Kids Crafts 3 Cool ideas to upcycle old cork coasters

upcycle coasters with paint and thread art

At our home, nothing gets thrown into the dustbin without the scrutiny of 3 questions: Is it still in good enough condition to donate? If it is damaged, can we fix it? If we can’t fix it – can we use it for arts and crafts, or upcycle it? As you can imagine, the filter question number 3 means I have more cardboard boxes, egg cartons and general packaging than I care for – especially …[Read more]

Drab to Fab Discarded wine case is reclaimed to create wall art and a side table

wine case to side table upcycle

If you have ever given a child a gift, or remember your own childhood, you know how important packaging is. The present itself is loved of course, but the box it comes in –  now that’s a treasure, the bigger the better! It could be a rocket, or an office, or a boat, or a bus. It could be a suitcase for all the stuff toys, or the raw material for the next craft. It …[Read more]

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FoodGuide 10 Vegetarian restaurants we love best in Singapore!

vegetarian singapore

If you are vegetarian, you have been through this: you join your friends for a meal, the ambience of the place is awesome, your friends are spoilt for choice by a menu that’s long and winding, and then when it’s your turn to order…. you have to order potatoes! It’s that, or beg the kitchen to change an item by leaving out the meat. Seriously, why can’t eating joints have a fair share of meatless …[Read more]

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EcoTravel Driving down Amalfi Coast? Look out for these local and artisanal buys!

Amalfi coast shopping

Everybody has a summer holiday, and Team Secondsguru is back after a rejuvenation break too! Lara and I, the co-founders behind this site, have been friends for years and finally synced our calendars for a break in Italy. If you have been following our Instagram feed, then you already know we were filling our senses with Rome’s history and our refillable bottles with aqueduct water! After a few days of ancient exploration, we switched gears …[Read more]