Does Your House Need Lotion?

You know how by February if you aren’t constantly putting on lotion, your skin is dull and dry and lifeless and wondering if summer is an urban legend?

Our homes are the same way. The air is dry. The winter sun that shines in the house is sharp and after the Christmas greenery is gone it can feel kind of dull and lifeless.

This is the PERFECT time to add some life with a plant.

I kill all my plants too— eventually. Every plant I’ve had has either died, or will die one day in the next month or if I’m lucky a year or two.

But a $15 plant that lives just three months gives me more than $5 a month of enjoyment. Bargain. And if I keep it alive for six months or a year? Bonus!

I just counted and I currently have 9 live plants in our house. One is only a month old, the rest are mostly a year or older.

Still unsure about the power of plants?

Open your favorite magazine, scroll through Instagram or Pinterest saved photos of your favorite spaces and intentionally look for all the plants, flowers and greens in every room.

Now, imagine that space without plants.

Now look around your own home. Are there some places you could add life with a plant?

Want some specific ideas on exact plants and how to care for them? I’ve got a little video tour with links to plant whisperers I trust in my instagram highlights, click here to watch.

Wooden Stoppers That Don’t Cost A Fortune

FoKal Ever since the plant series and our talk about terrariums I keep seeing these terrariums with the wood stoppers.

Planty Party

I’ve shown you mine, now it’s time for you to show me yours…if you’ve got some great planty ideas or were inspired to finally take another risk and buy a little plant despite the fact that it very well could shrivel up and die then why not link up and show us?  Maybe you are […]

Using Plants in Your Home Part 5 :: Fairy Gardens, They Aren’t Just for Little Old Ladies

The Wee Garden Have you seen all the adorable miniature garden ideas?  Containers of some sort (wood boxes, planters, drawers, wheel barrows, bird baths…) hold a little scene full of tiny living plants along with little adornments like garden benches, hardscapes and paths.  They are absolutely enchanting for all ages and how fun to shop […]

Using Plants in Your Home Part 4 :: Terrariums

Twig This is part 4 of a planty series read parts don’t forget to read parts 1, 2 & 3 in any order. DoodleBirdie Tiny terrariums are my newest obsession. If you’ve been around these parts since the beginning you might remember my huge terrarium on a stand that I’ve had both inside and out. […]

–Using Plants in Your Home Part 3 :: Planters Indoors and Out

Ok, so I still can’t stop talking about plants–I’ve written a Part One and Part Two of this series and I cannot stop.  Today I want to share a few of my favorite types of planters–from simple to quirky.  Just putting this post together inspired me to use planters in different ways, I hope it […]