. . .and the Band Played On . . .

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SO what is it about when songs just pop out of nowhere and permeate your thoughts... this one arrived today and had me thinking about my Mom playing it and I had to track down what I could on it... and there wasn't much either!!  . . . I was thinking about the upcoming New Year....
Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde
And the band played on;
He'd glide 'cross the floor with the girl he adored
And the band played on;
But his brain was so loaded it nearly exploded
The poor girl would shake with alarm;
He'd ne'er leave the girl with the strawberry curls
And the band played on.


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This is the time of year when upcycling takes on a life of its own. All that means is... busy busy! Thank you ahead of time for planning gift giving and personal shopping early!  Makes for an easier season all the way around the block ... errr world!  Come see what's new and always popular at my online shop over here at  - Thanks!  Jane of zJayne

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Jack or Prince - What's your pleasure!

Jack in the Pulpit, Prince in the Pulpit, Priest in a Pulpit, King in a Pulpit . . .

This little cluster is growing right outside my door . . . and when the chipmunks leave them alone, I enjoy them every single day! I recently had the pleasure of sharing this plant with a boy scout who had not had it on their list of plants to find and learn about. It's pretty cool to introduce a favorite plant to another. In the process I learned more about my prince too. It's quite an evolved plant and according to my daughter "they only have berries if they decide to be female that year, they have to store up a lot of nutrients in their corms to have the energy to make seeds and stick around all summer." 

Everything evolves. . . sometimes in ways that we don't even see coming! Now that reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw out in California near my sista's abode . . . "Oh, evolve".

Enjoy! Learn something new everyday and tell someone about it too.


Custom Me This

Custom drawstring pouches are uniquely made from tShirt fonts, pieces and parts. Every morsel of material is creatively incorporated into a soft and cozy pouch, sizes can vary. Great uses for storage, Easter baskets, gift giving, credit cards, cell phones, iPads, techie tablets and labtops. . . it's endless their uses.

Color preferences are welcomed as well. Here are just some designs that are already in use.


What are you using in your laundry dryer?

I ask this question over and over again. Go Green, Start Here! Really, start with an eco friendly product like mine that you can find in my Etsy shop, at Green Depot (New York, San Francisco or Online),
The GreenBee in Kent, Ohio and other locations, just ask me.

Important details: Reusable, Long Lasting, no chemicals. Male, Female and Child & Baby friendly.
handmade with recycled t-shirt sleeves, pieces and parts!
Upcycled, no new tShirts were harmed to make this item.
*Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.

More Info:
Þ fragrant organic lavender buds inside
Þ double secured (see last pic, separate sewn pouch inside)
– no buds sneaking their way out, no way, no how!
Þ Pillows are "reusable" not "refillable"
Þ Keep in a covered container to last 4-6-9 mos.
- Renew them with scrunch/crunch of pillow
Þ eco-friendly
Þ pose as a quick sachet for camping, closets, car freshener, drawers and more. . .
Þ made with 100% upcycled tshirt material
Þ Size Approx. 4” x 4” each