Clear the Barriers

Your TaskThis is a special day for me and I celebrate it with you by sharing what is closest to my heart. Clearing the way to what blocks us from love is a journey within that each of us must discover – but life offers teachers along the way. Here’s a toast to all of those teachers in their varied shapes and sizes. And here’s to breaking through barriers. See you on the flip side! Click here to read about my two very special teachers and learn about an organization that is cutting through barriers in urban territory.

Consigning Your Stuff – Top Tips for Portland Area

“Where do I consign my stuff?” That’s one of the most common questions I’m asked. The answer, however, has more layers to it than just where. You also have to consider what and how. I’ve put together a nifty Consignment Tip Sheet to address all three. Every city I’ve ever been in has consignment stores with items ranging from high end to low brow. If you are lucky enough to live in the Portland metro area, there are some great choices for consigning furniture, fashion and jewelry. But even if you live outside the City of Roses, my CTS (Consignment Tip Sheet) has helpful hints on deciding what is good consignment material and how to prepare your items to help ensure a higher dollar return. Download pdf file: Consignment Tips from A Clear Place.

Friends at the Fair

Fun to see friendly faces at yesterday’s Sustainabilty Fair in Garden Home. Also enjoyed getting updates from STUFF-ication fans. Thanks, Garden Home Library, for sponsoring this annual event and increasing awareness for sustainable options.

Here are just two of the vendors on hand who are definitely worth visiting. Both have retails stores on the eastside of PDX. First up is The One Stop Sustainability Shop on NE Alberta. Barbara offers a super variety of products for the house, pets and kids including locally made items. One Stop also provides workshops on earth friendly topics and has a dedicated spirit that makes going green all the more enjoyable.

Ecohaus specializes in green products for building and remodeling. Their showroom on SE Taylor provides great ideas for flooring including cork and bamboo, eco-friendly carpet choices and beautiful tile options. I love the seaglass and ocean colors they were showing yesterday. The showroom is open 7 days a week for your convenience. Let me know what you think!