Monday, April 29, 2013


Need one way to stay inspired? Whether its for keeping your writing inspirational, your art, or whatever it is that you do, a quote journal is a perfect idea.

These are very easy to put together. You only need a few things:
1. A plain or decorated notebook
2. A pen
3. Some quotes

After writing in your first few quotes, you are done! Whenever you hear something inspiring, enlightening, or interesting write it down. Maybe you see a quote online, write it down. Someone says something that you'd like to here again, write it down! Simple!

Sunday, April 28, 2013


I never actually could find how often I was supposed to water my succulents! So, I filled a spray bottle with water and I spray about every other day. Because I don't know how often I should be watering it, the light mist from the spray bottle is great for it. I can never over water it with the spray bottle!

Also, you MUST have some sort of drainage system. Either sand, large rocks, pea gravel, moss, etcetera is highly needed. Layer (starting from the bottom) pea gravel, larger rocks, sand, and soil. Or layer pea gravel, sand, soil, and moss. There are a bunch more, but I am not going to list them all.

Good luck, and remember these two things: Just because they are desert plants, does NOT mean they don't need water, they do. Succulents are easy to keep alive, but do need attention!

Friday, April 26, 2013


In geography class recently, we have been talking a lot about poverty/global concerns. We have just watched a documentary on these guys who decide to drop everything and move to Guatemala. They want to understand how these people live on just about a dollar a day. This impacts these guys so much, that they start an organization! They have challenged anyone in the U.S. who wants to try, to survive four days with eating a dollar's worth of food everyday. Some kids in my 6th grade class and my teacher, Ms. Zimmerman are going to attempt next week to survive on a dollar a day's worth of food for four days. Four days!

I am going to attempt it myself next week, and I am really intrigued with the idea. Food like bread, pasta, and rice are great because they give you energy. Fresh fruit and vegetables are good for you, however, they are way more expensive than some canned peaches or beans. Peanut butter, tea bags with water, and ramen noodles are also good ideas. I will keep you posted on how it starts and ends up next week. For more information on this challenge, visit: and look for the Join the Challenge page. Wish me luck!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Super easy and really yummy. You only need a few ingredients.

What you need:
-a few large Ziplock baggies
-orange juice
-cup of water
-cup of salt
-tea towel (or paper towel)

What you do:
Pour orange juice into one ziplock bag. Mix ice, water, and salt and put in other bag. Put the orange juice bag into the ice bag and seal tightly. Wrap towel around it and shake! Shake until frozen like a slushie. Put in bowl and eat.

P.S. This works with any juice. It's really good if you add fruit!


I loooooovvvve terrariums. They add a unique touch to simple decor. Plus, I seem to kill every violet in sight, so the fact that succulents are nearly indestructible adds to there charm.

What you need:
-three various succulents
-a glass dish (fishbowl, large candle holder, wide vase
Any large clear dish)
-succulent fertilizer (optional)
-garden gloves (for cactus)
-water with spray bottle
-pea gravel

What you do:
Fill up to an inch of pea gravel. Then top with soil and mix in fertilizer if you are using it. Using gloves, plant your cactus, then your succulents. Spray the plants and make sure they are secure.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


While in Sanibel, my friend and I got henna tattoos. I have always thought that they were really cool and pretty. Therefore, here are some instructions on how to do a henna.

(Henna Tattoo courtesy of Spatini Teabar in Sanibel Island, Florida)

You will need:
-a tube of henna paste
-a toothpick or wooden skewer
-a towel
-an idea for tat

What you do:
Draw out your design with the henna paste on wherever you want on your body. You may want to print or draw out your design on a piece of paper first (for reference). Use the toothpicks or skewer to touch up mistakes.

Let your henna paste dry on your skin undisturbed for at least four hours. Avoid contact with water in those first four hours as well. Chip off the paste.

The stain will darken in the next 12-48 hours and will stay up until two weeks.

The first photo is the paste as its drying. The second is the stain.


So, for spring break I went to Sanibel Island, Florida. Really pretty!

Well, I don't actually live in Kansas, it's just an expression...

First pic is of a sunset on the bridge to Sanibel (did I mention we drove all the way from Virginia?!) Then there's a pic of the water coming up to meet the sand.

Tia next one is just some seashells in the sand. I saw this sign on the beach and thought it was kind of funny. Then, another sunset in Florida.

Anyways, here are the photographs: