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5 Clever Ways to Recycle Fitness Magazines

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Recycle Fitness Magazines

Fitness Magazines are not just a great read: They can be reused over and over in several fun ways!

 

This New Year, why not kill two birds with one stone.  Keep your resolution for going green, getting the body you’ve always dreamed of or taking holiday weight off, and organizing your paperwork, your life, and your home all at once.  You can start with that stack of fitness and health magazines that have been sitting in a pile and collecting an array of dust.  This month, check back every Wednesday to tackle one project at a time.

This Week:  Get in shape while reducing, reusing, and recycling!

Step One:  Magazine Subscription Insert Cards

 

Subscription Cards

Use subscription insert cards to blot lipstick! Keep stacks in your make-up organizer for ready use.

 

 
 
 

Step Two:  Donate Magazines

When finished with old magazines, pass them on to friends, family, or even your local doctor’s office to keep the ideas going and to inspire another.

Step Three:  Create a Fitness Scrapbook

When I’m completely finished with my fitness magazines I cut out the moves, ideas, inspiring words, and recipes into a personal fitness scrapbook.  I bought a journal for $5.00 at my local Big Lots, took a glue stick, scissors, stickers, and gems to create my work-out scrapbook on the cheap.

 

"Work-Out Journal"

My personal work-out scrapbook that I bought for a mere $5.00

 

 

 

"Workout Journal."

Recycle old fitness magazines by cutting out moves and recipes then using a glue stick to place them where you like then get ready to shape-up!

 

"Magazine Clips"

Old magazine clips have a wealth of routines, moves, and recipes!

 

"Work-out Scrapbook"

Creating your own personal scrapbook gives you time to research and reset your brain for easing into a fitness routine for the New Year!

 

Step Four:  Use Tear-Out Cards!

Take tear out cards and mix n’match by using a hole puncher and place them on a ring for quick and simple work-outs!

Step Five:  Cut and Paste low-cal Recipes on Index Cards

Be sure to buy an index card box too with a variety of colors then cut and paste your favorite healthy recipes.  Use a label divider to keep your recipes stored in order such as, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and smoothies.

 

"Subscription Cards"

Magazine subscription cards also make great bookmarks for the avid reader!

Blogger Laurali Star can be found on her blog, Charming Laurali Star, and on her site, The Damsel in the Attic, where she sells handmade and vintage clothing and accessories.  Another fab way to help reduce, reuse, and recycle!  Check it out!

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

Handmade Christmas Wreath (Smells like Pine Needles!)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
"Christmas Wreath."

Make a handmade Christmas wreath using raw materials for a Green Christmas!

"Real Christmas Tree Clipping."

Use free real Christmas tree clippings from Home Depot to create the perfect wreath

"Pinecone Decorations."

Add pinecone love to your wreath using raw materials

"Snowflake Ornament."

A snowfake ornament can add a dash of whimsy to your wreath

 

"Wrapping Ribbon."

Curl wrapping ribbon for your wreath on the cheap

 

"Organic Christmas Wreath."

Organic Materials: Coathanger frame, tree trimmings, pinecones, all pulled together with twine. Decorate as you wish!

 

Blogger Laurali Star can be found on her blog, Charming Laurali Star, and on her site, The Damsel in the Attic, where she sells handmade and vintage clothing and accessories.  Another fab way to help reduce, reuse, and recycle!  Check it out!

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

Quick Halloween Party Trick

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
"Halloween Party Trick."

Put a blindfold over guest's eyes for an ooooey, gooey Halloween surprise!

To make any kid’s Halloween party a bit more fun and interesting, spice it up with a little game.  Set out bowls and trays full of different textured items such as, peaches from a can, jello, and yogurt.  Have each kid take a turn being blind-folded as you guide them over the table to feel out each type of food and texture.  I guarantee you’ll get an “ewwwwww,” reaction when syrupy canned fruits feel like brains and other disgusting images the mind can conjure.  Meantime, the other kids will be giggling and laughing at this simple, old fashioned game.  Once the blind-fold is off, the player will giggle at how their mind played a silly Halloween prank on them.

Blogger Laurali Star owns her own little shop on The Damsel in the Attic!

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

Easy Start-Up Kid Gardens

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Spring is here, no doubt about it!  According to The National Gardening Association and their sister website created just for children, Kids Gardening.org, this is a great time of year to gather up seeds and some starter mix to get your little one in a green state of mind.  In order to create a windowsill or indoor garden, here are a few containers that you can make from materials found around the house.  You could also just purchase everything needed to start a quick and easy garden from www.thetreecenter.com. Not only are you fostering a love of nature but your teaching your child all about how to reuse and recycle at the same time.  Dig in to these eco-friendly containers!  After all, April is National Gardening month!

Box container Garden

Recycle a box from your cupboard to create an indoor garden!

Recycled Easter Egg Holder

Easter is peeking just around the corner so why not recycle the egg crate and plant some seeds!

Recycled Easter Basket

Have your child recycle their Easter basket by transforming it into a lovely garden!

Garden in a jar!

Recycle old jars to create a kid-friendly garden surprise!

 

Tips of the Trade:

 

Before you begin your project, Annie’s Root4Kids recommends that each container be cleaned with soap and water first.  Always add a drainage hole or two so kids don’t over water their plants or seedlings.  Keep the soil moist but not soaking wet! Keep in an area that is well-lit, such as a windowsill.  Their little flowers and veggies cannot grow without sunlight.

Be sure to label your containers.  I like to use themes.  For example, a pizza garden, a fairy garden, a butterfly garden, or a salad garden helps the kiddies focus on a certain mental task.

Most importantly, let your kids dig in and get a little dirty!  Children are most likely to remember their p’s and q’s when play is involved and it may just spark a lifelong love of gardening.

Blogger Laurali Star can also be found on The Damsel in the Attic.

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

St. Patty’s Day – All Things Green

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Were back with our favorite girl from Tuscon, Arizona Creative Kismet blogger, Regina M. Lord!  Recently, she took some pictures in celebration of St. Patty’s Day and we thought we’d share a few with you to celebrate with her!  Here at Green Halloween, were all about the green!

Everything Green

Were celebrating St. Patty's Day with Creative Kismet blogger Regina M. Lord

Rainbow Filled Cupcakes

Get the luck of the Irish with these Rainbow filled cupcakes made by Regina!

Detox Cleanse

From the Crazy Sexy Diet, two green detox cleansers

Regina recently tried the Crazy Sexy Diet on her blog with a green juice and a green smoothie, check out the book if you’d like to kick your St. Patty’s Day into healthy green action!

Green Desert Cactus

Regina is from our founder, Corey Colwell Lipson's Hometown in Tuscon, Arizona

May the luck of the Irish be with you, may you live in a world that’s green, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Blogger Laurali Star can also be found on The Damsel in the Attic.

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.