Sunday, September 28, 2014

Growing a Garden of Cacti and Succulents!

As you know, I have been obsessed with the whole terrarium thing lately.  I don't think I have to re-explain that one.  I have literally been all over the internet at the couple of surrounding towns trying to find places to go that will sell succulents to buy and cool looking cacti.  There are a couple of places close to me that are supposed to carry some awesome succulents so I cannot wait to get there to try some but for now these great ones from Lowes are going to have to do.  

Since my last post, I visited Lowes again to check out the selection.  Upon first walking in, I didn't see anything and I got worried because I thought the succulents and cacti had gone 'out of season' or something.  I carried on looking though and found a HUGE section of amazing looking ones inside!  I was so happy because they were even better looking ones than last time so I took FULL advantage.

As you can see here, the top cactus is a beautifully vibrant orange.  I thought this was perfect for the fall coming up.  I don't know why I feel the necessity to match the color with the season but as you will soon see, I didn't do that for everything.  Orange is my favorite color though so when I saw this one, I just could not pass it up.  On the left, that succulent is apparently called 'E.T.'s Fingers.'  I thought that was so hilarious and I just generally LOVED the look and color of them.  Take a closer look:

How stunning is this orange?  Absolutely beautiful:

Tbqh, I don't know what this next succulent is called and I completely forgot to look it up.  I love the speckled look of it though because it brings something different and it's not as 'traditional looking:'

Another thing I wanted to mention is that as you can tell, I decided to put these in mason jars.  They look absolutely adorable!  This was not my original plan though as I had wanted to put them in one long glass, rectangular shaped planter.  (Not sure if you know what I'm talking about so let me insert a picture).  This one is from Crate&Barrel and looks a little darker than normal glass, I would want normal glass, but I think it just looks this way because of how it was photographed.  I mainly wanted you to understand the shape I wanted.  I really wanted to line up the plants because I love that look.  I was unfortunately unable to find literally ANYTHING like this anywhere near me and I'm not keen on order glassware online.  Really sucks but I decided to go with mason jars for the ones I've planted so far and I don't hate it!  We will see what happens with the others I have left to plant...

How STUNNING is this color?  Amazing!  This is what I mean about not always matching the colors with the seasons.  I don't always and this is a perfect example of it.  I couldn't pass up the color and the name of this specific one is 'Gymnocalycium mihanovichii Hibotan.'  A mouthful for sure!

This one is so interesting!  I saw it and HAD TO HAVE IT as soon as I saw it.  It is a Cactus Strawflower called 'Golden Barrel/Echinocactus grusonii.'  These names though!

Not sure if you were able to see on the 'Still to plant' photo but I got the E.T.'s Fingers for $1!  I was so excited about it.  Although these plants are pretty inexpensive, it never hurts to see whats on the sale planter, they usually have a bunch of things over there!  Not to mention, you might get inspiration for making something else!  After all, I did go from making a terrarium to putting random cacti in mason jars and I am NOT MAD AT IT thank you very much, lol!  

Have you done this?  I can't wait to see what I actually decide to do with the other plants that I haven't sorted out yet.  Hopefully one of the planters that I want actually shows up somewhere around me.  If you have any suggestions on where I can get one, please let me know!  Send me a tweet or leave me a comment and thank you so much for reading as always!  Talk to you soon.  -Brit.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beauty Products I Can't Wait To Use In Autumn!

You know it's true.  Every season, there are certain things you just cannot wait to use and do.  Whether it be bake the cookies, pies or anything else you might bake, the fall/autumn candles, haunted houses, corn mazes or fall decor.  Anything that reminds you of a certain season gets you excited when that season comes around.  A short while ago, I wrote a blog post about certain outfits that I am really excited to start wearing when the cooler weather comes, but here are a few beauty products I can't wait to use.

Are there certain things that you are excited to use when the chillier weather starts gracing us with its presence?  I know for sure these are the first couple of things I'll reach for.  I have to be honest with you, I already started using the Hot Chocolate lipstick from MAC, it's one of my absolute favorites.  Sorry I couldn't find a good enough swatch, they must not make it anymore.  This makes me so sad!  Let me know in the comments what you can't wait to use or send me a tweet.  Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 19, 2014

When You Feel Mad At ALL Of Your Friends

I can't lie, there are times (just like this) when I feel mad at almost every single person I know.  Do you have those circumstances?  But while this is true, I sit here listening to Coldplay on the iHeart Radio Music Festival and I CANNOT stop thinking about them.  Maybe I'm exaggerating when I say 'every person I know.'  As a matter of fact, I am.  I know I'm only thinking about a handful of people because its almost impossible to feel this heartbroken right now about 'every single person you know.'

It's ACTUALLY amazing to think that this performance of 'A Sky Full of Stars' has brought me to the point where I feel like I can write about this.  I almost feel in tears because my life feels empty to not be able to speak to people I speak to on a daily basis multiple times.  I guess the point of this super simple post is just that if you are missing people in your life and you think about them so deeply, reach out to them.  If you're feeling angry, listen to an emotional song and reach out to them.

Chances are you haven't been talking to them because of something stupid anyway.  You never know what tomorrow will bring and it's important that you tell people that mean that much to you every single day.  Trust me, there is nothing more true.  I'll go on my way now.  Thanks for reading.  -Brit. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

OOTD: 9/18/14

Hi everyone!  It has really started to get amazingly seasonal around here.  I always tend to get so 'full of life' in the fall time because it gets me excited.  After all it IS my second favorite season of the year right after summer.  Being that the weather is chilling down a bit, I wanted to share a more 'fall-themed' outfit with you all!  I hope that you enjoy the video.

Dress: H&M

Long Cardigan/Kimono: Marshalls 

Shoes: Target

Watch: Michael Kors

Jewelry: Brandy Melville, Old Navy

Thanks for watching!  Tune in tomorrow for a fun makeup themed post that I think you'll like!  Let me know what you've been wearing for the transitional days.  Send me a tweet or leave a comment!   

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Think of it Thursday - 9/11

I haven't done one of these in so long!  I don't know why because in the interim there have been a couple things I have been thinking about purchasing, but I just didn't get around to it.  I hope you guys enjoy this one though and that it gets you inspired to purchase some cool things for the fall.

 Herschel Backpack in Polka Dots and Houndstooth
I wrote about this backpack on the blog not too long ago and said that I was going to order it (or something like that).  I haven't done it yet and I don't know why because obviously I can't get it out of my head.  I just think it is so cute.  Obviously it is not going to be able to match with everything you wear but I really don't seem to care, haha.  Have you guys tried a Herschel backpack?  Let me know!

 Maybelline The Nudes
I have heard mixed things about this palette on the blogging community and also on YouTube.  Some people are saying that it's an awesome buy and there are great color payoffs on some of the shades, and some are saying that it's not worth the money.  I am pretty sure the price is no more than $15 so in my opinion I think it's worth it to try if I'm out picking up other things I need.  Have you tried it?

H&M Denim Shirt With Rhinetones
I can't even begin to tell you how much I am obsessed with denim shirts.  I have three different ones and I probably don't need another one in the wardrobe.  From where I see it though, you really don't need to put a limit on how many denim shits that you own.  I mean, I really don't think you should set a limit on anything that you own.  Right?  Look at these rhinestones though.  They are definitely guaranteed to make you a little happier as the weather starts to get depressingly cold.  Agreed?  Yes.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
I have been thinking about trying this concealer for a while because I have heard some great things about it.  I tried another concealer from Nars in the past and I absolutely loved it, but I haven't repurchased it.  I'm actually happy I didn't repurchase it though because now I can get this one!

Aldo Deloro
These shoes make me so happy.  Obviously you can tell they are going to be so comfortable and they make me feel like I'm in space or something.  At least they make me want to be in space.  I feel like they can probably brighten a mood and they're black.  Does that make sense?  I don't know.

Olive Garden Breadsticks
I have been craving them lately.  Someone take me.  No judgements.

Thanks for reading.  What have you guys been wishing for lately?  Let me know by sending me a tweet or leaving a comment below.  I'm looking forward to the weekend so that I can maybe shoot some outfits or a fun day at the farmers market.  Talk to you all soon!  -Brit.  


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