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Some not so thriving plants

Hello humans of the internet! Today I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of the plants that haven’t worked out. Before reading that, please enjoy this picture of a thriving nerve plant!

On to the not so thriving plants.

  1. The elephant bush. This is a plant that I was so excited about. And because of that, I got a little obsessed with and way over watered it. This is definitely one that I’d like to try again and this time I’ll make sure to water it correctly.
  2. The sensitive plant. Another one that I was super excited about. I grew this one from seeds, it was thriving. At least, it was thriving until Soot discovered that it moved and attacked it. I tried to save it.
  3. Aloe seeds. This one isn’t a fail on my part because the seeds did sprout, but the seeds that came up were a cacti not an aloe.
  4. A moon valley pilea. I don’t think I ever made a post talking about this one. I think this one must have had some kind of fungus as it went from healthy to rotting within days of me bringing it home.
  5. An aluminum plant. This one was thriving, but I put the moon valley pilea next to it and it also rotted super quickly.

Now, let’s take a look at my thriving Norfolk island pine, so I can feel a little bit better.

Much love

AK

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Happy New Year

Hello humans of the internet! Yes I know that it’s a week into 2020. I’ve been busy over thinking this post. It’s the first post of the year. The first post of the decade. That’s a lot of self imposed pressure. I have come to the conclusion that it’s best to start the decade as I intend to continue: low expectations and an attempt at humor.

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Begonias

Hello humans of the internet! It’s a few days after Christmas. I’ve spent the past couple of days just hanging out with my family.

It seems like the bigger families get, the more obligations you have at Christmas time.

Why is this called begonias if you’re just going to talk about Christmas? I’m getting there. One of my Christmas presents was this beautiful begonia.

So, I’ve been doing a lot of research on begonias because I can’t let it die. In my research I learned that apparently begonias die back in the winter….so in retrospect, I’ve definitely composted not dead begonias. But now I know better and this beautiful plant will not die. I mean look at it. It’s got so much color! But, yeah I think I know what to do. Any and all tips are welcome.

Much love I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is excited for the new year!

AK

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Claw Machine Win

Hello humans of the internet! I went to the store because groceries and of course because I was bored I played the claw machine. It’s not that exciting of a blog post. I got groceries and played the claw machine and won! Now I have a super soft polar bear. It is stained with red on the back which is the exact same color as the red Santa that it was leaning on. I’m assuming that it had something to do with the color and the machine being in the sun. It’s a super cute polar bear and it matches some of Christmas decorations. I will wash it when I get home and see if the stain comes out.

Much love

AK

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Christmas Tree

Hello humans of the internet! It’s December and that means it’s time to start focusing on Christmas for me at least. Some people are already doing Christmas, some haven’t started yet and some don’t celebrate Christmas at all. I got my Christmas tree today. I wish I could say it was some super cool and romantic outing where the two of us went to the Christmas tree farm. But he has work up to like 5 days before Christmas so I went to Walmart and sent him pictures of trees until we decided on one. Earlier in November they had a larger selection of trees and I had one mentally picked out. But obviously, that’s not how that works and that tree is gone. We have a different tree which I was calling the inferior tree. I’m not calling it that anymore because it’s not the tree’s fault that someone else bought the tree I had mentally selected as the superior tree. Here is the tree in the car on the way home.

Yes my car is a mess. Focus on the tree. Also let me know what you think? Have you put up your tree yet? Do you do fake tree, real tree, potted tree, or something else all together? Growing up we almost always cut down a tree in our yard.

Much love

AK

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What’s in my makeup bag?

Hello humans of the internet! Am I out of ideas for what to post this Monday but still feel motivated to post regularly? Maybe. But I also thought that this would be fun. Do you want more dyslexic specific posts? If so, ask me some questions about it because I don’t know what you want to know. Until then I want to talk about make up.

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Travel Turkey

Hello humans of the internet! I’m traveling for Thanksgiving. When I was younger my family would put a toy turkey on the dashboard when we were traveling on Thanksgiving. We called him the travel turkey. He wore a little pilgrim hat. He was great. I honestly don’t remember when or how he came to be. I’m sure one of my older siblings remember and I’ll ask them and let you know what they say. Because I’m going to be traveling I’m bringing my own travel turkey.

This is what he looks like.

Unrelated to the travel turkey, I won’t be able to travel with Peggy. She’ll be staying with my parents and this is the first time since she came home that I’ve spent the night away from her. I feel like she’ll be totally fine and I’m being dramatic because she is in fact a dog.

I hope everyone is having a good day and prayers for everyone that is flying

Much love

AK

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Christmas Gnomes

Hello Humans of the internet! I’ve decided to make a coupe of DIY type posts about making Christmas decorations this year. I also feel like I should post those now if you actually want to make them for your decorations because you would need to make them before you decorate and I think most people start decorating after Thanksgiving. At least most people in the US. I don’t know when you decorate. Decorate whenever it makes you happy.

On to the gnomes. Personally, I love gnomes, not specifically Christmas gnomes. I have a small collection of tiny gnomes for my house plants. Back when I was either in middle or high school, I made some pinecone gnomes, which I need to see if I still have. Today, I’m making felt gnomes. It’s pretty easy all you will need is

  1. felt
  2. yarn
  3. hot glue
KODAK Digital Still Camera

Then, cute out one triangle, and one square, I used red, green, and blue felt for all of my gnomes. You will also need an oval of a tan color felt.

KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera

Glue some yarn to the bottom of the triangle and cut the loops.

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Then glue the triangle and square together, you can cut little rounded edges on the bottom of the square but I don’t really feel like it matters.

KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera

Then glue on the nose.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Now, you see how fast and easy it is to make a gnome and if you’re like me and have too much felt you can make some. At least I don’t have too much felt. Now I have too many gnomes. I will update this when I know what to do with them.

Much love,

AK

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I Guess It’s Christmas?

Hello humans of the internet! It’s November 10th. I know we haven’t had Thanksgiving yet. Yesterday, one of my best friends and I went Christmas shopping. And apparently it’s Christmas.

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Happy Halloween

Hello humans of the internet! It’s finally Halloween! I had plans for the day. I was going to wake up early to do my makeup, put on my bat costume, dress up Peggy and take pictures before work. But if you remember, I’ve been sick, so I slept in, went on the shortest walk Peggy has ever experienced and got to work with no makeup, but at least I had cat ears on.

Then I hung out with a coworker’s baby. (Don’t worry, my sickness isn’t contagious) She was dressed as a butterfly, it was adorable.

My coworker and I made a sticker for my suitcase.

When I got home, while I was getting Peggy’s Halloween costume out, she pooped inside for the first time since she was 2 months old. Last time she pooped in the house she was only 10 lbs. In the least graphic way possible, she pooped so much it took 2 large poop bags to pick it up. 2. And she didn’t just poop in the house. She pooped on my momma’s rug.

So, no she doesn’t have a cute picture of her Halloween outfit. She is in time out. Well not anymore, but now I’m tired from cleaning the rug.

Anyway, Halloween has been fun. But, I’m honestly ready to get ready for Christmas. Which is the scariest thing this year. I’ve become a mildly sentimental adult that enjoys the joyful spirit surrounding Christmas. I think we can all blame Schulz.