Hey stranger! Well summer is officially upon us and I am finally recovered from the end of school year activities. I didn’t realize how tired I was from all of it until this past week.
Now that we have spent a few lazy days relaxing at home, I’m ready to jump back in to my routine. Oh but that’s right, my kids are on summer vacation so my sweet routine of working out in the morning, walking the pup and working on the blog are almost impossible, hence my lack of posts the past couple of weeks.
While my goal has always been to post three times a week, these days, I’m finding even that next to impossible. Is it just me or does it seem like there is just not enough time in the day to get it all done AND do something fun with your kids?
I’ve always been the Queen of “To Do” lists and my daily list seems to be the first mistake I am making. The hubs pointed out last night that perhaps I need to shorten my daily list so as not to set myself up for failure. He also reminded me that it’s summer and to enjoy it (I married a smarty).
So with that, if you check back every now and then and there is nothing new on the blog, I’m enjoying my summer and I hope you do the same!
With that disclaimer out-of-the-way, Dani and I did manage to get a little DIY project done yesterday. The idea for these cute succulent containers came to us while we were strolling the farmer’s market the other weekend.
We happened to have some soup cans on hand that had been in the pantry for a loooong time so we used those and some shells and twine we had on hand and voila! Super cute succulent containers.
Start by removing the wrapper off the soup cans and washing thoroughly.
Spray paint the cans the color of your choice. I did about 4 coats of spray paint followed by a high gloss clear coat.
Fill the cans with soil, leaving a third of the top free for your succulent and more soil.
Once your cans are filled with the soil and plant, you can embellish the cans as you wish. We wrapped some twine around ours and used the hot glue gun to add some shells and starfish.
These would make great teacher gifts or even a house-warming present. Let me know if you give them a try.
I hope to have a delicious recipe posted for you later this week as well as a fun activity to do with the kiddos, but I’m not making any promises!