Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Coloring postcards

 A friend of mine recently mailed me this lovely postcard illustrated by Johanna Basford, and challenged me to color it!

 I used Sakura gelly roll pens to color mine! It took several hours for me to complete, but I found the process calming. 

This one I received is part of a Secret Garden series of 20 detachable coloring postcards.
I think it would make a nice Mother's Day gift if your mama likes artsy things!
You can purchase it here

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DIY - Recycled bottle vases

My lovely in-laws are in town from Hawaii and my children are on spring break!
They took the kids to the The Flower Fields in Carlsbad yesterday and they had a lot of fun!

Jaxon and Maya bought me a mini succulent plant and my in-laws gave me a bouquet of vibrant Ranunculus that are in full bloom at The Flower Fields. How sweet!

Instead of putting the whole bouquet in a  large vase, I decided to divide them up into different vessels so that I can enjoy the flowers in more than one room of my home. 

I recycled used bottles I had laying around. I like to keep bottles with cute shapes.
I have here a large cold brew coffee bottle, a natural soda bottle, and a spice jar.

This one I have on our dining table since it is a larger presentation. 

This dainty guy will look cute in our restroom against our white walls.

This cluster will look great on our kitchen counter. To jazz up the spice jar, I simply glued a piece of paper from a catalog to it. 

So don't throw away your glass bottles and jars...they make great flower vessels.
I hope you enjoy creating your own display of flowers in your home this spring!