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    Christmas Mantle 2019

    It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas around here.  No tree yet, but my Christmas Mantle 2019 is finished.  This year I was a little bogged down with all the Christmas decor in retail stores since this summer.  I say “bay, humbug” to buying any holiday decor, that is, outside of replacing my last few strands of non LED lights with LED lights. First, you will need to collect branches from your yard or surrounding area. I love cypress and juniper versus pine, not as messy and easier to work with.  But you could really can do this with so many different types of branches.  See my natural holiday…

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    Green Living

    Holiday Yard Decor

    Holiday yards can get a little crazy with plastic deer, giant inflatables and cartoon figurines.  This year I went all natural and it’s my all-time favorite.  During our trip to Montana for Thanksgiving, we kept running across cool winter styled window boxes.  Which gave me the idea, to use my raised garden beds as part of my Christmas yard decor.  I also tied the style of the raised beds and window box to my front door decor.  I am trying to avoid adding any more plastic to my home, so this natural decor was not only economical but good for the environment, too.  Everything I used in my raised beds…