Saturday, February 25, 2017

February // What I Read

Looking back over this past month I realize I've read a lot of dark material. I am not sure how that happened. I reckon bad planning on my part. This month definitely had a couple duds in my opinion, but I am glad I got the chance to finally check them off my reading list. Read on to hear my thoughts on the books I read that were thrilling, earned several yawns, wanted me to slap the main character silly, and broke my heart...

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I was super excited to read this book since two of my best friends had recommended it to me and they themselves had given it a five-star rating. But I must say, I was extremely disappointed and found myself, especially closer to the last third of the book, bored to tears. I appreciate the concept of the story and that was what drew me in to begin reading it in the first place. I had seen the movie several years before and although it was extremely sad I came away from the film very reflective on the characters and the intense love they had for one another. In all fairness, maybe if I hadn't of seen the movie first I would have a different opinion of the book but I would definitely have to say I enjoyed the movie immensely more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Creating a Book Nook

Coming from this book lover, I believe that anyone who enjoys reading at all 
needs their own special spot to get lost in a story. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

My Anthropologie Spring Picks

Just the other day Josh and I spent the day in Huntsville and whenever we do that a trip to Anthropologie is a must. I was so so excited and inspired by their new design displays that I decided to snap a few photos and share them with you all. The designers did a GREAT job of decorating the store and everywhere I looked I was just enthralled with the fresh, lively colors and objects. I mean, seriously, look at that wall of mirrors. Heart eyes for days...

Friday, February 3, 2017

My favorite houseplants & how to keep them happy

I have been wanting to blog about houseplants for a long time now and am finally getting around to it! I am often asked about plants and what are my favorites and how to care for them. Anything that I can share has been strictly from trial and error and finding what works best for my space. Obviously, each home is different considering lighting conditions so you may just have to try out a few before you find your personal favorite. Fortunately, small houseplants are relatively cheap so just start out small and try your hand at a few.

I love the warmth that plants can bring to a home. They instantly give life and color to a space. Just recently, I felt like my bedroom was feeling a little "too white" and I wanted something to warm up the space. I added a couple new plants and they immediately made it feel homier.

Here are a few of my favorite houseplants that for the most part are very low maintenance, and have been a lot of fun growing in our little home....

fiddle leaf fig 

I purchased this big guy a couple years ago when he was a baby. I actually ordered him through the mail because I couldn't find any in our area. Fiddle Leafs can be a little fickle I've heard but mine has always down well for me. A few tips I would say are to keep it near a window with direct light, water it once a week (only once the soil feels dry), and try not to move it around much. It likes to stay in a stationary place and does not take to interchanging light conditions.