My Work Space for April 2, 2018

Hello Everyone!  I’m here to describe my work space for April 2, 2018.  It’s up to you to guess where it is!

photo of Stephanie

My latest picture for my writer’s conference biz cards. Taken by my beloved husband.

Work Space Clues

my work space

First draft of Easter short story, written in long-hand and published on Good Friday.

So, I have to get out of the house and be around people in this work space.  It’s a place where you can find lots of literary work.

It’s a space for bibliophiles.

It’s quiet enough for someone who is easily distracted…that person, being your ol’ friend Steph.

I can sit there as long as I like, tapping away at my father-in-love’s Surface…Yes, he is nice enough to let me borrow it again because my computer keyboard’s space bar is stuck.

I have to pound it with my thumb or else all my words run together…very annoying when I’m trying to finish up my novel.

The work space if comfortably heated or air-conditioned–and in this crazy north Alabama weather in April, you never know what the temp is going to be from daylight to dusk.

Lots of people are there to get work done.

The people can be of any age, from toddlers, to school-age, to adults.

I can get help if I need it.

Can You Guess Where My Work Space is for Today?

I think my clues are too easy…Can you guess where my work space is today? I’ve got to go back there in a little bit and wait for Princess Buttercup’s band rehearsal to conclude.P.S…You can actually cheat if you visit my @sweetgumlife or #sweetgumlife on Instagram.

today's work space on April 2, 2018

Today’s work space.

Whoever gets the answer right, I’ll send them a virtual chocolate egg. (Sorry, but a real one will probably melt in the mail!!) Here are the rules to my Sweetgum Life work space April 2, 2018 guessing contest: No rules. Anyone of any age can enter because it’s a virtual contest with a digital prize (ahem, jpg!) Good luck!

Hugs,
Stephanie

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last week's work space at Lowe Mill location of Piper&Leaf

Last week I worked at Lowe Mill‘s own Piper & Leaf.

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Reuse your Christmas Tree

‘Bout time you took down that Christmas tree, don’t ya think?

I know, I know…it’s sad to see the tree come down, but here are some fun ideas to reuse your Christmas tree so you can extend your enjoyment into 2018!

Christmas Tree with birdseed

Becky’s creative Christmas tree upcycle idea.

Bring in the Birds!

I got the idea for this Sweetgum Life blog post from my friend Becky, who posted her upcycled Christmas tree on Facebook.  Simply take your Christmas tree outside and decorate it with edibles for your little feathered friends to enjoy!  I could not love this idea more!  You know how I’m all about recycling, upcycling, and reusing, right?

Okay, I confess…my Christmas trees are artificial, so I drug one in off the street to recreate Becky’s idea of using the tree as a bird feeder.  Ha!  I’m trying to imagine my neighbors’ faces if they saw me dragging the tree from the road to my forest outside Sweetgum House.  They probably thought, “There she goes again!”

Becky’s idea is easy-peasy to do:  Simply coat pine cones with peanut butter and cover it with birdseed.

Becky used pine cones…I used sweetgum balls (because that’s how we roll at Sweetgum Life!!!)

Find the Fish!

When I was growing up in rural south Alabama, we had a big pond in the pasture behind our house.  If you have a similar arrangement, dump your tree into the pond…it will make a great fish habitat.  You may also be able to donate it to the US Fish and Wildlife Departments as suggested by Eric at Wide Open Spaces.

Salute the Squirrels!

Lindsay at Social Moms recommends leaving your tree out as a squirrel or rabbit home.

Here’s where You Come in!

I know there are plenty of you creative-thinkers out there with ideas of your own! What are your creative ideas for reusing your Christmas tree? I’d love to hear from you!

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