Saturday, June 9, 2018

One of A Kind Houses Build From Recycled Materials

In a world full of cookie-cutter houses, it is cool to see one-of-a-kind storybook-type ones being built out of recycled materials in an artistic way.

This was shared through a Facebook group I follow /UpCycledClothCollective that was posted on
Building Home on Facebook.

Builder/Designer Dan Phillips not only uses recycled materials, but he hires only unskilled labor in the actual building process to teach them a marketable skill.   The houses he builds are much less per square foot then standard houses and he mostly builds for single parents, artists and low-income families.  Because of this, not only is he building a unique home, he is also building a community.

Below is another video with more information from a TED Talk by the builder in October of 2010.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Crochet Blankets Turn You Into A Superhero

What an encouragement for a child to curl up with a good book on a chilly day?

A crafty gal on Etsy, Sarah Beth Buckhouse  has created some amazing crotchet patterns to make Superhero blankets for kids.

If your child is more into "Frozen" than super heros, she also has patterns for Elsa, Anna and Olaf.  The patterns start at as low as $5.50 for some single single designs and up to $29.99 for package of several designs.

If I crocheted these for sure would be on my wish list, although I would make a Wonder Woman  adult sized for me.

What would be your favorite?

 Shop:  Sarah Beth Crochet

Friday, April 6, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Turtles Hatching and Making there way to the Sea

Aren't these little fellas just the cutest?  This is not something everyone will see in their lifetimes in person, so thought I would share this video here of turtle hatching out of the eggs in the sand and making their way to the sea.

This was shared on Facebook and from the original post:
"Karen Player Futrell with Kelly Crater Futrell.
July 12 at 10:29pmThis happened right at our beach house tonight at Isle of Palms! I was totally amazed! They all made it to the ocean. This is the video my sister-in-law captured!"

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cat Trying on Yarn Wigs

I always say everyone needs a hobby.  This is an amusing one where the cat's owner creates yarn "wigs" on the outside of box where a hole has been cut through for the cat's face to fit through and photograph it. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018 you have never heard before

Croation duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser comprise 2 Cellos and their rendition of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" is true to to the original song but with the unique spin by using the Cellos in place of an electric guitar and Angus Young's vocal in a harmonious marriage of hard rock and classical music.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


        This interesting infograph from The Food People indicates what the expected trends are for the year, from the reigniting of retro trends like cut glass glasses and fine china and Next Gen Mixers that can be added to alcohol or just consumed as is to fast and healthy food and more of a focus brain health and fresh air, with some places offering it as a selling point to their establishment.

There is also be be a trend of grocery stores offering more "Grocerants" that offer in-store dining in groceries and more street food markets, along with food hybrids with mixing of cultures and probably the most unique being "Acellular Agriculture" with science creating foods with bacteria and yeasts instead of a plant or animal source.

All are certainly food for thought.  Are you seeing any of the trends in your area?  Which ones do you like?