My Affordable Vanilla Fragrance Collection

Not to sound bougie, but perfumes quickly became a hobby of mine in quarantine, and they soon rivaled my love for plants. It didn’t start as an aromatherapy thing — the frenzy kicked off when I listened to the line in Taylor Swift’s “illicit affairs” that goes “Leave the perfume on the shelf,” which made […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Maranta Plants

Hello from my lone surviving prayer plant! I am gravely fearful of any plant that requires too much humidity because I live in such a dry little nook of California. And guess what? Prayer plants *love* humidity! While I adore how prayer plants look with their whimsical and intricate foliage patterns, I’d be remiss not […]

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Is Only Moderately Life-Changing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Is Only Moderately Life-Changing. Well, it’s been not a minute, but several minutes! Y’all, I finally made my way through The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up! And while it wasn’t magical, I did find myself drawn to KonMari’s brute cleaning philosophy — my main takeaway from this handy little book […]

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golden hahnii snake plant

Weekend Update: 9/26

Back with a short weekend update, plant friends! It’s been busy lately, and I’m trying to allow myself to relax a little bit this fine Monday evening. Not much decluttering happened this weekend, but I do have intentions to better organize my fragrance collection as well as throw out some plants I don’t want anymore. […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Rubber Plants

I am shocked by how many ficus plants I’ve owned, given my track record with them. I’ve had several plants in this genus: two ficus lyrata, a ficus benjamina, and of course, two ficus elastica. These are fig plants, but the edible common fig, ficus carica, isn’t your ideal houseplant — it really prefers being […]

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Weekend Update: 9/19

Hello, plant friends! I haven’t had a lot of groundbreaking weekends when it comes to my plants. Actually, I’ve been doing a good deal of ignoring them as of late. I’ll get to the good, the bad, and the ugly soon.  This weekend *did* end up being a productive one in terms of organizing my […]

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Weekend Update: 9/5

Hello again, my fronds! I don’t have much of a weekend update. My plants are surviving the heat wave, but they’ve been giving off less growth than usual, probably because autumn is rearing its head right around the corner. Typically on Labor Day weekend, I enjoy the extra day off to celebrate my birthday! We’re […]

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