1. Check out the Joy of Living Less’ New Home Ec Challenge, where you’ll learn how to make everything from candles to cleaning products.

    Check out the Joy of Living Less’ New Home Ec Challenge, where you’ll learn how to make everything from candles to cleaning products.

  2. We’re moving into month #2 in our Year of Living Simply! Join us to learn how to live greener and more simply and be happy doing it!

    We’re moving into month #2 in our Year of Living Simply! Join us to learn how to live greener and more simply and be happy doing it!

  3. MNN employee stands up for health

    MNN photo editor Catie Leary kicked off 2013 by transforming her cubicle into a standing desk. Research shows that people could live longer if they cut down the amount of time they spend sitting, so it’s definitely a step in the right direction and we suspect it’s only a matter of time until other MNN employees stand up and join the standing-desk bandwagon.

    Although Catie says her new desk is taking some getting used to, she says she won’t go back to sitting eight hours a day. (Plus, the rest of us enjoy waving at her from down below.)

    Want to create your own DIY standing desk? Here’s how Catie made hers with just $22 of IKEA parts.

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  4. Feeling crafty?

    We’ve got some great DIY projects for you to try out this weekend!

  5. 5 simple DIY projects to try this weekend

    We’ve found some easy projects you can tackle this weekend — whether you’re super crafty or brand new to the DIY craze.

    1. Upcycled pet beds
    2. Homemade cleaners
    3. Deodorant
    4. DIY potpourri
    5. Book clutch

    Happy crafting!

  6. One of our MNN Community bloggers found herself with a pile of unusable metal canning lids. What did she do with them? She upcycled them into this amazing “Memory” game for her daughter. Impressive.Want to write your own blogs on MNN? Head over to our Community section and start posting! We want to see your DIY projects, hear about your  sustainable-living efforts and check out the yummy Earth-friendly  recipes you’re cooking up. Get blogging — and maybe you’ll see your post on this page!

    One of our MNN Community bloggers found herself with a pile of unusable metal canning lids. What did she do with them? She upcycled them into this amazing “Memory” game for her daughter. Impressive.

    Want to write your own blogs on MNN? Head over to our Community section and start posting! We want to see your DIY projects, hear about your sustainable-living efforts and check out the yummy Earth-friendly recipes you’re cooking up. Get blogging — and maybe you’ll see your post on this page!