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Make sure your Orange Twist cards and gifts arrive by December 25!
In the United States please order by Thursday, December 18th for Christmas delivery.
In Canada please order by Thursday, December 6 for Christmas delivery.
For all other countries please order by December 2 for Christmas delivery.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!
My warmest thanks for the support you’ve shown to me and Orange twist throughout the year. Here’s to a happy and relaxed holiday season!
I grew up in California and the severe drought that the state has been experiencing spurred me to create my “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” print. The saying, is of course an old one and refers to our urine and the amount of water it takes to flush a toilet while encourages us to flush a little less often. Nearly 30% of indoor water use in the average American household is used for toilets. If everyone just flushed the toilet every other time they peed that percentage would be cut in half.
Not everyone is thrilled with urine sitting in toilets, so installing dual flush systems is an option for the more fastidious and handy.
Toilets installed before 1992 are huge water wasters as that was the year that the government required toilets to use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush. If you have toilets that were installed before 1992 new toilets are critical to reducing your water consumption.
Showering accounts for about 17% of residential water use in the US. Cutting your shower time down ( I try to keep my shower under 7 minutes) and installing high-efficiency showerheads that use 2.5 gallons of water per minute are a good bet for conserving while you bathe.
Washing clothing is another big water consumer and washing full loads is a good way to maximize the efficiency of your current washer. When the time comes to purchase a new washer, a high effciency front loader will typically use 35-50% less than top loading machines.
Outside the biggest water consumption comes in the form of gardens and lawns. Keeping grass at a longer length, watering only in the cool hours of the day, and watering more deeply but less frequently will help conserve water. If you never use your lawn or don’t have one to begin with, installing native and drought tolerant plants along with a drip irrigation system will help save thousands of gallons of water each year.
More conservation tips and information can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s site.
Renegade Craft Fair
Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
November 8- 9
Saturday and Sunday 11-6 pm
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gifts Show
Fauntleroy Church, Seattle, WA
Friday, November 14 from 5-8 pm
Saturday, November 15 from 10-4 pm
Sunday, November 16 from 11-2 pm
Indie Craft Experience Holiday Pop-Up Shop 2014
November 15-December 24
Tuesday-Thursday 11-7 pm
Friday-Saturday 11-8 pm
Sunday noon-6 pm
Pratt Fine Arts Center Holiday Art Sale
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
November 21 – November 30
11 am -7 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 27
Holiday Market and Open House
Orange Twist Studio, Seattle, WA
Saturday from 12-6 pm
Phinney Center Winter Festival and Craft Fair
Phinney Center, Seattle, WA
Saturday & Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm
One can of food plus $2 PNA members, $4 general
Saturday & Sunday from 11 am -6 pm
We are getting making space for new products and will be selling seconds, discontinued, and shopworn cards, sets, rompers, sachets, temporary tattoos, and screenprinting supplies at the Fremont Sunday Market September, 28 from 10 am – 5 pm. This is a great chance to get up to 75% off and items for as little as $1!! Bring your cash for these super duper deals and find us in the market on North 34th Street between Evanston Avenue North and Phinney Avenue North. Read more
We will be taking an end of summer break from our online shop September 13 – September 20th as we take a week to rest and enjoy the last bit of summer. Orders placed today or through 3 pm Friday, September 12 will be shipped out before our hiatus.
Join us this weekend in downtown West Seattle for Summerfest! We’ll be in booth 110 from 10 am – 6 pm Friday and Saturday and 11 am – 6 pm on Sunday. We love this event because it’s in our ‘hood and there are lots of family friendly activities. Can’t wait to see you!