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Plant Parenting

It’s finally Friday and I can’t say how excited I am for this weekend. I don’t even really have anything planned, but I just know I’m going to do some great cleaning and relaxing. I’m not sure if it’s just been me, but this week has been a DRAG! Everyday this week has seemed to just been long and either really busy or really boring. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m glad it’s finally over.

One exciting thing that happened this week despite the drag is I adopted two new plant babies. I technically just have temporary custody of them, but it’s still exciting. I brought them home from work, they were holding on for dear life in that office. I’m not good with remembering plant types, but I did give them names. Added to our little plant family this week is Tam, a vining plant that only had two surviving leaves, and CB, I really don’t know how to explain to you guys, but it was suffering too.

I have a couple other house plants, Carlito the Cactus, Nina, and Terrance. Other than Carlito, I really don’t know the specifics of my other kiddos, but I really can say that I do love them. The same way that you feed and care for yourself, your children, and your pets, is the same nurturing love you should give to your plants. Make sure that you know how much water they need and how often they need it, when to repot your plants, and how much light they need.

There are studies that show the many benefits of having house plants. Things from boosting your mood and decreasing stress, to cleaning indoor air by absorbing toxins and releasing oxygen, indoor plants are great for every household. I know you may be thinking, “I don’t have enough time for that” or ” there’s no good lighting in my house” or even “I’ve got no clue what I’m doing.” It’s all okay. There are plants that require low maintenance, survive well in low lighting or shaded areas, and even all kinds of websites and stores with a variety of beginner friendly plants for those of you just getting started.

On my very short list of things to do this weekend, I do plan on trying to find a few more babies to add to our plant family. I encourage everyone to start a plant family; make sure to name each one and raise them well. The best reward of plant parenting is looking back and seeing the growth. A great addition to every home without breaking the bank is a new plant. Remember, the grass is greener wherever you water it, why not get some new perspective on that statement?

From left to right: Carlito the Cactus, Nina, and Terrance on their new shelf
Tam and CB when I got them home
CB after being repotted with new soil after removing dead leaves
Tam’s only surviving leaves in water waiting to grow new roots so I can repot her.

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Looking for Birria?

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I can say that I am a big foodie. I follow all types of food accounts on Instagram and I love to eat! Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time looking for some tacos. Not just any tacos, because I know plenty of great taco places, but specifically birria tacos.

I know I mentioned the tacos in last week’s post, but I really just can’t get enough of them. It took a bit of searching and getting the times right, but I did find a place close to home. Let me just say that those tacos were excellent. They definitely looked good on the pictures, but actually tasting them was heaven. The flavors of slow cooked beef, cilantro, onions, and whatever they put in that sauce all blended together… AMAZING! I actually ended up dipping my tacos into queso along with the soup that they serve, and let me just say that I certainly had multiple food-gasms! I definitely think that this is a meal everyone should try. The good news is, this coming weekend, there are a couple places selling these delicious bites around the metro Atlanta area.

First and most familiar to me is Rose’s Taco Grill (@rosestacogrill on instagram) in Riverdale off of Hwy85. They’re open from 11AM-10PM everyday except Wednesdays. The second place is Gusgeras (@gusgeras_atl on Instagram) located off North Ave in Jonesboro. They’ll be selling birria tacos this Saturday and Sunday from 12PM-3PM. The last place I know of that is selling birria, or as he calls it “crack” in the metro area is Chef Smokey (@chefsmokeyatl on Instagram). He will be located in Austell off Veterans Memorial on Saturday from 5-8:30PM and Sunday from 11AM-3PM. All specific location information can be found either in google searches or by the Instagram handles provided.

If anybody knows any other places with birria, or good food to try next, feel free to comment below. As always, have a great and safe weekend and happy Friday!

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Friday Funday: Fall on the Horizon

Finally, it’s Friday!!! I know it’s been a short week for most of us, but that doesn’t change the fact that the weekend is finally here! Here’s a quick look into some things to do this weekend; so let’s get right into ways to take the load off.

I’m sure most people tend to forget, but September 15th is the start of National Hispanic Heritage month. With covid still running rampant in the streets, a lot of the normal festivities have been canceled for this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go support Hispanic businesses in the meantime. Last weekend I tried some birria tacos and I’ve had them 3 times already! I love a good taco and this is one that definitely exceeded my expectations. So the first suggestion for my foodies is to go try some birria tacos at your local hispanic owned eatery!

Now I realize that everyone doesn’t like tacos, or even food as much as me. That’s why I’ve got some other weekend suggestions. As we are starting to experience some chillier weather, it’s about time we prepare for the season change. If you’re a festive person, now is a great time to start decorating for the fall. Putting up the door decor, maybe some walls decals and festive throw pillows on the sofa can really set the mood for the season coming.

We know that the weather these days is really unpredictable, but metro Atlanta, we’re supposed to be expecting storms all weekend. What better way to spend a rainy Saturday evening than with a good cozy book? I’m currently reading “Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race”, and it’s a truly incredible. It details the struggle of race in Britain, which is very similar to that in America. Another good page turner for the people that like more mystical/sci-fi books is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. It’s a series about a young boy on a search for the monster that killed his grandpa. Along the way, he learns about the home where his grandpa grew up and leads to all kinds of adventures. For people looking for a short read, I’d recommend “Milk and Honey”, a book of poems that’s sure to entice all readers.

Whoever you are and whatever you’re into, this weekend gives you a chance to get some things done. Even with the odd nature of the world, we can still enjoy the little things. So let’s remember to kick back, relax, and be safe this weekend as we find something to do!