Growing Herbs

One of my resolutions this year was to try and garden more and grow herbs! 

I grabbed rosemary, lavender, parsley, basil, and cat grass (how could I leave my cats out, haha) seed packets from the store. I also got some pink, yellow, and purple spray paint too. I saved 5 soup cans to use as planters.

I started off my painting 2 cans each pink and purple then 1 yellow. Next, was adding dirt..I ended up getting it right out of the ground..using what the earth has provided. Then I planted my seeds and labeled them.

They’ve been planted from about a week or more and they are doing good! I’ve been watering them everyday because it’s really dry here in Michigan now..ugh.

Here’s what they look like! The cat grass seeds just recently started popping up through the dirt so I may have to add a little on top to cover them. Everything looks to be coming up though especially the basil, I’m so happy!

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  • Liz

Nails #5, #6, and#7

I decided this time to combine a few different manicures I’ve worn over the past few weeks  together.

Nail #5: In this manicure, I used Essie’s: Watermelon & No Place like Chrome along with Sinful Colors: Queen of Beauty. I just wanted something simple but with an accent nail. This is my favorite red polish that I own.

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Nail #6: In this manicure, I used Sinful Colors: Wonder Mint along with 2 nail stripers. Salon Perfect: White Out and Kiss Nail Art Paint in Silver. All I did was make a line halfway down my nail to the middle of the top of my nail, and then with the silver I did the same but just under the white. Pretty simple as well.

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Nail #7: In the last manicure I wore, I used Orly: Scenic Route (I believe that’s the name, it doesn’t have name listed) and Nicole by OPI: The Next CEO. I used a large dotting tool to make the poka-dots. I love how this one turned out and I make have to try it again soon!

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If you try any of these manicures, let me know how it turned out!

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  • Liz

 

Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

I saw this idea on Pinterest and just thought I would share the one I made with you all. 

You will need: a wire wreath, craft paint (navy blue, rustic red, and an off white), hot glue, 61 clothespins, and wooden stars. 

First off, I painted 7 wooden small stars in an off white and then 20 clothespins off white, 25 rustic red, and 16 navy blue. I did 2 coats on them all.

After that, I placed them all on the wire wreath in groups of five.

Then I hot glued my wooden stars on and wa-la! Finished!

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You definitely could make your’s look more fuller than mine does by using more clothespins and pushing them closer together but I like how it looks.

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  • Liz

Candy Corn Flowering Plant & Etc.

I thought I would share a few pictures of my tulips that blossomed this year along with a new plant that I found at my local flower shop called a Candy Corn Plant. 

I planted 3 different colors of tulips..not sure of names that they are called.

They turned out so pretty and so photogenic this year! I can’t really pick a favorite because they are all pretty! The pink ones were the tallest and last to bloom. They lasted for quite a few weeks which I was surprised!

Now the candy corn plant I found is suppose to get 8ft long or tall. It’s a vine plant but hasn’t gotten to big yet. The flowers are the coolest part because they are similar to the candy corn coloring. This plant likes hot temperatures and loves the sun. I had it inside but then it started to dry up so I moved it outside. Here’s what it looks like along with the first flower!

Just thought I would share my flowers with you & hope you enjoyed them!

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Sunflowers!

I’ve got an obsession with sunflowers, I love them! I ended up getting my parents to redo their kitchen into a sunflower theme, haha.

This year, I decided I’m going to finally try and grow some. I got 2 different seed packets, One type is called Mammoth and the other is Pike’s Peak. I got the mammoth ones growing in a flower pot and the other’s I just planted in the ground a week or so ago.

The ones in the pot took about a week to start growing and here’s what they looked like a month ago & then what they look like now!

The Pike’s Peak ones are just starting to come up through the ground and here’s a photo of what one looks like. They are suppose to get 15 feet tall! That would be amazing. I ended up planting the remaining Mammoth ones in the ground too.

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I believe the Pikes Peak ones are on the bottom and the Mammoth ones are on top but I could be wrong, haha. 

I’ll keep you’ll updated on their growth. Chat later!

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Growing Parsley!

About a month ago I started growing some different herbs and flowers. I thought I would do a post about how growing parsley has been.

I planted the seeds about a month ago in a smallish pot which turned out perfect. They took a week to start popping through the soil and then they grew like crazy! Here’s a then & now picture to show the progress.

I haven’t cut any off quite yet but plan to soon and use in it a pasta dish. It’s just so bushy now and the leaves are pretty good size. I’m so proud of myself that I didn’t kill it, haha!

If you have any tips that you want to share for growing parsley, feel free to comment them..I’ll try them.

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  • Liz 

Nails #4

I’ve been wanting to try this design for a while now but trying to decided which colors what difficult for me, haha.

I started off by using Essies: Mint Candy Apple on all of my nails. I, then took some thin nail tape I ordered from amazon and placed a piece 3/4 the way up my nail on a diagonal (hope that sounds right), all going the same way.

Then I took Sinful Colors: Gold Medal and painted the top half along the tape. Finally peeled the tape off and slapped a top coat on, done!

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I did have to patch a few spots that smudge, whoops!

 

This was a really easy nail art idea that I think anyone could do if you have tape..I found it on pinterest.

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  • Liz