August 21, 2014

Unpaper Swap Inspiration

Time is running out to join the Unpaper Swap. It ends next Friday! If you don't know all the details yet click the tab at the top of the page that says Unpaper Swap. I try to provide plenty of time for people to join in the fun, so far this year there hasn't been as much interest. I'm hoping people will join in this last week. Not to mention everyone who joins is entered in the GIVEAWAY which you can read about HERE.

This week I wanted to share with you an awesome unpaper option made by a company called Skoy.

Have you see these before? One of these cloths saves you 15 rolls of paper towels on average!!!! They are washer/dryer safe and absorb 15 times their own weight. One of the best parts is that they are 100% biodegradable and compostable. It doesn't hurt that they take up very little space and come in cute designs. The ones below are my favorite.
I don't own these yet but I plan to soon. I love the idea of having a very clear way of telling which cloth is for which cleaning task. We've tried the different color sponges before and a variety of other things but it never fails that things get confused and mixed up.

They also make a scrubber which I've actually never seen before but am looking forward to trying.
The idea is that these scrubbers replace traditional scouring pads. I'm curious to see if they work just as well. I'm always looking for new ways to waste less and I'm really digging all the different designs for these scrubbers. 
I hope you'll join in the swap so that you can be gifted with some new cloth to use and resuse. I'm waiting for your e-mail :)

August 12, 2014

Tea Towels with Recipes

In case you haven't heard there's a swap going on around this place. Click HERE for more info and to find out about the giveaway.

I love the idea of having recipes on my kitchen towels so that's the theme for this week. Here are some fun ideas for your swapmate: 
#1 Retro recipes desserts organic tea towel by Art Goodies found at Etsy 
#2 Retro recipes entree organic tea towel by Art Goodies found at Etsy 
#3 Sangria kitchen towel found at World Market 
#4 Watermelon mojito kitchen towel found at World Market
#5 Birthday cake dishtowel found at Anthropologie 
#6 Margarita kitchen towel found at World Market 
#7 Jamjam cookie recipe tea towel by Amanda Bergen Studio found at Etsy 

Check out the Unpaper Swap Pinterest board for the links to all these ideas and more!



August 1, 2014

2nd Annual Unpaper Swap & Giveaway

August is here, which means it's my blogiversary!  So it's time for celebrating this space with a giveaway and a swap. Some of you might not have been around last year and are unclear of what an Unpaper Swap is. Well first of all it's SUPER fun and EVERYONE is invited! 

The idea is that you sign up by sending over your contact information to me (creatingthroughlife@gmail.com) then I will send you back another person's contact info. You get to know them via their blog, their favorite blog or e-mail and pick out an unpaper product you think they would like and ship it off to them. In return you get gifted with a surprise something too. It's pure awesomeness. People really went above and beyond last year; I heard there were jams and recipes sent out with kitchen towels and someone got some super adorable cloth dish covers.

Still wondering what an unpaper product is?


It's not really that complicated. An unpaper product is something you would use in place of a paper napkin or towel. Some families use both or some just use paper towels for everything. The point is to get a new set of cloth to enjoy. How often do we buy these things for ourselves? Especially with back to school madness happening. By having a little more cloth available hopefully you will reach for it instead of paper.  If you still have questions check out the "Unpaper Swap" tab at the top. Feel free to share this event with your friends, the more the merrier. Starting today each week during the month of August I will be sharing different ideas that you could get for your swap-mate.

Read all about the first idea below and a chance to enter a giveaway.


These towels are brought to you by Kristen at Fresh Regard. I love how colorful they are! Each towel is made of 100% cotton and is machine washable/dryer friendly. They come in a variety of patterns so you're sure to find a combo that your swapmate would like or even find a color combo that you really like. She's even willing to do custom orders.


Head on over to Etsy and check out the Fresh Regard shop and let me know which set is your favorite because Kristen is kindly giving a set away to one of you lucky readers! She's even leaving the choice of pattern up to you!!!!


There are multiple ways that you can enter the giveaway:

#1 Check out the Fresh Regard shop & comment below sharing which design is your favorite
#2 Everyone who joins the Unpaper Swap will be entered
#3 Share the Unpaper Swap on your blog, facebook, instagram... & comment below letting me know how 
#4 If you're a follower you get another chance 

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I hope you'll join in on the swapping fun. Stay tuned for more ideas to send to your swapmate!

July 31, 2014

You're Invited!