First Breakfast

It’s almost October and I am a bit squicked out to say that I’ve conquered 12 spiders thus far. I’ll be trying out how well citronella essential oil (cymbopogon nardus, if you will) works as a bug repellent tonight. If it raises my heart rate (as Wikipedia so fondly informs me) I’ll be sure to…

Fancy Plants

I’m so absolutely hug-deprived right now that it’s so un-funny, it’s sad. Only the 4L carton of chocolate milk in the fridge is enough to keep away my woes. Oh woe. I guess I should get a cup of chocolate milk right now. And yeah, I realize that has nothing to do with plants. But…

Growing Flowers

On the verge of beginning Week 3 of classes at UBC, I present to you A Way to Make One’s Room Pretty. But first! A picture of a baby cow! I saw this one at PNE (Pacific National Exhibition), which is sort of like Calgary’s Stampede except less crazy and more stress-free (although I┬álike the…

Keeping Track of Things

While I was at work during the summer, I had a bit of a brainwave. You see, the dilemma facing me was developing healthy habits when I’d be all on my lonesome in Van-city. I made a short list of habits that I wanted to try to keep up during the school year and had…

Summer Project: Harry Potter and the Transforming Munny

Having neglected to take before and after photos, I encourage you all to Google “blank mini Munny” to see the initial product. This was originally J’s but he let me decorate it. Each Munny is sold with a mystery accessory of its own – this one came with glasses so I decided to attempt a…

Cleaning Silver

Fun fact – dross describes the impurities that are doing in silver, but not the blackness that collects on unworn silver jewelry. Fun fact #2 – the black stuff results from oxidation and a lot of it can take forever to clean Fun fact #3 – these facts aren’t really that fun. Anyway, my posts…