Recycle old newspaper: Make Christmas gift wrappers at home!

Recycle old paper

It’s that time of the year again. ‘Love is in the air’… Singapore is all dressed up, bright and ornate. Christmas carols are ringing in your ears. Kids are behaving unusually well cos Santa is watching! The temperature has dipped to a pleasant cool level and one barely even needs the fan, ah well most people still do, but then you get the point, right! The young and the old, the rich and the not-so-rich, the men, …[Read more]

People: Shikha Lamba, the jewellery transformer!

Jewellery resetting, revamping

Secondsguru.com is all about recyling, upcyling and reducing waste. Given this, we simply dig people who contribute towards this effort. Our featured guest blogger, Shikha.S.Lamba is one such person.  Shikha is an entrepreneur, a mother, a jewellery designer and above all a transformer of old jewellery which often languishes in peoples cupboards. So if you have gemstones or baubles or just pieces of jewellery you do not know what to do with, reach out to her and she will spin her …[Read more]

A Little Inspiration for Thanksgiving Leftovers – 5 Recipes for the days after!

Recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers - Turkey Cranberry and grilled brie cheese sandwich

Thanksgiving is right around the corner folks! It’s also a good time to be thinking about ways to use up a fridge full of excess food that you will inevitably have after that big family dinner. Instead of just reheating the leftovers, why not be creative and turn it into a whole new meal? Here are 5 recipes that I’ve rounded up from the web for that scrumptious post-holiday feast.  1. Turkey Cranberry and Grilled Brie …[Read more]

A bottle too many? Recycle ideas for your glass containers

reuse and recycle old jars and bottles - ideas list

For all of us who love our in-home wining and dining, the trips to the glass recycling bin are all too frequent. Sauces, condiments, wines, beers, jams… anything even half-way gourmet comes in its own fancy bottle. Luckily, old bottles and jars need never die, they can just rest in peace – on your mantelpiece! Oil Bottles Just add an oil dispenser on top, and there you have it – a style statement for your …[Read more]