I love it when Summer finally comes around. Not only is the sun rising earlier, it also seems brighter and hotter. In Houston the weather can turn sweltering so quickly lately. In the morning it may be overcast but by the afternoon you need to be armed with a good set of shades that will protect your peepers from harmful… View Post
Orchids! The other day my sweet boyfriend brought me home an orchid. I love orchids, and this one was my favorite shade of purple. You might have had a similar plant before, and thought that you couldn’t keep it alive. Orchids can be a little finicky, but like any plant they will stay alive if you know how to care for… View Post
Father’s Day is only a few weeks away. Did you cover your bases yet? I put together this handy Father’s Day Gift Guide in case you need some help. My dad really prefers for us to make him something for Father’s Day. A handmade card or custom photo really goes a long way. But, if you’re in a pinch for… View Post
The wave forecast was big and burly, so we went a little further south early in the morning to surf near a pair of jetties. One of the jetties breaks the chop while the other one builds the swell, so you get nice big strong waves to surf on there. It had been raining recently, and we couldn’t drive through… View Post
Geometric Nails are one of my favorite and frequent motifs. They’re clean, crisp, and easier to paint than most other designs. Think about it – it’s just a bunch of straight lines. Here’s a roundup of my geometric nails from this past winter and spring: Tips & Tricks: Worried about painting with your non dominant hand? Don’t. Hold the nail… View Post
Growing an avocado tree from a seed is easy. I eat avocados all the time. A little over a year ago I kept looking at the seeds from them and thinking about how fresh they were, and it seemed like such a waste to just pitch them when I was done. So I looked up how to grow an avocado… View Post
Longboard days ahead.
The sky was finally clear driving back from the beach, so we stopped at the George Observatory to look at the stars. The roads and land around the Observatory is pitch black. Artificial lights aren’t allowed because they interfere with the visibility of the night sky. Once we arrived, there were signs everywhere that said “Beware of Alligators.” Be warned…. View Post