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Plant Experiment!!!

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Plant Experiment: No. 1

Let me start off by saying <I like to plant plants when I'm stressed> ..... Guess how stressed I've been lately??? hahaha. OMG. I mean, I'm not complaining! I'm always stoked to have more plant babiesss!

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My Dude and I decided to just take a day and do whatever we wanted... No plans. Just "Hey how about this " type thing. So we got up and had breakfast and went to the mountains! We took ziplock bags to collect rocks and have an adventure! When we were done with being in the mountains, we went to this little thrift shop and walked around. While we were there we saw a few of these plants that WEREN'T POTTED IN SOIL! I hadn't seen this before so I thought I would give it a go! 

CHICKEN & WAFFLES

@ Pig In A Jelly Jar - SLC, Utah

We decided to go get some brunch! And we had never eaten at Pig in a jelly jar before. Best Choice. Like, HOW FREAKING DELICIOUS DOES THIS LOOK! It is BY FAR the best chicken & waffles -IN UTAH!!!- <That's an Important detail> Because we ALL KNOW who the best is... Roscoe's... hands down.... IT'S IN THE NAME... 

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Side Note: How freaking cute is My Boyfriend? Like, he will just collect rocks with me?!? He is always down for anything and everything! I really am the luckiest. Best Fucking Friends. <3

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I have no idea if I am doing this right or not.. I literally just looked at the plants in the thrift store and went home and attempted it. They are already starting to grow more roots! I will eventually have to transplant these into bigger pots. 

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Tip: Always collect ROCKS! Always! Whether it be 1 or 100... You can decorate your plants or terrariums with them! :D I've always collected rocks and little pieces of nature... since I was a little babe. But eventually, I'd end up with bags of rocks that I would have to just throw away or dump my sand! I HAVE NOW DISCOVERED A WAY TO KEEP MY TREASURES!!! Collect sand from the beach, take it home and put it with a cactus! You now have a cute little plant to remember that trip! I have made so many!! Sand and rocks from my family trip to Lake Powell, Our trip with My Dad to the Grand Canyon, Rocks from my grandparent's house at Thanksgiving, etc. 


Let me know what you think!!! (: 

UNTIL NEXT TIME, LOVELIES <3

//G

Plants on Plants on Plants!

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Plants on Plants on Plants!!!


Who doesn't LOVE Plants?!?! I mean, seriously!! I just want them everywhere! 

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Holy Moly! I am so obsessed with my shelf! Perfect for, ya know, Plants (; haha Anyways.. I have had those baskets (the ones hanging in the corner) sitting in a box for a few months now. I haven't known what to do with them. I just knew I'd be able to find them a spot... eventually!(;  I love how just one or two things will give me so much more inspiration! Kawande and I went thrifting and found a few magical things and BAM! I even find inspiration for things I already had!!(: 


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A lot of people think that plants are an insane amount of work... I guess some of them are crazy difficult! (Those are the ones I can't seem to keep alive!) Lol. I just figure out which ones I can or can't keep alive by trial and error! I try to choose plants that are super low maintenance. I will touch on specific plants on a separate post!


I absolutely LOVE cacti! Especially ones that grow all sorts of crazy! At the time I bought it, I had no idea this one would grow like this!!! Chikka Chikka Yeahhh! 

Honestly, Hanging Plants are my favorite way to go! Especially if you're low on space! Or need to find something to fill an awkward corner or window!!

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I have hanging plants ALL over my house! If there is a stud for me to screw a hook in, I'M GONNA DO IT!!! Not even lying. Lol. Hang a plant and throw a rug under it! Or little table! or another plant... hahaha <3 

I don't have a problem, YOU DO!!! <3

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UNTIL NEXT TIME, LOVELIES <3

//G

Things to know about Money Trees!!!

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.Things to Know About Money Trees. 


I picked this little guy up at the store, like I physically picked him up... so... I clearly had to buy it. We bonded. Lol. But I wanted to plant it in something medium sized to keep it growing a little bit. Then I'll transfer it into a bigger pot (: I have had a money tree for a little over two years now (: And it's gettin' pretty big! But this is about our new little babe! 

Isn't it the cutest?! I thought I'd plant it in a GOLD pot cause... You know... the whole Money thing... (; The first money tree I got was from IKEA! And it was already pretty huge!!! I got it for like $10!!! It was a total steal for sure! 

We could play "I Spy" haha! I Spy with my little eye a wizard!! Or... Maybe a Baby dice... How about a knight?... What about a baby deer??? I usually just buy something if I like it, then find a place for it later on! But I feel like it all somehow flows!! (: 


-Tips & Tricks-

  • Brown Crispy Leaves are a sign of dry air or low light levels. Move it to a spot where it gets a good amount of sun(indirect)
  • If you're not used to having plants, I would suggest getting a pot that has a hole at the bottom for drainage!(: 
  • Don't put next to heating//AC unit. It likes temperatures around 60-75°F/16-24°C
  • Water thoroughly, but let enough drain out so it doesn't get soggy and moldy! 
  • Wait for the soil to get pretty dry before watering again! 
  • The size of the tree can be controlled by the size of its pot. If you want to keep it the size of a bonsai, keep its pot small!
  • It can get up to 10 ft tall if you keep transplanting it into bigget pots!!(This is hopefully what this little guy will do)
  • Avoid getting water on the trunk, it causes stem to rot
  • Water less frequently in the winter time. It's not in a growth cycle.

OH MY GOODNESS!!! It looks so darling! This is a view in my kitchen! Another thing... I am obsessed with mirrors! I want them EVERYWHERE!!! It will open up any room!! I swear!! Do it!!! This mirror was $7 at Savers (; So, it's totally affordable! Ps. I will FOREVER be obsessed with my front room!!! Sorry 'bout it!(; 

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Until next time, Lovelies <3

//G

How To Make A Cactus Terrarium in 5 Easy Steps!!!

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.How to Make A Cactus Terrarium in 5 Easy Steps.

*Squeeee* How freakinggggggggg cute is this cactus terrarium?? I had so much fun with this one yesterday! I haven't ever really done little designs with rocks before and I'M IN LOVE!!! It looks all cute and retro like!(; Keep reading if you'd like to to know how I made it (: 


-Materials You Need-

  • Glass Bowl
  • Moisture Conrtolled Potting Mix
  • Cactus Obviously! Lol. 
  • OLDA pebbles from IKEA
  • Decorative rock 
  • Two Spoons 

Step 1:

First things first(Not gonna lie, totally started singing Nicki Minaj)!!! PICK YOUR BABIES! I went with these cute little guys!!! I would really inspect them before you buy any! Just to make sure you've got healthy ones! You don't want to have it die on you after you make it all cute! Trust me! I've done it! Sad dayyyyyy! haha. Whenever I go to the store, Kawande knows that if I touch the plant, I have to buy it. haha. Its ridiculous! I immediately feel guilty leaving it behind! Probablyyyyy why I have so many plants!! Oh well (; I'm not complaining! 

Another thing to keep in mind... I know cactus and succulents look super cute together... But you can't put them together. One needs to be watered way more than the other. You will either drown one or starve the other! So.... That's a no go! Make sure whatever plants you choose, they need the same watering pattern (: And you'll be just fine!! 


Step 2:

FEEEEATURING! *SNL Announcers Voice* My boyfriends cute hand (; haha. Had to bring in the boyf for the heavy lifting! Lol. My arm was falling asleep!

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They're kinda dusty when you pour them out, but no biggie (: Just close your eyes, and blow it away! But for reals, close your eyes. (;

There isn't a whole in the bottom of this bowl, so you need these pebbles for drainage! If you don't have access to an IKEA, you can use rocks and/or charcoal! But it makes the plant super heavy!! Just make sure you put enough in the bottom so that if you were to accidentally over water it, it won't drown your plant (: 


Step 3: 

Now put about 1/3 of your potting mix in the bowl. Make sure you get the moisture controlled kind because cactus don't like a ton of water. You could literally drown them! No bueno! 


Step 4: 

The cactus will stab the shit out of you! They are NO JOKE! So, I just get both spoons and kinda pinch the cactus. It will squish the cactus a little bit, don't worry, it won't hurt it or anything! It just SAVES YOUR LIFE! Plucking out little pricks from the cactus is NOT A GOOD TIME! It hurts. I've had to pull the duct tape out and hope it pulls all the little needles out! Sometimes you can't see them, you just feel themmm!! Awful! 

Now, when you take the cactus out of the container, reallyyyyy break up the dirt in the roots. BE CAREFUL!! Sometimes there are little needles in the dirt and they'll getcha!! You will want to place each cactus far enough apart from one another. They need to have some breathing room! Lol. I use the back of the spoons to pack the dirt down around the cactus! This way, you lower the risk of poking yourself. I mean, I usually still poke myself. You get in the zone, and BAM!!! The little bastard pokes you! haha. Add more potting mix around the cactus! They like to be really snug in the dirt! **Don't put too much, you need to save room for your rocks!**


Step 5:

Noowwwwwww the fun part! Get creative with your rocks! I just bought two different whites! Then I remembered I had these black rocks and Vio La!!! These cute little flowerssss happened!!! I think I'm gonna have to get a bunch of colors and do some fun designs! Oooo. Maybe Ill do another plant post soon (; Summer is coming up!!(; Any excuse to make another plant is alright with me (; 

Caring for the Cactus!!! 

I would only water your cactus about once every two weeks or so! And not a ton. Depending on how many you've got in there. I will probably water this one 1/4 cup every two weeks! Just watch it. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!! You can't put these in the basement. It has to have sunlight!!! Some like direct, some need indirect! Just read on the little info card stuck in the cactus or on the sticker! 


Please tag me if you make any pretties!!! I want to see all the plants :D Use #GoldieBones!!!(: Enjoy your new little babe!