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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
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Quite 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 …
AKA ZZ Plant, ZeeZee Plant and Zanzibar Gem
All parts are toxic for you and your pets. Even when handling, use gloves.
AKA Arrowhead Plant
Intense burning and irritation of the mouth, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.
Poisonous for you and your pets.
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.
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.
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…
In one of my earlier posts, from February 2015 – I introduced you to my weird plant find, a Brain Cactus (Mammillaria elongata Cistata) in a Skull Planter. Read more…
I’m still loving the rose gold / copper with dusty pink styling at the moment and Monstera leaves. So on this very rainy weekend, I’ve combined the two. Pictured is an original print I’ve designed using one of the leaves from my Monstera plant, as inspiration. It’s designed to fit an 8 x 10″ frame (you’ll need to trim the paper to fit if you don’t use photo paper), but you can just print it on A4 paper (as above) and stick it to the wall with washi tape. If you’re not in Australia, just your standard printer paper should be fine too. Read more…
Thank You to all that replied with my survey and your input. During the holidays, I’ve had some time to re-energise and also to evaluate your (encouraging) responses, Thanks 😉 The results are in and it seems that this being a DIY & Craft Blog, you really like the DIY Tutorials – YAY!
I’m happy too because I really like putting them together for you, so you will continue to see Craft How-to’s. What I do need to mention here though is that I’ve started some other projects and commitments outside of this blog also … so what does that mean?
The posting schedule in the past (uh oh, the past …) since re-launching Adorablest in September has been daily, with the occasional day off (but then sometimes there were posts on the weekend) and mostly to a *timetable* like DIYs on Mondays, Etsy Finds on Tuesdays, etc.
I’m not sure if that’s long enough to become accustomed to or not and if you would even miss this 😉 I don’t want it to sound like you have nothing better to do than read my blog! but this will change, just letting you know. I’m not abandoning posting altogether, but the frequency will not be to a set schedule.
I’ll be getting back to the core of why I started this blog – to make fun crafty stuff and share how I did it – but not to a routine. I hope you’ll still stop by and if you really don’t want to miss a post, you can always subscribe, as I’ve set it up to email you whenever there’s a new post. But “no worries” if you don’t want to do this and if you just want to pop over sometime, that’d be great too.
Happy. New. Year.