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Woman Transforms 110-Year-Old Tree Into A Little Free Library

This is magical!


What do you do with a 110-year-old dead tree that needs to be torn down? Most people would simply have the thing removed, but one woman had a better idea.

Librarian, artist, and former bookbinder from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Sharalee Armitage Howard, transformed the old tree in her front yard into a miniature free library for the neighborhood. There’s been a number of Free Little Libraries showing up around towns and communities all over the world the past few years — but this one you really have to see to appreciate fully.

We are living in a new age of information where everything is available at the click of a button. With this in mind, there is nothing that comes quite as close to reading off a page, feeling the paper pass through your hands and the smell of a book.

To make sure that books are easily accessible to as many people as possible, a nonprofit organization called Little Free Library is building little libraries in hopes of “inspiring a love of reading, building community, and sparking creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”

The organization has created over 75,000 libraries in 88 countries so far. But one of the coolest Little Free Libraries out there has to be the one Sharalee made with her family.

Sharalee carved out the stump, added a roof, and made the interior nice and cozy so friends and neighbors would feel welcome to use her unique little library.

She said:

“Someone willing to take the time to give new life to a stump would never cut down a healthy tree to do it. It was dropping HUGE branches for years onto the sidewalk and street (even without windy weather). We were really worried about someone getting hurt. One finally hit our son’s car.

The average lifespan of a cottonwood tree is merely 40-50 years… so it got to live more than twice that already!”

After her initial post went viral, Sharalee shared even more images of her personal library on Facebook.

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20 Brilliant People Who Can Solve Any Kind Of Problem

#16 cracks me up!

Problems occur every single day and everybody experience it. The difference, however, is how you deal with the situation.

No, the world is not ganging up on you. Problems, just like most things, are constant. Fortunately, these troubles can be solved one way or another. In fact, there are a lot of people on this list that are dealing with worse situations than you, but they didn’t let it ruin their day. Here are 20 brilliant people who are ninjas of problem-solving.

1. Those weird chicken toys finally have a purpose.

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50 Most Beautiful Front Doors In London That Look Straight Out Of A Wes Anderson Movie

#31 almost looks like a painting!

Your front door should make a stunning first impression as it is the first thing that visitors see. Although the front door may not be the top priority when renovating the exterior of a house, some homeowners still make an effort in making them look pretty.

In fact, photographer Bella Foxwell has captured some of the most beautiful front doors in London. She shared all of her discoveries on her Instagram page, "The Doors of London," featuring doors that look straight out of a Wes Anderson Movie.

Check out the images below:

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Mom Uses Her ‘Personal Massager’ To Ease Her Baby’s Chest Congestion

You could imagine how the demand for adult vibrating toys skyrocketed after this.

Mothers will always welcome lifehacks that can make life easier for them. After all, they can help them keep their sanity amidst the chaos in parenthood. So when a mom discovered a way to relieve congestion in babies, the Internet went crazy - not just because it was a brilliant hack but because of the item used.

A birth coach has revealed a tip from one of her mom clients, who managed to provide relief to baby's congestion - and that's with the use of a vibrator. Crystal Snider, owner of Facebook page, Melons and Cuties, took to the social media to share how the adult toy can be used as a remedy for respiratory issues.

You could imagine how the demand for vibrators skyrocketed after this.

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