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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

DIY: White Silver Birch Vases

You will need:
Clear vases or jars of varying heights
Twine or wool
Masking tape
White spray paint
Tea lights

1. Clean and dry your vases or jars
2. Wrap yarn around vase or jar in a crisscross pattern and tape the ends on the underside or the inside so that they stay in place. DO NOT place tape on the outside of vase or jar. 
3. Cover an area with some newspaper and give the jar 3 light coats of spray paint - wait 5-10 minutes between each coat - and let dry. 
4. Remove tape holding yarn and gently remove the yarn. 
5. Add tea light

Now you have a silver birch tree vase!
There are two versions to this post which were found here and here. 


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