Succulent propagating

Hello my name is Kelli, and I’m a thief.
I don’t rob houses. Well I sometimes do. I rob plants. No dropped seed, cutting or leaf is safe around me.
Some of these leaves are from a friends plant or my own, and some I plucked from plants at Lowes. I’m not a greedy thief, I only take one or two leafs. But when I see a shriveling dying plant somewhere, I feel the need to give it a better life. Even if it’s through its off-spring.
Here is how I grow succulents from cuttings.


Remove leaves or sections carefully from plant. Leaves I take from the bottom. If you are taking a small section of the plant this will still apply.
Place on dirt or surface and let dry. The wet area that was connected to the mother plant needs to dry and callous. If you plant it right away in the ground, it is more likely to rot before rooting. I have placed cutting in dirt that have fallen off accidentally, and they have lived. I just make sure not to water them for a few days.

Now you wait. In a week or two you’ll start seeing little grow at the end that was connected to the mother plant. Don’t do anything yet. You’ll see the leaf or cutting start to dry up. Just leave it alone.
Once the new growth has started to root, and the leaf is really shriveled, that’s when you can give it a small misting of water. Not much. I’ll add more posts along the way as these grow.
Mist once a week and enjoy.
These are a few I keep in my kitchen window sill above the sink. And are mother plants to a few I’m propagating. And the ones in the yellow pot are in the family room, I just repotted them into that one. I’ll add photos of it filling out later as well.

Blum Naturals Facial wipes

I only use a face wipe about once a week. I would never substitute using one of them instead of washing my face. However, sometimes I’m really lazy or its in the middle of the day when I want to take make up off.
I like a wipe that’s a decent size, wet but not dripping. And I like a bit of texture. Not exfoliating, but not baby but smooth either.
These fit the bill. And they smell nice. Nothing over powering, but a nice light floral scent.
Did I mention there are 30 wipes, not 25 or 28. You get a full months worth (If used daily). And they have different scents for different skin types or issues. Oh and they are cruelty free.

As for quality, I haven’t had a problem. They take off all my face make-up and most of my eye makeup. If I don’t use water proof, almost all of it comes off without a problem. I don’t have to tug or rub to hard. And they have a flip top closure to keep them moist. I’ve had one open for over two months and it’s not dried out. But I make sure to close it properly. I would totally repurchase.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

This looks kind of nasty. But trust me it tastes really good. And easy. Takes a few minutes to set up, but not long. I get my seeds soaking whiling get dressed or taking the dogs out.

Enjoy.

Pudding Recipe:

1/2 cup Almond Milk (Or any milk)
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
2 tbsp Maple Syrup (Or honey or Agave)
1 tsp Spices (Optional)

Mix first two ingredients together, let sit for 5 plus minutes. Mix everything else in. Enjoy.
I like it warmed, but its delicious cold too.

Here are the labels so you can get the nutritional information.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

For years on most tailgating morning. My friends mom Cindy, always makes cinnamon cream cheese bars. And if she doesn’t, there is hell to pay.
Cameron doesn’t always request things, so when he does. I try to accommodate him. At first I didn’t know what he was talking about. He just said “Are you going to make them pumpkin bars?” I’ve never made pumpkin bars, so it took some explaining from him. In the end, I figured out he want Cindys bars pumpkinfied.

I just took Cindy’s cream cheese bar recipe and added pureed pumpkin. Which is so easy to begin with. All you need is 5 ingredients. You can add spices if you want. I did here though, and I would suggest it.
I couldn’t find my beater attachments, so I just hand mixed the filling. So you’ll see specks of cream cheese in the pictures. Clearly I wasn’t caring that day. Didn’t change the deliciousness at all 🙂



Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

8 oz Softened package of cream cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 can Pumpkin Puree
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Allspice
2 cans Crescent Roll
19 x 13 pan (I would suggest glass)

Topping (optional):
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Spread one of the cans of crescent rolls out in the bottom of your pan. You can choose to butter or spray your pan. I didn’t and it was fine. Mix First 7 ingredients together till well blended. Then pour and spread over the first layer of crescent dough. Now spread the second can of dough on to the filling. This might take a minute. I sprinkled the top with cinnamon sugar before baking.
Bake at 350 f for around 25 minutes. Check at around 20.

Vitacost Haul October

This was one order but shipped in two boxes a couple of days apart.

First box :


Now officially loaded up with pumpkin. Ready for the holidays and I was thinking about doing pumpkin recipe week soon. Of course our herbal coffee. Vitacost has the best price, and they occasionally have coupon codes, and of course use E-Bates or Extrabux.

Second Box :


These are most staples and repurchase. Our new soap and my breakfast bars.

VitaCost : http://goo.gl/zqStXB

ExtraBux : http://www.extrabux.com/r/53dbe80ce9
Ebates : http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=tmmZsCq78QXdLiJx%2Bn0h4A%3D%3D&eeid=26471