Use It Up….

by Angela R. on May 17, 2012

“Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or DO WITHOUT”

That phrase is the inspiration for our summer here at Swarm Naturals and family.  In fact I may paint it on some reclaimed barn wood and display in our kitchen!  Why-  the kitchen, because that is where my family comes together for nourishment, for comfort, where ideas grow, a place where there is love.

“Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or DO WITHOUT”

My first task this spring has been the garden.  Last year I discovered that the deer and other wildlife around here really like our “victory” garden (fruits and veggies) and flowers.  Yikes, who know there’d be such a problem in the city.  I’m not quiet ready to build a 8 foot fence to keep the deer out, so I am going to use pots on my deck and hope for the best.  I decided to collect various flower pots and paint them blue.  This was SO much fun.  I dare you to try it.  It’s a nice splash of color, super cheap and a fun way to REUSE old garden pots!


“Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or DO WITHOUT”

Please stay tuned as we embrace old furniture, spiff it up and give it modern more usable look and feel.  I’m not quite sure how everything will turn out.  But we are stuck on this idea and it’s going to be great fun.  Plus you’ll get to see cool photos of me (like the one to the right) in action!


I hope you all have a great summer and get all of your projects done!  Please tell me….what are you working on?


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