Monday, November 29, 2010

Recycling Part 2

Last month I published an article about my adventures in recycling titled "I Talk About Recycling But...". Since then I have learned or remembered a few new things.

I had decided to print both addresses on paper and tape the paper to the front of each envelope. That way it would be easy to remove the addresses and re-use the label. I don't know, but it just looked tacky to me.

Lace Nativity Ornaments Set by recycledyoyos

I remembered at one of my jobs we sent inter-office mail to many places all over the state of Washington. The way we re-used these envelopes was to apply clear packing tape to the envelope where the label would go. 

That made it real easy to remove the label and re-use the envelope.

I also save packing materials (peanuts, bubblewrap, etc) from my packages to re-use when I pack an order.

Amethyst and Green Serpentine Necklace by TheGemmedGiraffe

There are so many little things we can do to recycle and re-use items for our business. Not only does it help environmentally, but it saves money too.


What are your little tips and/or tricks?

I would like to thank fellow ArtFire Texas Team Members
TheGemmedGiraffe and recycledyoyos for the use of their photos.  You can click on the picture to be taken to the item listing or their shop name to be taken to the shop.

I try to use pictures of items belonging to those who have previously commented on my posts or my blog followers. I do choose from the comments first.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

All That Glitters Collection by GemsCrystalsAndWire

GemsCrystalsAndWire on ArtFire included 2 of my items in this Collection on Artfire.  You can check out her Facebook Page and Blog.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner Traditions

Everybody has their favorite Thanksgiving dinner tradition. Mine started just a few years ago.

My father is a chef and a few years ago he started a new tradition of serving cranberry/raspberry juice with the turkey. I must admit I was skeptical at first. But now I wouldn't think of drinking anything else. The cranberry accents the turkey perfectly.

What are some of your favorites?
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Monday, November 15, 2010

All About Jasper Beads by NaturesSecrets

NaturesSecrets was kind enough to include me in her collection All About Jasper. Thank you so much. Click here to read more!

Are You Ready for Some Christmas

I love Artfire and all the people I have had the pleasure of meeting there. I have once again been chosen by StephanieRonnyeknit1bead2 to be included in a very festive Collection. Thank-you so much!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Handmade in the Lone Star State curated by cnewcomb

Good Morning! I turned on my computer this morning to find that my new Mandiye bracelet has been included in a Collection. Handmade in the Lone Star State was curated by cnewcomb on ArtFire and features Texas Artfire Guild members.  Click on the collection to view the collection on ArtFire and click here to go to C. Newcomb's Woodworking shop.

Thank-you for including "Mandiye" in a collection from the greatest state in the nation.

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