Posts Tagged ‘reclaimed’

»August 20th, 2012 by andi

I’ve been on the hunt for a new toothbruth. Of course, I want something sustainable, but our last round of sustainable toothbrushes left us scrubbed of money, not teeth. I think I’ve found our replacement – a biodegradable bamboo handle, DuPont bristle brush by Smile Squared. Smile Squared | toothbrush

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»August 1st, 2012 by andi

Here in Fort Collins, our forest is decimated and our Poudre River, black. The fires earlier this summer took a toll on the west side – something that’s sure to rear its ugly head for the next couple years in Fort Collins.

We, here in Colorado, can be angry about the fires. Some more than others, as their houses burned to the ground. Some will need to be angry to get to the point of reconciliation with nature – the whole grievance process. In all of the chaos though, I think we can look to trees – the very thing that kindled the fires – for guidance.

Just as residents affected by the fires must rebuild, so must the trees around them. This will not be easy for either entity; there are emotion and environmental hurdles in their midst. Yet, as the days pass, so, too, will the anguish of all that was lost. The trees will repopulate and growth is sure to be synchronous with the spirits of those affected by the fires. Time will give both an advantage in healing and they will once again coexist together, different than they did before, with more antiquity than they had before.

Here’s inspiration from one of my favorite eco tree house builders – Blue Forest .

»July 7th, 2012 by andi

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»July 24th, 2011 by andi

What can you do with 16 Ranger IPA cans? Make 86 pairs of earrings, of course:

This, was my weekend. Interspersed with a lake, some Swedish Fish, yoga, a wedding and some extreme dog walking (in order to make it to said wedding). Eat your heart out, beer lovin’ jewelry wearers. You can find them at New Belgium, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

»February 17th, 2011 by andi

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A few weeks ago, I went to a friend’s baby shower. The shower was everything both men and women want a baby shower to be – one big extended Sunday happy hour shared with all of their friends at the best restaurant in Fort Collins, Canyon Chophouse. The dilemma: What to get a chic mommy-to-be who has everything? Read more

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