This section englobes point of views and perspectives on certain topics.

Currently, the "Financial Awareness 101" section aims at portraying financial operations in a simple way while providing some tips and tricks.

Writing makes me feel balanced. That is how "This and That" saw the light as it represents a collection of thoughts in a specific context.

Stinging Nettle Uses


Growing up we learned the hard way to stay away from stinging nettle plants.

And for good reason: as its name says, this "weed" caused itchy and irritated skin.

In the past few years, I have been exploring the uses and benefits of whatever grows in my garden, so let's check it out!

Caring For And Growing Azaleas


Spring is coming earlier this year... and some plants are already in bloom.

My azaleas are not an exception in showing their colors.

Read on for more on how to take care of these ornamental flowers.

The Six-Spot Burnet


I decided to go for a walk at a nearby park yesterday.

Upon arriving, my eye caught a beautiful day-flying moth...

Read on for more!

Christmas Star Flower Or Poinsettia


It's the season for these flowers to bloom in different colors.

What is their origin? And their spiritual meaning?

Read on to find out more!

Recycling 101 - Reuse And Repurpose


Now that we looked into what to recycle and how to do it at home, how about checking re-using, and re-purposing?

And you might be surprised that's even better than recycling! How so?

Read on to find out!

Recycling 101 - What To Recycle?


The first step in the recycling process is collecting the recyclables.

How do we decide what to recycle? How do we proceed at home?

Read on to find out more!

Recycling 101 - Basics


It's this time of the year when everyone exchanges gifts and buys new household or wardrobe items.

A lot of trash ensues and if we want to leave a not-so-negative imprint on Earth, recycling is what can help.

In this new series, I will be exploring matters of recycling and how it can be incorporated easily into our daily lives.

Ready to find out more?

Read on!

Snails In The Garden


As soon as it starts raining, I know I can expect dozens of snails and slugs to come to my porch and climb on my potted plants.

Should we consider them pests? Or do they have benefits? How to get rid of them?

Read on to find out more!

Black Irises In My Garden


In May of this year, a friend of our family gave me some bulbs to try out in my garden.

Not just any bulbs. Wild, black irises bulbs that grew naturally in the Cedars region.

I planted some in my compost and some in the soil of my garden.

I am now excited to see them well-sprouted, despite all the cats from the neighborhood.

Read on for more info about this not-so-common flower and its symbolism!

Hunting Season Recommendations


It is that time of the year again.

Many hunters are not very environmentally aware and this post would like to shed some light on what happens in Lebanon.

Read on to find out more!

Cedar Of Lebanon


When I discovered that the conifers in my garden were in fact cedars and not a type of fir, I was thrilled!

Besides being the emblem of my country of birth, Lebanese cedars have multiple benefits.

Read on to find out more!

Marvel Of Peru


This ornamental flower is sort of special.

I only planted a small stem this summer and it has grown and is already blooming 🥰

Read on for the uses of this beautiful plant...

Rain, Benefits And Disadvantages


With the first good rain yesterday, I decided to dedicate a post to one of our survival elements.

Could it also be our doom?

Read on to find out more!

Chloromyia Or The Soldier Fly


Since I am spending time in my garden, it is normal to stumble upon its inhabitants.

What are soldier flies?

Read on and maybe you could help me!

Care For Your Hoya Carnosa


I am grateful that the very small stem cutting my mom gave me a few years ago grew well and started blooming last year.

Although considered low maintenance, the Hoya Carnosa is easily crumpled.

Read on to learn how to best take care of your porcelain flower.