Mini Blog Update: New Icon

Brutus the wall mounted staghorn fern is now the avatar or indeed mascot of this here little thang.   Years ago when Amanda first started this blog, her chosen icon was this:   …which I think summed her up really

DIYs: My Patio Bench that I Love/Hate Pt 1

I have been away from desk for a minute, even falling off with my weekly Poetry Ptuesday series for the first time since its inception back in January, my apologies. Life just took over a bit. I also missed a

In which I gave my spider plant a little haircut for my friends

Remember my very appreciated girl? Well, in the last 3 months she has kept up being her beautiful and productive self. Today she got a homemade haircut from me. The trimmings are adventuring to Missouri and California to hopefully become

Ace That Test: The Civics Test for U.S. Naturalization

Okay, so y’all know Ace That Test was a real thing with my late sister Amanda. And though I didn’t receive as much formal schooling, and generally fared worse considering the whole of our academic careers, my sister and I

300th Post! YES it’s about PLANTS!

Well, looky here, my our this blog’s 300th post! I have been extraordinarily busy and very absent on this blog, but we still made it to 300! I don’t have any of the more time-consuming serial posts ready yet, so

I’m Trying! — to Organize My Arts & Crafts Supplies pt 1

I’m planning a cross-country move for my parents. So why would I be organizing my house right now? Well Tamar, did you watch the show? Procrastinating on a chore with other chores is my very bread and butter. When we

Plant Appreciation Post: Wall Mounted Ferns

Last summer, the lovely Mini helped me wall mount two of my ferns. Well first she accompanied me to Terrain where we picked up the beauties, then she helped me get them situated. So after she blessed them with her

Plant Appreciation Post: Spider Plant

Today I want to show off my spider plant I got last summer.   Around this time, I began to cut off the babies (once they’d developed aerial roots), and setting those in water for propagation. And here’s how she’s

Puzzles Update

Totoro is completed, framed and has found a home. And puppy party is also done! But it’s been dismantled and returned to the box for storage at the moment. Happy Saturday!

Rainy Days Are Productive Days

…and during no time of the year am I reminded as much than in the spring and summer. 

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