Tag Archives: zero waste

Loving My Gear Master Designs – Re-Purposed Watch Part Necklace!

 Gear Master Designs

RePurposed Watch part necklace by Gear Master DesignsI had the pleasure of meeting and working beside fellow artist Michael Dodson last night at the Bungalow down on Rainey St.

He is the creator of my stunning new re-purposed watch part necklace and tons of other beautiful GEAR Art including lamps, sculptures, furniture and wall art.

Visit Gear Master Designs to order!




This BRAIDED CINNAMON WREATH is one of my favorite new kitchen creations recently tested! A beautiful bread wreath from Just Love Cookin’. It is easy to make and calls for basic ingredients found in almost every kitchen! Anyone can do it!

Zero Waste Tips: Rethink your Resources

  • This one calls for an egg YOLK so it’s a nice one to whip up when you’ve got a lonely yolk laying around!
  • Baked goods can multiply a gift-giving budget!
  • Save money by purchasing these basic ingredients in bulk.
  • Baking at home is an easy and tasty way to reduce or remove the use of plastic bread bags and dessert packaging!
The original recipe has very nice instructional photos on assembling this lovely bread twist.
Get the full recipe here from TOTALLY LOVE IT!

Icing is optional and in my case… so was the wreath!

~ I opted to make 2 free formed loaves instead. Once I had the long dough roll I simply cut it in half and tucked the ends together nicely. You could also place dough in greased loaf pans and allow them to bake into gooey twisted knot like tear-away sticky buns!

hmmm – I’m thinking some TEXAS Pecans sound fitting here! It’s almost the season – I can’t wait for those pecans to start bonking us on the head here so I can try that! 😀

Why Glass Straws? + Drop Test Video Update!

Why GLASS Straws? The truth  {and science} behind the question! + (Video Update)

Here’s a new little video to help demonstrate the durability of this Happy Hollow Glass.

This is for those of you whom already think I’m crazy with all this glass straw talk. The first two drops were from about 24″ and the final two drops were from a standing position!

I hope that this will inspire you to continue learning what a big difference these little glass straws can make and give piece of mind that they are very strong for their purpose! 🙂

Let’s get the obvious out of the way 1st…  all the classics ~

  • Avoid leeching toxins from plastic
  • Reduce landfill waste
  • Durable and guaranteed!
  • They are a reusable – zero waste – vegan friendly product

These are all wonderful qualities of glass straws as a zero waste alternative!

DON’T FORGET to Check out the full post for more details: REAL Health and Earth benefits and advantages of utilizing glass drinking straws.

HHG logo on black 150All Happy Hollow Glass is handcrafted by Lotte` in Austin, Texas and available shipped directly to your door!