Published on March 18, 2013—  Leave a comment


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Did you know that according to, if we put all of the solid waste collected in the U.S. in a line of average garbage trucks, that line of trucks could cross the country, extending from NY to LA, more than 100 times?!?!  That’s CRAZY!  I don’t know about you, but this stat has me taking a closer look at exactly what’s getting thrown out at our house.  And I’m starting to see that a lot of what has long been considered “trash” can actually be re-purposed to be even cooler than it was originally.  We loved this idea so much, that we created a board on our Pinterest page devoted exclusively to “UPCYCLING”.  Here are some of our favorite pins!


Blue Jean Planters – Perfect way to extend the life of all those old jeans you have laying around!

Rain Boot Flower Pots – This just makes me happy!

Tank Top Tote – Easy way to turn your old tank in to a bag!

Easter Egg Slithering Snake – Don’t throw out those old Easter eggs!  Turn them in to a toy.

Placemat Basket – Don’t waste your money on buying storage baskets when you can easily make one from an old placemat.

Ketchup Bottle Pancake Mix Dispenser – Makes the perfect pancake!