Alison Roles

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The Deserts Of Oman

Photo by @amivitale. Ecstatic about the news from @nrt_kenya and Sera Community Rhino Sanctuary: a brand new BABY black rhino was just born on March 11! This is the FIRST black rhino born on community land in northern Kenya in more than 25 years! The new mother was part of the translocation from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) in May 2015 that I was privileged to witness. This is huge news when you consider that populations of the Eastern black rhino plummeted by 98% between 1960 and 1995, primarily as a result of poaching and hunting. However, Kenya’s population has increased from 381 in 1987 to a current estimate of 640! The population numbers are projected to rise significantly in the near future, especially with growing partnerships between government, communities and conservation organizations. Please follow and support @nrt_kenya, @lewa_wildlife and their partners for more news about their work bringing rhinos back from the brink of extinction. You can follow me @amivitale. @nature_africa @nature_org @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #lewawildlife #northernrangelandstrust #magicalkenya #kenya #africa #savetherhinos #natureisspeaking #rhinos #blackrhino #wildlife #photooftheday #photography #topshot #amivitale

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Fall Fashion Knits to Buy or DIY

Once autumn arrives, our attention invariably turns to the cozy knitted and crocheted accessories that will see us through the seasonal transition. From stylish headwraps and drapey shawls to cable-knit booties and ombré wrist-warmers, these are the pieces we’ll be adding to our carts (and our DIY …

Hot Home Decor Trend: Chunky Knits

The term “sweater weather” doesn’t just apply to your wardrobe. More and more, cozy crochets and warm woolen knits are finding their way into the world of home decor, thanks to texture-loving designers on Etsy and beyond. Today we’re sharing buy-or-DIY ways to bring these familiar fluffy comforts …

Style For Soldiers: how a charity has used bespoke clothes to restore wounded soldiers' confidence

Emma Willis MBE has supplied beautiful shirts and outfits to 650 military veterans, with a transformative effect on their self-esteem<p>Clothes make the man, according to Mark Twain, but a charity that provides bespoke outfits for wounded servicemen has proved they can also transform lives by …

Head boy gives emotional speech after terminal cancer diagnosis

One week before he was due to give a speech at his New Zealand school's prize-giving ceremony, Jake Bailey was told he had three weeks to live.<p>Despite being told by doctors that he wouldn't be able to give the speech, the 18-year old head boy made a surprise visit to the ceremony and delivered the …

SPECTRE: stunning pictures of Daniel Craig filming the new James Bond movie - Telegraph

Champion shearer called in to trim giant sheep found in Australia

The overgrown merino sheep is three to four times its normal size<p>A champion shearer has been called on by animal welfare groups to trim a mammoth merino sheep in Australia.<p>The overgrown sheep was spotted near Canberra and rescued by the Australian RSPCA. The animal has so much excess wool that its …

Record breaking Chris the sheep gets shorn

The merino sheep shed almost half its body weight, yielding 89 pounds of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters<p>A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 89 pounds of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half …

How to Organize ANYTHING

The secret to organizing anything? These five easy steps. Apply them to the areas of your house that need an organization makeover and you'll be on …

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5 Simple Ways to a Less-Cluttered Life

Weeks and weeks of putting the mail on your kitchen counter eventually adds up! And that shoe pile by the door -- how long has that been building up? Since we know you're busy, here are a few easy tricks that will help you clean up your clutter in no time and with virtually no hassle.<p>Add It to Your …

Cures for Too Much

Getting organized is a life changing habit. Life changing habits take time, effort and practice to implement. It's a marathon, not a race so keep at it. The benefits will make the process completely worth it.<p>When my clients mention <b>too much</b> what exactly are they referring to? I wish it was that old …

Minimalism

9 Simple Everyday Habits Professional Organizers Swear By

When I saw a recent <i>Elle Decor</i> story about the everyday habits of a professional organizer<i>,</i> I immediately stopped what I was doing to read the tips. I …

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014• Where do you stand on digital books?<br>Since it’s the day after a holiday, I’m thinking maybe a conversation instead of straightforward advice will …

7 Daily Habits for a Clutter-Free Home

Several years ago, we made a life-changing decision. We decided to remove all the possessions from our home that we didn’t need.Over the course of 9 …

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How to Beat Clutter, Productivity's Worst Enemy

September 3, 2015<p>Clutter is in the eye of the beholder. What may seem like a messy desk (or life) to one person, may feel like “just the right …

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Declutter Your Home: Why Being Organized Saves You Money

If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses …

23 Clever Kmart Hacks That'll Take Your Decor To The Next Level

Why fork out the big bucks when Kmart has everything you need?

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Decorate a Pinterest-Worthy Room With This One Box

Remodo Boxed Rooms<p>Moving into a new space—whether it’s a dorm room or your first apartment (hello, real world!)—can be daunting. Sure, you’ve got the …

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big …

How to Make a Tough Decorating Decision: How to Decorate, Decorating Ideas

We'd <i>never</i> give up trolling our favorite design blogs or scrolling Pinterest for inspiration when we need to renovate our living rooms. But the thing about quick access to seemingly limitless images of jaw-droppingly gorgeous décor is that it's also all-too-easy get overwhelmed by all the options. …

Turning a Quote into a Knitting Pattern

Whether you’re experimenting with generating patterns for a hacked electronic knitting machine, or just interested in designing your own patterns to knit by hand, there are plenty of ways to go about turning text into knits. Luckily, machine knitter Donatella of Inspiration and Realisation put …

Cute Crochet: Pom-Pom Edging for Blankets and Beyond

Bring a touch of stylish fun to your next crochet project with this super-cute pom-pom edging technique!<p>Whether you’re adding it to blankets, cushions, or even a shawl, I think you’ll agree that this crocheted pom-pom edging tutorial from Robin at Once Upon a Pink Moon is pretty darn …

Organization Inspiration: Store Ribbon Scraps on Clothespins

Have ribbon scraps in your craft stash? Clothespins make great bobbins for pretty project leftovers!<p>Keep your crafting space clutter-free! Store those extra ribbon scraps on peg-style clothespins for easy, tangle-free access with this smart organization tip from Katie at The Casual Craftlete.

Pro Tips: Create a Perfect Gallery Wall

Charmed by walls filled with art and collections, but aren’t sure how to get started with your own? Design your layout before the first nail hits the paint with 12 tips that’ll help you create the perfect gallery wall.<p>Don’t stress out about spacing and shapes—a little advance planning can turn your …

The House by the Sea

• <b>Author:</b> May Sarton<p><b>May Sarton charts her second act in Maine in this graceful elegy about life, love, work, and growing older</b><p>When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct. And …