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Your Song Designs sells music greeting cards and gifts. Each item is handmade using vintage sheet music and decorative papers from around the world. 

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Music from my garden

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Andy Warhol

When I slow down to take in the world around me, I am overwhelmed by the beauty and magic that surrounds us. These moments of wonder change and inspire me and I hope they will uplift you, too.

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Nurturing Your Roots

Julie Haydon

A few years ago, I visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Inside the greenhouse area, I was completely stunned to see the magnificent Cissus verticillata plant for the first time. At first, I didn’t even realize I was looking at a plant because this fascinating specimen has aerial roots that hang down like garlands. How incredible to think of letting your roots, your very source of life, hang totally exposed to the world! With no soil to protect them, everything that makes this plant exist is left completely vulnerable for all to see.

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Turning right

Julie Haydon

Every day, I hike the beautiful hills surrounding my home with my two dogs. My favorite trail winds down into a beautiful canyon, then turns to the left to follow a creek. I love this trail and to take it always feels like an indulgence to be savored. At the fork where we turn left, another trail goes to the right, down the hill…. When we got to the bottom of the canyon, I turned to the right for the first time.

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Growing with intention

Julie Haydon

To me, trees illustrate so poignantly the importance of growing with intention. Whether I find myself on level ground or a rocky hillside, taking the time to spread out my roots can be the difference between remaining upright after a storm or collapsing with the rush of water. I am easily distracted by the illusion that there might be a faster way to reach the sunlight, but the reality is, I will never get there without a healthy foundation.

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Pick as many flowers as you want!

Julie Haydon

 It is easy to fall into mindless patterns like this, worrying about not having “enough,” of what makes our life beautiful.  Often it is holding on too tight that keeps me from discovering I am already knee deep in loveliness.  The more I let go, the more I cast aside my fears that the good stuff will “run out,” the more clearly I can see that I am surrounded by beauty and joy.

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Get out there and bloom!

Julie Haydon

Though this plant had barely even popped out of the dirt, it was already bold enough to show off a cheery orange blossom.  It wasn’t concerned at all about being too small or not being ready to support a flower...  The discovery of this tiny flower, helped me refocus and realize that the only way to truly prepare for the unknown is to open my heart.  

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