I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty smitten with the fall season. Unfortunately, fall isn’t as smitten with Texas. So in an effort to usher in a little bit of the autumn spirit and in honor of the first day in October, I made this sweet, simple printable to remind me that—despite the 90-degree temps outside—it is indeed the season of pumpkins and spiced cider. And because I adore each of you for reading, I’m sharing the print with you too. If you want to bring a bit of the season inside, or you simply want something to pretty up your space, print your own October love 8×10 right here.
Thanks for reading, dear friends! And happy October!
With spring in full swing and summer beckoning just around the corner, I find myself longing to infuse some fresh air into tired spaces. From a figurative standpoint, I’m trying to make a little room for some white space in my mind; trying to clear some anxious thoughts and replace them with the peace that passes understanding. And from a literal standpoint, I’m bringing a bit of green into our home.
I’ve always loved having living plants throughout our home, but admittedly, I can’t always keep them alive. Enter succulents. They’re rather fuss-free, so long as they’re planted in well-draining soil and are situated in a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. If you’re looking for some living greenery that is easy in the maintenance department yet big on visual appeal, succulents are the way to go. And for an interesting presentation that adds texture and contrast, plant your succulents in a coconut half shell. For tips on planting, click here.
A coconut half shell serves as a perfect vessel for succulents. It’s impermeable, and the size is ideal for nestling one small plant inside. When planting in a coconut half shell, use only the half that has the coconut eyes. Those eyes will rest on the bottom, anchoring the shell and allowing it to sit flat when atop a table or shelf.
How about you … how do you bring greenery into your home? In what creative containers have you potted succulents or other plants?
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It’s been quiet over here throughout the past week and a half, so please forgive my absence! In addition to the general chaos that naturally occurs as part of life with three kids aged five and under, we’ve also had swimming lessons, VBS and the hubby out of town (he’s home now, yay!), so things have been busy. I’m in the process of trying to flesh out a regular posting schedule for my space here, but I wanted to pop in today and share some fun news from another blog.
My friend, Grace Mitchell, writes over at A Storied Style. She has a fantastic site full of intriguing, beautifully curated home designs, and she creates some truly inspiring home-decor tutorials. She’s also a partner at Gypsy Soul Interiors, a vintage furniture resale business. I purchased six vintage faux bois cane-back chairs from Gypsy Soul a while back, and I love them! If you’re in the DFW area, be sure to check them out.
Recently Grace traveled to the Altitude Design Summit in NYC, and while there she got the chance to meet Martha … yes, THAT Martha. She wrote a review of her experience here. So if you’re looking for a little design inspiration or a fun diversion for your Wednesday, hop over to A Storied Style. You’re likely to get immersed in her pages, so take a look, and tell her I said hello! In the meantime, I’ll be working on some original content to be posted here in a few days, so check back soon.