5.21.2014

That Time I Planted Pot. Almost.

Happy almost three day weekend party people. I don't know about you but I love myself some extra time off work. Call me crazy but not being at work ranks 312 points above being at work. I did the math once and that's what it came out to. We have a big landscaping project going down at casa de Living In Yellow this weekend. It was one of those projects where my husband said "hey we should do this!" and then 30 seconds later he is killing off all of the grass in that area. We like to invest a lot of time and mental energy into making decisions. I keep reminding him that I am trying to move houses, not make ours prettier, but he doesn't seem to want to listen. It's like he is trying to teach me a lesson about being content with where I am at or something outlandish like that. 

Also, I should mention that I planted myself a nice little pot full of parsley, oregano, and basil a few days ago. 


I totally copied the entire idea from a friend so don't give me any awards just yet.  You know when you do something and you know you have finally moved from the young adult stage to holy crap, I am an actual adult now stage? That was this for me. How quickly the tides could have changed if I would have planted a pot full of pot instead. Not that I would plant pot in a pot. I'm just saying I could have and then I would have remained cool and not ninety years old. And now I have to clarify that pot is not cool children. PASS ON THE GRASS. 

Well that was a weird tangent. 

I think what I was trying to say all along is that I have somebody I would like you to meet. I'm just warning you that you may read about this girl and her heart and suddenly feel like a piece of trash for not ever bottle feeding a tiger, but keep in mind that we can't all be superheros. If we were, none of us would be super. Lucky for Lesley, she is and I kinda adore her. 

I hope you all enjoy these interviews with other bloggers--I love me some good question and answer sessions from time to time. If nothing else I am sure my dad appreciates them as I can already predict his call to me about this one "HEY ERIN. DID YOU KNOW THAT A BLOG READER OF YOURS WENT OVER TO THAILAND ONCE AND BUILT HOMES?" He does that stuff. It's kinda cute. So yes dad, I did know that. 


1. Coolest thing you have ever done...ready, set, go.  

I've done a few really cool things with big plans to do more. The best thing I've probably ever done, aside from dropper feeding teeny tiny kittens, is building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Poland & Thailand. I've also been to Florida & Alabama to help on builds back in 2003 & 2007. I just love helping out with Habitat for Humanity! One of the best parts of working on these build projects, aside from traveling, is that you get to work alongside the future homeowners. In my experiences, they were such hardworking, deserving people who needed a hand up,not a hand-out (which is Habitat's motto).

You can read more about my experience in Poland in 2009 here and I blogged about my build in Thailand in 2011 here.

2. Outside of blogging, how do you spend the majority of your time?

If you haven't guessed from my last answer, I have a passion for volunteering & good causes. I work full-time as the Volunteer Coordinator of the local SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This is both the most challenging & rewarding position I've ever held. I love working with so many other people who just want to make a difference and I love that I can step out of my office at any time to get some cat snuggles or dog kisses.


Outside of work, I've recently taken up yoga (love love love) & am trying to work out lots for the #1800MinuteChallenge. I'm also a book worm and total homebody. You'll often find me spending my evenings (when I'm not in meetings, running evening dog walks, or at yoga/gym) curled up on the couch basking in the glory of my PVR & surfing blogs. I'm also always searching for new things to do.


3. What is one piece of advice you would give to a blogger just starting out?  

A good blog design! Seriously. If I hop on to a blog that looks super amateur and free-Blogger-template-y, I leave it almost immediately. Design is what draws potential readers in, and content is what hooks them. I'm not saying my blog is great in either category, I'm just saying that this is what I look for in my next fav blog. My current design was a freebie. I was extremely lucky to have found a talented new designer who was looking to build up her portfolio & did the work for free.

4. Hypothetically speaking, if you were to have a lavish giveaway in today's post where you buy all of my readers love and adoration, what would you give away? 

Wellllll.... I'd offer your readers a nice little shopping spree because that's my fav kind of giveaway... perhaps to the tune of a $25 Sephora gift card code AND a $25 Urban Outfitters gift card code. Ya know... hypothetically speaking.

Well friends, it turns out Lesley's "hypothetical" giveaway has somehow turned into reality. It's magic this stuff is. So you read it right, one of you will win a $25 Sephora gift card and another one of you hot shots will win a $25 Urban Outfitters gift card. She's a giving person, what can I say. Make sure to pay Lesley a visit and then win yo'self some goods.


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  1. Once when I was in college I lived with 2 other girls in a trailer in a pretty shady neighborhood but that was what we could afford at the time. Our house was the party house and the lady next door (who was the landlord) was always watching us. Even then I liked to get crafty so I planted several flowers in cups and put them in our kitchen window to get light. People would come over and laugh and make jokes that we were growing pot in the window. Well just so happen that someone in town got busted with weed plants and there was a picture of one of the plants in the paper. My room mate decided to cut the picture out and tape it to one of the plants in the window for a good laugh. Well a few days later we come home and the locks were removed from the front door and the cops were there with the landlord. She was in there shouting "see they are growing weed". It didn't take the cops long to figure out that it was just flowers sprouting. What we learned is that she is the one who took the locks off the door (basically she broke in) and then she called the cops. We moved out that very night. Even though that wasn't the best situation it is a truly funny story.

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  3. My friend also planted basil and parsley leaves too! and mint leaves. It made me want to do the same but maybe next month I will start looking into it. Great pic!

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  4. whoa, weird, I totally planted basil, oregano, and parsley for the first time ever over the wknd! Also some tomato plants and cilantro, rosemary, and dill. We'll see what lives and what dies.

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)