I’m telling everyone that I’m in my Vietnamese grandpa era. These days, I’ve been into flannel shirts, clogs, multi-pocketed cargo pants, and wide-brimmed fishing hats—things that made up my late grandpa’s go-to outfit on his flea market ventures. Fact: These also happen to be the […]
Review: Carmen Maria Machado’s “Her Bodies and Other Parties” and Linda Holmes’ “Flying Solo”
Do you ever think about the patriarchy and get your fists balled up a little? My past two reads, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Bodies and Other Parties and Linda Holmes Flying Solo, couldn’t be more different in concept, but I’d say that both of them […]
My first time ordering from Hey Rooted!
Hey, guess who just got *rooted*? I’m a thrifty gal, and I don’t usually seek out uncommon plants. Most of my plant collection comes from pure serendipity as I encounter cool picks from nurseries, flea markets, and grocery stores. BUT, I’ll occasionally do a little […]
So-called easy-care prayer plants I haven’t killed…yet
Ross and Rachel. Sam and Diane. J.D. and Elliot. Me and prayer plants. Prayer plants and I have the most on-and-off relationship ever because I cannot resist their gorgeous patterned leaves no matter how much pain they cause me down the line. They get crispy […]
Review: Christopher Griffin’s You Grow, Gurl!: Plant Kween’s Lush Guide to Growing Your Garden
Plant Kween, AKA Christopher Griffin, is easily one of my favorite plant personalities. They’re so joyful and warm and playful; their personality pops off the screen and instantly brightens up my Instagram feed with each post. Not only do they bring plant care back to […]
The best summertime fragrances!
I’m back again with a fragrance recommendation list because my vanilla perfumes post was surprisingly a hit! Anyway, I first got into perfumes the first summer of the pandemic. Because no one was actively smelling me up, it was truly a hobby for my own […]
The best places to find affordable plants
I finally willed myself to leave the five mile radius of my town for the holiday weekend and had some self-prescribed fun! (And now I need to sit in a dark, quiet room for about three weeks.) Anyway, I browsed a lot of plants yesterday. […]
Review: June reads!
Hi, it’s been a long time since I’ve properly updated this blog (other than the Junji Ito blog post!) — I’ve been reading a ton of great books lately, and I think you should check them out. Outside of work, I’ve been taking things slow […]
Review: Tomie, a horror classic about society’s gendered horrors
Despite being a huge Junji Ito fan, I put off reading Tomie because I wasn’t quite sure if I’d like it. Would it just be a concrete block’s worth of gratuitous gendered violence and a tired femme fatale trope? (It’s a giant book.) After working […]