Before we left for Atlanta we did tons of work cleaning and rearranging our house. I was really happy with it when we left, but felt like it was missing a bit of greenery! Obviously it wouldn’t have been smart to buy a bunch of plants before going on holiday, so we waited for a bit and finally picked a few up yesterday!
We spent the morning at the Halifax Seaport Market and picked up some herbs, and then ran around to various garden centres and Dollarama to grab a few more plants and pots. In the fall we bought a few cacti and herbs as well, and I am proud to say that three of our plants are still going strong! Or at least.. The three we still own are going strong. When our roommate moved out she took her plants with her and I’m sure they are doing very well in her new house. Unfortunately the beautiful basil and rosemary plants we picked up from the market last year didn’t survive… Definitely my fault :/
In order to redeem myself we picked up another basil and rosemary and then a mint plant to complete the trio! I found the cutest little metal pot and tray set at dollarama for $3 and I love how beautifully it fits our new little plant friends! This time I am well prepared for the responsibility and have done my research to make sure our lovely herbs don’t die on us this time! I shall keep you posted on their progress because they are quite wee at the moment.
We also bought some potted flowers to put on our upstairs patio and front porch. The selection at the garden centre we went to was SO overwhelming. We took our time and managed to pick out a succulent pot, a lily, whatever those little purple flowers are called and what I think is called a gerbera… Someone correct me if I’m wrong! I definitely should have kept the tags that came with them…..
You may recognize the cacti from this post! They were getting so big that we had to re-pot them into something bigger. I bought these terracotta pots at Dollarama as well, and later filled the top with small white stones to make them look a little tidier. I’m still very proud of us for keeping our little friends alive (pats self on the back).
I also fell in love with these tiny purple flowers. They look so beautiful against the terracotta plant pots, and I found the perfect space for them on our patio. It’s crazy how adding a chair, a small plant and our little chalkboard can make a space look so inviting. Every time I walk out of front door and see our little display I feel so happy.
The weather yesterday was perfect for an afternoon of planting little pots. I found it so relaxing to spend the day wandering through shelves of flowers and plants, and even more relaxing to pick out pots and find special spaces for them all around our house.
This is also the first time I’m posting a picture of my new hair! I mentioned on Friday that I cut 13″ of it off last week! INSANE! I have had long hair (like… to my bellybutton long) for so long and felt I needed a bit of a change. I’m still getting used to it… I keep squeezing out way too much shampoo in the shower or scraping my shoulders with my brush.
I can’t say for sure that I love it just yet… It’s going to take some getting used to. I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my daily hair routine and I’m trying to get myself to like how it looks when I leave it to air dry and don’t style it because.. let’s be honest here there is no way I’m going to blow dry and straighten or curl it every day. I already miss being able to put it up in a ponytail or bun! If anyone has any suggestions on how to style hair this length PLEASE let me know because I feel a little lost with my sad little excuse for a ponytail.