Thursday, October 30, 2014

fishy smalls

Andy got the first half of his birthday gift today.

A fish!

Basically, he once had a Betta fish named, The Eighth (It was a King Henry Betta so he thought tit would be funny.) This fish lived for like ten years. Which is a ridiculous lifespan for a Betta. Long story short, Andy always dreams about his next Betta. 

We found a beautiful marbled white Betta and purchased the Aquafram Tank from Backtotheroots. It is a wonderful fish tank kit that includes everything you need to start-up except the fish. We of course, added our own flair and water heater for maximum fish happiness.

The cool thing is I live in an apartment with terrible natural light and I have had no problem growing wheatgrass with the tank. Plus, our little fishy's tank is nice and clean.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

5 DIYs for Halloween

This is a super simple DIY tutorial brought to you by blogger Delia Creates. Even though I sew, I love the idea of anything that requires minimal effort.

If you are like me and live in an apartment building that is surrounded by rogue alley-cats that destroy everything, then the idea of carving pumpkins and putting them outside is a "no go". Why not buy a bunch of plastic pumpkins and paint them with personality? This one is a set of 15 DIY Painted Pumpkin tutorials from The Nest.

When I saw this I thought to myself, "DAMN IT!! WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!" And yes, it was internally versed my loud inside-my-head voice. This tutorial comes from Moms and Munchkins. It includes the full cookie recipe as well, but I have a feeling the lazy of us ladies will be using tube cookies.

This one comes from How About Orange. And I know it is almost totally reusing the spiderweb cape idea. However, I like this way better than spreading around that insane plastic-cottony-fiber-mess all over the place. If I don't like walking through real spiderwebs, why would I walk through fake ones? Huh? Answer me that!

And last but not least. Pineapple Jack-o-Laterns!!

I just plain like this. I really don't know how well it stands up to the test of time. I'd imagine that it becomes a giant mess after a day. However, for anyone that lives in a warmer climate (such as myself) this would be a fantastic centerpiece for that, "Halloween Themed Luau" you always wanted to throw. Oh wait, that's me. Regardless, thank you to A Subtle Revelry for this and other Halloween ideas on her page.