I had planned on showing you some cute DIY wall art today that’s hanging in our master bedroom…until I woke up this morning to the Mr. frantically yelling at me. Which is not how I personally enjoy waking up at 6 am on a Wednesday.
All I heard was “Eewwwwww, no, no, no, move! MOVE!”
Imagine me groggily rolling over mumbling “whaaa? Huuuhhh?”
Only to hear “NO, NO, don’t move THERE!?” and “Are you sick, is everything ok? Did you throw up?”
This got my attention immediately, and I sat up and rubbed my eyes only to look around and discover that I had been sleeping next to a
and no, it was not my own!
Yes, Buddy (our dog if you’re new here) got sick in the middle of the night and apparently thought the best place to throw up would be next to my pillow. Like “hey mom, you take this kay?”
I was sleeping like the dead (thanks to a shot of Nyquil before bed) and proceeded to almost roll my hair in it all night.
SO. NOT. COOL.
I’m still not talking to Buddy, everything on our bed is in the wash with a gallon of bleach, and frankly I’m thinking of crawling in there as well. I may be scarred for life…
So, no master bedroom post until my bedding fully recovers, but I thought we could talk about plants instead.
Every year after Christmas, I go on a big plant buying spree, mainly because here in Michigan there is no chance of seeing anything green til April and my eyes crave something that looks alive.
Remember that one time the sun shined here? It was glorious, Buddy and I may have laid on the sunroom floor with our eyes shut pretending it was summer…or at least that’s what I was pretending , Buddy was probably dreaming of chasing squirrels in a field full of bacon…
Plus, I love the pop of color that fresh plants lend to my house and I usually kill a plant or two during the holiday season, because they all get shoved to different spots with the Christmas decor.
I love how simple and clean looking my mantel feels with my DIY mirror and a few plants. These little ficus trees are so cute that I found at a local nursery (Flowerland for you locals).
See the baby one? His name is Walter and I’m especially proud of him. I like, basically birthed him, so I had to name him.
I couldn’t find a ficus small enough to fit in this planter and I had recently read a Jodi Picoult book about an apple orchard (Songs of the Humpback Whale) and how they splice branches to make new varieties. Basically this made me feel like an expert horticulturist, and I decided to cut a branch off with a knife, splice the end and stick it in a pot. (PS the basket planters are from Anthro – I picked them up on major clearance and I only wish I had had 8 arms to carry more home with me, but I unfortunately was on foot boo!)
All the leaves immediately fell off and the Mr. wondered why I insisted on watering my “stick” but O Ye of little faith, 3 weeks later, Walter sprouted his very own new little leaves…cue the misty eyes and proud mama photos from me :)
I also found this variety of Ficus at Flowerland and plopped it in an H&M basket.
The rest of these plants I just found at Lowe’s and they were only about $3 each. Love that I could bring a little fresh energy into my space without really spending a ton. How about you? Dreaming of spring with me? Go test your green thumb and pick up some plants!
Now excuse me while I go wash my hair for the 40th time today…