Nothing teaches expectancy like farming...or just growing a tree

When you plant a seed, you have to expect it to grow, and with the right care and attention, it will. It is beyond your control. Even if it is a lemon tree. So, here you go. Plant a tree. Reap its fruit.

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DIY your own positive vibes

If you’re like me, sometimes your positivity needs a little kick in the pants. A little reminder here and there is just the thing. I found this on Makingmanzanita.com. It’s charming, rustic and within your abilities! However, if your decor is more modern, check out the Amazon link below for a pre-made neon sign.

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Another DIY storage option

If you have the time and love to DIY, here’s an excellent solution to your storage problems. It takes a bit of carpentry skills but overall, it’s pretty simple. Check out East Coast Creative’s blog for the directions and picture. https://eastcoastcreativeblog.com/2011/10/anthro-ordinal-dresser-knock-off-style.html

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Craft Project for the Holidays

A few years ago, I was digging around in my barn and discovered a book written in a regional dialect known in France as patois. In this case, it is a cross between French and Italian. Not only do I not know Italian and my French is poor at best, the book was seriously deteriorated. The cover was encrusted in what I hope was mud and most of the pages were missing. However, it was clear that it was Biblical handbook.

Wanting to keep it but not knowing what to do with it, I took it home and watched it slowly continue to crumble.

Until, now. I just came across a great craft idea that save what is left of my family treasure. And the best part is you don't need to be a DIY diva for this project.

And all you need is that treasured item and a few glass ornaments. Glass ornaments vary in size. Just take your pick. Short on ideas on treasured items, any favorite book will due, your favorite sheet music, wrapping paper from your wedding, crepe paper from your child’s first birthday party, and so on and so on.

Simply, cut the pages into strips, roll them and insert them into the clear glass ornament. You can stay with the same size ornament or mix it up.

Not only are these great for your tree but they make great gifts, as well. Also, if you have enough, you could amen them into a wreath. The key to succeeding at this is to make your hand-crafted ornament feel special, and as long as you give it meaning, you can’t go wrong. Seriously, you can’t mess this up.