How to plant+ take care of succulents!

I am not claiming at all to be a professional, I am just sharing tips and tricks that have worked for me.

Do you feel like you kill any plants you try to grow? Here are a bunch of tips to keep them alive+ how to plant them!

If you have trouble with plants or you just want to try to grow one, then this post is for you! Succulents are awesome and super easy to take care of, there are just a couple pro tips you need to know, and I’ll cover them all in this post!

So first thing first, before you can take care of your succulent you need to plant it! Do you feel like you kill any plants you try to grow? Here are a bunch of tips to keep them alive+how to plant them!

The supplies you will need to plant your succulent are: 

  • Small pebbles. You cant get them from a craft store like michaels.
  • Dirt. You can use potting soil from a garden supply store.
  • A planter. Any planter, cup, or bowl will work as long as its deep enough for the roots to grow. I got this one from a local furniture/decor store.
  • A succulent plant! Obviously 🙂 I got mine from Lowes but you can also get them from Home Depot or your local garden store.

Do you feel like you kill any plants you try to grow? Here are a bunch of tips to keep them alive+how to plant them!Step one is add the pebbles to the bottom of the planter. This will help with draining the water so the roots don’t sit and rot in it. I got my pebbles from my local craft store.
Do you feel like you kill any plants you try to grow? Here are a bunch of tips to keep them alive+how to plant them! Step two: Add about half of the dirt to the planter. 

Do you feel like you kill any plants you try to grow? Here are a bunch of tips to keep them alive+how to plant them!

Step three: place the plant into the planter and add the rest of the dirt to the planter, gently pack down the dirt so the plant stays up.

Some tips for keeping your succulent alive and healthy:

  • Don’t over water your plant. I water my succulents 1-2 times a week. Be sure to check the instructions on your plant to see what the recommended amount is for your particular succulent.
  • Keep the succulent out of direct sunlight. But make sure to check the directions on your specific plant. You should probably always keep it inside unless the directions on the plant say it is ok to keep it outside. Again, check the directions on your plant, not all succulents are the same. It kind of depends on the climate where you live.
  • Be sure the planter you use isn’t too small. Make sure the roots of your plant have plenty of room to grow. If your planter is too shallow then the roots won’t be able to grow strong, And your plant will have a harder time staying alive. One succulent I bought and I didn’t have a planter for it so it didn’t get planted for a couple months. Meanwhile, the succulent just grew in the tiny plastic pot it came in. At first, the pot was fine for the plant, but as it grew it became way to small and the roots didn’t have room to spread out and grow strong. I did eventually get the succulent planted but it was never very healthy and it ended up dying. 🙁 The moral of the story is make sure you have a good planter before you buy your plant and plant it as soon as possible!
  • Finding a good planter. Really anything will work as a planter as long as it is big enough. One of my succulents is in a sauce bowl that I got from Target, another one is a cute little pot from the target dollar section. Just make sure it isn’t too small/shallow. 

 

Here’s a step by step diagram for you to refer to when you plant yours! Hover over it to pin it!

Do you feel like you kill any plants you try to grow? Here are a bunch of tips to keep them alive+how to plant them!

 

Spring wreath free printable!

Spring wreath printable!Spring wreath free printable!Hey guys! So how are you all doing? I know I am definitely ready for spring! The only problem? It’s still snowing here! Well, I’m preparing with this cute spring wreath printable! You can print it off by clicking the link below that will take you to my subscribers only free recourse library! And if your not a subscriber yet, subscribe by clicking the other link below or in my sidebar and you’ll get an email with the password in it!

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Small shelves: decor!

How I decorate small shelves.

How to decorate your small shelves!

So, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will remember The post where I shared a how to, for some hanging long shelves. (You can read that post here) Well, today I’m sharing a post where I kind of show how I decorated a little (bedside table sized) set of standing shelves. How to decorate your small shelves!

The two colors I used are teal-ish and white. Going from left to right, the decor used is:

Top shelf: Spark joy: the magical art of tidying up, stacked on top of a cute journal with a glass jar on top of both of them. An adorable tree jewlery holder that I got from Christmas!

Middle shelf: One of my succulents is in the middle with two cute turquoise crates on the sides!

Bottom shelf: A little light tree and a white tub that I use to store lights in.How to decorate your small shelves!

Where I bought it:

How to decorate your small shelves!

How do you guys decorate your small shelves? Tell me below!

Food/fitness tracking pages!

Cute functional food and fitness tracking pages!

Track your fitness goals with this perfect fitness tracker!Hello hello! Remember the post I did in January, where I shared this amazing raspberry-banana smoothie recipe, where we talked about eating more healthy in 2017? And about the new section on my blog called healthy tidbits! Well now I’m back with another great way to help you along your way! Food and fitness planning pages!

I’ve created these two different pages, one for your daily meal plan, and one for your fitness goals! Let me tell you all little bit about them:

Track your fitness goals with this perfect fitness tracker!

The food planing page has:

  • A date and day of the week section.
  • Breakfast lunch and dinner planning spaces.
  • A shopping list.
  • Note section and a cute quote below it!

The fitness goals page has:

  • Date and day of the week section.
  • A water tracking piece!
  • A goal section to write down all of your amazing goals.
  • And last, a today’s workout section with a cute workout design under it.Food and fitness trackers to help you achieve your goals!

Print them out!

Food page!   Fitness page!

Raspberry cupcakes!

Moist yellow cake topped with smooth raspberry frosting!

Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

Hey guys! So there are only a few short days until Valentine’s Day! If you haven’t already, go read Monday’s post to help you get decorating! Now onto today’s post. 

Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

Yesterday, I made these yummy vanilla-raspberry cupcakes! These cupcakes are made of two parts. A delicious vanilla cake, topped with smooth rich raspberry buttercream frosting! Then you can add sprinkles if you want and of course, eat them!
Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

I frosted these using the large sized open star tip in this AMAZING set I got on amazon, in a Wilton frosting bag. Before getting these frosting tips I just thought I was horrible at frosting cupcakes, until I realized that I was using the small Wilton brand tips that are really made for making designs, not frosting a cupcake. So I bought these tips and instantly fell in love with them! They are so great! You can frost both mini and normal sized cupcakes! Buy this set here.
Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!Another thing I love about these amazing tips is that you don’t have to use a couplers with these tips. All you do is just pop them into the frosting bag, add the frosting, and trim the tip of the bag off! Then just frost the cupcakes! Down below, you can see all of the items I used in this recipe and where to buy them. Now onto the recipe!
Raspberry Valentines day cupcakes!

Raspberry vanilla cupcakes
Moist yellow cake topped with smooth raspberry frosting!
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
For the cake
  1. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1 1/4 cups milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
For the frosting
  1. 6 cups powdered sugar
  2. 2/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 1/2 cup raspberries
  4. 2-4 Tablespoons milk
For the cake
  1. Heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans.
  2. In a large bowl beat all cake ingredients with mixer on high for 30 seconds, scraping bowl.
  3. Beat on high for 3 minutes scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Scoop into cupcake liners with a cookie scoop. Fill 1-2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and check with a tooth pick. Let cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
  2. Stir in vanilla and one tablespoon of milk. Slowly beat in just enough milk to make it smooth and spreadable. If the frosting is too thick beat in more milk, one drop at a time. If it is too runny, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
  3. Frost the cupcakes!
Adapted from The big book of cakes
Adapted from The big book of cakes
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