April 28, 2017

spring blooms and vintage bottles

Do you know this flower?

....It's one of my favorites,
and it just explodes with blooms in April and May.

I first saw it
years ago
 in my neighbor Nancy's garden,
and I immediately
went out a bought one for 
my garden.

Now it's over six feet tall and full of flowers
that are great for cutting and bringing in the house.

It almost looks like a hydrangea,
but the blooms start off a pretty chartreuse color

and then transform into a creamy white shade.... 

This little amethyst bottle
has a story to tell too,
but I’ll save that for
another day!

ciao! fabiana

April 26, 2017

love never gives up

Time for a little 
Wednesday night journaling.
I'm learning to embrace all kinds of love.

As a mother,
love for my children and family comes naturally.
Loving ourselves takes a little more time...
reflection is good...
what I really love are
the small things throughout the day
that can go unnoticed.

All those small things add up in a big way
and help fill my heart 💗

where there are big gaps.

x o x o  fabiana

April 23, 2017

my favorite terrariums

I can't get enough of these pretty terrariums.
They're perfect for succulents and / or candles.

All I had to do was to add a few colorful pebbles
and then place a candle in the smaller one and
a succulent to the larger one. 

They've been sitting 
on my dining room table until now,
but with the 
weather warming up this weekend,
I have them outside 
on the little farmhouse table
I've got set up in the yard. 

I love the sempervivum in the larger terrarium. 
It's my favorite succulent because 
of their sweet rosette shape.
Kind of like a little artichoke!

But you can create a little arrangement
of several different varieties of succulents,
and that would be so pretty too!

And the best part about this is
these will last 

all summer long,

into fall,
with little care!

The terrarium set and
this cute distressed tray are both
from Oriental Trading.

In fact, the tray is part of
a set of three nesting trays that are really versatile. 

The trays are finished in a 
nice distressed chalky gray color, 
which looks great with most anything!

btw, the flowers are one of my faves…
Snowball Viburnum.

They just started blooming in my garden,
and they’re literally exploding with blooms.
They start off in the prettiest
hue of spring green and eventually
become a creamy white color.

Don't you think this tray will be
perfect for breakfast in bed

... one of my favorite traditions!

ciao! fabiana

And thank you to Oriental Trading for sending me these products to review.
The opinions expressed in this post are truly my own.


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