Tag Archives: recycling

The Demise of the Book

On March 16th, the Vancouver Sun ran a story with this headline: Book Warehouse to close after 32 years. It almost made me cry. Another independent book store gone – just like Duthie’s which closed after more than 50 years … Continue reading

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the Art of Repurposing

When I think of thrift and peace – I often think of being at peace with the earth, by which I mean using thrift as a means for keeping things out of the landfill. You may not always be able … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas – Day 4: Recycled Wrapping Paper

I have really great wrapping paper delivered to my door step 6 days a week. It’s called the Vancouver Sun.  Newspaper makes fantastic wrapping paper because of its size – especially if you read a broad sheet like we do. … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas

I’ve decided that I’m going to take 12 days before Christmas to share some ideas with you for this holiday season that have thrift at their heart. This is not just about buying gifts at a thrift shop – although … Continue reading

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