Make It Do

Following a “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” philosophy not only protects our planet’s natural resources, but it provides a pause in the consumption cycle allowing for contentment with what we have. In this series I share personal stories of making do and welcome you to share yours in the comments.

A "Make It Do" Bed Side Table | the beauty in simpleA bed side table solution

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Make It Do

Following a “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” philosophy not only protects our planet’s natural resources, but it provides a pause in the consumption cycle allowing for contentment with what we have. In this series I share personal stories of making do and welcome you to share yours in the comments.

Bath Mat from Reclaimed Fabric | the beauty in simpleBath mat from reclaimed fabric

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Field Bag for a Child

Child's Field Bag

A change in mindset no longer has me running to the store (either brick and mortar or virtual) to purchase gifts. So many gifts go unused or are unwanted. I know, because I’m one of those recipients. The thought is there, or is it?

I prefer to give the gift of time, experiences or handmade goods. In our busy world, taking the time to celebrate a person over a special meal or by taking a leisurely walk with them through the local botanic gardens holds tremendous value. An experiential gift tailored to the person’s interests, such as a concert ticket or a photography class doesn’t bog a person down with unneeded or unwanted stuff. Handmade gifts tell a story of creativity and effort that doesn’t happen with a swipe of a card.

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