Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden… Fairy Garden… Precious micro garden…call it what you will Just be sure to call it cute! On Monday I potted my first succulent garden. I’m not sure what took me so long. Maybe I thought it would be harder than it actually was. Maybe I never had the right pot or enough succulents….

Labor Day Deals

Most people don’t realize how cheap I am. When they come to my house and see nice things they often assume I’ve paid a fortune, WRONG! Saving money is my favorite sport. Yesterday, my neighborhood Value Village Thrift Store had a 50% off everything sale so I happily got my behind there bright and early….

Mango and Ramon

Here is the overly dramatic yet wholly accurate account of how we came to own Mango and Ramon:) Enjoy! The forecast called for light showers between 5 and 7pm. What we actually got were torrential rains; downpours so heavy you’d think we were stuck in South East Asia during their monsoon season. When it started,…

Walmart Plant Haul

This weekend I rearranged my living room and dining room to accommodate the needs of a few rather demanding plants. When I was done, the living room looked unbalanced since the left side of the room was underwhelmingly empty. On the right side of the room, tucked behind our sectional is an almost six and…

Coral Cactus Rescue

Earlier this week I picked up a gorgeous Coral Cactus babe at Home Depot. I shrieked when I saw it (because I’m dramatic af)! I’ve wanted one for a while, but can you blame me? Their coloring, texture and striking abstract appearance make them equal parts house plant and art piece. At $15, it was…

RIP Philodendron Hope

When my philodendron hope arrived, I didn’t know what it was. I had ordered a ZZ plant on amazon. That wasn’t what showed up. I ran it through PlantSnap. The top hit was lacy tree philodendron: the second was Swiss cheese plant: Neither of them seemed right so I posted a pic on Instagram asking…

5 Packing Essentials

Five days from now, I’ll be heading back to Europe for a three week work-cation. On the itinerary are stops in Switzerland, Italy and Spain. I’m hyped! Work travel is one of the major perks of my job but it can also be overwhelming. I’ve found that packing smart and light are key to reducing…