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If you’re looking for a fresh way to liven up your stationery, the answer could be as close as your own backyard. Whether you’re using your own standard card stock or you want to take the whimsical beauty of seed paper to a whole new level, this quick and simple project will give your correspondence an artistic boost.

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Looking for a great rainy day activity that will let you enjoy nature? With newspaper seedling pots you can start your plants indoors and give them all the love and affection they need before transferring them to the great outdoors! It's a simple DIY project with easy to come by materials and the freedom to make your pots as big is as small as you like!

You'll need:

  • Sheets of newspaper (how many is up to you!)
  • Scissors
  • Small cylindrical container (like a spice jar)
  • Plant/flower seeds
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VeggiesIt's not too late to start planting! Building your own veggie garden planting boxs is surprisingly fast, easy, and fun for the whole family. Not only is it an exciting way to teach the kids about where food comes from by watching tiny seeds grow into beautiful produce ready to eat, but it's also an inexpensive alternative to buying expensive veggies from the store. All you need are some basic gardening tools, wood, and a little dirt. Read more for 3 tips on how to make a successful veggie box that will keep your friends and family stocked up with fresh produce all summer long...

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6 Great Upcycling Projects for Paper or Cardboard

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Most of the paper products in our normal lives don't bloom into flowers, but that doesn't mean they can't be used again. Everyone knows how to recycle paper and cardboard, but upcycling takes a paper or cardboard item and makes it more than it was. Whether you want to create housewares, crafts, or pieces of art, here are six great upcycling projects for paper and cardboard.

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Denver TEDx Has A Lot To Say!

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Denver TEDx Has A Lot To Say! 

Last weekend's TEDx Mile High "Ideas Unbridled" was a fantastic experience. Speakers included entrepreurs, scientists, professors, analysts, designers, musicians, and poets and covered topics from the polar vortex weakening to polling the over-all emotional well-being of the country using Twitter data points! 

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A Growing Wedding Trend: Ditch the Phones

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There is so much work that goes into planning your wedding, not to mention the expense of it. But this is your big day and you want it to be perfect because you will be looking at those pictures for years. While all weddings have their hiccups, there are actually quite a few that you can prevent, if you think ahead. One that is popping up more and more on the wedding scene, is guests being stuck to their phones throughout the ceremony and reception.

Here are a few reasons why you should put the phone down during a wedding, and how to get your guests to do the same.

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This Spring, the University of Colorado spent a few afternoons digging into the notable sustainability efforts Bloomin has helped pioneer in the promotional products industry. This video is a brief outline of the many products and processes that Bloomin developed 22 years ago. With hundreds of thousands of seed paper products sold around the globe each year, Bloomin has been recognized as the originator and true authority on all things seed paper. 

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What does being green really mean?

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 There are some of us out there that use Earth Day practices all year round, and it's important to us to make smart choices when it comes to purchasing goods and services. We want to ensure the companies we choose are honest in their green efforts and are as environmentally friendly as they claim.

Here are a few tips to follow so you know that you are being as green as you intended this Earth Day.

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In recent years, with the help of social media and the web, wedding rituals—starting long before the "I do's"—have become incredibly fun and creative. Included in the suite of materials: a Save the Date send months before the actual ceremony to allow guests more time to plan.

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Bloomin' Into A Sustainable World

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As we roll into 2015, taking care of planet Earth is on the forefront of everyone's mind, and it certainly continues to be on ours here at Bloomin. Since our inception in 1995, we have taken sustainability seriously and it is at the core of all of our creations. Every step of the way, we ensure that we are promoting a brighter future for generations to come.

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Whether used for greeting cards, social stationery, or promotions, our all-natural seed paper makes its most meaningful impact when planted—the garden it grows can be enjoyed year after year, adding a little more beauty to our world.