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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

Mason Jar Magic

This weekend is promising to be beautifully sunny which means that I will be spending as much time as possible in my backyard reading, barbecuing and relaxing. Here are some fun ways of using Mason jars that can make your backyard experience even more enjoyable.

String some Christmas lights across your back yard, placing some inside the jars, to create a magical effect in your garden.

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Here are two great ideas via the mason jar crafts blog

Place battery operated lights in a mason jar for a colorful centerpiece.

and my favorite - Silver Mason Jar Centerpieces
Aren't these spray painted silver centerpieces beautiful!
If you have any great Mason jar ideas for the outdoors please don't hesitate to share! 


  1. Thank you Tracey! You have a NICE blog and you are so considerate to let me know you shared my lanterns here! Thanks!


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