FREE Set of 3 Plant Printables – Proteas on Pink

February 23, 2017

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So I was mucking around with some vintage Plant / Botany illustrations I found and ended up with these. They remind me of #plantsonpink on Instagram – do you know it? I’ve optimised as best as possible to print at 8 x 10″ – as a PDF.

FREE for personal use. Please don’t re-sell or use commercially :) Okay …

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Adorablest-Free-Printable-Protea-on-Pink-2 (Middle)

Adorablest-Free-Printable-Protea-on-Pink-3 (Bottom)

Claire



Free Printable Password Keeper

January 16, 2017

Adorablest Free Printable Password KeeperFREE Printable Password Keeper for 2017! For whenever you need somewhere to write down your passwords –  Download it …

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Please Note: If you just try to print from .jpg above, it won’t be as good, so download from the text link (.pdf) above

If you’d like to check out the previous version also FIND IT HERE – so print whichever or both :)

This one is almost the same – just with a pretty font and slightly changed colours as an update to the season. Note that it doesn’t print as dark as in the picture above, but just enough to differentiate the lines.

As always, this is just for personal use, please enjoy it for that and don’t download to (re)sell it please.





Free Printable 2017 Calendar

January 2, 2017

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2017 is here and if you are looking for a FREE Printable Calendar for the year, simply CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE HERE!

      • Minimalist design with typography Month headers
      • Each month prints on a separate page in PDF format
      • Print each month as your need or the whole year – for home or office or both!
      • Starts on a Monday
      • Box outline to separate the days so you can write in your appointments
      • Remember this is FREE for my loyal readers, so be kind and don’t resell or redistribute, Thanks!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!





Hard to Kill Houseplants that can Kill You

December 16, 2016

hard to kill houseplants house plant plants kill youQuite often a seedling will pop up out of the garden and out of curiosity, I usually let them grow to see what they turn into. This was the case recently, when I let grow what I thought was a herb, seeing as it was in the vicinity of where I’d been growing various herbs and scented geraniums (pelargoniums).

It had a feathery, ferny appearance and looked a little like coriander, flat leaf parsley or was it a carrot? I crushed a little and smelled … it was neither and thankfully I didn’t end up taste testing it (you know that little inner voice saying noooooo!) because after a little research, it was hemlock … HEMLOCK (Conium maculatum)! WHAT!!!

After reading the Brisbane City Council Weed Identification Tool, THAT was what I’d been looking after – a widespread weed in this area and HIGHLY POISONOUS! People have died from thinking it was a ‘salad’ ingredient. Socrates, the famous philosopher was the tragic victim of being poisoned with this ‘weed’. I was worried that I’d even sniffed it.

There are many plants around us that perhaps we don’t realise just how toxic they can be. Those plants living among us, sharing our lives indoors – they too could be a killer! Not in the knife-wielding maniac way, but in all seriousness, I have all 4 of these robust and hard to kill indoor plants lurking living in my home and while they provide a filter for clean air – just be sure that you, your children or your pets don’t take a nibble on them …

[Top Left]
Zamioculcas zamiifolia

AKA ZZ Plant, ZeeZee Plant and Zanzibar Gem

All parts are toxic for you and your pets. Even when handling, use gloves.

[Top Right]
Syngonium spp.

AKA Arrowhead Plant

Intense burning and irritation of the mouth, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Poisonous for you and your pets.

[Bottom Left]
Dieffenbachia spp.

AKA Dumb Cane

Called Dumb Cane for a reason. Not just because it would be a stupid thing to do to eat it. Tongue, lips and throat swell and burn causing you to become dumb (unable to speak) and may block your airway. Highly toxic for pets and humans.

[Bottom Right]
Spathiphyllum spp.

AKA White Flag and Peace Lily

Do not let this be a Rest in Peace Lily. Oral burning and irritation, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Toxic for you and your pets.

So, how many of these common indoor house plants do you have? Just be sure that if you do have inquisitive little ones, cats or dogs, do your research for plant toxicity and maybe not have the poisonous ones at all for the time being – there are still plenty of non-toxic varieties to choose – but again … RESEARCH.

Of course, if you fear that poisoning may have occurred, immediately call your Poisons Information Line or (Emergency) Vet in the case of furry friends.

Claire


DIY – How to Make Stars from Straws

December 13, 2016

diy christmas stars straws tutorial adorablestDIY – How to Make Stars from Straws that you can use for Christmas Stars! It’s been awhile since my last DIY … this year has just flown hasn’t it?

This is a really easy last minute DIY and you can use these stars for Christmas tree decorations, gift embellishments or make a garland from them. The best thing is, they are cheap to make (from everyday straws), but give that Himmeli Scandi look that is meant to look minimalist! Read on for the easy tutorial.  Read more…

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