Hey Inquisitive Writers! I hope everyone had a happy new year! Let 2017 be an exciting year for all. Anyways, as I mentioned in another post a long time ago, I like to crochet hats!
Hello gardeners and planters! A couple of weeks ago, (thank god it got warmer) I planted some flowers on the terrace.
I will be doing a series of gardening entries over April, May, and June. I planted two types of flowers, as you can see above in the photo collage. Continue reading “My Garden Journal: Entry #1”
Hello WordPress folks! I’m back here today with step-by-step instructions on how to DIY your key!
You always return to your house with your same housekey EVERY SINGLE TIME. You ponder and ponder on what to do about it. Ding! A brilliant idea comes to your mind. Why not customize your own housekey?
1: Today I actually had the time to DIY my housekey and make it all pretty. Ok first:
– Acrylic paint (colors of your choice)
– A small key you own
– Paintbrush (I highly suggest a fanbrush if you’re painting the entire top of your key and a skinny-tipped brush for polka dots)
– A newspaper for catching all the paint that falls off your key
2: If you are going to use water (which can get a little bit messy) , then use a little jar and fill it about 1/8 with clean water. The water will be used for wetting the brush(s) before the project and during it.
3: Do not use a lot of paint for this project. Only use a single dot to paint. Remember, you’re painting a key, not a portrait.
4: Remember to wrap tape (clear or not clear) around the key where it’s used for putting in the keyhole for the door. This is crucial because if you paint that part, your key is highly not to work.
Dip your paintbrush in the water (if you choose to use water for this project) or dip your paintbrush into the paint and lightly graze the first side of your key. Don’t use too much water because the paint won’t dry fast on the key’s surface. Now let that area dry for about a minute, and flip to the other side and do the same instructions.
5: If you’re doing more than just one coat of paint, (which is better if you’re a complex person) then follow instruction 4 again (except for the “wrap the key” part) When you’re finished with that, wait about 15 minutes for your project to completely dry, then put it back on your key chain.
Well, this is my turnout for my DIY Key painting project.
Picture this: you are underwater and encounter some setbacks
Wow! Here I am underwater. What the…? I can breathe?! And would you look at that, a tail ,too?!? There are aqua-blue walls around me. George Washington? Oh, phew it was just a painting. Painting can survive underwater? Well that’s a first.
I stop and silently admire the turquoise walls. Something is moving. Coral, maybe? It’s [I believe] a human. She stops and looks, startled, and exhales air bubbles. Oh no! I start to sprint, no, swim rapidly (yes!) toward the poor (and soon to be deceased) woman. I pull her up, up, and up! We are at the surface. Still, not breathing. I call for help. No one. The sun was blaring in my eyes. I start swimming quickly again to shore. I try to breathe myself, but I hurry back to the water. I had no idea what happened to her. Last thing I saw was the beach.
Imagine, you’re in your own garden. You are watering your plants and planting new ones. It’s one word: plants. They’re essential to our environment and life on Earth. I love plants because of these reasons:
– Emits oxygen from CO2 (carbon dioxide), which help our planet A LOT
– A lot of plants are edible (mint, basil, strawberries, rosemary, etc.)
– They’re biotic (alive and not for nothing)
– I love their green color
– Watch them grow from step 1 and see the differences between the beginning and end
– With trees you can build a treehouse, put a swing, and pick fruits
– Keeps you busy
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See my gardening board on Pinterest and see my plants and other gardening tips shared by Nadia Noelle
Gardening is fun. Planting is so great for the Earth and there’s really no disadvantage to it. I encourage you readers and bloggers to try gardening. If you live in the northern USA, then it’s too late for gardening. If you live in Hawaii or Florida or tropical islands, it’s not too late to get your gardening on!
Drip! Drip! Those are the water droplets you hear outside your window. Yes, it rains sometimes in NJ depending on the season. In summer, it rains about 1-4 a week. It just rained now, on again, off again. Since I live on a high floor, I can collect rainwater easily with kitchen utensils.
I highly recommend this if you want to save water for your plants. And plus it’s fun!
I just don’t believe in water heading off to the streets. So, you can start using unused kitchen utensils you usually find in the back of the drawer. Soup spoons and mini frying pans are great for saving water. Don’t use small spoon because they will fill up easily and overflow. If you have a terrace that goes beyond the ceiling, then you’re in for luck. Unlike mine, you can effortlessly place jars, glasses, or other containers so the rain can just fall in. If you have a terrace like mine, you have a bit of work to do. Take a soup spoon (or something that “dives in” or “scoops in”) and tape it securely to your balcony with the spoon part hanging on the edge. Use duck tape or orange tape for more security. If you live on the lowest floor, then it’s not so necessary to tape it with duck tape so securely. Try to tape it with regular tape. Remember to tape it right before it rains.
After your container or utensil fills up, take it out and pour it into a water bottle. If the container’s neck is wide (which it should be) don’t attempt to pour it into a water bottle. Pour it into something with a wider neck. Try to take the utensil after it rains. But if it is necessary, pour it in another empty container or water bottle.
I hope you enjoy this activity as much as I do! Please share it with others! 😄