Starting spring inside


As your Valentine bouquets begin to wilt, let’s keep the freshness inside until it’s time to throw open our windows!

I’ve recently moved and as I’m organizing my bedroom, I’ve been trying to figure out creative ways to bring nature indoors. Bringing color and texture to my white walls I plan to hang some air plants from the corner ceiling near my window. In the end it will look a little like this:

Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 10.18.41 AMYou can buy supplies separately, all you need is:

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Or, you can get the entire look from one website.

A favorite hostess gift of mine are Twig Terrariums. These creative and funky vignettes give a little humor to the beautiful and natural terrariums.

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Small, spiky, and simple are house cacti. The Old Lady Cactus, flowering annually with a ring of buds around her neck is a feminine accent to any mantle. Old Lady Cactus

I plan to hang earrings and necklaces from mini garden hooks. And although I adore the silver etsy hooks, I prefer a simpler line drawing me to the second choice.


You can also make use of the 3″ x 42″ space on a window sill.

Window sill

Or order one of these amazing containers to hang on the wall or place upon a table.


There are so many beautiful and intriguing species of cacti, choose what suits your taste. I love the soft haired cacti, tall stalks with hats, and flowering spikes. Below are a few favorites. Thimble CactiLiving RockSpikyBouquet

Cheers to an early spring!



Spicy Fried Eggs, Summer Salad, & Bagel


Spicy Fried Eggs, Summer Salad, & Bagel

Using left-overs from dinner & an hors d’oeuvres party, I made a delicious and spicy breakfast today!

Fried eggs with shredded Habanero Cheddar (added to the egg whites while cooking)

Paired with a summer salad of cucumber, greens, avocado, and a homemade dressing of olive oil, mustard, and balsamic vinegar.

Then, on top of a sesame seed bagel half, I used the lemon hummus, goat cheese & herbs we didn’t quite finish two evenings before.

It all turned out spicy and delicious!!