Aside from traveling, I love simple things. Baking. Waking up without the alarm. And afternoon naps. But once in a while, I want to share things that strike my fancy that don’t deserve a post of their own. Most of them are food but some involve other things like plants!
I’ve tried keeping plants at work. To date, four potted plants have died on me. Some of my coworkers have tried to help me out, watering the poor things to revive them but the harsh glare of the sun coming from my window always kills them. Then I discovered terrariums.
After some poking around on Etsy, I found these glass jars filled with some greenery and miniature landscapes. Every few weeks I spray a little water into the jar. I adjust the humidity by removing the lid of the jar. I’m keeping the last plant I killed next to the terrarium until I can gather a few more to add to my windowsill. You can find an assortment of terrariums here.
Speaking of work, I keep Tim Tams in my desk drawer. Tim Tams are two digestive biscuits sandwiching a chocolate cream filling and covered in milk chocolate. They are only available in Australia — that was until Pepperidge Farms brought them to the U.S. Tim Tams are sometimes available at Target and Fry’s Electronics. We love our digestive biscuits so much that I keep a stash at work so Paul doesn’t get into them.
After seeing the vintage signage from an old Dr Pepper/Hires bottling plant downtown, I was estatic to find a couple old-school Dr Pepper cans at a local Vietnamese bakery. To celebrate their 125-year anniversary, Dr Pepper re-released a variety of retro can designs. Also retro: these vintage Dr Peppers use real sugar (none of that high-fructose corn syrup which has been getting a lot of bad press). Other soda companies are following lead with retro cans of their own but we only care about Dr Pepper.