I’m debating whether or not I want to paint the fireplace white to match the rest of the built-in cabinets. All I know for sure is that I don’t like the current color. It’s just such a pain having to prepare everything for painting. Hmmm.. what to do, what to do?
Some shots around the house on a very slow lazy and gloomy Saturday. These type of mornings are the best sometimes. The last 3 days this week were super chaotic and stressful so I’m really enjoying myself right now. Also, Chris just came home with the coolest green planter from a garage sale… I’m so excited about it, it gives me an excuse to find a new plant for it. I love shopping for plants, it’s what I live for these days. hah. Hope you all have a relaxing weekend!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Now that turkey day has officially past, I’m giving myself the green light to start decorating the house for Christmas. But I’m not about to go out and stock up on a bunch of new holiday decor, mainly because, well, I just don’t have the budget for that and more importantly it’s just not as personal… I’d rather slowly accumulate things as the years go by, like an ornament here and there, and I love crafting during the holidays!! I mean c’mon, who doesn’t? Also, in addition to not purchasing any new decor (except for the pinecones, they were only $5 for a dozen! and they smell so good.) I’ve made the commitment to make ALL of my Christmas gifts this year. Yep, all of them.
It’s been about 7 months since Chris and I have moved into the house. It didn’t take too long for us to make it nice and cozy. In fact, we’ve received a few compliments from our guests about how nice and cozy it was! How sweet! But it’s still a major work in progress. Here are a few pictures I took today around the house this morning.
Oh one more thing! You can’t really see in that picture with the bike, but it’s covered in spider webs! That’s how long Chris hasn’t taken his bike out. Just kidding! No, actually there’s been spiders everywhere! I suppose it’s spider season? Seriously though, I’ve seen the scariest spiders around here lately and they’ve been making webs everywhere. EEEk!
I challenged myself to this goal at the beginning of the year to keep myself creative and busy! Here’s what I’ve done so far!
-Curtains… after WEEKS of working on these curtains I can finally say they’re complete! I did the curtains for the bedroom and the living room, and I have to say that my sewing skills have improved dramatically! I did a simple flat curtain to hang from clips and I completed a total of 8 panels! 6 of which I had to do twice because my measurements were off… I wasn’t too happy about that.
-Terrariums… I’ve made a few of these because I’m obsessed with them. I’ll come up with simple DIY instructions in the very near future in case you’d like to make one yourself, they’re super fun and easy!
-Necklace Hanger.. I know I wanted to use some sort of antlers to hang my necklaces from. I saw this project on one of the blogs that I follow regularly, A Beautiful Mess.. it’s a really easy project that I completed in less than 30 minutes. You can find the instructions here. I’m very happy with mine!
-Plants… this past Saturday I planted heartleafed ice plants (aptenia cordifolia) in front of our brick wall. My mom supplied me with cuttings from her yard. So far they look pretty good! They should be rooting in 2 weeks. Yeay!
And I know you must be thinking that 50 projects are a lot… it sure is.
Having plants in the house is a must for me. As I was growing up, my mom had plants throughout the entire house, those huge fortune plants. To me, it’s the easiest and cheapest way to turn a house into a home. After Chris and I have pretty much accumulated all of the necessary things, it was time to add some plants. We definitely needed plants that were low maintenance so succulents and cacti were perfect! Wait, let me mention something though, both Chris and I have each killed a cactus… so yes it’s possible if you over water them. A mistake never to be repeated again!
Succulents don’t need much water, so it’s not a big deal if you forget. What I like about them is that they don’t look like they collect dust like some plants do. That spider looking plant on the top right of the four is an air plant (tillandsia), they thrive in humidity, so this one will be perfect for my enclosed terrarium. These plants need to be misted with water every couple weeks, not too bad!
I’m excited to make my terrariums with these new little guys… but only after I finish sewing the curtains!
Aren’t these vertical gardens just amazing? I’ve always loved creative and new ways to display plants. Anyway, on my search to find decor for the new house I visited the website for one of my favorite stores in North Park, San Diego… Pigment and came across Woolly Pockets!
Absolutely gorgeous right? I’m in LOVE with these! The pockets are made from 100% recycled materials and you can even have an automatic watering system! I think we’ll definitely have a living wall in our living room, how appropriate!