Spiral Tree Staircase

August 4, 2015

I love the novelty of this Canopy Stair and the designers say they’ve worked with arboretists to make sure it doesn’t harm trees. I wonder how secure it feels to walk on and if you need to adjust it every year?

Spiral Tree Staircase

Very handy infographic from American based Safer, who sells organic gardening products.

 

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Veg Growing Infographic

August 4, 2015

Handy infographic re Veg growing. Found on a clever website called IgHive , which has infographics on all manner of wonderful things.

Simple Vegetable Garden Tips #infographic

Rooftop Gardening Guide

July 19, 2015

Raise the Roof: How to Plant a Rooftop Garden

This clever infographic was created by the people at CustomMade, an American website the matchmakes bespoke makers with buyers. You can read more on Raise the Roof: How to Plant a Rooftop Garden.

DIY Paper Vase Cover

July 19, 2015

DIY Paper Vase

I think this is pure genius. So simple and yet so stylish. Can’t remember where i got this image from so if it’s yours please let me know and i’ll link it to your blog / website.

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June 28, 2015

This is a very useful post for anyone who wants to do fancy icing but doesn’t have a set of piping nozzles by Ann Reardon from HowtoCookThat.com.

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Veg growing guideThis clever guide will help you decide how much to grow to sustain yourself or your family with veg.

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Sharpie Decorated Lightbulb

 

Word Cloud

Wordle is a great website that allows you to make cool looking word clouds like this.

picktochart infographicAnd now slick infographics are just a few clicks away too!

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These tips are from Dr. Albert J. Bernstein, a clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience and the author of a number of great books on dealing with people problems. They are a summary of a more detailed blog post on How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From A Clinical Psychologist

  1. Keep calm.
  2. Treat’em like a child. You can’t talk them out of emotional outbursts and getting angry over it does nothing good. Ignore the drama.
  3. Say “Please speak more slowly. I’d like to help.” Slow it down. Don’t come off like you’re fighting back and if it’s on the phone, go quiet when they’ve finished ranting. It shocks them out of their angry state.
  4. Ask “What would you like me to do?” You gotta make’em start thinking in order turn off the rage machine.
  5. Don’t make statements. Ask questions. Explaining is veiled dominance. Questions get them thinking.
  6. Start sentences with “I’d like…” not “You are…” If you start with “I” it’s hard to be seen as attacking.
  7. Let them have the last word. Don’t let your ego blow it at the last minute.
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