Live: Book Shelf!

As I fiddled around on my blog this afternoon while avoiding homework, it was feeling rather drab. So, I’ve added a new page: the book shelf! Honestly, I’m super excited about this because I love books. I mean I love books – including, but not limited to novels, notebooks, sketchbooks, comic books, scrolls, etc. I don’t know, I just love the feeling of stacks of paper, let alone the content that lies within them.

For now, the page is split into two lists: books I haven’t read but want to and books I’ve read and am now recommending. I’d like to actually turn it into an amalgamation of my book reviews (of which I have yet to start), and set it up like a real shelf, with pictures of the spines that you can hover over for a quick summary and rating, or click on for a link to the full review.

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Adventures in Succulent Identification ( + 2 new projects! )

So today I embarked on the journey of succulent identification. I know, you’re probably thinking, “This girl considers herself a plant enthusiast and doesn’t even know what kind of plants she owns?”. Honestly, that’s exactly why I decided to do a little research.

Almost all the succulents and cacti that you buy are not going to be labeled, unless you buy them from a smaller and more focused company. But I, like many of my fellow casual succulent growers, usually just buy my plants at the hardware store or local plant shops that themselves don’t know a whole lot about the origins of the odd squishy and spikey plants they ship in.

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Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by eeveetravels! Thanks so much for your nomination! I’m very excited about this because it encourages us new bloggers to contact each other and start developing some relationships, as well as gain support.

These are the Rules:

Each nominee must have under 200 followers

Thank and link to the nominating blog

Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees

Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated

Write a post containing the questions

Include these rules in the post

So these are the questions eeveetravels asked me:

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The Beginning of Everything

Everything has to start somewhere, right? My blog, for example, is starting right here in this first post.

My passion for music, on the other hand, began farther back than my memory serves. I was born with what Steven Brown calls PMT, or Perpetual Music Track. In other words, I’ve had constant music in my head for as long as I can remember ( before that actually). This induced symptoms such as constant humming and singing (I was that kid) which first nurtured my interest in music. At times, the constant noise can be very distracting, but I’ve come to largely embrace it, as it immerses me in my favorite sounds 24/7. Learning to play the French Horn in 7th grade of course only intensified my love of music, as well as gave me a nonverbal outlet (in addition to my verbal outlet of singing) for the music and emotions that accompany it. Today I play my horn upwards of 16 hours a week, sing in choir, and of course carry around my personal stereo in my head.

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