Friday, May 22, 2009

Weekend Link Luv

Just in case you're staying home this weekend instead of joining the massive vacation exodus here's a few links to check out.

Are you a list maker, an organizer or just have OCD? Check out springpad for an amazing array of free online notebooks to organize everything from a shopping list, party planning lists, babysitter info and more. There are easy to use and pretty.

I'm dying to make a matching set of re-usable grocery totes. Am I crazy for wanting a cute matching set of bags? Here's a simple looking tutorial that I've bookmarked for when I get some spare time. Ha! What's that?

Well, if this isn't the ultimate in recycling I don't know what is. Nike has a program where you donate your old worn out tennis shoes, they grind them up and then reuse them to make sports surfaces and other consumer products. You can read more about it here.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!


The Deal Diva said...

Great links! The totes are adorable! I might just have to dust off my sewing machine and give this a try. I went to a class year's ago and made a denim bag that's outlasted every other store-bought bag I've had since then.

Em. said...

I adore springpad. The Organizing Junkie tipped me off about them awhile back and my compulsive listmaking simply loves it. Great pick!

Sheila said...

I have made several of the totes that you linked to. They turn out very nice. I have given a couple as gifts myself. Her tip about the fabric to use is the key, I think. They take less than an hour to make, and I'm not a speedy sewer.

I don't comment often, but I enjoy your blog!

mom1093 said...

I Love springpad! I have been using it for awhile. The bag is adorable, it looks easy enough for my 12 yr old to do. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

I love that tote bag tutorial! I have made so many of those bags, both to keep and to give as gifts.

Honey said...

I'm visiting your blog now each week (I think I saw a link on moneysavingmom). About the Nike shoes donations. They can call it "recycling" all they want, but I say we all band together and charge them a "processing fee" to take back our shoes! HeeHee.