Monthly Archives: February 2013

Succulent Terrarium

terrarium

terrarium2

succulent terrariumI made a succulent terrarium for our kitchen. I’m hoping I can keep it alive because I have a black thumb when it comes to succulents. Apparently they thrive on neglect, and I over watered them. I also never re-potted them in cactus soil and provided drainage, so maybe that had something to do with it?

I followed this succulent terrarium tutorial from Floral Verde from this pin on Pinterest.  My friend donated her glass bowl and I got to work. I made sure the roots would reach the pebbles so the excess water can drain, and I added the activated charcoal to make sure it won’t start stinking. I watered it with one shot glass of water this week, and I’ve left it alone. I hope I can keep them alive!

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • N+V’s new baby! (and holding it 5 hours old)
  • Criminal Minds marathons
  • My terrarium!
  • Bamboo + green tea candles
  • Caddisfly larvae cases
  • Y + A’s one year anniversary
  • Andrés’ salmon and snap peas
  • Opening our joint bank account
  • Second birthday celebration with my parents
  • Easter candies
  • Creamsicle martinis
  • Fresh arepas
  • D + S’s wedding
  • Photo booth snaps
  • Too many Blue Hurricanes

With All My Heart, Always

packing slip

phone case

chicken and dumplingsAndrés got me a monogramed V phone case for Valentine’s day (which I heavily hinted at, haha). But to be honest? The packing slip made me cry. Then I got embarrassed that I was being overly emotional over a packing slip so I tried to put a cardboard box on my head to hide it. It wasn’t my best moment.

Andrés makes me feel loved constantly. When he makes me eggs, when he drives me around, when he indulges my Craigslist whims, when he takes Ruby out late at night. But he doesn’t often say things like those two messages (the second accompanied two dozen roses delivered to my office). So to receive both, in the same week? I feel like the luckiest girl. We all have different love languages that we speak, and words of affirmation is one of mine. And boy, is he speaking directly to my heart.

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband!
  • Nailhead trimmed chairs
  • Krispy Kreme sour cream doughnuts
  • Amaretto milkshakes
  • Peace and quiet
  • The State of the Union address
  • My MIL’s surgery going well
  • My V monogrammed phone case
  • The sweetest messages from Andrés
  • Turning twenty-five
  • Delicious Vietnamese food
  • Red velvet cake
  • Our new dresser!
  • Lots of bouquets of flowers
  • Anne Lamott
  • Meeting Natalie!!! (BFFL)
  • Rad gifts from Natalie for all of us
  • This book
  • Mini chicken pot pies

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • Family Feud before bed
  • Andrés’ grilled salmon
  • Pineapple ginger smoothies
  • Streamlining my social media accounts
  • Cara Cara oranges
  • Almond buttercup smoothies
  • Fake turds
  • Watching Ted
  • Exploring Hobby Lobby
  • Basket storage units
  • Chinese + moscato
  • Seeing Side Effects
  • Alone time
  • Bacon jalapeño poppers
  • Walking Dead

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • Cajun catfish sandwiches
  • Hazelnut gelato
  • My ladies in my corner
  • Commuting with slugs
  • This iPhone case
  • Lychee gummy candies
  • My new bouffant shower cap
  • Playing around with Vine
  • True American rules
  • McHusband
  • Seeing Zero Dark Thirty
  • Habanero monterey jack chicken sausage
  • Helping B try on wedding dresses
  • Margaritas at Hard Times
  • Lots of fruits and veggies
  • Watching Golden Girls with Andrés
  • 2013 submarine cable map
  • Mango Sriracha wings
  • Pineapple shakes
  • Women of color all over the superbowl!