mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

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This cracks me up- why don’t people talk about (or at least acknowledge!) this hot mess of hair?! I know she’s amazing but jeesh! ;)

This cracks me up- why don’t people talk about (or at least acknowledge!) this hot mess of hair?! I know she’s amazing but jeesh! ;)

Avocado Chocolate Mousse! (Paleo if you leave off the whip cream and sprinkles;)
I have seen this recipe everywhere and am happy I got to try it! Even happier that it tasted so good!
2 avocados- very ripe. Peel and mash 
1 tea vanilla
1 tbl coconut milk
2 tea coco powder
2 oz melted 70%+ chocolate
Sprinkle salt
2 tbl honey

Whip together and eat! Really good, but knowing the recipe combo and that it looked like mud, I had to add the toppings. After I ate it I realized it was delicious and I could eat plain. Y U M

Avocado Chocolate Mousse! (Paleo if you leave off the whip cream and sprinkles;)
I have seen this recipe everywhere and am happy I got to try it! Even happier that it tasted so good!
2 avocados- very ripe. Peel and mash
1 tea vanilla
1 tbl coconut milk
2 tea coco powder
2 oz melted 70%+ chocolate
Sprinkle salt
2 tbl honey

Whip together and eat! Really good, but knowing the recipe combo and that it looked like mud, I had to add the toppings. After I ate it I realized it was delicious and I could eat plain. Y U M

Home-Made Jewelry Cleaner!

This stuff is the best!  I am that annoying person who has a really nice wedding ring but I never, ever wear it.  I have no idea why, but likely because I am not flashy or really a jewelry person.  But I have to say, when my ring is sparkly clean I am much more likely to put it on.

I needed a good cleanser as the one I usually use from the jeweler was pretty old and smelled funky.  I found this recipe online and it works like a charm!:

  • 8oz HOT water, not boiling though, just hot
  • 1 tablespoon salt, I used kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon liquid dish detergent, like Dawn

Mix up and stick your jewelry that you would like to clean in it for 5-15 minutes.  Then remove and scrub with a toothbrush (an old one obviously) and viola!  

My ring looks new, and its really 9 years old!