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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: Mason Jar Holiday Centerpiece

I know how you all love Mason Jar DIY's so here's one for the Holidays! 

What you need:
A old wooden box,
Pine cones
Pine boughs
Plastic berries or dried fruit
Recycled or new Mason jars
Tea lights or votive candles

Fill your wooden box with the Mason Jars you've selected. Use any size jars but remember that they need to be higher than the actual box for them to look good.
Place a tea light or votive candle inside each Mason jar. If using a votive candle you will want to make sure to put the votive inside a glass votive holder prior to putting it into the jar or else you will have a heck of a time getting the melted wax out.
Surround the Mason jars with the pine boughs, plastic berries or dried fruit, and pine cones. Keep in mind that you will have to replace the pine boughs once they start to get dry.
Light the tea lights or votive candles. The warmth from the candles inside the jars will warm up the pine boughs and their heavenly scent will be released.

So there you have it, a beautiful Holiday centerpiece.

Photo via my Pinterest


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