April 20, 2015

Planting Succulents

I've been on a cut flower kick ever since I bought that aqua glass jug!  I just love having fresh flowers in our house. But since they only last for about a week, I started becoming more interested in potted plants and came across the ultra trendy Succulent variety! 

I popped to the local florist a block down from our apartment and picked out these three adorable succulents! I just can't get over how cute they are! They look like cartoon versions of plants with their round puffy leaves and pastel colours. 

The florist let me know that they shouldn't be watered excessively, since they're a desert plant and therefore they need proper drainage. She recommended using a layer of gravel beneath the soil to drain the excess water. I had these glass pebbles left over from our Wedding which I think are quite pretty! I should say, I have absolutely no green thumb so this could be completely the wrong way to go about planting these little guys! If they start to go down hill fast, I might transfer them to terracotta pots with trays underneath to drain the water more properly. 

Shinji watched me planting them and found it quite hilarious. Actually I did as well because I did a rotten job at it. I think the florist would have cringed if she had watched me do it. I'm crossing my fingers that they survive me and Sam for that matter! I'm hoping he won't decide they're tasty and give them a nibble.


April 19, 2015

Labradorite Ear Wings - Leah Alexandra

There are so many unique earrings that are popping up by different jewellery designers recently. My favourite being the ones by Leah Alexandra, set with this gorgeous stone called Labradorite.

Labradorite is a great neutral coloured stone that will pair easily with tons of different outfits. What I like most is that it still has a bit of pizzazz. At certain angles it will flash a brilliant green or aqua blue shade!

Labradorite can be found in Canada, hence the name and I heard that aboriginals once believed that the stone contained the Northern Lights captured from the sky!

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