These Five Things. – Victoria McGinley Studio
At the end of last week, I walked past a restaurant that I had wanted to try for some time and thought to myself, "Maybe Joe and I can go for our anniversary this...

At the end of last week, I walked past a restaurant that I had wanted to try for some time and thought to myself, "Maybe Joe and I can go for our anniversary this year." In my head I wanted to say, like, month from now on. This is how our anniversary always feels - something to look forward to, a small dot on the horizon, an event so far into the future that we surely have plenty of time to plan some big romantic gestures and secure reservations for dinner at prime time, like 7:30 am I thought about the menu and what we would order and would that be the kind of place he would like to eat? All considerations for the future.

And then, a few minutes after he got home, Joe asked, "What do you want to do for our anniversary this weekend?"

This weekend.

2019 is going so fast that I forgot it was going to be November.

(Since a lot of my clients scramble to get their vacation plans in order, I guess everyone is feeling the same. What happened this year ?!)

Ah, but celebrate our anniversary we did! Seven years of marriage, seventeen years to be us. Talk about the passing years.

Also, we walked into this restaurant - it was a 5:15 pm reservation, but hey. The real romance is finding that person who enthusiastically accepts the geriatric dinner time so that you can be in bed by 10 a.m. and always hit the new hot spot. Two birds, one love.

The above has little to do with these five things I wanted to write about, but here we are. See what's been floating in my headspace lately:


Earlier this summer Joe and I finally started watching Succession on HBO. (I know, I know about a year late!) We watched a few episodes, got on with other things, and quickly forgot about it. Until a few weeks ago, when I asked him if he wanted to dive back in. Cut off at the end of the season finale and I swear my adrenaline lasted an hour after that. OMG it was good TV. Joe insisted that I add pieces of the score of the show has my classic work playlist (don't bother trying to play this one - there are 47 hours of music on it LOL), and I have to tell you, listen to this thing At your peril. This opening headline is guaranteed to stay stuck in your head all day. We're halfway through Season 2, and I wonder if you enjoy this crazy family as much as we do?

Of them.

So i'm really excited Grace's Honeymoon Glow live review months ago, i went out, bought it, made it part of my routine, then watched in horror as half of my face peeled off. You all. This shit is STRONG. Proceed with caution if you are unfamiliar with acids. After giving my skin a break (and admittedly being a little scared of high-dose retinols after that), I was intrigued to find out Moon Juice Beauty Mushroom. It's also an acid, but a liquid, and I love that you can apply as much of it as you want on a cotton ball, even going so far as to dilute it with water or rose water if needed. . I'm only a few days away to test this one out, but thought I would share as acids are all the rage right now (and also, that one is considered "more natural" than standard retinols!). I am also Great in CosRx Porosity Free Power Liquid. I apply it after cleansing in the morning, in place of toner. And indeed - the few spots on my face where larger pores had bothered me? Faded away. Defeated. Buh-bye. Also, it's only $ 22.


I don't know what prompted me to bring a book like Girls who are gone on vacation in Maui last month. A foamy and relaxing beach? Uh, barely. Maybe I'm in the intellectualization phase of my adoption stuff, where I need to read and learn and consume whatever I can to try and make sense of things. But damn, I'm glad that made it my carry-on. Whether you're adopted, know someone, or don't really know much, I highly recommend this book. He tells stories in the first person 1.5 million American women who were forced to give up their children for adoption from 1945 to 1973, beforeRoe vs. Wade. Something you might hear me talk about here in the future is how adoptees are constantly battling a single narrative about what adoption is and how it impacts people. Considering that November is National Adoption Awareness Month, I can't think of a better, more compelling read that helps present an alternative narrative, and frankly, the truth. Come in the first person, super powerful stories of amazingly strong women; stay for the well-written and well-researched background on society and culture in mid-century America, which led to such events.


I can't tell you how long I've been looking for good straight jeans (ish). You know the kind I mean: really snug in the butt (ie, can't fall where your cheeks meet your hamstrings); still slightly fitted in the thigh (but not so much they veer into bootcut territory); high waist without feeling like you're wearing a corset; and cut to look cute with boots and mules. (And, at all costs, they can't require hemming. A tall order for a little person, I know.) Well, friends, I found them in these Madewell jeans. I've been loving pretty much all of Madewell's denim for a while now, and just when I thought the love story couldn't get any deeper, the fit of their "Perfect vintage jeans" is actually, well, perfect.


So I started doing those really long walks in the morning to exercise and clear my head before the start of the day. And also, to force myself into new habits and hold myself accountable for a little thing (more on that soon). But anyway, after a few days of listening to music, I realized I needed something else to mix it up. I found my jam listening to the comeback episodes of The Dave Chang Show. You might know Dave from culinary successes like the Momofuku Empire, and Ugly delicious, which remains one of my favorite Netflix series to this day. His podcast A lot like this show, where discussions of food, culture, race, politics, philosophy and business collide. I am obsessed. If you also like where all of these topics meet, I recommend you start with these three episodes: 1) That one on MSG and cultural appropriation; 2) That one where he and Squeak author Angela Duckworth spoke for two hours about resilience and I couldn't get enough; and 3) this great personal and varied interview with Dr Jim Kim, former president of the World Bank, Dartmouth College and billions of other super impressive accolades.

That's all the news from here, for now! Get connected as soon as I'm in home renovation hell land and have some thoughts. But actually, I also want to share some of the inspiration for our project!

If you’re aching for a genuinely pungent marijuana strain, look no further than Cheese. It is believed to have been created in England in the 1980s and is a cross of a Skunk #1 phenotype and an Afghani indica. Buddha Seeds is a seller known for its outstanding Cheese strain which has among the best genetics of any available on the market. The grower uses old cheese genetics along with the Afghani indica.

Cheese is an indica dominant ( 60% ) hybrid with a THC content of up to 20%, and a CBD level of approximately 1%. When you use Cheese, it is the indica genetics that are the most apparent as you feel calm and relaxed within seconds of using it. Cheese is also known for making you feel happy and giggly. Occasionally, users may feel creative and if this happens to you, be quick to complete your tasks because ultimately, the high envelops your body, and couch-lock ensues.

For many marijuana strains, the answer is outdoors, and Cheese is no different. You can only grow it outside if you live in a warm and humid climate. It is one of the easiest strains to grow and is a great starting option for novices. Cheese is generally very resistant to mold and pests, and when grown outside it is ready for harvest in mid-October. It yields up to 21 ounces per plant.

Cheese is even easier to grow indoors because you can control the temperature which should be between 70- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit during lights on, and no more than 15-20 degrees lower during lights off. Its flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and indoor Cheese can yield around 14 ounces of bud per square meter.

As Cheese is best grown indoors, it makes sense to discuss the topic of cannabis gardens for the home. Unless you are a commercial grower, there is no need to spend more than a grand on a grow tent. As long as you real in a state where marijuana cultivation is legal, you can purchase what you need on Amazon !

If you only want to grow a couple of plants, a 2 x 2 x 4 foot grow tent is ideal. There happens to be numerous grow tents fitting these dimensions for under $60. Once you add in the cost of a hydrometer

The larger the grow tent, the more you’ll need to spend on better and more powerful fans, lights, and other items. There are 5 x 4 x 6-foot tents available for under $200. However, you will have to pay hundreds of dollars to get the best lighting so the total could run to almost $1, 000. On the plus side, you would only need to grow more than five ounces a year to justify the cost ( depending on where you real ), but only if you à petits prix the time you spend on your garden.

Depending on what you’re trying to achieve regarding yield, setting up the space is as easy as placing a small grow tent in a closet. If you’re a first-time grower, we recommend starting small because it is less expensive and time-consuming. Also, it is far easier to monitor two plants than twelve.

Even though you will doubtless put heart and soul into your project, new cannabis growers will inevitably lose a few plants to disease and pests. When designing your grow space, take into account lighting, fans, ducting, and growing medium. As a marijuana plant can triple in size by the time it reaches the early flowering stage, make sure there is lots of room left for you to work.

Ideally, you will have a tent, closet, or cabinet because you can check and feed your plants by taking them out, and return them when you’re done. Make sure your grow room doesn’t have any light leaks. If your plants are exposed to light when they are supposed to be in complete darkness, they could become confused, and this will negatively impact your grow.

As an indoor grower, the quality and quantity of light in the grow room has an enormous effet on how your plants will turn out. High-Intensity Discharge ( HID ) lights are used by a high percentage of growers because they are efficace and offer value for money. While LED lights are far more efficace, it can cost up to ten times as much for LEDs as an equivalent HID setup.

Metal Halide ( MH ) and High-Pressure Sodium ( HPS ) lights are the most common HID light variety. MH lights are best during the vegetative stage, while HPS is better for flowering. If you purchase HID lights, you need a ballast. Magnetic ballasts are relatively inexpensive, but high-quality digital variantes are a better option.

Fluorescent grow lights are a viable option for a very small grow room. They are up to 30% less efficace than HIDs, but they are less expensive and don’t need a cooling system. LED lights come in various packages ranging from shoddy garbage to outstanding full-spectrum alternatives. They are by far the most expensive option but they last longer, create less heat and use less electricity. There are also induction lights which are to find, expensive, and old-fashioned.

Fans are an essential aspect of any grow garden; Your Cheese strain won’t grow well without them ! Remember, your plants need CO2 to go through the process of photosynthesis effectively. When you place an exhaust fou near the top of your grow room, it removes warmer air and ensures the room’s temperature remains at optimum levels.

If you’re aching for a genuinely pungent marijuana strain, look no further than Cheese. It is believed to have been created in England in the 1980s and is a cross of a Skunk #1 phenotype and an Afghani indica. Buddha Seeds is a seller known for its outstanding Cheese strain which has among the best genetics of any available on the market. The grower uses old cheese genetics along with the Afghani indica.

Your lighting system will dictate the types of fou you purchase. For instance, you will need at least one large passioné, or several medium-sized ones if you use an HID system because it produces a lot of heat. If you’re unsure as to the type of passioné you need, set up your lights in the grow room before starting your grow, and turn them on. Leave them on for a few hours and analyze how they affect the room.

As we mentioned above, Cheese is an extra beginner’s strain, and you can make things even easier with automation. Even in a beginner’s setup, you will benefit from a 24-hour timer for the light and an adjustable thermostat switch for your amateur ou amatrice system. When your plants are in the vegetative stage, they need at least 18 hours of light per day.

Once you believe the plants are ready to bloom, it is time to intensité them into flowering with a 12-12 light-dark cycle. As you need to switch the lights on and off at the same time each day, a timer is an essential purchase. A thermostat switch is also an excellent option because you can set the maximum desired temperature and plug it into your exhaust fou.

Once the temperature hits the pre-set level, your passioné switches on automatically to reduce the temperature by a few degrees. As well as keeping the grow room temperature in check, it also saves energy.

As Cheese is an indica, it errs towards the bushy side when you grow it. As a result, there is a risk of your crop developing bud rot or mold if exposed to démesurée moisture. It is also important to consider trimming and pruning the plant if necessary. You can control the way in which Cheese grows by adopting the Screen of Green training method.

It is a simple low-stress training ( LST ) technique which involves using a screen. While the common LST method involves tying down the plant, SCROG requires a little patience. You use a screen to keep the plants in check. When the branches grow through the holes in the screen, tuck the branches back down. If you get it right, your plants should produce several colas instead of a single main one.

tera be honest, Cheese grows well using either one. Soil is the traditional option and has been used successfully for thousands of years. As a beginner, it is okay to purchase premium-grade potting soil as long as there isn’t any chemical fertilizer inside it. Organic ‘super’ soil is among the best possibilités money can buy. Once you learn more about soil, you can create your own using materials including worm castings, bat guano, and wood ash.

Hydroponic growing involves using something other than soil as a growing medium. Popular possibilités include Rockwool and coco coir. If you use a hydroponic system, you are in complete control of your crop’s nutrient intake; not an ideal scenario for a novice grower.

You have to feed your plants a concentrated solution of mineral salt nutrients. Your Cheese plants will absorb the food faster than if you use soil which means quicker growth and greater yields. On the downside, you have to precise with this method of feeding because nutrient burn is possible.

There is also a slight difference in ideal pH levels for soil and hydroponics. Typically, when you grow any marijuana strain in soil, you need to keep the pH between 6. 0 and 6. 8. Hydroponically grown weed responds better to slightly more acidic conditions and has a broad range of 5. 5 to 6. 5. However, you will get better results if you keep the pH between 5. 5 and 5. 8.

Overall, Cheese doesn’t have any special feeding requirements. Focus on providing plenty of Nitrogen during the vegetative stage and reduce it in flowering. Other essential nutrients include Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, and Sulfur.


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