I ❤️ Succulents!

I have always loved plants of all kinds. When I moved across country I gave away 30 houseplants that would not make the drive. I only brought my huge Boston fern which I babied for months until it finally gave into the dry desert climate.

Since then I have dabbled in many different categories of plants but have really fallen in love with succulents over the last 16 years.

I love everything about them and am determined to make both my indoor and outdoor succulent collections flourish, and of course survive the extreme desert in the summer months.

Follow me if your at all interested in my failures, successes and mostly resources!

I like to take pics of my babies for multiple reasons but mainly so I can reference their growth. A few of these pictured are sadly no longer around after the brutal summer of 2018. What I learned from this experience is that the established plants were ok in the summer but the new ones did not tolerate the extreme temps.

So to combat that I will be transitioning indoor babies to outdoors in the spring and monitor their progress. Bringing them back in when necessary.

My husband is building me a shelf next to a large window that has south western exposure. This will also serve as a little bar/table for the grandkids. Pics to follow.

Bathroom Redo…

My husband and I have been wanting to remodel our bathrooms to bring them a little more up to date and add some of our styles to them.

The first project was the guest bathroom which was just completed a couple of weeks ago. It took approximately 2 months to complete since my husband did all the work himself, so he had to squeeze in the work when he could. My only contribution was the basic design and the refinished vanity. I also helped paint the walls and the ceiling (which was not part of the plan but turned out to be a benefit to the design) which are 2 different colors.

The completed project!
The only existing items used were the refinished vanity and the painted medicine cabinet.

The vanity was raised by a custom frame.

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the final outcome! There were a couple minor obstacles that changed some of the original plans but we overcame and are actually glad for them!

Below are some of the products we used…

Cakes…

Some of the cakes I’ve made with lots of love for my grandsons…thankfully they don’t have to be perfect or even close!

 

 

Here are some of the products I have used: