Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can last up to 15 times longer than incandescent lamps, but they do eventually wear out. As all CFLs contain mercury vapor, you can't just toss them in the trash. The answer is, of course, recycling!
You can find out where to recycle CFLs and other items, such as plastic bags and old cell phones, at Earth 911.
Learn more about CFL's in this great article at Wikipedia.
Killer Mermaid Eyes
Vintage or Tacky blogger Cora recently featured an article entitled Killer Mermaid Eyes. Many mermaid performers already have a look that they love. If you are looking for mermaid makeup ideas, pay a visit to Cora's article.
What is your favorite mermaid look?
Wood Mermaid Wall Decor
Completely Coastal brings news of a project for those handy with a band saw or jig saw, a mermaid wall decoration. Paint it, varnish it, leave it unfinished, or decorate it with sea-glass. It will look great just about anywhere.
This project originated at Sand and Sisal, which contains the detailed instructions.
The Chicken of the Sea mermaid has been around for about 60 years, but something was missing. She didn't have a name! That all changed when a contest was held with a $10,000 prize for submitting the best name.
The contest closed in February, and a resident of Urbana, Ohio was declared the winner. The winning name... Catalina.
Read the whole story in this article from Retailing Today.
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com
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