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Two Tip Tuesday!

3 Feb

There’s no wrong way

Originally uploaded by CleverIndie

I’m going to start collecting tips and sharing them…Two on Tuesday, ok? Cool. Make sure you get the two tips next Tuesday by subscribing via email!

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I love reusing spools from my chain purchases to hold small things… They are usually wide enough that they are more tip resistant than other containers, which is an important feature for me, what with being less than grace personified and all…

I do quite a bit of work either on a high countertop/bartop where I can stand or sit (mostly stand), or sitting on a softer surface with plenty of back support… Things tend to get flung and knocked over (again, another reason why I hesitate to work with glass and gemstones and if I do I always double the recipe) in either location, this contraption prevents that a bit…

Basically, I packing tape one hole, with a little bit of paper so it’s non stick on the inside of the well… I have, in the past, used double stick tape to tape this to my tray table/lap desk/workbench, but in each location I wound up getting too cocky, started talking with my hands (I’m a passionate hand talker…), and kablammmm! small bits (headpins, ear wires, you name it) everywhere….

And, when working from one of my satellite locations, I like to wind my tape measure around the outer portion… So it’s handy…

Another tip? When Target has silicone baking mats in the dollar section near the entrance I grab a few- they are easily cleaned during messy kid crafts (yet they give kids a colorful background and contrast- very helpful for some kiddos) and they are great when working with things that tend to roll away, a little non-slip grip and cushioning…

OK, that’s all I’ve got for now…

Hugs all around,
xo
bek

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Now this is a Heiny folks would grab today…

22 Apr

Happy Earth Day everyone!

I think this idea, if presented today, would be a smash hit… errr…..poor choice of words considering the material, but you know what I mean…

I have to say that if they did this for Diet Coke I could put many folks in new homes…. (it’s my last remaining vice)

Thanks a latte…

22 Mar

Thanks a latte…

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

So Saturday morning my latte arrives, and every Saturday morning it has a double lid on it and the holes don’t match up…

Finally, last week I was giving this a way-too-sizeable brain expedition…

I wondered if there was any way to calculate how many lids Double-D was losing, and therefore how much revenue, because employees were taking part in careless capping.

I thought of all of the factors, and wondered what the probability of me always getting the doubled lid was…. I tried to remember which kid in my Independent Science Research class in high school studied chaos theory… Then boy came and raspberried me on the back of my knee and then I forgot all about it…

Until this morning when my latte arrived and I mentioned to baldguy, “It’s funny, every week I get a doubled lid”….

Turns out an intrepid DD employee asked him if he would like a double lid to prevent the typical coffee drip end of auto lease disaster staining often caused by sloshing coffee in single lidded containers (especially those that are in one of those disposable drink caddies)….

So baldguy has asked for a double lid every time since…

and I’ve completely come out as a science geek. Ooops.

Anyway- considering our frequent and epic drought conditions here in SW Florida, in honor of World Water Day today, it is drizzling! Woohoo!

But everyday, not just today, I wonder (as I pack up a bag lunch for little guy) as all of us are trying to make these decisions to make the world healthier for everyone and reduce the burden we impose on our planet- in some cases are we using more resources (or even the same amount) to clean our reusable coffee mugs/brown bags/reusable water bottles than we would be using by doing the less theoretically green thing….

Ok, here’s an example… We recycle whatever we cannot reuse in our home… BUT what is the environmental impact of having to wash a tomato sauce jar squeaky clean before it goes in the bin and then out to the curb on recycling day… It takes awhile, and a bunch of soap and elbow grease and water, to get that jar to the point where recycling will actually take it, and not waste paper by posting a warning or fine, and to the point where our neighborhood creatures (anywhere from lovely miniature owls to the 2nd largest lizard in the world…darling cousin of the kimodo dragon…I kid you not! to raccoons and other furry creatures) won’t be interested in distributing the recycling bin contents all over our neighborhood, where they might become a hazard to some other creatures…

Just some thoughts…..

So, to make a long story short… Happy World Water Day…. Visit the unicef site for lots more info…Google it, etc…

reduce, reuse, recycle….

xo
b

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