Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Green Yogis

The other day I was at my University’s yoga club meeting and a girl made a comment about how yoga mats make good thermo mats when you’re camping. It made me think of what else you could do to reuse those old yoga mats that you never use anymore (because all of us yogis wanna re-use and save the environment right??) lol.
Anyway, the first and most obvious option is to donate mats to YMCAs, thrift shops, volunteer yoga organizations, etc. But sometimes they just aren’t in good enough shape to donate. In those cases I have a few ideas:
-Cut them to fit under any uncomfortable mats that you stand on a lot (in the kitchen or bathroom) if the floor still feels hard underneath
-In the trunk of your car to protect the bottom from mud or sharp things
-Cut small to fit under chair or bed legs that may scratch up hardwood
-They could also go underneath these furniture “legs” to level out any unbalanced pieces
-As long as they’re washed well, they work as an insulator that you put in-between the fabrics in quilts

-Prime material for slip and slides!!! Remember those things??
Ha, so those are my ideas for now. I sincerely hope that someone does the slip and slide one. Tell me about your ideas on how to reuse!


Ami G

Back to Bloggin' with Swtichflops

Hi again!

So I was window shopping the other day and I saw something so intriguing that it made me think of my blog, and how much I missss it. So now I’m back and bloggin!

The thing that I found is called Switchflops. I have mixed ideas on them, but still think they are worth knowing about! Pretty much, the idea is that they have a ton of v-shaped designs that attach to their line of shoes to make them look like a completely new pair of shoes!

So, they have different basic styles to choose from, like wedges or kitten heels (which I approve of), or flip flops. Don’t get me wrong, everyone needs some basic sandals. But those are so affordable already that you probably don’t need to splurge on this product.

At first I thought that they might be cheap and tacky, but once I saw them live in action I realized that some of them look really great! A fun idea for matchy-matchy people.

Check out the website here and let me know what you think! It's interactive so you can choose your basic style and see what it looks like with the different straps attached. When I observed the product in-store (at the Plaid Giraffe, Whyte Ave, Edmonton, if you're interested), it seemed like the straps stay on quite secure.


Ami G