More Garden TLC: How to green up & add some privacy to your yard

Garden TLC: How to add some privacy to your yard
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Most people would agree that creating an element of privacy in their gardens is both a smart and aesthetically sound move. The issue is that many homeowners don’t have a clue where to start. Of course, the issue is often worse for individuals who live in built-up areas where there are a lot of neighbours. Considering that the suggestions in this article could help all readers to get better results from their efforts. With a bit of luck, anyone who reads this post will manage to create a tranquil sanctuary where they can hide away from the world. Read more

Give Your Garden Some TLC: Transform Your Neglected Outside Space

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Sometimes, you can spend so long decorating the interior of your home – making it a cozy haven where you can display family memories and travel mementos – that it means that your garden space doesn’t get given much thought. If the kids use your backyard to play it can become a little messy around the edges. Often this is when you start to have no inclination to get out there and enjoy the space. Therefore, a little Tender Loving Care in your backyard space could be just what it needs to make it a haven and an environment that can be utilized by the whole family.

Here are some ideas to help you to spruce up your garden space and ensure that it’s no longer neglected. Read more

Motivation Monday ~ Move It

Move it at the gym, move it on outdoor stairs in a River Valley.
Move it at the gym, move it on outdoor stairs in a River Valley.

As the venerable 90s group Real 2 Real once sang:

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
You like to move it

This is my theme song these days. Whether I’m at the gym at lunch time or hoofing it through our new hood or trying out other activity that requires working up the slightest or heaviest of sweats, I like to move it.

I forgot what endorphins feel like. Since joining the gym in May,  I’m tapping into that rush of feel good endogenous opioid neuropeptides more often, I feel great. In fact, I’m enjoying moving it so much today I might just sign up for a race in the fall. This is me feeling motivated and goal-ish. What about you? Have you run a 5K? 10K? What do you recommend starting out at.

I like to move it and am learning to run after a long, long hiatus. It feels clunky but it also feels good. More to come on that topic soon. But for now I’m gonna listen to this and get out there and move it as often as possible. You?