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Spring Fling Home-made potpourri

DIY project - PotpourrI

The first weeks of March may still be chilly as I write this down in Spain, but I can already see the manifestations of Spring all around me. The grass is finally settling back into a luscious green, trees and flowers are ready to sport their summer colours and the days are finally getting longer. Going on long walks during this time of the year pulls us out of our winter blues and readies us for …[Read more]

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Kids Craft – Recycle toilet paper roll to make wire organizer

Toilet Paper to wire organizer, Shoe box to storage box, Kids art and craft

Last week when going through my 6-year-old son’s weekly class blog, I came across a fantastic idea which echoes very well with the value system of Secondsguru. The idea of initiating little people when they are really little into thinking about the benefits of recycling, saving the planet and telling them that the choices people make impact living things in the environment. To get the point across, the kids had been shown videos at school about sea turtles who are sadly choking to …[Read more]

Upcycle T-shirt to create a stylish Yoga outfit!

Upcycle old T shirt to make yoga wear

Yoga has absolutely nothing to do with fashion but let’s face it – we all like to look good whether in our Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog pose), Virabhadrasana (Warrior pose) or Vriksha Asana (Tree pose). The fashion industry has definitely picked up on the worldwide yoga craze and we can feel it in their wide line of yoga apparel at steep prices. Look around in the stores or online for a pair of comfortable, colourful …[Read more]

Post-holiday clearance: recycle leftover wrapping into child’s play!

Turn old wrapping paper into festive lanterns, colorful rockets or origami designs! Secondsguru.com lists ideas to turn leftover gift wrap into a day full of kids activities!

After weeks of excitement – school holidays, Christmas festivities, new year celebrations – getting back to the grind of daily routine is rather anti-climatic. On top of that, there’s the unavoidable ritual of post-holiday cleanse: alcohol in the system, half-filled bottles of wine, leftovers in the fridge, old gift wraps and discarded packaging – they all demand to be purged pronto! Fortunately, there’s a Monica Geller hiding inside some of us, and the clean-up can …[Read more]