Category Archives: Green

Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – South Pavilion

No sun, but still a Sunday!


Parking lot panorama


Peaceful pavilion


Feeling grove-y


How old is the tree at left? Hint: At least as old as the U.S. constitution


225+ years. Wow!


Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – North Pavilion

Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – North Pavilion


It’s a Sun-day!


Wakey, wakey


Behold a bunch of Bob Ross do’s.


Plan a party.


Enjoy the pier and now.


Jog the 0.9-mile trail around the lake.


Have a beautiful day!

These shots are all from the North Pavilion side of Bob Woodruff Park. Here’s a location map. As I was driving home, a gorgeous grove by the South Pavilion called to me, but my to-do list was louder. Stay tuned for a separate post with photos.

Added 27 November 2016: Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – South Pavilion

Get kraft-y

This Trader Joe’s tote bears a cute, if somewhat unexpected, reuse suggestion. Check it out.


Framing the bag and hanging it on the wall counts as reusing and recycling, don’t you think?

Another reuse idea: bouquet wrap.

To make, cut sack along a vertical and carefully peel off handles. Remove base so you end up with a large rectangle. Place bouquet along diagonal. Fold bottom of rectangle up and both sides across. Trim paper to frame bouquet (I did a rounded edge). Secure with twine.


Offer with love

Any reuse ideas you’d like to share? Love a comment from you.

Go green

Give an old bottle new life …


… with flowers that brighten your kitchen sink.

You’ll need:
An empty pump bottle (mine once held facial cleanser)
A strip of duct tape
A Sharpie or other permanent marker


All the materials you need for this easy project. Just add doodles, and you’re set.



















Stick a piece of duct tape on one side of your empty bottle. Draw on the tape with a Sharpie. I drew flowers 🙂 Fill bottle with dish soap, and ta-da! You have a new dish soap dispenser.


“Mistakes” add to the handmade charm. Still, if you’re not happy with the pattern, just peel off the tape, use a fresh piece, and doodle anew.