These are my marimo, Fred and Carrie.

I love that things like terrariums (terraria?) are undergoing a revival. I did an Etsy treasury list; the trouble with treasury lists is that I wind up wanting to buy everything on them. Although actually I build my own, so the only one I felt like I reeeally needed was this marimo one, which is technically an aquarium, because marimo are a form of algae and live in water.

PICT0464, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Her prices are really reasonable, most of them are around $25. This came with everything but the shell and the flat white rock, which I added (my friend Rachel sent me a big bag of beach flotsam to use in my terrariums). It comes in a kit, so you can arrange everything however you like it. The opening is under 1″ wide, so I did it the same way I arrange my light bulb terrariums: put in the bottom layer, put in the water, drop everything in, and poke it around with a chopstick until you’re satisfied.

PICT0465, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

In other news, I guess there’s some big football game today, whatever. The Super Bowl to me is just an excuse to make many delicious snacks. This year’s menu is chili-lime buttered cashews, a crawfish mold, pepperoni pizza dip, honey mustard-pretzel chicken wings, and Creole cream cheese ice cream cupcakes with a Biscoff spread center (it’s like peanut butter but it tastes like graham crackers) and caramel Magic Shell. I taste-tested one of those last night and they are FABULOUS.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Juliana
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 17:20:42

    So neat!! And enjoy your goodies 🙂

  2. Jay
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 03:41:28

    I just ordered two Marimo today, I need a cool home for them like yours! Will have a look on Etsy 🙂

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