Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Short and sweet

Don't you love it when one projects spirals into another and another and another? At least we love them when they are short and sweet. This was a quick re-plant of one of my favorite little cactus's into a spiffy cup. From normalness to trendy funness. Fact. Those are both words.

 Hands down this looks better then the generic container it came in 
and I was able to transfer the same dirt. Sweet. 

 Book Shelve Eye Candy

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Herb Wall- Part One

FINALLY. This has been a project that has been a long time coming! As you know, I love transforming spaces...especially a blank wall.

There were two areas in our kitchen that were starving for attention and functionality and we knew just what we wanted to do with them. The problem is I had way way too many ideas of how I wanted to go about doing it! How about we just skip that boring process for now:

Meet Our Hippy Herb Wall
 The windows provide the perfect lighting and having the herbs we cook with within arms reach just makes sense.

DIY Planters
After searching for the perfect planters (which were either an hour and half away or way too expensive) I scored these buckets at Target's dollar booya section. Wait- that's not what it's called?

Remove the handles from each bucket

Drill a small hole approximately one inch from the rim
File any jagged/sharp edges from the drilled opening
Paint several coats allowing each one to dry in between

 Mount each bucket onto the wall by screwing them in place.  
Next, add your soil and herbs which is the fun part!

Wacky Labels
All it took was a strip of chalkboard paint to label each planter.
But then I discovered that you can make labels out of popsicle sticks just as easily! The owls were actually from a necklace that I purposefully bought with the intention of reusing the cute pendants.
Being the sucker that I am, I used both labels for different herb varieties such as the cinnamon basil.

It's a tad over the top which is why I love it!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A gift idea for all you slackers. Oh wait. That's me!

Motherhood. The most incredible precious indescribable wonderful difficult beautiful mind-blowing love ever known. Realizing this same whirlwind is what your own mother experienced when raising you, brings you that much closer doesn't it? Happy soon to be mother's day!

As much as I have had a vendetta against fake flowers, once I discovered you can make a bouquet/centerpiece noncheesy (unlike the sappy intro to this blog), I've been hooked.

What really makes it unique are the lighted branches which are actually battery operated. To assemble is a synch which is always a perk in my book.

Step 1
Fill the bottom of the vase 1/3 full of moss or choice of filler
Step 2
Take each of your lighted branches and combine them with a few flowers. Securely wrap any excess cord from the branches at the bottom of the flower stems, creating a miniature bouquet. Repeat for each lighted branch you choose to use.
 Step 3
Assemble your flowers

 Step 4
Add the remainder of the moss around all of the sides and middle of the vase until the branches are no longer visible. Shift the battery packs of the branches towards the top of the vase to easily turn them on/off.

Step 5
Add your finishing touches and voila!

The perfect gift for the women in your life.