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Friday Favorites #375

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kate Funk's new cat calendar is out for the year! Ahhh! Seriously just love love love her work.
 (via: Kate Funk)
Cactus pin. I mean, I already own a few but just like real plants you can never have too many!
Lately I've been thinking of getting rid of my bulletin board since it just seems to attract clutter. I LOVE the way this looks!
More cactus pins! This time hand-cut and hand-stitched!
(via: Hanaletters)
Yes, please! This phone case is the bee's knees!
This card is the cutest!
 (via: Quill and Fox)
 (via: Native Bear)
This custom pet portrait pillow is so so so awesome! I'm going to need one for each of my babies.
(via: Camelotia)
This is too cute! That cactus shaped light is pretty amazing too.
(via: Pipolli)

Link love...
Crazy cactus lady! A very appropriate patch for me!
▴ When you don't need a stapler for any reason but it's so cute you start to convince yourself you do...
▴ If you own tons of cute notebooks, why shouldn't your pens be cute too!?
Hello, Sunshine!
I blame it on growing up obsessed with the Spice Girls, I love this lapel pin!
▴ This is like the globe of all globes! I NEED it for my collection.

Happy Friday!!

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medical model collection

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A few weeks ago I shared photos of my globe collection and talked about wanting to share more of my collections. Today I'm bringing you one of my favorites, my collection of medical models. I wish I had a better reason to share as to why I started but I've got nothing. I really just like how they look. If you haven't noticed my apartment has a whole doctors office / middle school vibe going on.

It's not all that large of a collection yet but I'm certainly working on it. Just like globes, and well, everything else, I try to be thrifty in my purchase. I rarely shell out large chunks of money on a piece. The piece I paid the most for (one hundred dollars) is the life sized torso I purchased from Jerry's Junk. Considering it's one of my very favorite possessions I'd say it was a solid purchase!  Honestly, when I think of my visit to Jerry's Junk I regret not buying more from that guy! My medical dude, who I somehow never named which seems like a very Kaylah thing to do, is missing some pieces, that I hope whoever owns them treasures as much as I treasure the piece I have.

Because I don't like to shell out lots of money finding new items is like a treasure hunt. I regularly scour ebay, as well as etsy. I'm often unlucky and spot lots of amazing things that are simply overpriced. I've had the most luck at estate sales though. Well, one estate sale in particular. Back in 2014 I went to the estate sale of my dreams. It was one of a doctor's residence. I've been to many doctor's estate sales. Most of the time they're in massive houses, and these folks have collected super normal things that aren't of interest to me. This sale though, normal size home packed to the brim with medical goodies. Creepy vintage tools, medical models, and even a few articulated skeletons. My kinda dude! I shared some photos of my finds from that sale in this post, aptly titled "the BEST estate sale." I still have yet to get as lucky as I did those two days.

 "Mom, you know I hate the tripod! Why would you call me in here?"

Here are a handful of photos of everything laid out on my coffee table. I thought this would be a more epic shot when I set it up but really it turned out to be a mish mash of body parts. Still, it shows a few things that weren't so easy to see in the photos of the items in their place, like the model of the baby in utero - which is what I'd consider to be one of the strangest items in this collection. Although to most people all of this is probably very weird...



on my deck - late july 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

It's been about a month since my last plant update. See here. Without the photos to compare I don't think I would realize just how much everything has grown! To be honest, I've kind of been ignoring them again. They get watered fairly regularly but for the most part I've just been letting them do their own thing... and it really seems to be working out for me. Not really much else to say, just wanted to share some photos of all my pretty babies!

In my post from last month I shared a very similar photo to the one above. It's pretty awesome to see how much all those little guys have grown up in the last month. Sometimes propagation can seem like it takes forever and that nothing is happening but the difference between those two photos certainly proves otherwise.

How is your garden doing?

See here for tips on propagating succulents.
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See my tips for house plants here, and tips for healthy succulents here.

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