Last weekend was sunny and warm, spring was coming all around the yard. It only made sense to bring some of that spring inside. I raided our yard and even though it’s has barely started getting green, I found a few flowers and branches to bring in.
This post is about succulents, raiding our own yard for flowers, how TwoPlusCute passed 1000 pageviews in a day (1308 to be exact – but who’s counting) and my technology breakthrough that will – undoubtedly – awe people.
First of all, I am so excited about a number of things:
- Our living room – while unfinished – is such a happy place now and can’t wait to show you next Friday.
- TwoPlusCute had 1300 pageviews (that is pretty huge for us) on Sunday and I was surprised to see that it was not our cachepots post but our DIY shelves for extra kitchen cabinet storage that brought in the views.
- I figured out how to use a smartphone. Well sorta…I did manage to take photos, and even upload them in my computer. I also learned not to trust the build-in filters as you can see at my first post on instagram. Didn’t I just dazzle you with my technological prowess? I mean, who – let alone a blogger – is a novice with smartphones in 2016?
A few weeks ago, I had bought the most vibrant bunch of succulents. It is true they are hard to kill because they survived zero watering all this time! I took one bowl of my $3 copper find and arranged them in a circular pattern.
I am a little concern with them: they lost their red hues. I will see whether I can revive them now they are sitting in nice, rich soil.
Fresh Cut flowers
Our small selection of precisely one blooming flower, featured Narcissus (also known as Daffodils) Fragrant, long stemmed Narcissus, that I skewered and placed in a simple tall vase.
I have this enormous (and gorgeous) round brass vase that is begging to pair with (real) split leaf philodendron leaves. However, until I find any, plan B to the rescue: raid the yard and find any long branches with leaves.
These will work just fine – until I find my split leaves:
Gem in a Pot
A couple succulents were placed in a simple ceramic planter and for a pop of sparkle and color, I added an amethyst rock. It turned out quite interesting and eye catching.
I love the idea of adding semi-precious stones among succulents so much, I am inspired to create more variations.
Until then, have a great week and Bring Spring In! 🙂
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