Saturday, 30 March 2013

Creativity Is Messy...

Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs

How to dye Easter eggs with natural dyes like red cabbage, onion skins, and beets.

Visit this site for step-by-step directions:
http://tinkerlab.com/vegetable-dyed-easter-eggs/

I’m trying to make a move away from synthetic food dyes and wanted to use natural, homemade dyes this year. Not only are these colors absolutely healthy for human consumption, but the process of making them is a wonderful lesson in creating art materials from scratch and can help children think critically about  how to achieve various colors colors.

As I was cutting the onions and beets I asked my daughter what colors she thought they’d make. I also asked questions like, “If I wanted to make blue dye, what might I make it with?”

She had fun making guesses based on what we had in our kitchen and garden, and also came up with her own wild suggestions such as, “let’s take the skins off the bananas to make yellow dye!”

DIY: Moss Graffiti

How to make moss graffiti - just in time for spring.

Children Just As They Are...

when we see a field of flowers we dont judge why some have grown faster than others...thought provoking poster via Parenting for social change...A

A Book Is Like A Garden...

Unique Shelving

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Low Vitamin D Levels

Low vitamin D levels are associated with cognitive impairment and stroke. If you live in northern latitudes, avoid sun exposure, have dark skin or have kidney disease you may be deficient in this important nutrient. A simple blood test can determine if you need to take a supplement.

Have a Beautiful Brain Day! Dr. Marie Pasinski

Low vitamin D levels are associated with cognitive impairment and stroke. If you live in northern latitudes, avoid sun exposure, have dark skin or have kidney disease you may be deficient in this important nutrient. A simple blood test can determine if you need to take a supplement.

Have a Beautiful Brain Day! Dr. Marie Pasinski

Happy Easter!

Photo: Wishing everyone a HAPPY (early) Easter!
<3 Positivity Toolbox & Fiona Childs

The World's Hunger...

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Veggie Rainbow

There's a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow...it's called, good health;)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

DYI: Hallowe'en Glowing Garden Decorations

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Paint Flaminos black.  Using glow-in-the-dark paint, paint the bird's skeleton.

DIY: Rake Wreath

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Tire Swings

love these tire swings

Interlocking Teak Flooring Tiles

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http://www.brookstone.com/le-click-interlocking-teak-flooring-tiles-oiled-finsh

Loop Shower

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http://www.designbuzz.com/loop-shower-system-unfurl-emotional-multisensory-experience/

Chicken Run

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For all things chicken visit this site:
http://cluckingaround.blogspot.ca/2011/03/tour-dcoop.html

DIY: Painted Glow-In-The-Dark Stool Stumps

log stools painted with glow in the dark paint. Like? Or, dislike?

http://indulgy.com/post/xOQHNG9Xf1/log-stools

Floating Hammock

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http://www.solutions.com/jump.jsp?itemID=22043&itemType=PRODUCT

Traditional hammock netting doesn't offer much in the way of support. But this hammock, with its solid bed of breathable fabric, supports you without that "sinking in" feeling. Suspended in air, it gently sways to and fro to make relaxing even more enjoyable!

Kerry Landman Memorial Tree

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http://thinking-stoneman.blogspot.ca/2012/03/tree-for-all-seasons.html

Kerry Landman Memorial Tree, built at Island Lake Conservation Area on Hurontario Street South and is open to the public seven days a week. Canada. JOHN SHAW-RIMMINGTON.

DYI: Shovel Head Plant Shelves

Old post + old shovel heads = rustic garden shelves.

Translucent Seclusion (Live In Bubble)

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http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/11/08/translucent-seclusion-live-in-a-bubble/

This is the second project from Swiss design group Micasa Lab that I’m in love with. The Cocoon 1 is a sit in, chill in, relax in, live in bubble with reconfigurable cushions to really personalize the space. I think it’s a genius idea. A retreat that simultaneously informs the world of your need for solitude while giving you full access to the world around you. Plus, this revives memories of that terrible excellent movie Bubble Boy about a man born without an immune system so he has to live inside a bubble. Good stuff.
Designer: Micasa Lab



25 Clever Tips & Tricks For The Garden

Digging

Visit this site for all the great tips:
http://tipnut.com/gardeners-clever/

Rainbow Stumps

Love the rainbow stumps for kids backyard/playground! via ohdeedoh

DIY: Outdoor Sectional

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Visit this site for the complete instructions:
http://www.the36thavenue.com/2012/04/diy-outdoor-sectional.html

Multi-Leveled Veggie Garden

Vegetable Garden...Oh I sooo wanna make one like this!  I'm not a great gardener and this would be a nice small easy way to start with growing my own stuff and perfect size for our patio and can be cornered in with chicken wire to keep pets out!!  Don't need to worry dogs or cats or coons will pee in there!  LOL.

Spiral Rock Garden

Rock Spiral Garden

http://worldingreen.blogspot.ca/2013/02/rock-spiral-garden.html