Posted on April 23, 2018
When I think of gardening I think of Crisp greens, colorful fruits and vegetables, moist soil and the smell of herbs. I also think about the bright sunshine and how it sparkles off of the water droplets on the leaves.
Gardening to me personally is such a beautiful art. The different mesh of foods, flowers, and herbs. How they mix together and create a magical area of nutrition and beauty all in one space. I mean is it just me?
Definitely far from any Master in gardening but, I do love the task of digging in the dirt and watching the progression of growth with consistent work put in place. Its the neatest to have the ability to grow food and also grow herbs to create spices. All around it is something I know many admire wanting to learn or start. Perhaps even just have a area for your toddler so you can teach them how to grow and garden.
Well, I am at the stage where I am really preparing myself personally on the basics of general gardening with my toddler. She will be 2 years old and I really felt I should educate myself further and look into some options for simple ideas to start with. So I dug into Pinterest and found some Amazing boards I follow now. I really wanted to share the ones I favored the most and the boards I know I will be using and referring to as I learn more about Gardening with my daughter and Myself.
My New and First Succulent!
Top Inspired is a Highly ranked and viewed Pinterest account. Coming in at over 10 million views a month. They also have some exceptional leads on how to start all types of Vegetable and Fruit Gardens. Here is the link to the the Vegetable Gardening Board, which I personally follow and will be applying lots of these ideas once I start my Garden.
Joyce at Blissedhub has a fantastic array of choices that will help you with many different herbs and gardening tips to keep them flourishing and growing properly. Here you can find her Herbal Board that I follow. Herbs are also a great way to start the little’s one with gardening. You can do it any time of the year indoor and they don’t take up much space!
Gardening Channel has an absolutely amazing account for many types of gardening. But I personally favor their Floral board. The selection on their board offers the specifics for each Basic flower. You know, the ones that we normally think of right off the bat. I found it really helpful and simple.
Bless my Weeds is such a fun account! I adore her style and taste. The amount of options she has is amazing and they are all very well organized boards. She is a Gardening account only. Which I also love! This is her Fruit Garden Board which I follow and of course will be using her tips and tricks she shared.
Succulents and Sunshine is one of the most well maintained and organized account I have ever viewed. She is very clean with everything she applies on her boards. I personally just am getting started with succulents and I am so excited about it!
( My first succulent photo I shared above )
This account is going to be very helpful for me and answering many beginner questions at a easy access. You can find her Board that I follow Here, all about Succulent care and growth.
CREATING A SPACE
Jane Wu has a great Board for her pins creating the Garden space Ideas. I am really excited to implement some of these awesome ideas for when we build our space. Almost every idea was kid friendly in a way they can help and build. Which I found is going to be so awesome when our daughter is at the age to help. Here is the link to here Board I follow!
So there you have the 6 Gardening boards that I follow and will be using! Each board I shared I felt like collectively can create a beautiful space. Vegetable, Fruits, Herbs, Succulents, and Flowers. The combination cannot be denied when all put together and placed properly to create a space of color and freshness. Not all spaces need to be fancy, expensive or complicated. The kids can be apart of every item planted and can help build any of the spaces! A very exciting time to be teaching such an educational and valuable skill to our children. Even ourselves!
I hope you found some of these boards as helpful as I did. Please leave any comments on what you’ve found helpful or even tried personally.
Thanks for Reading!
X O X O
Posted on April 19, 2018
With Mothers Day right around the corner, I really felt like this would be helpful for anyone who is Mothers Day gift hunting. These are not just ordinary I love you gifts either. These gifts are meant for that Sassy Mom who carries around a punch everywhere she goes. The mom that isn’t afraid to give you the finger or tell you some judgey Mom to shove it. But, I also wanted to be realistic and add SOME original ideas and DIY gifts. I mean it’s only sensible, right?! Ha Ha
So here is to you looking for those rad gifts for some Super Sassy Mamas. I know it can be tough sometimes picking out gifts and figuring out if you’re going to be creative or just be simple and go purchase a neat and thoughtful gift from Walmart. I get it, times are tight and time is tight.
So here is some really neat idea for gifts not only you can click and buy some of these right from the links. But with some creativity and a little carved out time, you could most likely manage to make some of these gifts! I believe in you either way and I know this year you will pick something just right.
I had to go and Share the Classic Mug gift. I know it is the Original gift I was steering away from. But this quote and the pink just spoke to me. You can find this adorable Mug at Urban Outfitters! Here is the Link to get it today! I would not be surprised if they offered even more awesome mugs that would be perfect for the Sassy Mom.
Socks! I don’t know about you but I believe in cute socks. Nonetheless, my socks hardly ever match, I must say I want these! Simple, they look soft and what a perfect saying for those outspoken Sass pants Mamas. Click Here to order yours today! I am not sure who the gal is that sells the product but, it comes from Avon! Love! Plus I promise when you do check them out the price is gonna knock your socks right off! HaHa
This shirt tho! Oh my gosh. the color is so adorable and perfect match for the Spring weather. I love how it throws in the Domestic and the Gangsta. Made me laugh because in a sense to me they totally are contradicting. This girls style of her creations are awesome and her shop is worth checking out! Click here to see more of her stuff or to just order this adorable shirt today!
Oh man, this is such a neat presentation for a little bathroom gift treat! There is no Link to this Photo. I wanted to simply share what Mom4real.com shared here in her photo. I am pretty sure this basket can easily be put together for $20-30. Depending on the place you find the items and how high of quality you want each item to be when you go shopping and piece this together. How fun and a great way to express a lot of thoughtfulness!
I wanted to be sure I added a fairly easy and very kid friendly gift idea. This is made of Clay! Her instructions are well put and easy to follow. I love how colorful and spring the dish looks! You might even be able to change the colors and make it more fit for the Mom receiving the gift! Here is her Website to follow up with instruction and details. This will involve some additional items you may not have in the house. So be sure to read her list of things you’ll need!
How neat is this?! I love that you just go grab a shadow box, a scrabble game and maybe some little touches to decorate it. Wa-la! You now have the items you need to create this adorable and very meaningful gift! This is kid friendly but yet completely appropriate for anyone to gift this to a mom! Which is why I actually really love it! You don’t even have to paint the letters pink if you don’t want. But it sure adds a nice splash of color!
Um, what!? This is seriously so cool! I love this Idea so much that I am going to even make it! This is so perfect to gift to a fellow mom friend. It does not even have to be wine, it can be champagne, apple cider, sparkling water in those glass bottles or simply go ahead and gift that tasty red or white wine. The chocolates are personally my favorite which could potentially be why I clicked the picture in the first place. Either way Here is the link for the instructions on how to make this adorable Pineapple gift for the beverage Loving Mom!
Alright, this is just too cute to not share. I know this is a popular one that a lot have gifted before but, I thought it was a great reminder for those of us who have meant to make such a simple yet thoughtful gift for someone. Here is your reminder and don’t forget the hand print from the little one(s)!
Pretty sure I will also be making this gift or perhaps I am saying it yet again… HaHa
I could not help it. I know I am sharing so many DIY gifts but, are they not just adorable and fun!? I mean this one can not cost more than like $10 to make! Some stickers for the glass, a small shadow box and some buttons which I know you can score a nice bag at the dollar store. Just such a fun craft for kids to make their Mom a special and lasting gift!
Cook for her! Food is the best way to treat anyone in my personal opinion. This list is so delicious and will have anyone’s mouthwatering! Spending quality time with any Mom is the best way to gift. I believe that memories are the one thing we can keep and hold onto forever in this life. So if you are looking to give something additional this year. On top of the made or purchased a gift, go with cooking something colorful and tasty and do it together. I promise you the time will always be well spent and worth it!
Well there you have it, everyone, this is my Top 10 Ideas Inspired by Pinterest. I hope these have shed some insight on tips or ideas for you this year as you gift the Moms you love and know.
Happy Mothers Day and Happy Gifting!
X O X O
BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH
journey to the little things