Friday, August 31, 2012


Back in April, I had been thinking about indoor plants. Sadly, we have none. Not one plant inside our home, real or fake. So while redecorating our living room I thought it was the perfect time to start looking for indoor plants. That's when I came across a post, What's up Succa?,  from the wonderful blog called, Young House Love. I thought what a wonderful idea. Let's try to recreate our own.

So on our regular monthly Costco shopping trip, I noticed some Succulent plants. They looked like great plants but they were a bit bigger than I was hoping but we decided to buy them for $6.79.

We stopped by a few stores on the way home to look for nice vases. Kiera had fallen asleep in the car so I just ran into the stores while Randy stayed in the car. To save the boring story, we found these vases. In the comment section of the blog from Young House Love, a reader suggested putting rock at the bottom of the vases so that he excess water would have somewhere to sit. Smart idea.

One plant at a time we began to replant them into our cute glass vases. There was a lot of dirt in the roots of the plant so we had to take some off and even cut some of the roots. It is advised to break apart the roots before replanting anyways.

This guy, aka: Aloe Vera, was a bit bigger than the other two and he didn't fit as well.
Finished. :D It took us all of 20 minutes. So simple and they have made a big difference in our home. Adding some greenery is always good.

Update: We have since transferred Mr. Aloe to a ceramic pot. He is much happier in his new roomy home with a lot more space and sadly, when we took our month long trip to VA, the two plants on the left got really sad looking. They possible may be dead. I say possibly because we are still trying to work on bringing them back. Defibrillator  anyone? Charge to 200, okay now, 1, 2, 3..shock! I refuse to give up just yet.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pinterest Tuesday

I spend so much time pinning things onto Pinterest on a "To try" board or a "this is totally awesome" board but never EVER get around to trying out those super cool ideas. Are you with me? I mean, I can't be the only one who does this.

So I got an idea.....Welcome to Pinterest Tuesday. I WILL get one project/recipe/craft accomplished on a Tuesday. Why Tuesday you ask? Well, it just sounded the best. Pinterest Sunday or Friday just didn't flow as well. So this is my Pinterest Tuesday project. :D Yes, it is posted a day late. I had to clean my sink out first and yesterday, that just wasn't going to happen. I finally got my car back from the mechanics and we went hiking until like 4pm, then Randy had class. Yeah, I though yesterday was never going to end. Hiking with two kids, yeah, not cool!

Let's jump over to Pinterest to see what our project is.  

AWESOME right?! So I have seen this all over Pinterest. Using lemons, baking soda, vinegar and ice to get your disposal to smell clean again. I know my disposal is disgusting. Yours too right?! I was thinking why not make ice cubes with those same ingredients already in them and that's when I came across this pin. I am not familiar with this particular blog but the blogger seems to have a lot of followers. She must be doing something right! I decided to try them.

I didn't post any step by step pictures because well, it's suuuuuper easy. Cut up your lemon and stick them in the ice cube slots. One lemon filled this entire tray. Then take your white vinegar and fill it up. Don't dilute it. Just straight vinegar. How fun huh?! So now when I finish the dishes and washing out the sink I can pop one of these ice cubes in the disposal and voila, my sink smells clean! :D

Me likey?!

Next week, Toothpaste dots!

Anyone else do something similar to this? Or have another creative cleaning idea? Maybe a Pinterest idea that worked well?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

missed you

it has been a while. we have been so busy with things around here and i kind of forgot about my blog. :(


we have a little baby boy 7 wks ago. Blake William.

i quit my job. :D

we went to VA and came back.

paid off our car just to have it begin to overheat. :(

kiera potty trained at just over 20mo. mommy and daddy are happy campers.

blake has been an absolute blessing and an easy baby (overall).

randy and i have been trying to make way on out backyard remodel. slow progress is still progress right?

i cleaned out my junk drawer which i am quite proud of. i have been meaning to do it for weeks, well maybe months, heck who am i kidding? that drawer was a disaster long before i married randy!