Sunday, September 27, 2009

Choose To Reuse

It's soon to be October, so that means it's time for the Hennepin County, MN Choose to Reuse coupon book!

From the Choose To Reuse site:
"Hennepin County is once again providing free coupon books for special deals at local retailers in and around Hennepin County to promote reuse and easy reuse opportunities in 2009."

Loads of great coupons for consignment, thrift, music, reconditioned appliances, and more. Be sure to download the FREE Choose to Reuse coupon book.

And remember - Halloween is approaching. So get those costume ideas together and use some thrift or costume shop coupons in the booklet.

I went as Ugly Betty last year...no ideas yet for this year. Suggestions are welcomed!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I Want This!

Cork Flooring

We're slowwwwly redoing our kitchen. Little by little. Did I mention we're redoing our kitchen very slowly?

Cork flooring has been on my mind lately. Yes, I'm daydreaming about flooring. *Sigh*

I recently got a chance to see a model kitchen at our State Fair that had cork flooring installed. It was sooo wonderfully cushy. What great flooring to have in the kitchen since we spend so much time there. We have an eat-in kitchen. No dining room. LOTS of time spent there.

Cork flooring is environmentally friendly (cork is harvested from the outside of trees which continue to grow when harvested correctly). It's warm and sound deadening too. Our kitchen gets so cold in the dead of winter. I can't help but think this is a great alternative to my desire to have heated flooring.

See Natural Built Home and Duro Design. I'm sold.