1. green thumb, take 1

    One of the plus sides of living in a place like Florida where there’s warm weather 95% of the year, means that you can pretty much start a garden at any time of the year. 

    LIving in an apartment however obviously limits me to a container garden, which I am totally fine with as there are a myriad of ways to make a garden on the balcony a dream. 

    My first attempt at green thumbing includes growing Sweet Basil, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Strawberries and Forget-Me-Nots. And seeing as how all of these plants require starting seeds indoors, I thought this egg carton would be a nifty way to keep them all together, and get these plants-a-growin’.

    Materials

    Egg Carton

    Potting Soil

    Seeds 

    Popsicle Sticks* & Label Maker (to help identify seedlings)

    *Jokes Optional


    After a lot of research on the different seeds, I learned that most plants follow the same basic requirements: plenty of sunlight, watering, and general TLC. I will however attempt to fashion some sort of greenhouse contraption, to help the soil retain water by either placing a clear container on top or Saran wrap.

    Overall a fun and cute way to spruce up your windowsill and make it more useful. 

    (Source: vitruviangirl)

     

  2. New Digs

    Part of “growing up” is moving up. And here I am age 24 in my first ever apartment…

    This day could not have come soon enough and it’s everything I hoped it would be. 

    The next few photos, are some of my favorite snapshots around my new place. 

    My Room

    My ever growing nightstand. 

    My sanctuary next to my bed, it’s also the only window in my room. I am currently testing out my green thumb growing Sweet Basil, Cilantro and Strawberries! I also have my cactus Gleeba (Friends joke) and my succulents Robert Plant and Emma

    My boyfriend stealing a peek at July’s Vogue (Emma Stone)…

    My desk/tv/blog space. 

    My boyfriend’s workspace as well as his nightstand. It’s also my DIY table.

    My sewing/craft space. 

    Some of my books being held up by Pierre the Bear.

    My somewhat organized closet. 

    Dining Room 

    Living/Brandy’s Room

    Kitchen 

    Le Bathroom

    My favorite part of the bathroom are the Ikea flower decals at the bottom of the door! The shaggy green rug also helps create the illusion of grass in the room (the dog loves it). 

    But without a doubt the best thing about my apartment is the view!

     
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