Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 12:31 AM
Recently I ordered some tillandsia plants, aka air plants, to add to my collection and on Wednesday, they arrived!
The box was plain but inside was like searching for buried treasure. TOO COOL!
Just two little guys hiding in there. Or so I thought...
They included a few Mammoth Russian Sunflower Seeds! I never knew there was such a thing, so I definitely can't wait to plant them!
Also included a helpful card full of quick care info.
The info card is helpful because my other air plants aren't doing so well, but they still look really cool in their dinosaur holders!
Did some research and pruned them a little bit.
Filled my favorite mixing bowl with lukewarm water...
And let them soak under the water for half an hour or so to get a good drink for the week.
Now, they're dry and ready for the next step: their homemade terrarium homes!
P.S - I ordered these specific ones on Amazon but there are some really great super cheap ones available on Etsy as well. I will get my next batch from there for sure!
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 7:28 PM
So I have been requesting a lot of freebies online. I've joined a lot of different sample sites and been reading blogs that have great tips on getting fun things in the mail. One site I came across is called ILostABet.org where I received a FREE t-shirt! But there's more than the free t-shirt that goes along with this particular freebie, it's also a chance to start a conversation and help people.
The shirt is huge (ordered a little too big, but I'll fix it) and dark grey with "# I LOST A BET" across the front in yellow. I didn't really lose a bet, which is why this is a great conversation starter. Somemone might come up and ask "What bet did you lose?" This gives me a chance to explain that I didn't lose a bet but if you know someone with a serious gambling problem, please have them visit ilostabet.org (at least I can say this until I really do lose a bet ;)). There are fun bets and there are dangerous ones and I know a few people in my life who have beginning signs of gambling problems so I hope wearing this shirt and telling them where they can get help will lessen the chances of serious loss. I love that I received this shirt on the first day of March Madness, it will get a lot of wear this month.
BE SAFE WHEN YOU GAMBLE!
Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 12:09 AM
First we had DELICIOUS P.F. Changs for lunch because I had a $25 gift card from one of my dogsitting jobs. Lunch menu was cheap so we paid less than $5 for lunch for the both of us. We were clean platers, which I'm happy about cause I hate carrying leftovers around when I'm shopping, UGH.
Then we headed to LUSH Cosmetics, one of my favorite stores. The people are always so nice and knowledgeable about all of the products and have great suggestions. I went in just looking to buy a bath bomb or two and I ended up buying/leaving with:
- two bath bombs
- Ro's Argon (been wanting for a while)
- a Charity Pot
- a take-home sample of Ocean Salt (another favorite that I still can't buy until I finish my Rub Rub Rub lol. I PROMISED MYSELF!)
- a FREE subscription to their catalog in the mail, yay!
Next we stopped into Bath & Body Works cause I got an email saying that their Wallflower refills were only $3 TODAY ONLY (of course, they have these sales all the time but I wanted to stock up on some more Springy scents before it starts getting warm out *whenever that will be...*) so Chaz helped my pick out SEVEN of them omg, overboard but we couldn't help it and I'm excited for our apartment to keep on smelling delicious! About $18 spent here...
Then we went into PacSun because we both still had gift cards we needed to spend. Of course I ended up leaving mine in my other wallet in my car (nooo :( ) but the awesome Vans sweatshirt I bought was on 70% OFF clearance for $14, so I still would have to come back to use it, as Chaz tried to justify for me cause he's a sweetie and knew I was bummed about forgetting my gift card lol... Chaz on the other hand spent $67 on top of the $50 gift card he had (which still blows my mind) on so much cute stuff. But he looks cute in everything ;) PLUS he got some new cologne so that's exciting as well cause I looove when I get to breathe in his smellies :D Anyway, I'll be back for you, PacSun, with gift card in hand!!
We hit up H&M next and I found a cute grey shirt to wear while exercising that I really like for $10 and Chaz got some more cute stuff like suspenders, a vest (he's been DYING for a puffy one), and sunglasses (he keeps losing his in the ocean? That was his excuse haha. WE LIVE IN OHIO, SILLY MAN!)
Lastly, we went to Forever 21 which is a store that I love but I really need to lose weight so I can fit into their regular sized clothes better, UGH. So to help with that I spent $63 on:
- a hot pink sports bra
- a some-what see through black long sleeve shirt to sweat in
- 3 camis
- compression pants for when we start riding bikes again and for everything else
- a couple of extra things for some friends who had birthdays recently ;)
Above is a picture of what I got, with one of our cats Weezer looking a little unimpressed.