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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

{Quickie Project} Mini Succulent Planter

If I were President, my first order of business would be to declare every weekend a three-day weekend. Who would vote for me?! I mean, really, what do we need to do to get that done?! We had a lovely weekend, that was equal parts lazy and productive. With Summer camps and vacations over, and school underway, it felt good to just be home, enjoying the pool and each other. I hope you had a great one, too!

Last week, Babygirl and I found ourselves with an hour to burn at the tire store. We could either sit in the stinky waiting room until the car was done, or walk across the street to Wal-Mart (the only store within walking distance). It was a tough call, actually. No offense to Wal-Mart, but you know how it is...some are pretty nice, and others you don't want to even step foot in the parking lot!

Eventually, the smell of rubber got to us, and we ventured to Wal-Mart. We were both really surprised, and pretty excited, however, by the the size of their craft department...and rounded up some fun new supplies...which led to these adorable little succulent planters.

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

The pattern of the bungee cord reminded me of the Nake Berkus line for Target, so I scooped it up first.

{What You Need}

Cord or Rope
Terracotta Pot
Gravel Rocks used for Aquariums
Glue Gun

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Planter

{What You Do}

Start by painting the top band of the pot, and let it dry. Make sure to paint the rim, too, since it will be visible.

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

Wrap the cord around the pot, using hot glue to adhere each row in place.

Tip: Use thin cord if your pot is small so you see more pattern. My pots are only about 3-inches, so a thick rope would only wrap a few times.

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

Plant the succulent and cover the exposed soil with the rocks for an unexpected pop of color.

Tip: Don't use prickly cactus if kids are within hearing distance. #mo$&%f*#$er

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

Mine are currently cheering up my Kitchen window, but they'd be cute used on tablesettings...don't you think? You could easily tuck a little name tag in it for a place card.

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

Hi Sugarplum | Succulent Pot

I love quick and simple projects like this! Not to mention cheap. These planters were only a few bucks each. Well, plus the cost of new tires. What'd you get in to this weekend?

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Monday, September 1, 2014

{Top Ten} August

Happy Labor Day, my friends. I hope your day is absent from all laboring...or at least, you're taking a break from work that's no fun! I'm working on some projects, but having a grand time. August was a fun month, that flew by much too's a quick look back at the Top Ten posts of the month.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten August

This planter basket needed a little zhush, so I gave it a DIY Ombre treatment.

I showed off some my casual outfits and everyday style, in Volume 3 of Sugarplum Style.

After organizing for back-to-school, we're ready for a busy school year.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten August

I'm working on some Fall Fashion posts, and in the meantime, showed you my favorite jeans and boots.

Mornings are happier, and chicer, now that we have an Organized Coffee Station.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten August

George and Laura defied Texas stereotypes, and created a stylish and sophisticated weekend home.

Tassels are always a good idea. Especially when added to basic pillows.

Our Entrance Hall got a makeover in 5 Easy Steps. It feels so good to finally have it reflect our style and personality.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten August

I've been a bit obsessed with black-and-white stripes, and showed them off in some cute outfits featuring a striped jacket and striped skirt.

More striped obsession...I showed off how versatile my striped bag is...and I'm giving one away, so make sure and check it out!

If you're playing catch-up, here are some good places to start. Enjoy your day, lovebugs!
{Top Ten}
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