Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Make Do ...or Do Without...
I love when someone prominent in any field (especially scrapbooking) is a proponent of the same ideals that I hold. It's like saying, "YES! Someone else gets it!" This week I love Heidi Swapp's blog posts on gratitude and on reusing material items that are already around us.
Here is Heidi's blog
and here is the post I love today.
It highlights an old saying from the great depression era:
"Fix it Up
Wear it Out
Make Do or
My great-grandmother Francis Meyer Gramlich was often known to say these four lines. I am so glad to hear they are resonating with a new generation in a new era. Americans do take up a very large footprint on the world of material goods. Perhaps we can minimize that impact --one home at a time. Let's use those Seven R's: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Refurbish. Redo. Repurpose and Renovate.
I love it. If you need a reminder to print and post in your home, Heidi has designed a lovely one! See the Make it Do sign it here:
Get creative! As Tim Gunn says, "Make it Work!" ;)