Friday, October 2, 2015

Lithop Update

Well, it looks like even with our edited schedule, it's still been hard to find time to post!

I shouldn't make any promises about posting more, but I do want to let you know we haven't deserted you all. :)

But enough of that. Today I'd like to update you on my dear babies.

Yes, my rock collection is growing. :)

I also added a layer of sand over the soil, as the soil has been packing down and the growing lithops needed more support around the base. 

I found a sand pile by my car in the gravel parking lot behind the dorm. As I was scooping the sand with my makeshift trowel (aka plastic spoon), I realized this nice pile of sand was actually a very large anthill! Thankfully, their front door was opposite from me, and we left each other alone. 

They all seemed to be doing well in the dorm. They would get plenty of light by the window (most of the time), when I remembered to leave the blinds open, and they were all growing bigger and taller...except for one.

Sometime this past week Becca came back into our room to the announcement- "There's been a fatality."

While looking over my lithops, I had found the smallest brown one leaning to the side, and when I tried to right it, I found section of the base was eaten away, nearly disconnecting it from it's root system. It wasn't firm and healthy looking like the others, and I could see it had stopped growing.

So what did I do?

"Since Monkees are notoriously curious..."

I decided to dissect it! 

Here, for your viewing enjoyment, is the inside of a lithop.

Cool, huh?

And very juicy. 

I'm not exactly sure what caused it, maybe an insect wanted a taste.

But the others are doing just fine, thankfully!

So, I know a few of you bought some lithops of your own after my post.
How are they doing?
Have you had any calamities? 
Any signs of blooms? (None for me yet)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

When God edits your schedule...

With some free time Becca and I have recently acquired (more on that below), we thought it would be fun to do a fall outfit photoshoot, as the weather has been getting chillier. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I'm So Happy! (Here's the Reason Why)

Becca and I are pretty happy to be back at school, but that title refers to the song we're going to share with you guys at the end.

Sorry we've been lapse in posting. Hopefully as we settle into our school schedule, we will get better at posting more regularly.

So, how have we been?

We've been good! One of the things we were most excited about coming back to school, was that we get to share a room this semester! Yippee!

Would you like a tour?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


By Becca

This is the last post I'll write at home, at least for a while now. This weekend Beth and I will be heading back to school. I still can't quite believe it, even though my suitcase is packed and the plans have been made... the summer seemed to whirl by faster than any before. 
Is this what growing up feels like? 

Before we leave home and get swept back into the world of structured education, we thought we ought to share a post with you; it might be a little while before we have time again.

So, here is another acronym.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Knowing You

Becca and I really miss when we don't have someone to do a third harmony, and in the past we've made plenty of recordings with multible voice tracks. But on the blog we've tried to do songs that we could sing with just the two of us, just like we do if we were singing live.

But sometimes, (like with this song), we really wanted that extra harmony, so you'll hear two of each of us, our own little choir.

While trying to figure out what to do in the intrumental verse, I thought of reading the verse the song is based on. Just like in For King and Country's music video of Proof of Your Love. So we borrowed their idea, and I think it turned out pretty cool. :)

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