Friday, July 3, 2015

Spirits and Shoes #SubwaySeries

So it's safe to say that I have been the busiest I have ever been in my life lately.  I have so many things going on that it's really hard to even take a second to sit here and write a blog post.  Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful, but I am so happy to have a relaxing weekend this time around (July 4th weekend) to decompress.  I decided to call this installment of my #SubwaySeries 'Spirits and Shoes' because lately, that seems like what my life revolves around.  Lunches and drinks with coworkers and friends and some kick ass shoes.  I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Spring is here! #SubwaySeries

I'm slightly annoyed that I haven't had a chance to post lately but there are so many reasons why.  I decided that I would spare you the details though and get on with the next Subway Series!  There are a couple shots in here that come with stories and I am so excited to tell them.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Subway Shoe Snaps #SubwaySeries

I figured I would do my own 'Subway Series' of sorts.  I know, I'm just so hilarious.  For the past couple of weeks there have been some shoes in particular that I have been absolutely obsessed with.  I always seem to snap some shots when I am standing on the train waiting for the doors to close.  Being that I spend so much time on the train, I figured I would share some of these with you!  Check it out.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Warby Parker At Home Try On!

I am SO excited to be writing this post right now!  I have been wanting to try Warby Parker for the longest time and I have finally done it.  There is going to be a follow up post about the process after I've chosen the pair that I like the best but this is just informational about the first couple of steps in the process.

After going to the website and entering my information, I was asked for my credit card info.  I was charged $1 just for authorization and probably just for Warby Parkers assurance. I didn't mind it at all because everything was so incredibly seamless.  After doing so, I was able to select any of the frames that are on the website at any price.  I selected five I liked the best and they sent them my way for free! I heard of this service a long time ago and I'm so excited to finally do it.

Here's a preview of what the inside of the box looked like:   

I can't wait to further share my choices with you!  Stay tuned. -Brit.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Terrarium Time!

As you all know, there's no shortage of love in my body for succulents and terrariums.  I had been planning to make another one for some time now but time just hasn't allowed.  I finally had the chance to go shopping for all of the materials to make one and the first place I went might actually surprise you.  

Marshalls is actually one of the best places to get a container when you plan to make a terrarium.  They have a ton of different options at outrageously great prices.  I have a friend who also likes to make terrariums and she normally goes for a nontraditional look with hers and she found a skull container and other assorted shapes and sizes.  You would be shocked to see what you can find so definitely check it out!

Right now Lowes has an absolutely amazing selection of succulents and cacti.  I couldn't have been happier when I walked into the greenhouse and saw so many selections.  When you're looking at the options, don't forget to pick up some soil that is specifically for cacti, it should be right next to where you'll see all of your options for succulents and cacti.  They will try to entice you with sand and pebbles and stones and all this other stuff but do not fall victim! 

I have to admit this is probably the terrarium that I have made that I most proud of because it is absolutely stunning.  I didn't even realize that when I was selecting some of the plants to include, they were matching!  I had just been picking out some of the ones that I loved the most but I didn't realize that they all had a purple motif.  So, if matching is something that you enjoy, try and design your terrarium that way!

First I put a layer of soil in the bottom of the open bowl.  After that, I decided to plant the largest plant and then situate some of the rocks on the side.  I don't know why, but when I was planning to build this terrarium, I had in mind to include some rocks.  I specifically wanted to have them included in the design.  So if you're not sure what you want to include or you don't know where to start with your terrarium, planning it out a little bit beforehand is a great place to start.

After the largest plant was included, I started placing everything else around it and designing everything as I went along.  If you're not a planner or a control freak when it comes to DIYs, this is the best way to go.  I really think it comes out best when you just go with the flow.  Here is the final photo!

I hope that you absolutely love this as much as I do! Let me know your process on how you decorate your terrariums.  Have you ever made one before?  Send me a tweet and let me know where you get your succulents from as well!  Thanks for reading as always.  -Brit.