In this piece powertoolworld gives you a number of guides so that you can build yourself some super storage solutions for all sorts of tools and equipment, no matter how big or small they might be.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get your garage sorted!

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