Upcycled Egg Peeler

Easy way to peel eggs

I don’t know about you but I love those simple “life hacks.” You know the ones that make you wonder, “now why didn’t I think of that?” The only problem is that I never remember them when I actually need them.

I am also in love with The Grommet. It is a website that has all kinds of innovative and fun things to buy and I recently stumbled on to this item call The Negg. Which got me wondering if I could come up with an upcycled version. Now, if you are giving a gift to someone who makes a lot of deviled eggs I would definitely go with The Negg. If on the other hand you are just needing a quick and inexpensive way to peel some eggs you can search Youtube, like I did, for some ideas. As it turns out there are a lot of different ways to peel an egg. Who knew?

Anyway this is my version.

I am hoping that writing about it will help me to remember the next time I have to peel a whole bunch of eggs.

Happy Upcycling,

Easy way to peel eggs



Big and Gaudy – Rings Made From Trash – Slumber Party Craft Idea

bottle cap ring

I am trying to age as gracefully as I can.  However, given that I wasn’t that graceful to begin with it is difficult to ascertain how well I am doing. Adding to the confusion is the question of whether or not one should, in fact “act their age” or, “embrace their inner child.” Which of these is the more graceful path I wonder? Continue reading “Big and Gaudy – Rings Made From Trash – Slumber Party Craft Idea”

Simple Rustic Coasters Made From Trash

Rustic coasters upcycled from tuna tin lids

I am trying to eat better and lose some weight but I have to make sure that I still get enough protein. Apparently tuna is one of the foods with the most protein per calorie ratio or something like that. I can only assume that the nutritional wizard who came up with this tuna rating did not calculate in the mayonnaise coefficient required to make tuna palatable.  I am just kidding I actually like tuna. Or do I? Have I ever had it without mayonnaise? Well I guess I will just keep working on a less mayonnaise plan. Continue reading “Simple Rustic Coasters Made From Trash”

Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System

Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System

Are you a planner or a list maker? Do you get excited by the prospect of a new and empty day planner? Well I do. I sometimes write things down on my list after I have done them, just so I can give myself another check mark of accomplishment. I never got enough gold stars by in grade school I guess. Or maybe we just never out grow the need for recognition even self recognition. Continue reading “Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System”

Happy Earth Day – Easy Upcycled Boot Tree Ideas

Floppy boots in need of boot trees

Happy Earth Day!

I do hope you have at least one little way to honor the earth today. I promise I am not really a big environmentalist. I don’t protest against the destruction of the rain forest (maybe I should) or wring my hands about the thinning ozone layer. I honestly don’t know enough about the melting polar ice caps to comment on them. Still, I do believe that I have a personal impact on the environment. Continue reading “Happy Earth Day – Easy Upcycled Boot Tree Ideas”