new bottle calf && composting && finding my DREAM PLANT !!

hola friends !! it is a sunny tuesday morning and I decided to pull up WordPress and write a post today bc I feel like its been a long time since I did one of these posts but its actually only been like, two weeks. aha

first things first..

Amanda: “i’m probably going to get the corona bc i didn’t wash those two strawberries when mom told me too”

anywayssss LOL

on the very last day of April we found a super cute abandoned calf, who we named Trixie, and we took her home to bottle feed since she wasn’t doing well. now, she is doing super well and drinking a full bottle several times a day. so cute ;’)

dixie is also quite jealous bc a) we pay attention to trxie and not her for like 3 minutes b) their names rhyme ahah

also also also

we started composting! we have so many vegetable scraps and all we do is throw them out so we decided to “repurpose” them and give our garden some better soil by composting. we used plastic barrels, some pallets, and a plastic tube to build our composters and so far, they are working well. the first batch of compost is finally breaking down and now smells very earthy and is looking quite nice. if you’re looking to reduce your garbage and give your soil a boost, composting is a great way to start. The Spruce has so many helpful articles all about it.

new leaves on my ZZ tree !!!!

oh oh and last week I got my new paintbrushes in the mail and EEEEE they are the most beautiful things ever. I could not stop petting them ahh. i’m currently doing a peony/poppy canvas and its been pretty entertaining. i need to finish the first flower before i get bored of it and do something really drastic like paint the whole thing blue LOL

I have been reading a lotttt since I finished school which has been really nice. currently i’m reading rainbow valley by the one and only l m montgomery and ahh i love it so much. the last few Anne books about her children are some of my favorites

eeeeeeeeeeee ALSO ALSO

i broke out of the house yesterday and did a little bit of shopping and i found my dreaaaam plant. one of them at least.

a majesty palm !! i found mine at a hardware store for $20 and she looks so cute in my room.

i really need to stop buying plants, ahah

i think the only one I am going to buy, if i find one, is a pothos because i think it would be super cute on my bookshelf. but other than that i don’t think i will be buying any more houseplants bc my room is fuuuull haha


what have YOU been up to this past week??


AaHHHhhHHhhh where oh WHERE did July && August go?? seriously the best months of the year and now they’re gone. Sob.

Anyways. Its been a nice long summer but it’s been a nice lil break from blogging and now i have a lot to say. like a lot.

so buckle up, grab your mug of coffee and clear your schedule for this looooong post. heh.

Starting off July, it was raining SO MUCH AND IT WAS SAD AND SOB SOB SOB. I love a good rainy day but several weeks of rain?! mehhhh no thxsss.


day camppppp. ahhh, this was such a fun but TIRING, oh so TIRINGGGG two days of kids camp and i was so ready for my own room and bed after that.

teen camp, ahhhhhhh. best week ever. so. much. fun. i had the bessssttttttt cabin and this was the fastest week of my LIFE. it was like “SNAP” and it was done and i was so sad. 😫🤩 alllllll the fabulous people and alllllll the fun times made such great memories thoughhhh 👏🏼 it was also my sisters last year which was sadddd

Sophia came over for like two weeks and we had so. much. fun. we actually did stuff unlike LAST YEAR *COUGHHHHH* where we legit just watched hallmark and ate jujubes?? we painted & sketched & read & biked & shopped & i may or may not have SHOT A BIRD AHHH SOOOO EXCITING RIGHT 😱😆

I GOT MY LEARNERS. After failing once earlier this month, i got some flash cards which helped a tonnnn and without much confidence took it a second time and passed ahhhh 😱

Wynn & Melanie came over for the fair and it was soooo fun! and rainy. 😤😂

some of my best friends ( and cousins! ) came over for a day and i had so much fun catching up with them! 🥳

We went to a super nice lake resort for a few days and I WENT ZIPLINING AAAAHHH. It was so fun. And actually wasn’t scary AT ALL. 10/10 would do it again. 🙌🏼

I also did a bit of paddle boarding and that was so funnnn 🥳

Fam Reunion! SUcH a fun weekend and seeing all my frndz && fam again was greeeeattt. Aaahhh

My parents dropped my sister off at University and were gone for the week which we literally just did nothingggg

One of my friends was in town for the day and we had so much fun together! come again soooon xx


BEFORE WE WERE YOURS BY LISA WINGATE. Ah. i started rereading this and it is sooo good and sad and sobbbb

Watercolours and just PAINTING IN GENERAL. AHHH. it’s so fun. and satisfying and relaxing.

I also did a bit more calligraphy which was so. fun. And sooo relaxing and ahhh i may or may not have dried out my calligraphy brush heh

i got rid of a bunch of furniture which has made my room so much more spacious and it’s SO NICEEE!

rereading Mandie. i found a few at this lil antique store and decided to reread allllll of them and its suuuuch a goood series


BUUUUUUBLY. esply cherry bubly. ah ah ah ah ah. my summer FAVEEE.


What’s your favorite type of art??

✌🏼 OUT… Victoria