This post is sponsored by Method. To raise awareness of ocean pollution, Method launched the first commercial product ever to be made of ocean plastic. The Ocean Plastic bottle design is inspired by a sea urchin, and the dark gray color is actually the natural color of recovered plastic after it’s been melted down and molded. Read more about it here and watch this cool video to learn more.
One thing I miss about France is the beautiful cleaning supplies (see here.) But my obsession with good cleaning supplies has been around for a long time, even pre-France. I love materials that are beautiful and useful and well-made. Here is a little round up of some of my favorite cleaning supplies.
A. Dish Brush B.Bottle Brush C. Vegetable Brush D. Dish Brush E. French Sponges F.Wesco Trash Can G. Ostrich Duster H. My Favorite Dishtowels I. Dyson Vacuum Cleaner J. Mop Bucket K. Metal Mop L. Red Straw Broom M. Red Dustpan N. Laundry Basket O. Best Laundry Detergent Ever
I love homemade projects but sometimes they feel a little too…homemade. I wanted to do some posts on gifts that are totally doable and that I would have bought from a store let alone be excited to receive it as a homemade gift from a friend. The first is this gorgeous geometric cutting board. I asked my friend and woodworker Jared Rusten to break it down into simple easy steps. You’ll definitely need some basic jigsaw skills but it isn’t anything too tricky. These would make great neighbor gifts or even for a friend that loves to entertain. If you have access to the tools and can find the scraps of wood the whole project is very affordable.
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When we do advent calendars we have a tradition of doing an activity every day as a countdown to Christmas. I also like to put in a piece of candy or stickers, or a small toy. Here are some of my go-to toys to stick in an advent calendar. They are small so they can fit in a little box and most are very inexpensive. These also work great as stocking stuffers. I place an order of these kinds of toys a few times a year. I’m always happy to have them around for last minute surprises. What are your favorite small gifts for kids?
Here is another advent calendar. This one involves little boxes and chalkboard paint plus a little tree to hang them on. This is super easy and inexpensive to make. You can make the whole thing in about an hour. See more of our advent calendar ideas right here.
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