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I love plants. But it's just so hard for me to tend gardens. Especially, managing the growth of weeds everywhere. But ironically, after there were no more soil in our yard to grow plants, I suddenly have the love to grow plants. Thank God for pots, I can still have plants around minus the annoying weeds.
The photo above are lavender and ryegrass grown from seeds. The seed pot kits I bought are complete with seeds, pots and vermiculite soil. It's actually not a soil. Anyway, I planted them last December and look how tiny the lavenders still are up to now after 6 weeks I planted them. But growers say lavenders are really hard to germinate and slow growers. Out of maybe 100 seeds, I got only 4 seedlings! To think, it's even grown especially from vermiculite. Btw, the other one there, I'm not sure if it's a real lavender. Haha!
The ryegrass are well, they are grass so they grow fast. You get shoots out of the soil in just 3 days.
And then, last December also, I bought a succulent from Market Market when I happened to pass by. Near the al fresco foodcourt, there's an area where you can buy flowers and plants. My succulent was a sedum pachyphyllum or common name, silver jelly beans. But yah I'm a noob so even a low maintenance plant as a succulent died in my hands. Yaiks! I don't think I have a photo of my actual plant when it's still intact. But it looks like this.
Either I did something wrong when I was transferring the plant to a different pot or I overwatered it. Good thing, I was able to salvage the leaves before it completely died. Thank God for world wide web, I learned from succulent enthusiasts that you can propagate succulents from its leaves! So here now is my succulent propagation project.
I don't see any roots coming out from the plucked echeveria leaves but there are like pinkish buds trying to come out from the ends of the leaves. Hope this works. I'll update you in this project. So far, it's been exciting. I would need to look for cactus or succulent soil and cute pots soon.
Have a great day lovelies!
For moms who think my life is perfect, it's not.
For people who think I have it all together, I don't.
For those who think I'm so nice, I'm not.
If you think that my kids are well-behaved and obedient, they're not.
If you think I don't get into fights with my hubby, I do.
If you think I serve nutritious, healthy food and not junk at our family meals always, I don't.
If you think that I don't have problems and challenges in life, I do.
If you think I don't feel crazy, thinking what I'm going to do with my kids, I do.
If you think that I don't go through negative emotions each day and I don't get mad or shout, I do.
If you think I don't ever wish my life would end, I do, for a minute, at times.
If you envy my travel photos, my blogs, instagram or fb profile pics, please don't. Those were just snapshots of my day. There's a whole story behind.
My life isn't perfect. Just like yours. Just like you, I battle with my own personal struggles every single day.
I'll still keep posting my perfect smile in social media, but bear in mind that my life is not all that. Life is real.
My life isn't perfect. But it's good in it's own way and I'm grateful. Because in all of these, God is good and awesome and perfect, all the time. And that's where I just look, to Jesus who is the best friend that we can always have and to the perfect God that is upon all of us.
Have a great day lovelies!
Happy New Year everyone!
Hope that you had a joyful celebration of the past holidays. What's important for me is those days we're with our families. In short, I had joyful yet simple celebrations with our families.
Zach has a new teacher in his piano class for a month now. And she recommended for Zach to use a new book as well. He's now using Accelerated Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber (P720). It's more expensive than the John Thompsons series (P75). But I'm happy with Zach's progess.
I think he's quite a fast learner. He has tried following the notes of "Ode To Joy" today and the video above was just his second time trying to follow the notes of the piece. I'm so excited to hear him play especially that this is a Beethoven piece. This is different baby!
Now you know I'm one proud mom.
Good night 😴 lovelies!
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Hello there! Here's us after the boys' piano and theater class.
Our youngest is in theater class at Homeschool Alabang with Tr. Anna Marie. They'll be performing a musical play called, "Happily Forever After." It's about the message of the cross, God's amazing love for mankind.
These kids are good! Parents and guardians are excited to see the kids on stage. That's why we squeeze ourselves and try hard to watch the classes outside the room. Can't wait for March 2017.
Have a great day lovelies!