Drab to Fab Sneakers get a vintage makeover

upcycle old sneaker vintage

I must confess – I love buying shoes. My closet isn’t enormous by a regular girl’s standards, but yes, it is rather full, and has the standard pumps/flats for work, and dressy stilettos/strappies for outside, and a few sneakers/sandals for comfort, and a couple of boots for a cold day, and some handcrafted finds from India… as I said, a regular girl’s closet! I’m not a big spender however, and am always looking for deals, …[Read more]

Kids Crafts Make an egg-celent succulent with cartons!

Egg carton craft | Do something different this Easter! Use egg cartons to create a succulent for your coffee table

Hello everyone, it’s Juhi, and I am back with another upcycling [See the previous DIY Christmas tree project] project using egg cartons. I really like succulents; they make for great home décor and what’s more, they are great back drops for photographing my cards (I am primarily a card maker, in case you weren’t aware). Planting real succulents is not really an option for me as I not very good at gardening and we keep …[Read more]

DrabToFab Broken, abandoned tray table becomes a bright addition to the living room

DrabToFab | Wooden table transformed

Usually, I don’t go for broken, dusty tables. But, when I saw this wooden tray table lying abandoned in the basement, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was free, no shipping costs involved, and (no small thing) I had DIY duties to fulfil for Secondsguru! True, nothing had come of the abandoned pallet I had last picked up from this same benevolent venue, nor did my kids really play with the wooden puzzle boards …[Read more]

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EcoBrands Yin Yang yoga and active wear for the mindful yogi!

EcoBrands | Yin Yong Yoga and active wear collection for the mindful yogi. Featured here: Organic Lady Camisole and Bali Half Leggings

Both us co-founders of Secondsguru have embraced the practice of yoga for years now (14yrs between the two of us!). We still can’t claim to be all flexible and bendy, but what we can affirm is that we love yoga. The initial years saw us dressing in anything that looked good (studios these days have keen yogis dressed to kill!); but over time, our buying has changed, inching towards sustainable labels. They may cost more …[Read more]