Posts tagged Tupelo MS

Chemical free pest control reusing household containers

    Not wanting to kill the ladybugs who were mingling with about two hundred wasps,  I found the solution simply in reusing a two-liter plastic bottle.

Another everyday item to use in pest control  is  aluminum pans for snail and slug control.   Dig a wide but shallow hole in the soil near your infested plants. Place an aluminum pie pan in the hole so that the outer lip is approximately level with the soil, and fill the dish with stale beer. Slugs and snails crawl into the beer trap and drown.

Use  yellow cardboard and a sticky material such as petroleum jelly to trap flying insects.

Here’s more good info to keep those pests away:

How to Kill Garden Pests Without Poison |


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2011 Spring Donation Drive

Building Blocks, 3725 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo needs your donation of reusable building materials and home supplies.

Reusable construction supplies help reduce solid waste in our landfills and save money on construction and remodeling in homes and businesses.  Your donations help our environment by not using landfill space, and contribute to the children at Learning Skills Center.  Fees for tutoring only covers about 30% of the operating cost at LSC. Donations are tax deductible. Donors who believe in our mission of reuse, landfill issues, and community service are helping The Learning Skills Center provide quality learning skills in math, reading, and dyslexia.  All North Mississippi children are eligible.  LSC programs  are based on family income.

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Huh? Happy New Year!

Wow, I have not wished a Happy New Year to all of you.  These are busy days at BB.  A new year has brought lots of new projects, ideas, and goals.  These I’ll share as the year progresses, but today I give you a tutorial for an outdoor chandy.  Yep, I’m thinking spring.  I’ve made three of these, one last year that I enjoyed hanging on a post by my patio.  And two just recently we made from old chandeliers at the store.  Enjoy!  and thanks to the Monogrammed Mrs for a great tutorial.

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Reuse, today’s deals…

sunroom diningCome see what we have,  from last minute gifts to diy projects, home improvement materials and home decor.

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Your Donation is tax-deductible

Your tax-deductible donations to Building Blocks are used to provide math and reading  materials for the Learning Skills Center, a remedial tutoring school.  Building Blocks,3725 Cliff Gookin, Tupelo, is a charitable arm of LSC.  The Learning Skills Center is a local not-for-profit agency.  Services are provided to each student on a sliding scale, based upon the income level of the student’s family.  Your donations help children, help the planet  through reuse (items are kept out of the landfill stream), and provide affordable building and home supplies.

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America Recycles Day Coming to Tupelo

  Keep Tupelo Beautiful, Cooper Tire, Waste Management,, Building Blocks and Lions Club plans “America Recycles Day” collection on Saturday, November 20, 2010.  During this collection event, tires, e-waste, cell phones, eyeglasses, architectural salvage, reusable building materials, and building tools will be accepted in the Bancorp South Arena east parking lot from 9am-2pm.  Televisions will be accepted for recycling for a $10.00 collection fee.  Computer monitors will be accepted for a $1.00 fee.  All other e-waste is free of charge.  Donations of new or reusable building supplies and tools will provide funding for students at the Learning Skills Center and is tax-deductible.  To get involved, contact Sherrie Cochran-662-841-6510.

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Fall fix-up time

lots of countertopsBrown countertopWhite cabinet doorsNice vintage headboard and footboardOctober has started with great donations at Building Blocks.  Shop with us for your fall projects.  Here is a sampling of some of the great deals we have.   The bed could be used as it is, a nice vintage piece, painted,or made into a bench. If you need an uplift for your kitchen these cabinet doors could do the trick.  Craftspeople are also using these to paint different designs on.  And countertops, thanks to a generous donor, we have over 500feet of countertops. The attic stairs are a steal at our price.  Come see us.  3725 Cliff Gookin, Tupelo.  And as you know, our mission is the Learning Skills Center.

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