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Yesterday morning, my mom and I got up bright and early in the cool, 62 degrees morning to finally plant our plants that had been sitting in those Lowe’s plastic bags for the past two weeks. Thank goodness they didn’t die! We have an assortment of green, red, and orange bell peppers, aloe vera plants, dill, cilantro, basil, lots of pink and purple and orange flowers, strawberries, tomatoes, red hot chile peppers that I picked out myself because nobody else wanted them, and chamomile that I planted from seeds. It was so fun and relaxing. Too bad I didn’t have a tree to plant for Earth Day, but I think I did good enough!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Who knew aloe vera plants spread like wildfire?! We started out with one and now we have about 8!

Strawberries

Strawberries

These were planted in a special strawberry pot with holes in the sides of it. But the first time I picked up the pot, full of dirt, by the holes, the top broke off from the bottom! Lesson learned.

Chamomile

Chamomile

You can make your own tea out of this!

My Backyard Patio

My Backyard Patio

The destination for most our flowers and other pretty plants.


A Dill Plant

It’s So Yummy!!!

Huzzah! The fruits of labor have finally been brought down to me from the Heavens!

A couple of weeks ago, I started growing a dill plant straight from the seed! I almost never start from a seed, and when I do, it usually doesn’t work. I’m so excited! I have a bunch of other seeds for different plants that I’m going to start to grow this afternoon. They’re easy things like other spices, microgreens, strawberries, and of course flooooooooowers! Starting a garden really makes it feel like Spring!


By The Sea, Vernezza, Italy

By The Sea, Vernezza, Italy

This is Vernezza, Italy.


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Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe, 1889

Aah, Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists of all time. This is the January picture I procured from off of my calendar.


I drew this picture when I was down a few days ago, in the depths of sadness,

My Picture Is Not Here...


A picture of a Strawberry Lemon Cake is supposed to be here...

Succulent strawberries and creamy home-made icing atop a fluffy lemon cake.

It was my dad’s birthday last Wednesday, so me, my brother and my mom made him a cake. A strawberry lemon cake, to be precise. Now I will teach you how to make this elegant dessert.

Cake:

For the cake I just used a Betty Crocker mix of Lemon Cake and followed the box directions.

Home-Made Cream Cheese Icing:

You Need,

2 Packages of Philidephia Low Fat Cream Cheese

1 Stick of Butter (or 1/4 of a cup)

A medium to large bowl

A Stirring utensil such as a whisk

Directions, Put cream cheese and butter into the bowl and stir until well blended. Spread icing mixture onto the top of the cake. Place strawberries all over the place. Slice into pieces and serve. This cake is good hot or cold, I would prefer cold, though.

 


Over the past few days I’ve been working on this doll in my spare time. I like to call it a piece of art-a masterpiece!

My Doll's Body

He’s Red Because He’s Blushing

I made him out of an old shirt that I had that was too small for me. I thought it would have taken weeks but it only took 3 days! Now he just needs some clothes and maybe a buddy since I have a ton of too-small/messed up/don’t like shirts.


I was exploring my front yard when I saw a lovely sight. New buds on the Crape Myrtle in my front yard.

Crape Mrytle Buds, they're greenish-pinkish

Crape Myrtle Buds


I’ve finally found a solution to the question:

What can I do with all of my yogurt cups?
I love yogurt. It’s pretty close to the top of my list for best foods in the entire world, right next to hummus and pita bread. In the future, when I get my own living area that’s not my parents house, I can see myself almost living off of yogurt.
But, what am I going to do with those cups of plastic? You’re probably thinking, “Just recycle them!”. The thing is, they seem like they could be used for something more… useful. So, I sat around and thought while I ate my yogurt. Here’s what I came up with!

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I’m going to use them to hold things!


I got up really early the other morning, like at 5:00 am, to find myself with my dad on our back porch. We were talking to a cute little frog that he had found earlier, when I was still asleep. I thought I would take a picture of him. Or her.

He's Green!

This is the frog on my dad’s hand.


For dessert a few nights back, my family and I made these Rice Krispy Treats. Except instead of Rice Krispy’s we used Cheerios that had been laying around the kitchen forever because nobody likes plain Cheerios by themselves.

Cheerio Krispy Treats in the glass pan.

I’m not sure how good it looked, but it was pretty tasty.

 

Close up picture of the Cheerios

Here you can see all of the marshmellowy glaze on the Cheerios. It looks pretty good now, doesn’t it?

The only problem with this was that while everyone was eating, we tasted something weird. Soon, we had come to the concensus that this recipe would have tasted alot better, if the Cheerios hadn’t been stale. Eww.

In case you want to know how to make this dessert, it’s exactly the same as Rice Krispy Treats except when it says put Rice Krispies in, just put in Cheerios. Finally, keep in mind that Cheerios have waaay more vitamins than Rice Krispy Treats, too, for your children and such.


Last night for dinner I helped my dad make these barbeque chicken kabobs. We also had lentils over rice and cornbread with it, but I was too busy eating it to get a picture of it, :).

Chicken Kabobs are supposed to be here...

Nice and Tender!


I took these while it was storming a few days ago,

Rain falling into buckets on my back porch

Rain falling into buckets on my back porch.

Rain

Rain on my steps.

Rain falling from the gutters

Rain falling from the gutters.

It seems to have stopped raining for a while, but the weathers channels are still predicting rain all week.


 

Yesterday, I went with my mommy to take my American shorthair cat, Oliver, to the vet’s. He fell off the fence and scraped his little foot and we were worried about him because a couple months ago, he almost had to get his leg chopped off because it was so badly infected. But, we went to an awesome vet and they fixed him. Now he has both of his legs and is back in order.



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