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Raleigh LOVE!

I love Raleigh and all it stands for! There is so much local love. What I mean by that is that there’s a lot of locally own businesses, artists, and crafters. And everyone gets along and helps each other out. They just do what they do out of love and they enjoy what they do. Its not about making money. Its about doing what you love and making people smile. My example of this is a local artist named Adam Peele. He owns a screen print t-shirt studio in Raleigh name Apheele Studios. Shoot he does waaaaaaaaaaay more than t-shirts! I saw a post on FB about him today and it make my heart smile. He recently got involved with CCNC (Cancer Centers of North Carolina) and he made these: Image

What are those, you may ask? Those are ceiling tiles! Wait, why ceiling tiles? Thats sometimes the only thing a patient getting treatments has to look at. Seeing something like these can put them in a better place than where they currently are. Adam is using his artwork and talent to give peace from pain. I actually teared up when I saw these. I would like to commend him and throw respect his way!

Check him out here:

Here’s his store:

Love this guy and all he does!!! 

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My pallet garden: still vertical, but better.

Awesome stuff. I MUST do this!!!!


Last year I made a vertical pallet garden inspired by the many that I was seeing on Pinterest.

But what I hadn’t seen on Pinterest was how to deal with a pallet garden that sat on a deck in the sun and high heat for a majority of the day. This left me dealing with daily (sometimes twice daily) watering and, even then, by midsummer I’d lost about half the plants.

So this year, I changed my strategy.

Instead of the plastic pots that drained too easily, I went with terra-cotta pots. Instead of placing them behind the pallet slats, I thought I’d try hanging the pots on the front of them. And instead of planting flowers that needed a lot of attention, I went with some succulents and a few geraniums for color.

Here’s this year’s finished product:

Vertical Pallet Garden -

And here are some visual steps on how I got the…

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