Stress-Free Scrapbook Journaling Ideas

Written by Elaine Clay

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Sent any emails lately? Like letters, emails are also a good source of journaling material that you can use for your layouts.

If you are unsure of your own journaling then doing it in a letter format could help your writing flow more easily, as you describerepparttar people andrepparttar 116219 events taking place, letting you tellrepparttar 116220 story naturally and in your own words.

Ask a question. If you are completely stuck and cannot think of anything to write this can be a good quick fix technique to use. Just ask some simple questions like, “What was your favorite part of..?” or “Did anything funny or embarrassing happen?”.

This technique can be very effective when used for a special occasion layout, like a bridal shower, where you can ask each ofrepparttar 116221 guests to tell you about their favorite memory ofrepparttar 116222 bride-to-be.

Why not take it a stage further? Give each shower guest some suitable decorative paper and let them write down their own memories rather than journal all of them yourself.

For an extra special touch, you could getrepparttar 116223 guests to bring with them their favorite photo ofrepparttar 116224 bride-to-be. Ask them to journal why they picked that particular picture and then do a separate layout for each individual photo.

This is an effective way to make a wonderful and unique scrapbook that is quick, simple and full of memorable pieces of journaling that add a very personal feel torepparttar 116225 album.

If you are one of those people who find it difficult to beginrepparttar 116226 journaling process these fun scrapbook journaling ideas will provide you with some basic tips and techniques to help make it easier.

So go on, try outrepparttar 116227 scrapbook journaling ideas above for yourself and add some stress-free journaling to your pages... Once you’ve finished you’ll see that it’s been well worthrepparttar 116228 effort.

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Five Tips For Garden Sanctuaries

Written by Robin Mastro

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1. Build uprepparttar southwest area of your garden to producerepparttar 116218 stabilizing force ofrepparttar 116219 earth element. You can do this with a rock garden, tall trees and even a stone statue. This will help to collect and holdrepparttar 116220 positive solar and magnetic energies coming fromrepparttar 116221 east and north. Since yellow isrepparttar 116222 color associated withrepparttar 116223 southwest, choose daffodils, roses or wisteria to accentuate this area. This is also a good place for a storage or tool shed.

2. Representrepparttar 116224 water element by using low plantings inrepparttar 116225 northeast that will allowrepparttar 116226 flow of positive solar energy. Add a fountain or reflection pool or pond in this area to reflect this beneficial energy throughoutrepparttar 116227 garden. Herbs, white pansies or geraniums can be used as accents.

3. Add a barbeque or a fire pit inrepparttar 116228 southeast as your fire element. Red symbolizes this direction so plant tulips, geraniums and dahlias here.

4. Use wind chimes to balancerepparttar 116229 air element inrepparttar 116230 northwest. Since blue isrepparttar 116231 color of this area, plant bluebells, forget-me-nots and iris to enhancerepparttar 116232 influences coming from this direction.

5. Representrepparttar 116233 space element by an open area inrepparttar 116234 middle of you garden. It can either be a patio or grass. Finally, by keeping your garden neat and tidy you will be maintaining balance and attractingrepparttar 116235 positive influence of each ofrepparttar 116236 directions.

A well-designed and tended garden, usingrepparttar 116237 principles of Vastu Shastra, will benefit you and allrepparttar 116238 members of your family for years to come. By reconnecting withrepparttar 116239 natural balance inherent inrepparttar 116240 environment, you will encourage better personal health, improverepparttar 116241 quality of relationships and enhance well-being.

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