Choose to spread JOY

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How about taking what you about kindness and applying it to your everyday life? Not for any gain other than knowing that you made someone else happy. Being selfless is something human beings have a hard time with, so I am challenging us all to pick one moment a day to devote a selfless act to someone else. It could be paying for someone else’s groceries in line at the store, or telling a funny joke to someone sad, hug a random person on the street, but once a day do something selfless. It will inspire others to do the same and what goes around come back around, we just need to make the joy cycle a never – ending one. There are so many ways to spread happiness on this Earth: create an inspiring flyer, make stickers to spread your message, write a blog about something inspiring, but do something to put positive energy back into this world.
As humans we have only each other communicate happiness in this way. Don’t forget that everyone else around you is just as human, with the same thoughts and emotions. Often when someone appears angry it is because they are in turmoil or have trouble in their lives. Take the time to break down human barriers that we put between ourselves, go right up to that stranger and tell them that whatever they are going through it will pass. Make someone smile every day that you are given on this Earth and remember that it is memories of ourselves that we leave behind, make them happy ones, spread joy any way every day!

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Current Country

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Ryan Lee is a native of the small town of Cherokee Village , Ar. He has spent most of his life on country back roads and in creeks up to his knees, so when he said his dream was to sing country music, there wasn’t much surprise from the people around home. The question seemed to be whether or not he would succeed as a country music artist. “A lot of people have told me it’s never gonna happen” he says, but in the past couple years he is slowly but surely proving them wrong. He has a new hit single that he has debuted on not just one but two radio stations. The single is called “Don’t let this moment pass”, its a duet sang by Ryan Lee and Alison Heath, a Missouri native who lent her inspiring vocals to the track and made it into the well rounded song that its become. Ryan says “Alison has a great voice, we were both so excited to sing this song together, and she just takes it to a whole new level and really makes it great”. Ryan also has a solo single called “Chains” which he says is one of the songs closest to his heart. He can’t say everything that he has going on, but he is a liberty to say that he is only going up from here. You can stop by Ryan’s Facebook page and give him a like by going to : https://m.facebook.com/RyanHammArtist . (Lee is his middle name) I am really looking forward to more music from him in the future, make sure we show him some support guys! Good luck Ryan.

Here is the link to Ryan Lee’s sound cloud page, where you can hear both of the singles I’ve mentioned. : https://m.soundcloud.com/ryan_hamm/ryan-lee-dont

https://soundcloud.com/streamSoundcloud

New Theme

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We changed our blog theme to make it easier to navigate our site. We hope the new theme is better for everyone, don’t forget to send us feedback. Right now we need page suggestions so send them in! Thanks for being awesome readers, you guys make it worth it!

A Cut Above the Rest

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Queen City Knives from Clarksville Tn, has recently had their project successfully funded on Kickstarter.com. Established in 2013 this unique business is run by a small town couple, who have been working from a small workshop building to get their idea off the ground. They use repurposed steel to create amazing knives for chef’s and avid huntsmen. They got the Kickstarter up and running to help them expand and be able to provide more business such as online orders. While they are not able to process any orders at this time ( due to handing out some great backer rewards on Kickstarter); they do have a website to browse and ways to contact them for future orders. They are definitely a company to watch and I look forward to them growing larger. Check them out and send them some supportive feedback! : http://queencityknives.bigcartel.com/ . or to take a look at their Kickstarter project click the link below.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/201329893/queen-city-knives/widget/video.html

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Paper thin…

Have you ever thought about the amazing things you can make with paper alone?  I stopped think about that today; we write on it, burn it, recycle it in many ways, but who makes paper into beauty? Well I happened to find some amazing things made from paper, and I have also included links on how to create origami and paper mache crafts. I hope you enjoy these wonderful ideas and make some of them your own! Happy folding!

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Here are the links : http://www.origami-instructions.com  and for paper mache : http://familycrafts.about.com/od/papermache/a/nocookpmpaste.htm

Check it…

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We added our new inspiring videos page! Don’t forget to take a look! We plan to add more videos so send me suggestions or links that you think are page appropriate. Also feel free to send more suggestions for pages and blog posts. If you know somebody interesting, we want to know them and make sure everybody else does too. ( it’s kinda my job people) So send feed back! We have also set up a new email account just for the blog so feel free to send anything yo can think of to : katstruckblog@yahoo.com. Get questions answered, send feedback or video, or just tell me to shut up it doesn’t matter because that’s what it’s there for! One last announcement, we will be launching a very simple app. for the blog very soon, we are so excited to be able to do this, and will let you as soon as it becomes available and how you can get it for yourself. Til then thanks so much for being great readers!

Upcycled Playground

My daughter is a rambunctious five year old, constantly running and needing a place to blow off steam, so recentlyive been researching ideas for an affordable outdoor playground. I’m sure that you can do a lot and I have seen a ton of ideas but I’ve been the most inspired by tires. Yep, old used tires making an entire playground to delight your child with hardly a dent to your wallet. So I went online to see what I could find on an upcycled playground made with tires, here are some of the awesome things I came across…

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These are just a few ides for playground equipment, but ideas are endless. Its really amazing what you can do with just a little bit of time and paint. I’m excited to do this for my daughter, I know by next summer its gong to be so hard to get her off of her new playground and inside the house!
Here are a couple more ideas that I loved when I was looking, I hope you find them inspiring as well and put this amazing way to recycle into practice in some way!

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