Hi, I'm Emily. These are the things that make me smile. I hope you do too.
These are some things that you might like to know…. I was not born in a hospital. I lived in a hotel in Denmark for third grade. I now live on a farm that “grows” paintballs, golf balls, blackberries and cherries. I work in a hippie health food store. I have never had a shot. I have matching scars on my ankles and knees because I am a rock star. I have never bought a Halloween costume. I collect keys, the majority of which are to the sewers of Spotsylvania, Virginia. I have been to both of my namesakes; one is a desert, the other - a city. I am German, Irish, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Russian, Australian, and Colombian. I have two beds. One is a racecar; it does not have a mattress, and is filled with fabric. I have never seen “Titanic.” I know my way around New York better than I know my way around my home town. I have jumped down an elevator shaft. I can operate power tools that should never be allowed in my hands. I have no pulse in my neck and my heartbeat is not rhythmic. I am allergic to the antibiotics that should make me better. I can make a cup out of 20 dollars. I was a Purdue cheerleader at the age of four. I own a sari and a kimono; and I know how to tie both properly. I have made a teapot, an iPod, a mermaid, a neuron, Clifford, a beer mug and a Blue-Eyes White Dragon out of cake. I was raised by hippies to be a hippie. Oh, and I lie a lot.
The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, French: Serres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.
The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.
The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.
that is a magical dress made out of the night sky and stars. no one can tell me different
I’m so in love with these giant moths! I’d love to just perch one on my bed among the pillows, or hang a couple on a wall. Made by Yumi Okita, you can purchase them on Etsy.
via This is Colossal