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Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Do you find yourself making the same New Year’s resolutions year after year–lose weight, stick to a budget, declutter the house?  You join a gym, buy a book about organization…but by February you are still living paycheck to paycheck, the new book has disappeared into the paper pile on the dining room table, and you haven’t been to the gym since January 3rd.   

 

The worst part isn’t that you don’t keep your resolutions!  It’s the toxic effect that the feeling of failure has on your mental outlook.  After a few years, you make resolutions expecting them to fail, or worse yet, give up trying to make changes at all.

 

To break this cycle and learn to make resolutions you can follow through on, let’s take a look at why resolutions fail.

 

1. You Don’t Really Mean Them

 

Lose weight, exercise, eat better…you know you should, so you add them to your January 1st list, again.  But even as you do a little voice inside is already rebelling.  “But I don’t want to…”  Pay attention to that little voice, and ask it yourself, why not?  And listen to the answer.  If you aren’t ready to make a big change, a new page on the calendar is not going to matter.  Distinguish between the “You should” messages the world bombards you with, and the changes that matter most to you, and focus on the latter.

 

2. Your Resolutions Are Too Vague

 

A goal like “eat better” has no substance.  Ask yourself, what will it look like if I eat better?  What will I eat?  What won’t I eat?  Then set a specific goal, like going vegetarian one day a week, or brown bag your lunch four days out of five.  When you know exactly what you want to do, you will be a better judge of your progress.  The occasional glazed donut or handful of M&Ms feels like a failure when your resolution is to eat better, but if your resolution is to “eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, at least 5 days a week”, you can focus on that and avoid having small stumbles derail you from your overall target.

 

3. You Keep it a Secret

 

This goes hand in hand with making vague or unserious resolutions.  It is one thing to make a resolution inside your own head.  You are the only one who knows if you follow through.  You don’t have to announce your plans to the whole world, but telling a trusted friend or family member who you can count on to be supportive means you will have someone to be accountable to, and someone who can cheerlead for you and help you back onto the path when you stumble.  Even better, find someone who wants to work toward the same goal and do it together!

 

4.  You Don’t Have a Plan

 

The first step for any large resolution is to make a plan for it.  Without specific steps, you don’t know what you should be doing, or whether you are making progress.  Break your overall goal down into monthly or weekly targets, so you have checkpoints to make sure you are moving forward,  as well as places you can pause to look back and see how much you have accomplished.  For more motivation, build in some relevant rewards for each goal as you reach it.  For example, when you get your worst closet cleaned out and have rid yourself of the clutter, invest in some organizers to keep things tidy.

 

5.  Your Resolutions are Boring

 

Not every resolution has to be good for you!  Grinding away at self-improvement will eventually grow boring and you will wander off to more enticing activities–and feel guilty.  One way to remedy this is to avoid making all your resolutions about serious goals.  Throw some fun in as well!  Who says that a “fun” resolution can’t help along your “serious” ones?  Joining a local pub trivia night will help you “get out more”.  Finding a dodgeball or kickball team in your town is progress toward “get some exercise”.  And always make at least one frivolous resolution that is pure fun to carry out.  Resolve to catch up on a TV series you have always wanted to check out, or to get a pedicure with a wild color.

 

Taking a hard look at why previous resolutions faltered will help you refocus this year, and increase your odds of succeeding.  Once you have succeeded on a few resolutions, even if they are the silly or fun ones, you will give yourself positive reinforcement that you can do it.  That counters those negative internal messages you carry with you when you feel like you have failed again and again at keeping a resolution.  By next December, instead of guilt about what you did not do, you will be able to look back with pride at your accomplishments, with increased motivation to make the next year even better!

By Colleen McMahon

Happy New Year 2014 from the Girls at Plant a Memory

Grow Memories in 2014

 

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Pumpkin Power!

Celebrate the fall season by decorating your reception venue with pumpkins and seasonal flowers: you could even hollow out pumpkins and fill them with flowers to make table centerpieces that will be a real talking point.

Pumpkins are the perfect decorations for rustic fall weddings. Rather than flower baskets, why not have your younger flower girls carry Halloween pumpkins down the aisle at your wedding ceremony: you can fill the pumpkins with traditional petals, or even use Halloween candy if you want something unusual that will really catch your guests by surprise!

Pumpkins will also great color inspiration for the younger members of your wedding party: flower girls and ring bearers will look wonderful accessorized with rich orange ribbons and bow ties. And if that just isn’t enough pumpkin for you, think of all the pumpkin recipes you could incorporate into your wedding food: pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, you could even have a pumpkin flavoured wedding cake if you want to keep your menu choices seasonal!

By Julie MacArthur.

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Guest Favors from the Bride & Groom

Inspire, promote and plant trees for a Greener Tomorrow. By giving  Trees as Favors at their Weddings, brides and grooms will set an example and  possibly inspire their guests to adopt a greener consciousness. Together, bride  and groom, friends and family will be responsible for planting a forest.

Did you know?

  • That one large tree provides daily oxygen for up to 4 people. 
  • That one large tree can lower peak summer temperatures around the tree by  5-9 degrees.
  • “Green” wedding favors are attractive, unique guest gifts that create lasting  memories while reducing your carbon footprint. You will be able to breath easier  choosing to share your environmental consciousness with your guests.
    Choose to re-use, reduce and recycle! Be creative make it fun and give it  your own personal touch. Eco-friendly favors are reasonably priced and  beautifully packaged; many contain excellent scientific information about trees  and flowers to help grow amazing gardens and landscape features.
    A few examples of “green wedding favors”: tree seedlings,   tree seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds, seed kits, plantable seeded papers, gourmet honey or donations to conservancies,  wildlife funds, and recycled papers choices.
    Wedding favors are reflections of your personal choices and style; choose  meaningful keepsakes, they create a lifetime of memories.

     

    August 7, 2013
    By Sheila Sheffield
    Tree Beginnings Inc., Locke, NY    www.plantamemory.com
    The most respected scientific organizations have stated that global warming  is happening and people are causing it by burning fossil fuels and cutting down  forests.
    The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is now. Give Trees for Wedding Favors that last a lifetime!

     

    Outdoor weddings are the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of the world around us. Celebrating with friends and family outdoors on your big day not only makes your memories richer, but the photography is stunning with natural light.
    Give your guests an original favor with rustic appeal in the Birch Bark Hearts with your initials carved in the tree. Choose any seed for these eco-chic favors for a touch of rustic to your wedding decorations. Coupled with Birch Bark Candles they create an unforgettable touch of “green” to you Theme or Décor.

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    Happy June.
    Regards, Sheila, Robin, Amy

    Celebrating Earth Day in April has been a tradition Since 1972.

    Plant a Memory is Giving tree seeds to all of our customers this month so we can all Plant a Tree for a Greener Tomorrow!

     

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    The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is now!

    Inspire, promote and plant trees for a Greener Tomorrow. By giving Trees as Favors at their Weddings, brides and grooms will set an example and  possibly inspire their guests to adopt a greener consciousness. Together,                       bride and groom, friends and family will be responsible for planting a  forest.

    Did you know?

  • That one large tree provides daily oxygen for up to 4 people.
  • That one large tree can lower peak summer temperatures around the   tree by 5-9 degrees

  • Grow Memories one tree at a time: Regards, Sheila, Robin & Amy

    In April every year we celebrate Earth Day. It is April 22nd and I bet you always wanted to plant a tree. Think about planting a tree and watching it grow. A really awesome way to mark the milestones of life . Celebrate a big event in life and plant a tree, like weddings, baby showers, birth announcements, birthdays young and older, parties to celebrate life, grow lasting memories by planting a tree , seeds to help remember times shared.

     

    For April this year we want everyone to GO GREEN IN 2013!

    We are giving away 50 Tree Seedlings Wedding or Other Occasion Favors.  ENTER NOW for a chance to WIN.

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    April 5, 2013   .From Wikipedia:

    Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year. The April 22 date was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a consensus resolution adopted by the United Nations in 2009.[1] Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[2] and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.[3]

    The name and concept of Earth Day was pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. He proposed March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.[4][5] Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

     

     

    The first April 22 Earth Day had participants and celebrants in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it “brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.”[6]

    Nelson stated that Earth Day “worked” because of the response at the grassroots level. Twenty-million demonstrators and thousands of schools and local communities participated.[7] He directly credited the first Earth Day with persuading U.S. politicians that environmental legislation had a substantial, lasting constituency.

    It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year.”[8] Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action which changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.[9]
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    Thank you for visiting our NEW blog. April is earth month and our customers celebrate the earth everytime they purchase our products and give them to their guests. Thank you to all of you who celebrate the earth at your weddings, you are the “Earth Keepers” , and we salute you.

     

     

     

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          Words of Wisdom from Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
     “Catch! calls the Once-ler.
     He lets something fall.
     It’s a Truffula Seed.
     It’s the last one of all!
     You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
     And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
     Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
     Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
     Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
     Then the Lorax
     and all of his friends
     may come back.”

     

    Happy April.

    Regards,

    Sheila, Robin, Amy


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