Nature's Decor for Fall, on a BudgetWritten by Kathleen Wilson
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Lastly, don’t forget front porch when adding element of fall! After all, Halloween and Thanksgiving are on way, it’ time to think about adding joy to our neighborhoods and communities. Ask a local farmer or produce stand owner if you can get some corn stalks, and display them on your porch with a homemade scarecrow. My kids have been making scarecrows each year since they were little, and they have a great time! Use old clothing, a little muslin or an old pillowcase for face, stuff most of body with newspaper or stuffing, then add a little raffia or straw at sleeve and neck cuffs. Make scarecrows representative of someone you know for fun…one year my kids made our whole family, and if you know anything about size of my family, you’ll understand it was quite a job! Draw on face with permanent makers and craft paint, and have a great time!
Lastly, don’t forget to preserve some of this magical time. Press fall leaves, take pictures of your kids, and make some really great new comfort foods to warm your family. Set stage for a wonderful place for your family to be this winter!
Copyright 2002 K. Wilson
Kathleen Wilson is the editor of The Budget Decorator, a free ezine dedicated to the “budget impaired” home decorator. Please visit her at http://www.thebudgetdecorator.com for more free projects and ideas, and for information on her upcoming book, “Quick Decorating Ideas Under $20: The Budget Decorator’s Bible”.
EQ & Investments: Bull, Bear Or HumanWritten by Brenda Smith
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LANCE ARMSTRONG: ON THE HERO'S JOURNEY
No hero ever starts out looking like one. From a single parent family in Plano Texas, disappointment, despair, and disillusionment, put Lance Armstrong on a bike that took him out of Plano and on ride of his life. Youthful brawn led him to win his first Tour de France; inner strength and finesse allowed him to wrestle with death, and conquer multiple titles in world class race.
"It's not about Bike." From eating dirt on a rough road to shaking with fear as he faced his own death, Armstrong embraces both his strength and vulnerability, showing us hero, once revealed is both warrior.
Lance Armstrong shows us how leaders become heroes. Following him through courage, fear and conquest---a whole range of emotions, we witness his transformation from a champion of outward action and athletic prowess to tenderness, compassion, and integrity that takes him to edge of life and back as a champion of heart and spirit.
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