Friday, May 18, 2018

DIY: Mounted Staghorn Fern

Hi friends! It's officially summer for me (my last day of teaching was Wednesday), and my own kids get out one week from today! I'm hoping to get my act together and bust out some blog posts this summer! I have lots to catch up on because projects are constantly happening over here! Instagram is awesome because it's so quick and easy to share, but blog posts stay out in the universe forever, so I need to keep plugging away!

Of course this little DIY has to do with plants. Imagine that!  I was inspired by something I saw at Anthropologie over Christmas break when I was shopping with my mom and my sister. We saw an amazing Staghorn Fern inside a terra cotta pot inside a macrame planter. Three of my favorite things ever all combined into one. Inspiration is everywhere! When I got home, I decided I need some Staghorn Ferns in my life and in my home! So, I ran to my local nursery and purchased two small ones. One is in a terrarium on my plant shelves, and one is now mounted!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Collective Retreats - Vail, CO (Part Two)

In case you missed Part One of this travel post, click here! I'm recapping the glamping trip that Steve and I took last summer in Colorado. We had the most amazing time trying something new together! I still have food and adventure and some miscellaneous things to discuss, so let's get started!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Collective Retreats - Vail, CO (Part One)

This travel post is so overdue! I'm in the process of organizing, purging, and backing up all photos/videos saved on my phone and my computer. I'm also trying to get caught up on creating memory photo books from all of our travels. This process has led me to edit and organize photos from our adult-only road trip to Colorado this past summer and I want to share every detail. I've decided to break this up into two posts, so check back later this week for part 2!

We had the most amazing time. The alone time, the scenery, the adventure, and the memories made are held tight to my heart. I'm going to try to touch on everything, but if you have additional questions, send me a note! This is what we look like on trips away from our kids! We love them, but we LOVE to travel without them! Quality alone time is pertinent to a successful relationship in my opinion! You remember all the reasons why you got together in the first place. You remember that spending five days/nights together with no one else around that you know is uplifting and relaxing and exciting.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Indoor Plant Wall

Hello friends! We have a recent addition to our eat-in kitchen nook, and I'm in love! It involves a full wall of plants, which makes this crazy plant lady's heart skip a beat!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Porch 2018

I'm back! It was a wonderful holiday season. I loved having the kids home. And we spent time with family and friends, which is really what life is about, isn't it? I've already been purging all the things in the new year. I'm a purger by nature, but something about the turn of the new year makes me go into overdrive with getting rid of things! Sometimes, because well, life, I don't get things done at the pace I would like, but I'm learning to accept that and to take things one day at a time!

Now that we are into 2018, I don't make resolutions or have a "word". I just hope to show up in a positive way every day for my family. They are my priority, and when I'm working at being the best version of myself, life is good and should be celebrated! :)

Now, onto my front porch! This time of year is so hard for making a home look welcoming from the street! The lack of flowers makes an entry difficult to work with. In an effort to keep things simple while still looking like people live here, I stuck with greens and black/white. You can't fail with this combo!