You guys, I watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey finale Sunday night and OMG, I cannot. OMFG what was that. Did you watch it (admit it so we can talk!)? I didn’t know if I was supposed to be judging a pageant or jerking off to some new type of highly satisfying porn. Is Women Annoyingly Yelling a genre of pornography? If it isn’t then I have NFI what I ate my dinner to between 10 and 11pm. I really think it was pornography because I was super into it while I was watching it but now that it’s over I feel ashamed/like I want to take it all back. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.
Let’s shift gears and leave that back there, never to speak of it again as long as we live. The following video went viral recently and if my heart were a caterpillar, this video reached inside of my chest tore out my still-beating heart and allowed it to blossom into a highly emotional butterfly, killing me. So now my heart is a butterfly with PMS, WATCH OUT. ANYWHO you might have seen the video already but I’ve been excited to post it here on the blog for anyone who hasn’t seen it already. Watch, if you like Mr Rogers. DEFINITELY WATCH if you *don’t* like Mr Rogers. (Who doesn’t like Mr Rogers!!?!?)
If there isn’t a butterfly in your house randomly picking fights with your fiance/crying, then what kind of human ARE YOU.
If you answered A Human in Charge of His/Her Emotions well then touche. Touche.
Now it is time for a craft! Our resident DIY bloggista Renee Hong is back, and this time she brought gold and succulents which means I feel like we won at life today. This one is perfect for a group of people who are not the Real Housewives of a city to do together in total harmony, or to do all by your lonesome/surrounded by cats. If you need some company while you do it I am open to Skyping with you, however please make sure you catch me on a shower day. (This is not most days.)
If you decide to do the project with a cat in the room, I suggest a cat detection software that prevents cats from typing on your computer and generally ruining your day file-deletion-wise.
… Though honestly, take solace in the fact that your cat takes an interest in typing. I’ve been trying to get Bambino to take over part of the workload for what, a year? year and a half? He asked me for the internship as a puppy, and everybody knows saying no to puppies is a one-way ticket to the pit of Hell, at least that’s what House Science Committee Member and professional ironic human Paul Broun says.
Oh what’s that? – your cat is deaf and you’re worried the software’s approach won’t stop your cat from clicking your keyboard and destroying everything you have built for yourself/your family over the past two years? From the website: “PawSense detects the paws of even deaf cats.”
Moving on, take it away, Renee….
This DIY is for you earthy folks who can’t quite swing the full-on hippie vibe ;) As much as I do adore flora and fauna, I still find myself equally attracted to those sleek, clean, modern lines. Ideal for a modernized earthy wedding, this project is an easy centerpiece that doesn’t leave either side out! A few candle holders, some lovely succulents and metallic accents later… you’ve got yourself a chic and simple arrangement for any table!
What you’ll need:
- Tiered candle holders (from Ikea, called “Blomster” and come in a set of 3)
- Three mini potted succulents (I got mine from Home Depot — there’s a big selection and only about a dollar each!)
- Gold spray paint
Tape off a few different designs on your vases! Make sure that the areas you will not want painted are well-covered. For one I did the dip-dyed look, for the second I did patterned stripes, and for the third third, a triangle-patterned rim.
Spray away! Get your metallic spray paint and cover the un-taped areas thoroughly. Light layers of paint is the trick — you don’t want to pile it on and get it dripping wet. Walk away for at least 15 minutes to make sure it is still try, then remove your tape. It will be wayyyy easier and cleaner than if you are impatient and try to remove the tape immediately (trust me.)
Remove the plants from their pots and place them into the vases, pressing the dirt into the mold to secure the plant as much as possible. It can get kind of messy, so I’d advise to do it outdoors!
There you have it! A shiny and modern yet green-filled botanical DIY centerpiece! What do you think?