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A Black Thumb Update and Giveaway Winners Announced!


Hi you guys!

So I hope you all had a great, restful weekend!  What?  It’s Wednesday?  Sorry… My ‘weekend’ happens on Sunday and Monday, which sort of explains why I completely failed to post this Monday when I promised I would… I was in weekend mode and forgot!  Also, I’m totally aware that it’s Wednesday and I also failed to post this Tuesday!  Anyway, enough with my ramblings… Here’s what you want to see!

Giveaway winners
Woo hoo!!!  Congrats Emily and Michelle!  I can’t wait to get the prints so I can frame them and send you more goodies!  Christmas is coming early, ladies!

Now… I recently posted this on Instagram:


1236909_10100718730061717_335157210_nI’m at it again… trying to have actual living plants in my house.  Ugh, I know… why do I bother?  But I’m really hopeful for these ones.  I think they might LIVE!!!

Here’s my little set up:

The Plants beforeI got two kinds of ferns and… whatever the other two are.  I have no idea.  All I know is they are tropical, therefore do not need direct sunlight (which is great because I get none of that in my kitchen, where they will be living), and they like water.  Great.  I tested them all out in their containers and got to planting.  Luther tried to eat whatever was in my hands every 23 seconds, and yes, that included the dirt.  That dog…

Plants afterAnd there they are.  The giant fern was a gift from my mom to put in my metal bucket (a Junction Flea purchase).  I thankfully did not plant it in the bucket… I just placed it in it’s original pot in there to see how it would look.  I watered it, and the bucket leaked.  Yep… my metal bucket is faulty.  No, I wasn’t shocked… it’s ancient and it was $5!  The rest of them look pretty good though, don’t they?  Oh the little one on the metal can is on the kitchen hutch.hutch plantLove the red on the edges of the leaves!  I hope they stay like that… all pretty and alive!


Cross your fingers.  Cross your toes.  Please!!!

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  • Reply Cheryl Romeril

    I love plants in the house but I always kill them. I don’t mean to but it happens every time! I wish good life to all of your plants!

    August 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks Cheryl!!! I really wish I got the green thumb gene, but I can’t keep flowers alive anywhere – you saw my poor dried out sage on the front porch. Sad…I just got that a month ago! Dead!

      August 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply twopurplecouches

    Wheeeeeeeee!! So excited that I won! I cannot wait to find a special place for my print!
    I’m decent with houseplants. I have an orchid that hasn’t bloomed in about 5 years, but is not dead. Go figure.
    Have you tried bamboo? I bought a stalk of bamboo from IKEA for, like, $1.99 years ago and it is still going strong. Just have to keep water in the vase, covering the roots.

    August 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      I’ve ordered the print… and I already have the perfect frame for it for you! Yay!

      Oh bamboo sounds easy!!!! I might be able to keep it alive! haha

      August 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm
      • Reply twopurplecouches

        Yay :D I’m so excited to see what you pick!
        At least if you give IKEA bamboo a shot, and it doesn’t work out, you’re not out a lot of money!

        August 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm

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