22 April 2016

Earth Day 2016

Forty six years ago today began the modern environmental movement, which we 

now refer to as Earth Day.

I have curated a few little projects with links included that you can easily make today or this 

weekend along with a little history too.


"The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news."

A tutorial on how to make a fashionable hat, from one of my favorite bloggers and she just happens to be my daughter:) smiles...Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls.
(That is my granddaughter modeling her hat!)

Earth Day and recycling go together, right? 
Did you save those plastic Easter eggs...such a cute project from
Angie at the Country Chic Cottage.

Maybe crafting is not your "thing," but baking is.
Just look at these edible and "earth friendly," confection delights.
Thanks so much~ Taimmilee Tips.

Debbie from Confessions Of A Plate Addict shares her tutorial on these pretty decoupage pots.

With Fairy gardens the rage for any age, just look at this one with night lights included!
Stop by Crafts by Amanda, to get the full scoop!

Happy Earth Day!

J & J , Love of HomeLife and LindaCozy Little House


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Oh my, this one slipped up on me! Cute crafts and great info!

  2. Happy Earth Day! We recycle everything that we can and it literally pains me when I see neighbors put things in the regular trash that could so easily be recycled. We have curbside recycling and we don't even have to separate things, so they've made it as easy as possible. That hat your granddaughter is modeling is fabulous!!! Love these ideas!

  3. Happy Earth Day! very cute projects. Hope your weekend is fabulous

  4. I'm not doing anything special to celebrate Earth Day today, but I simply try my best to live consciously and leave a smaller footprint every day. There's still more I can do, of course, as I'm sure we all can. You posted some great ideas!

  5. Fun projects for the occasion! I guess we have come a ways in our quest to save the earth over the past few decades, but we have far to go! Happy Earth Day, Jemma :)

  6. Happy Earth Day! Love the hat!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Jemma, I want one of those fairy gardens! hehehe I LOVE that first picture of Earth Day! Your granddaughter looks so festive and darling wearing her hat. The decoupage pots are soooo pretty, and I'll pass the idea along to the girls, as they sometimes do craft projects. And these cookies!!! Very clever, and they sure do look good.

    Your posts are always filled with inspiration, Jemma, with so many creative and wonderful ideas.

    love, ~Sheri

    ps one of my favorite quotes of all time is written by Jimi Hendrix. :)

  8. Happy Earth Day to you!! Am enjoying your gorgeous posts on Facebook.


  9. I love those decoupage pots - and your granddaughter is adorable in her hat!!

  10. So busy here I had no idea! Love the inspiration. Happy Earth Day to you……..

  11. They are as sweet as they can be. Happy Earth day to you sweet one. xo

  12. Happy Earth Day. the post is great and idea's terrific.

    Have a happy day.


  13. I remember the gas guzzling days and the long lines to get it, too. I am so happy we have all become a little more "Earth conscious!" :) Happy day!!

  14. When I saw the Easter egg project, it was truly a 'duh' moment. They would look cute in a fairy garden maybe. Perhaps a bit too big depending on the project, but for larger gardens just perfect. I've been collecting miniatures lately and I have just about the perfect place for them inside a hollowed out tree.

    Happy weekend to you Ms. Green Thumb ;).


  15. Lots of fun projects here! I love those little pots. It reminds me, I should start foofing up peat pots again. just because I can! Happy day and weekend, Jemma!

  16. Hello Jemma, cute projects for Earth Day. I like the recycled eggs and cookies. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  17. One day my neighbor said " we aren't the recycling type." I wonder what on Earth that means! We have a curbside bin-no sorting! Could not be easier to do our part to recycle. You already roll out the trash. Why not a second bin? I don't get it! Happy Earth Day!

  18. Jemma,
    Sweet post. I truly try to live everyday with consciousness of Earth Day and respecting Planet Earth. Your post is a fun gentle reminder of the importance.

  19. These are really neat projects! When my kids were young we celebrated Earth Day every year with friends having picnics in parks with educational crafts such as these and nature walks. I hope these sort of activities make our children more aware, they are the future.


  20. Happy Earth Day to you, Joyce! I love that hat, your grand daughter looks so adorable in it:) Hugs, Poppy

  21. OH I LOVE THOSE EARTH COOKIES!!!!! Jemma, hello! How are you?

    I was out celebrating my birthday yesterday, and what a glorious spring day it was. Much love to you dearest Jemma! Anita

  22. Love the hat your grand-daughter is modelling.

    Some great projects you have shared here.

    Hope your weekend has been a good one, all good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

  23. Jemma,
    Great post with all the links to DIY projects... Thanks for the reminder about Earth Day. Talking about values we hold dear is the only way to insure they continue and are not lost over time.


  24. Hello Jemma,
    I hope you had a wonderful earth day. I love all of these nice ideas.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week. :)
    Julie xo

  25. The cookies are such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

  26. These are the cutest things to make! LOVE the hat! Do you have one to wear in the garden?!


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