Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Not late to terrariums just late at making them!!!!

So, I have to admit that I'm not so good with plants, I ether water them too much or too little, or I flat out forget about them. Lets just hope I'm not like that once I have kids hahah just kidding.

Any who, so this past Saturday my dear husband and I went to Lowe's and browse around a little about ideas to future projects I have, and lets just say we didn't have anything better to do hah!! Also we were looking at doors, since our back yard door is on it's last days.

So I decided to go into the garden department and go look at succulents, since I been wanted to make some terrariums for quite some time but never went to buy the stuff I needed although I did have so jars to make them with. I ended up walking out with five different ones, and some other two plants.

This is what I ended up with,


Pretty much all you need is;
  1. A jar 
  2. some soil 
  3. river rocks or any type of rocks you like 
  4. succulents 
  5. moss 
  6. any other decorative stuff you will like to add
Like I said I already had some jars


Fill them up with some of the rocks which help the water drain and not soak in the soil and kill the succulents


 After that add a good amount of soil to where you can dig in the succulents and won't be touching the rocks

 
If your succulents have several sections to them, you can go ahead and separate them into several ones in order to make more than one from it.


Like I said, I got five of them so I was able to separate some of them and have more


Dig them into the dirt to where they have enough support to hold up.



Add your moss to the surface of the exposed soil so it will keep the moisture enough to not dry the succulents  


 I still had some succulents, so I was able to make one more, I didn't have any more glass jars so I decided to just make it in this little pot ( it supposed to just be a popcorn bowl)
 

I also ended up buying some other plans that also don't need full light or lots of water, so lets see how they do.


At the end, I ended up with three terrariums and two plants.


Which then, found a permanent place




 This was the other plant I got, which should not need lots of water ether so it should survive even if I don't water it all the time, will see, I might kill them too



Anyways I wanted to put some type of pop in them but I didn't have anything at them moment might go to Michael's and see if I can find some little birds, flowers or so.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

YHL BOOK SIGNING

Well, hello there.

I know, I been a stranger to blogging for quite some time already, what can I say I have a lot of projects but not enough time. So where to start, well for starters I was sick as a dog last week, I had ear and throat infection, yuck!!!

So I hadn't been to work since Monday last week, didn't go back till last Thursday, and should I say it was the same day that Sherry and John were coming to Houston for their book signing. I was so sad and upset because I thought I wasn't gonna be able to go, do to being sick during the week, so on Wednesday I decided to go buy the book since I wasn't gonna get it signed might as well not wait since I had been dying to see the inside of it.  Thankfully by Thursday I was feeling so much better to the point that I decided to go and get my book signed.


Should I say that even that afternoon I had to go back to the Dr. for the end of a series of 3 shots to my behind, (which is still pretty sore), Sherry and John, if ya are readying my blog don't worry by then it was pretty under control to where it wasn't contagious, that was another concern of mine I wouldn't  like being responsible for one of you getting sick. Anyways, so at the last minute I got my dear friend to go with me since I didn't want to stand in line by myself, although by the end of the night I had met some quite nice ladies that were also waiting to get their book signed. So we stood in line, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would of been since I got there at 6:45 pm.
 

The nice people from West Elm were nice enough to give everyone hot cocoa and cookies shaped as little YHL Houses, while we waited to make it inside.
  

We didn't make it inside the store until about 8:30 or so, and should I say that it was only supposed to be from 6 to 8. I do thank Sherry and John for staying until everyone got their book signed.


 After another 20 mins. or so, we got close enough where I could see them up close, there's John, Sherry was hiding.


Finally we made it, and it was so nice meeting them, so worth the wait; their both so nice and they make you feel like you known them forever, but yet how couldn't we if we allkeep up with them on daily basics through their blog.


I also decided to get something for Sherry, as many of us know how much she likes funky animals I found this little wooden monkey at Goodwill a few weeks back, and when I saw it I instantly thought of her.

  
I know is not much but like she says "fill your house with meaningful things, not just things", and she was nice enough to name it "Charlie". I hope it feels comfy enough at their house.

 At the end, being sick and standing in line for a few hours was worth the wait for me, since I got to meet them, and now I have this great memory that I can share with ya.


                                                           Thank you Sherry and John