10 things making me smile

Professor who, for some reason, thinks between the fan and the screen is an appropriate place to take a nap.  This is the beast being awoken from his nap. giant colorful snails invading the city. You can find more photos of them here. this out of control plant. providing Squid with the best cat bed

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on my deck – late july 2016

It’s been about a month since my last plant update. See here. Without the photos to compare I don’t think I would realize just how much everything has grown! To be honest, I’ve kind of been ignoring them again. They get watered fairly regularly but for the most part I’ve just been letting them do

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on my deck – summer 2016 update

I’m going to be real with you here, since my last post about all the things growing on my deck, I’ve kind of been ignoring my plants. I barely watered them, didn’t really check on them, and basically tried to forget about them. This started after a few things didn’t go quite as planned. I

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on my deck – summer 2016

Last year was my first year in this apartment with it’s cozy little second floor porch. When the weather warmed up, I moved my plants that weren’t looking so hot outside since my office was getting crowded. Much to my surprise, they thrived. After that I ended up moving the rest of my plants outside

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DIY indoor tabletop herb garden

Thank you World Market for supporting my love of growing things and sponsoring today’s post! One of the things I really really enjoy about blogging is being able to work with my favorite companies. Who doesn’t want to be acknowledged by a place you spend your money regularly? One of my absolute favorite stores is

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propagation station

Mother’s Day is this weekend which means that it’s getting really close to the time where I can put my plants outside. Those two things are tied together because all the ladies in my family get each other plants of some sort for the holiday and those plants can usually stay outside without fear of

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a little living room refresh

I’m feeling restless. I’ve been ready to move for a while now. Partially because I enjoy moving but also because I don’t exactly love where I live. My house is great, don’t get me wrong. I’ve got a washer and dryer (I will never live somewhere without them again!), I have a porch, a dedicated

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Orchid Mania

Last week my pal Anthony invited me to visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden with him. Now through March 6th they’re having Orchid Mania. Thousands of orchids in every shape, size, scent, and color are on display throughout the building and in the Glasshouse. There are over 150 different varieties! There’s even one that smells like

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on the cutting room floor – pt. 2

moon phase calendar from Moorea Seal Things these last few weeks have been hectic. I’ve been helping out at the flower shop a lot lately. I LOVE it. It’s challenging me in a bunch of different ways that I really enjoy…and will probably talk about later. It pushes me out of my comfort zone, and

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jungle of succulents

Its been a little over a month since my last post on my plants (see here) which in my mind is more than enough time to not feel super crazy about sharing a bunch of photos of them again. I really enjoy photographing them so I can keep tabs on how they’re growing… plus they’re

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