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Encouragement from a Wishing Well Project

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Encouragement from a Wishing Well Project

Recently, I was asked to help with decorating for an outdoor engagement party.During a brainstorming session with the hostess, we came up with the idea of a wishing well. The guests would fill out cards with their wishes for the couple and drop them into the well.   It started out simple-just a few bricks and a bucket, but then I looked on Pinterest (does that happen to you?).  I found some pictures of wishing wells made from old tires, and a bigger idea started to form. We had a couple of tires we needed to get rid of.  I...

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Teapot Garden Art

Jodee Schrlau encouragement garden projects

Teapot Garden Art

  Last month, we started clearing out our garage in preparation for a garage sale. In one of the cabinets, I found some teapots that had been forgotten. I remembered seeing where teapots were used as garden art, so over to Pinterest I went to check out some ideas. Using these ideas at inspiration, I created my own teapot garden art! I saved some of my favorites to this Pinterest board - check it out.  https://www.pinterest.com/jodeeschrlau/garden-ideas/repurposed-recycled-or-salvaged/   The teapot I choose to use had a chipped spout, so I didn't want to sell it in the garage sale. It was made...

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5 ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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5 ways to Beat the Winter Blues

It's snowing again this morning.  While the snow is beautiful, I'm ready for spring sunshine instead of gray skies and so is Steve.  Winter blues have been having a definite effect at our house.   I just want to curl up beside the fireplace with a good book and cup of coffee and stay there until spring.   And so that's what I do.   Then guilt sets in. I should be doing something not just wasting all this time.  And that make the blues bluer.   Scientists say that unless you have SAD (seasonal affect disorder) the weather has little...

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