September 2018
EcoNews: Essex County NJ
  • Paper Shredding Day, Saturday 9/29/18 (9 - 1) Essex County Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday 10/6/18 (8:30 - 4:00) 125 Fairview Avenue (next to Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove, NJ
Tiny Kitchen Living Large
Project of the Month
Without enlarging the footprint, the new layout has cabinetry on all 4 walls, bringing the fridge off the back stair landing and into the kitchen. The sink was relocated underneath a larger window to take advantage of seasonal garden views.
Motawi Tileworks
Since 1992, Motawi Tileworks has been handcrafting tile in various styles like Arts and Crafts , Mid-Century Modern (Charley Harper) and Frank Lloyd Wright in Ann Arbor, MI. I installed the Motawi Pine Landscape tile seen below in an award-winning Maplewood kitchen a few years ago. The 2nd Motawi tile image is from this month's kitchen.
Food Storage
Green Design & Mindful Living
When making a big meal, you *might* have some food leftover. I actually plan for them because leftovers are my favorite lunch! These glass storage containers have replaced the plastic ones I used to use. I have even gotten in the habit of bringing my own containers to restaurants to avoid taking a single use, disposable one. I haven't gotten completely away from ziplok plastic bags, but I do wash and reuse them. Here's a handy drying rack to make it easier. Click on the images for more info.
Plastic bag drying rack