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Reuse Old Flowers

764493609_948699a6c2_oSpring is in the air! Birds, Bees, Bright colors and of course flowers! Fun fact: 65% more people have fresh flowers in their homes and offices between the months of April, May and June then all other months. It is great buying and receiving fresh flowers, but all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately flowers have a short life span. However I have a solution! Save those wilted flowers and give then a new life!

1. Make wall art

  • Press wilted flowers and frame the pieces on nice paper in a creative arrangement

2. Freshen up your drawers

  • Place flower petals in small cotton or linen bags and toss them into your dresser drawer

3. Homemade potpourri

  • Why but potpourri when you can make it for free? Get creative play around with different scents and colors

4. Dried flower candles

  • Creativity is flowing what better to do then a DIY?! Place pressed flower petals on the outside surface of a candle and cover it in clear wax to keep petals in place.

5. Paint dried flowers

  • Save the old flowers, once they are completely dried spay them with light primer. Let sit for 2 hours or until completely dry, then using acrylic spray paint spray away! Once your painted flowers are dry display them in a bold and interesting vase.

Don’t go overboard with saving all your flowers, eventually it can get overwhelming. On a rainy day when your looking to brighten up your home why not reuse old flowers?

Excuses Begone! Make Your Home a Temple of Kindness and Love

I am not one to plug books by any author, but this one, Excuses Begone! by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer , internationally known speaker and spiritual guru,  struck me.  You may have seen Dr. Dyer on numerous PBS specials he hosts as part of their fundraisers on television.  I believe he has even been a guest on Oprah as well.  You  see I am a BIG fan of Dyer and  have been reading this book since after the New Year as part of my resolution to myself.  No more excuses!

Dr. Wayne Dyer lectures a group with a wonderfully serene environment as a backdrop.

Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. Even though you may know what to think, actually changing those thinking habits that have been with you since childhood might be somewhat challenging.

I just finished it this morning while walking on my treadmill.  However, I found his consistent message about how your outer environment influences your inner environment refreshing.  Here is Dyer’s take:

“Make your home a temple of kindness and love.  Stay away from places that thrive on loud noise, alcohol consumption, smoking, and insensitivity.  Pay attention to the music you listen to, the art you view, even the arrangement of your furniture and flowers-all of it!  The more peaceful and loving your environment (and the people in it), the more you’re in a serene place where excuses aren’t on the agenda.  This is the environment in which self-defeating habits are most likely to fade from your consciousness.

Further reinforce your new way of being by having your surroundings reflect the design of what you want your life to look like.  In this energy, like-minded people will appear.  Choose to be in the company of those who hold a space for you to achieve the joy of maximizing, rather than minimizing, your highest human potential.”

Okay so I was like WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!  My aha moment realized in what I do as an interior environment coach and holistic designer.

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