Weekly Wishes // 99

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Happy 89th week of my wishes, folks! I’ve been doing this weekly wishes thing for quite a while, apparently. It’s a lovely time.

I think short term goal setting is a really fun way to check off more menial tasks & feel accomplished, and setting intentions for the week is a great way to keep myself accomplishing what’s important to spend my time on.

Two weeks ago’s goals… I skipped last week cus I was too busy!

1. Get lesson three at least halfway done in my herbalist studies. I didn’t. aghhhh.

2. Get the garden weeded. I DID!:)

3. Enjoy a celebration with friends. I had an amazing evening with so many people I love.

This week’s goals…..

1. Get lesson three at least halfway done in my herbalist studies. I am reinstating this one.

2. Spend some time kayaking. I haven’t been taking much time to do so, and summer won’t last forever..

3. Create something new. Anything.

Weekly Wishes // 88

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Happy 88th week of my wishes, folks! I’ve been doing this weekly wishes thing for quite a while, apparently. It’s a lovely time.

I think short term goal setting is a really fun way to check off more menial tasks & feel accomplished, and setting intentions for the week is a great way to keep myself accomplishing what’s important to spend my time on.

Last weeks goals…

1. Get lesson three started my herbalist studies. I started it. Haven’t finishes.

2. Get better. I mostly did..

3. Do something special. I kayaked many miles and hiked a lot..

4. Get some herby stuff doneI did some herby things.

This week’s goals…..

1. Get lesson three at least halfway done in my herbalist studies. I am sure I can do it.

2. Get the garden weeded. I sure hope so..

3. Enjoy a celebration with friends. I’ve invited some friends over for an evening this weekend. And I’m so excited.

Sunday Faves

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I was looking for some embroidery inspiration! Here are some patterns I found. Sooo many great ones to choose from.

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This is gorgeous!! I think the pattern would be hard to follow though ha!

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This is soooooo cute. I like how minimal it is.

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This is cute!

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This is cute!

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These patterns are gorgeous.

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Ahhhhh how precious!!

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This is soooo cool!!

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I love this!!

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Cute and simple and cats.

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Cats.

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Not a pattern, but cats.

Weekly Wishes // 87

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Happy 87th week of my wishes, folks! I skipped last week because I have bronchitis and I’ve been a big ol ball of not thinking or moving for the last week. I’ve been doing this weekly wishes thing for quite a while, apparently. It’s a lovely time.

I think short term goal setting is a really fun way to check off more menial tasks & feel accomplished, and setting intentions for the week is a great way to keep myself accomplishing what’s important to spend my time on.

Last weeks goals…

1. Get lesson two done for my herbalist studies. I DID!!! :):):):)

2. Get the gardens under control. I enlisted some help and I sure did..

3. Get some kayaking in. I did, before I got sick.

This week’s goals…..

1. Get lesson three started my herbalist studies. I am feeling super accomplished about getting lesson two done, and I wanna keep riding that excitement.

2. Get better. I got pretty annihilated by bronchitis the last week, and I’ve been doing everythingggg I can to get beyond it. I sure hope within the next week, I am hiking, kayaking, gardening, and being a pain in the ass again..

3. Do something special. I’ve been in a rut. Work, garden, work garden..

4. Get some herby stuff done. Harvest mullein, harvest plantain, make calendula salve, make plantain salve..

Sunday Faves

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This weekend, I was sick. So Sunday faves it is.

 

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I do miss wearing fancy dangly earrings in my stretched lobes, but look at these! For stretched ears and fancy.

 

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This ring set is amazing.

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If I had a piece of furniture with knobs on it, I’d get these.

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I adore this embroidery pattern!

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This tank is gorgeous.

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This tee is amazing and comes in quite a few colors. And this picture is adorable.

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Love.

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I can’t remember if I shared these before, but I want to make some like this to have on hand when I harvest!

 

Propagating Succulents

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A year or so ago, I bought a succulent from a plant nursery.. I think it’s a variety of graptopetalum, it wasn’t labeled.. I’ve propagated and made new plants twice, and now I’d venture to guess I have at least a hundred. I don’t quite know what to do with them all, but it’s been a fun process, so I thought I’d share about my experiences/process here…

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Pictured above left, is the pot of the first propagations I did off of one plant. The tray on the right is after I started propagating these plants (hence the now 100 plants).

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Select a leggy plant with spaces between the leaves. Grab one of the leaves close to the base, nearest the stem, and wiggle back and forth. It’s should pop off and not leave any leaf remaining on the stem. It should look like the leaf pictured above. Continue to do so with any other remaining leaves you wish to remove and propagate. You can then cut the top cluster with one inch of stem beneath it and create new growth from that. Your remaining stem in the existing pot will also sprout new growth.

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Pour succulent or cactus dirt into a tray (or even a cake pan). This will offer enough space for the roots to grow. Lay out all your cuttings with enough space that you may remove them if you aren’t going to permanently keep them growing in their current container.

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I find it most effective to water them by spraying with a water bottle rather than pouring water in and risking drowning them or having them move around and lose their new root growth.

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After a few weeks of sitting in a sunny window (I have mine in a south facing window) they should start to grow new small plants and roots.

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The stems of the old plants will grow more quickly than the cuttings. Like above.

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I repotted mine into separate containers in order to not have an entire tray of them. And now, I just keep letting them grow. If you need some graptopetalum, send me a message, I have hundreds! haha! Happy growing!