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New House Plants & Growing Avocado Trees

Plants August

Over the weekend Tom and I picked up a few new house plants. If it weren’t for Tom I’m not sure I would have any house plants. It’s not that I don’t like plants, because I do – they look nice and there are a number of benefits to having house plants. My problem is that I am still learning to be a green thumb (am I even using that term right??). I have a tendency to over water plants or set them out on our balcony and forget about them for a week or so. I am keeping my fingers crossed that these new plants will not be too difficult to care for!

We are also attempting to grow our own avocado trees. This originally started out as Tom’s project but somehow I tend to be the one responsible for plants. I am very curious to see what happens with these three. Tom finally transferred them to a large pot. I guess it is kind of a wait and see situation … see, this is why plants don’t survive with me!

If anyone has any house plant/gardening/green thumb advice, I would certainly love to hear from you!

Marley

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DIY: Banana and Avocado Hair Mask

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Are you looking to put an avocado and a banana to good use? I was, and I crossed my fingers as I mixed the two together that this would work. I could have sworn that months ago I had saved the information, either on my computer or in my journal, for a similar hair mask. Unable to find it, I assumed it would be fine as I have definitely seen both of these ingredients used in other hair masks before.

This is as simple as combining a banana and an avocado together in a bowl and mashing. I cut both into smaller pieces before I began mashing. It wasn’t difficult, but next time I think I’ll use my Magic Bullet.

Before I began, I took a shower and washed my hair. I used a towel to squeeze excess water out but it was still quite damp. Immediately before applying the hair mask, I used a comb to get any tangles out, and I draped a towel over my shoulders/around my neck, then using my fingers, I combed the mixture through my hair.

The last time I used a conditioning hair mask I left it on for 20 minutes, so I did the same with this. After 20 very relaxing minutes, after all, there’s not much you can do with banana and avocado in your hair, I rinsed my hair in the shower and dried as usual.

Success! My hair is super soft, and it smells amazing!

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