Shalom's Cottage Home Blog

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Rock Island, IL, United States
Hi, I'm Shalom. Artist, crafter, gardener, flea market enthusiast, bargain hunter, and lover of flavor. Welcome to my journey!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

New BLOOMing artwork and a summer sale!

 In between gardening projects, I finally found time to finish my 'Bloom Where You're Planted' prints and list them in my Etsy shop. This is the 1st piece of brand-new artwork I've created since before I got pregnant with my son (over 3 years ago). Woot! Woot! To celebrate, I'm offering 15% off all purchases from my shop (with Coupon Code: BLOOM. Good through the end of August). Happy Day!!! :)

Shalom Schultz  Designs on Etsy

Friday, June 20, 2014

My Bargain Shade Garden

Back in April, I promised I would share a pic of my flea market planters that I scored for just $16, once they were all filled in. Now that it's mid-June, they are looking quite lovely, if I do say so myself. The two long wooden ones sit on either side of my porch, where a blend of New Guinea Impatiens, regular Impatiens, Vinca Vine and Coleus thrive in the shade. Didn't get the big metal tub planted this year, as I had too much yardwork to do before the bugs and heatwave arrived, but there's always next year. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Negative Mind Will Never Give You A Positive Life

This is so true, in life as well as in business. You can't prevent setbacks and disappointments, but you CAN choose to believe that better things are on the horizon. Find something that interests you and immerse yourself in it. Enthusiasm and positivity will follow.  Beautiful print by vol25 on Etsy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken

Good reminder. Don't fall into the trap of constantly comparing yourself to others...we are all meant to be unique. Art print by emilymcdoweldraws.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Russian Sage and The Scent of Summer

The Bluebells are gone and my Irises are already starting to fade, but while I'm waiting for my Purple Coneflowers to explode into bloom in July, I have purple, wavy and deliciously-scented Russian Sage.