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peonys

I spend less time in stores; too much temptation & not enough money! In fact, somewhere along the line I realized I was buying just to keep up with current trends. Really?? Now I reuse, & repurpose, shopping at second hand & thrift stores where possible. I realize purchases made by my younger self were frivolous & made to please the 'design police' & not me. Today, I'm more apt to decorate with nature like sticks, bark removed by industrious beavers. And used items like books, previously cherished by young & old readers. So I swear by # 1, 5 & 6.

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Sandra

I get the shivers just looking at the chairs in #6. At a trendy, dog-friendly restaurant in Carmel, my husband and I were seated on a patio set just like the one pictured. My two small dogs sat on the brick patio beside me as we dined. I began to lean over to untangle a dog leash and my chair tipped and threw me onto my dogs who were screaming in fright. We were all okay, but it caused quite the scene.

   
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lynnsey

I LOVED the focus of this article! It reminds me of one of my favorites sayings of all time, "the quickest way to get rich is to count your blessings." Always grateful to be reminded of such a valuable principle, one that cannot be emphasized too much. And a great philosophy with which to begin the New Year. So, instead of wishing fo more blessings in 2019, I will wish us all the gift of celebrating and appreciating the multitude of blessings that are right under our noses. Cheers!!

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