Category Archives: gardening

The Accidental Great Succulent Propagation (sort-of)


Ah, so you know when you just nudge your perfectly symmetrical succulent with a little force and POOF no longer the perfect specimen that lives in every homemakeover show/magazine/blog post.


Well it turns out most of these “arms” broke off perfectly! I had no idea my succulents could get any more adorable. (Can you tell I love them? Haha) I’ve been keeping them next to the window on moist soil that I spray at least once a week (depending on how dry the air is). It’s certainly takes a while (months) but this is what a few of them look like now:


Next step, when to put them in soil…

Happy Winter Gardening!




Pyrex & Plants

Pyrex & Plants

This summer I had a goal to start a balcony garden for as cheaply as possible. So I searched the apartment for any containers I already had lying around. Sadly I had many vintage Pyrex and other ceramics just collecting dust. So, I figure why not use them as planters or water pans. They add lots of character & are more affordable than planters from the box stores. Just be sure to add a layer of drainage to the bottom of the container (see the small gravel stone in the first picture).

Here’s a sample of what I have so far: 



Happy Gardening!


Transformation – odd birdcage to multiple planters


Hi Everyone – it’s been a while! Today I bring you a story of a birdcage. I found this funny shaped one at a garage sale a few years ago and in all that time I have tried to find a purpose for it. I tried storing books or having it as something pretty to look at above my kitchen cabinets. Nothing ever clicked. Then I really looked at the shape of this thing and thought “this would make great planters – I just need to break it apart”. So I did! and it’s got a purpose now.  It just needs some hanging planter liner and rope. I can’t wait to get some flowers in these beautiful planters and show you the final product! Cheers.   ~K


(Sorry for the crappy picture – overhead lighting is the worst)

Wow! It’s been a year. Now back to yard sales and gardening!


Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe it but it has been a whole year since I posted! Time flies! School has kept me really busy and away from all the amazing yard sales and flea markets. Luckily, I had a chance this past weekend and found a few random pieces for my apartment. Yard sales are great places to find simple or, in this case, unique frames.

IMG_2789     mirror & frame

They are also good places to find handbags! This tote has been great for work and my internship. It has enough room for all the essentials plus a notebook, tablet and water for days out in the field.

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I also had the chance to pick up a few plants and seeds to begin my garden. Don’t let living in an apartment stop you! Just get a few boxes and mount them on either your balcony or, in my case, a small deck.

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Happy Planting & Yard Sale Hunting!