Thursday, November 17, 2011

Leaves 'n Leaves 'n More!

So - autumn is upon us and here in the northeast, that means leaves. Lot & lots of leaves.

A daunting task to say the least.

So here are my

3 bags in 15 minutes....not too shabby!
  • set a timer for 15 minutes. Work for that 15 minutes, then if you have it in you, set it for another 15 minutes. Works two ways - 15 minutes seems short, and it's amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes! 
  • use leaf bags. Stop moving the same pile of leaves over and over. Bag'em once, transport to the curb via brute strength, wagon, or kids. And if you happen to live in Madison, NJ, the mayor & council members would be very happy if you use leaf bags. Extremely happy. (You can get them free at the public works garage.)
  • store your leaf bags in a handy place. I put mine in the bar-b-que. Right where I need them. Hey - it was a dry storage place just sitting there! And if I happen to want to turn it on, I'd open it first and see them. Works for me.
  • and take a minute to do this cool art project with your kids. This was our project this week in Art Adventures, the children's art studio I own. Find the most colorful leaves you can, make a color copy on photo paper, cut the copied leaves out, cut them in half, then make them into butterflies! Last longer and the colors stay brilliant!
photo copy of leaf - not the real thing!
3 different leaves + paint
That's it for now. Got to go do another 15 minutes of leaves!

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be organized.....evelyn

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