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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ice, Cats, & Davie Bowie



"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Robert Frost
American Poet
(1874-1963)


:)



One of my all time favorite films, and completely goo-goo-eyed for David Bowie.




Some pictures from today.
Enjoy!


















 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Transplanting a Plant Clipping (How-To)

Gather supplies:
- potting soil
- jar/can/pot
- plant clipping
- small stones *optional*

*if your container has a small hole in the bottom of it you can skip the stones*

Fill your container of choice with potting soil.
*if you have some small stones, add them first to the bottom of the container - this will provide a reservoir for water to pool and prevent the soil from becoming over saturated*

Dig a small hole in the center (about 1/2 the depth of the container).

Place the 'open' end of the clipping (where it was detached from the original plat) into the hole.

Fill in the hole with soil. As you do this GENTLY press down the soil around the plant clipping - add more soil as required.
Water enough to dampen soil (if the water pools and does not absorb then there is too much).

Find a sunny place for your new plant to grow :)
Check back daily.
Maybe rotate the plant periodically so that it gets even sun.
Keep away from cold drafty windows.

Common reason house plants usually die - over watering. Just make sure the soil stays moist.
HAVE FUN! :D


(this how-to can be found at Cut Out & Keep)


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rise Against the Wind





"Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it."

British politician/statesman
(1874-1965)





February 18th was a beautiful, sunny, windy day.
(check out my pictures below)
It was SO NICE to be out in the warm air.
Today is back to -17 with windchill :S yuck.








One of the downsides to the warmer weather is all the garbage that emerges from the snow :S
It makes me sad to see so much of it when it is as simple as walking to a garbage can (often only meters away).






This is fun - Knit Tagging?
I took this picture at the library. I have seen a few books and some online stuff here and there about "knit tagging" but this is the first time I have come across some :)
Here are a couple sites/blogs of other people that are doing the same... 
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/2010/03/knit-tagging-the-pole.html
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandrajones/4953884618/

 
http://baltimore-etsy.blogspot.com/2009/07/handmade-life-knit-tagging.html





:(

This is a clipping off a Hyacinth that I have planted and placed in our kitchen window.
I think it may bloom and live on! :D
More plant clippings. I've been very keen to care for our plants lately and have been clipping and transplanting in an effort to increase the number of plants in our apartment.
I'm very excited for spring to arrive! :P




Thursday, February 17, 2011

Curiosity


"Curiosity is the lust of the mind."
Thomas Hobbes
English Philosopher
(1588-1679)




Now for some funtastic finds :)




MissMix Tutorial - T-Shirt Bodysuit
(check out the rest of the blog!!)






KORN & DISTURBED
I'm so excited! We have floor seats!!
:D March 30th :D

Korn - System




Here is a concert that goes on the wish list...

RAMMSTEIN
Touring US and Canada in May!!!




Look Six - An Outfit Safari
Beautiful clothes - going on the wish list.
Along with this :P :)







Origami Dragonfly
complete How-To
Project found at Cut Out & Keep



One last thought...


Yesterday I posted this on my facebook page:
"Once again on Parliament Hill there was a PETA demonstration by "scantily clad women". Dear PETA, how exactly does exploiting women contribute to the protection and ethical treatment of animals?!?"

I do not disagree with the protection and ethical treatment of animals. What I do question are these sort of tactics as a way of gaining attention.




Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Be True




"To thine own self be true!"

Shakespeare's Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78





My sister sent me a message of support on my last day of work (yesterday) and in it she mentions:

"
Shakespeare said it best in Hamlet: To thine own self be true! Glad that you're living those words :)"

I'm not sure what the next step in my life will be, but I have already begun to move myself in a direction that is truer to who I am and that gives me courage.



Here are some pictures I took with the various "art" settings on my camera, no editing required! :P :)

















Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend Net Finds...

My thoughts on Valentines Day...

Valentines Day: a commercial holiday designed to capitalize on peoples need to feel accepted and loved by others.
HOWEVER, chocolate is yummy and will go on sale tomorrow :P :D
haha



Here are some of the fun things I found on the weekend...







Whitney Sews- T-Shirt Underwear





Double T-Shirt Dress by Take Off Your Clothes
They also have an Etsy store :)






 Alexander McQueen Clutches
(love these!)
...and then later that day I found this tutorial...



Etsy is a site I grow to love more and more.
You can find SO MUCH there!










 


"Art School Confidential" (2006) Theatrical Trailer
(I love this film!)




 Last, but not least, a few words worth a good giggle :)



Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me to wake in green pastures:
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz:

It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
I will fear no Equal™:
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of The Starbucks:
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over.
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the House of Mochas forever.

~Author Unknown