diy | planting a cactus

For some of you out there, planting a cactus has never even been a consideration. For people like me, it’s a hobby. I think cacti are adorable and so easy to take care of- but how does one plant a cactus without constantly hurting themselves? I’ve created this DIY of four simple steps to take when planting a cactus.

First, gather all of the items that you’ll need. The cactus, a ceramic pot, potting soil, tongs and water.

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Next you’ll want to fill your pot with soil. Fill it high enough to where your cactus will fit snug in his new home.

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Using your tongs, you’ll then want to gently grab the base of the cactus, lifting it out of it’s temporary pot and placing it into the new pot. If you find there’s still extra room surrounding the cactus, simply fit it in with more soil, avoiding the needles of the cactus.

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Once your cactus is happy in his new home I’d suggest to give him a drink. Remember that they’re desert plants and don’t need too much water; I spray my cactus once a week!

Enjoy!!  xo

diy | planting a cactus

photo diary | artwalk

On the first Wednesday of every month, the city I live in holds an event called ArtWalk. ArtWalk features dozens of artists, seeking to show and sell their work. You can find anything from jewelry to paintings, or even fire mixtapes. During these nights, the artistic community really comes together, putting aside any negativity or judgements, to simply appreciate art.

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In this photo set I focus mostly on the artwork provided in the MoCA, or Museum of Contemporary Art.

This month inside the MoCA, everyone was handed wireless headphones. A live DJ on the ground floor controlled what music was heard through the headphones. This created such an abstract experience when appreciating the artwork. Rather than hearing whispers or chatter- it was just you, the art and the music.

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‘1001 Dreams’, by Sheila Goloborotko. This artist runs a website in which people can submit dreams. She then prints your dreams onto pillow cases, exhibiting them in art museums and all over urban cities. You can submit a dream here at http://1001dreams.net/ .

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‘Ruby Lichen’, by Jill Parisi

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Makenzie Ebert and Keany Lannuier observe a piece by Taryn McMahon.

photo diary | artwalk

photo diary | a day at the zoo

On Friday, January 29th, Joshua and I decided to venture to the Jacksonville Zoo. Our zoo held a special offer that made the tickets only $5 that day- pretty much a college kids’ dream. This was our first time visiting this zoo together and we definitely had the time of our lives.

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I think we spent about 20 minutes with the lions just trying to communicate with them and make eye contact. At the end of the day, they’re just big kitties.

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Keel-billed Toucan

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Leopard

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Joshua and I found the gorillas to be the most interesting. It’s memorizing to observe their actions and realize how similar they are to humans. In this photograph a mother gorilla is giving her baby a piggy-back ride.

photo diary | a day at the zoo