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Jan
30
2016
Jan 30, 2016

thingsthatwedo.com - baby jade plant jan 2016

I love plants but I know I don’t have the perfect green thumb. Actually, I don’t even think I technically have green thumb but I do manage to keep a lot of plants alive and well. I attribute that more to their resiliency than anything else. If they’re able to survive and thrive despite my lack of green thumbness, well, that’s quite the feat.

You see, I’m also a little accident prone. I walk into walls that don’t move, trip on completely flat ground with running shoes on, and I knock off unsuspecting jade plant leaves during regular routine maintenance. I manage to do it not once, not twice, but three times all on the same day. – Continue Reading

Oct
16
2015
Oct 16, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com pic - jade plant

Once upon a time, a teeny weeny jade plant grew from a petal I shoved into soil after I had accidentally knocked it off the original big plant. I had hoped something magical would happen and was astounded to find that little tiny plant.

Months and months later, that jade plant continues to grow and it is definitely not teeny weeny anymore. I am completely in awe which is why I continue to post about it every now and then. – Continue Reading

Apr
13
2015
Apr 13, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com pic - jade plant April 2015

Back in December 2014, I posted about a teeny weeny jade plant that grew from one of the petals that I had knocked off of a much bigger jade plant. Fast forward to April 2015 and I’m happy to report that said teeny weeny jade plant is growing growing growing!

Now, you all know by now that I don’t have a particularly green thumb. I don’t even know if jade plants have petals but that’s what I called that individual leaf or petal that I’d snapped off. So, given my lack of knowledge around said living things, I’m particularly happy to see how well it’s doing. It’s also pretty miraculous to see how big this teeny weeny jade plant has grown when you consider I could have easily thrown that leaf in the garbage. If I had done that, this teeny weeny jade plant would have never come into existence.

That thought process alone makes me incredibly grateful for life’s little random rainbows. Call me sentimental or silly but just looking at this teeny weeny jade plant makes me happier and more optimistic.

I think that’s the perfect way to end a perfect post for a perfect Monday leading to a perfect Tuesday which will lead to a perfect work week. Note: perfect doesn’t mean PERFECT. Perfect just means whatever you want it to mean with a positive twist.

I should make my own dictionary strictly for use on Mondays! 🙂

p.s. if you want to see what this jade plant looked like back in December 2014, see my earlier post by clicking below:

Life’s Little Miracles: A Teeny Weeny Jade Plant

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Dec
3
2014
Dec 3, 2014

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Those of you who regularly visit ThingsThatWeDo.com know that I do not have a green thumb. I love plants but I definitely do not have that innate ability to keep them alive and thriving.

Our family has had a Jade plant for a while now mainly because it’s easy to care for and it’s incredibly resilient. One day, I was doing some cleaning and ended up snapping off one of its petals. I felt terrible and didn’t want to throw it away so I decided to stick it back into the soil. I wasn’t sure if anything would happen to that snapped petal but I figured it was better than throwing it out. If nothing else, it would serve as fertilizer.

Well, time passes and I go about doing the usual stuff that life requires. Months pass and I decide to take a closer look at the Jade plant. That’s when I see this.

A little tiny Jade plant actually sprouted from that one snapped leaf! Holy moly! Talk about surprised, I had no idea it would really work but there it was staring at me. I don’t know how that little tiny Jade plant survived because I honestly didn’t do anything special to help it along.  Over the past few months, I continued to water the Jade plant but because it sits on a high shelf, I never took it down to see what was happening to that snapped petal. The snapped petal flopped off so I removed it before taking this photo.

I am stunned and speechless and completely in awe of that little teeny weeny plant. I called my daughter over to see it and she was just as fascinated by it as I was. That little Jade plant is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a very long time. Now that I know it’s there, my next project will be to get another pot and re-plant it so it has some space to grow since a big Jade plant is already living in its pot.

I reflect and think back to this small chain of events. If I hadn’t actually snapped off that one leaf from the Jade plant, I would have never witnessed the growth of this little Jade plant. If I had thrown out the petal, this little Jade plant would have never come to exist. A random set of events all leading up to this miraculous little Jade plant.

Seriously, that is pretty neat.

 

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

Oct
25
2015
Oct 25, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - philips slimstyle LED lightbulb

Have you seen the Philips Slimstyle LED light bulb? I noticed it one day while I was at my local Home Depot. Intrigued by its slim flat design, I decided to purchase one to see how well it would work in our home. I love LED light bulbs since they consume much less energy than the typical bulb. It may have a little different but it does seem to work. – Continue Reading

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