Simple Green Me

Cultural reporter for KUTV 2News and adjunct yoga/meditation professor blogs about wellness, green living, downsizing, simplifying, better travel✨and more. Offering mindfulness, meditation, goal-setting and decluttering coaching!

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1 Trick to Organize Wrapping Paper

Run out of #wrappingpaper? Cut the empty roll in half, then slit it lengthwise, and use it to hold another openwrapping paper roll in place! You can also use a #toiletpaperroll.

🎁seems so small, but is so handy!


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DIY Holiday Card

It’s our first Christmas card as a family of three, but even still, the thought of getting a professional photographer and printing a gazillion cards loomed like a dentist visit. So I chose easy.


Instead of orchestrating a family sitting, I took a photo from Halloween and got creative! It could have been any costume…all you have to do is craft your message around it. We linked ‘jailbird’ with ‘naughty list’ and voila! A clever card was born. 


For the cover, we edited the photo with PicTapGo (lots more options than Insta; you can brighten and equalize and color and everything soooo easily). Then we added text over it in After Photo. Now that we have the image, we needed the card. Thank you, Shutterfly, for making it so simple, I literally did it while making dinner. Uploaded my image onto a 5×7 format, wrote text to put on the back, then ordered my prints!

That’s it! Simple solution for a card your loved ones won’t likely toss in the trash…till January.