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Fruity Flower Pots

DIY Stamped Clay Flower Pots | Popcorn & Chocolate

All throughout college I have desperately wanted to get a dog. However, my mom does not think I’m responsible enough to have a dog yet even though, proximity aside, I am the preferred child called upon to take care of my family’s dog whenever my parents are away. This is no small dog either. We have a great dane, and yes she does walk me rather than me walking her.

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Nonetheless, I have to agree that taking care of a dog for a weekend is completely different than having your own to take care of every day. As a compromise to not getting a dog the second I stepped out of college I got the next best thing: succulents!

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I remember the day Rose and I drove to Lowe’s and picked up our little babies like it was yesterday. I was so excited to get these little guys and decorate our apartment with them and watch them grow.

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Cut ahead 2 years and an apartment move later and they are still kicking and still growing, some a little bit out of control. Our succulents are doing so well that we have decided to add a few more to our ever growing family. Rose is also always determined to propagate our old succulents into new plants (still hasn’t worked yet but I’ll keep you all posted). This means we need new planters to house our little guys.

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These succulents are too cute that no ordinary planter will do. We thought in our crafty little minds to make some planters ourselves. We went to our local craft store and picked up some terra cotta clay pots for about 79 cents each. The rest of the supplies we already had at home and chances are you will too – if not they are easy to buy as well! These stamps are from Studio Calico, and we highly recommend checking them out for stamps and other craft supplies. This is not a sponsored post, we just love Studio Calico. They always have the cutest selection of stamps! Keep reading to find out how we made these fruit stamped flower pots.

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Supplies:

  • Terra Cotta clay pot
  • Paint
  • Stamps & ink

Instructions:

  1. First things first you want to clean the clay pot and make sure that annoying sticker isn’t on the bottom anymore. Next, go ahead and paint the pot any color you wish. We used a circular sponge paint brush and dabbed the paint on.
  2. Let paint dry completely (a couple of hours) and then paint a second coat on. You can continue to do this until your pot is covered nicely in paint. Ours took 3 coats of paint until you couldn’t see the sponge paint marks anymore.
  3. Once your pot is completely dry you can start stamping your design on. We gently pressed the stamp to the pot and gently pressed along the top of the stamp to make sure all sides were stamped onto the pot. Don’t worry if it smudges or you make a mistake – you can easily paint over that area and do it again.
  4. Let the ink dry for about a day before you plant your little succulent or flower into the pot.

These guys came out so cute and the fruit theme is perfect to give your house an extra summer-y vibe. Now my new succulent babies can grow wild in their new pots. Hows that for responsible? I think I’m well on my way to being ready for my own dog. I mean look how well all my plant babies are doing! Much better than Roses’ air plants.

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Comment below if you have any succulents and what fruit would you stamp onto a pot??

 

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Follow Us Around: San Francisco, California

Woo the last of our travel adventures! San Francisco was a blast and dare I say it was actually warm there (at least on our last few days)! There was so much yummy food to be eaten, so many succulents growing everywhere, and so so so much walking. We were troopers and ended up walking around 10 miles a day. By the end of the week I think my calves doubled in size. Warning: This post is lahhhong. Like sit down and bring you cup of tea and snack and stay for a while long. Better make yourself comfortable.

The first night we were there we had dinner at Gracias Madre and it was ahhhhmazing. Vegan Mexican food. gah I’m going to dream about that place..

Day 1 started off with us going to the botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park. It was the absolute perfect place to be as it was raining and cold outside and we were getting way sick of the weather. The botanical gardens were toasty warm because it is basically a giant terrarium. San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateSan Francisco Travels | Popcorn & Chocolate

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Pineapple!

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Freaking koi… anyone else scared of these guys? Just me…?

Once we hyped ourselves up to go back into the rain we took an Uber over to Judahlicious for some lunch. We shared an acai ice cream bowl and some yummy and warm soup.

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Acai perfection

After lunch we headed back to explore Golden Gate Park more (it’s huge!). Warning: so many succulent pictures to come.

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Succulent monster

We also wondered through the Japanese Gardens in hopes that we’d end up in the tea shop but quickly discovered it was outside and packed full of people. So we each stood in front of this thing and then left to find a tea shop we could sit and warm up in. San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateIMG_5141Rose took us on a bit of a wild goose chase trying to find a tea shop, but it was well worth it  because look at that delicious matcha latte and pumpkin spice cake we got. San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateAfter our tea stop we made our way to the Full House house. There she be with a nice pretty car out front.IMG_0177San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateThe day ended with us walking, yes walking, to Little Gem for some dinner. We both got this delicious bowl of veggies in a curry sauce over rice.IMG_5153

Day 2 started with us walking down to the waterfront and along the Embarcadero. We saw Alcatraz right away.

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Clearly not impressed

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I made her stand in front of the crab because #selfishallergies

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Boats. So many boats. And birds. Fucking hate birds.

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We ate lunch in the marketplace in the Ferry building and then headed out to do some more splorin’ (on foot, of course). We found this random garden walkway thingy that we weren’t sure we were allowed to walk through but we did anyways because it had really cool plants and the view wasn’t bad either.San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateIMG_0242IMG_0247IMG_0252

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Me being like let’s go before someone comes and yells at us for being in their garden backyard thingy

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more walking.. so hilly.

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Oh more succulents growing in random places

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After all dem hills we finally made our way to Coit Tower where Rose gripped onto me for dear life as I poked my head out the window to get this pictures.

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Who knew San Fran had some many buildings? Clearly not me.

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After Coit Tower we wandered over to Lombard street. San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateIMG_0333IMG_0347We then just happened to find ourselves at Ghirardelli Square and just somehow happened to buy a bunch of chocolate… After that we made our way to dinner for the night, which was at Asian Box.

The next day we ventured over to see the Golden Gate bridge.San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateSan Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateIMG_0426

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IMG_0447We then got lunch at Nourish Cafe, which had a tasty selection of avocado toasts and smoothies. After lunch we wandered over to see the Painted Ladies. We lounged around on the green for a while and then holed up in another tea shop for the afternoon as our pale white skin New England skin couldn’t handle all the sun. IMG_0508San Francisco Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateIMG_0507IMG_0518We ended up having dinner again at Gracias Madre because it was that good and who knows when we will be back next. The final day we were in San Francisco was a mild day where we just walked around a bit more (cause we didn’t do that enough already) and shopped a little. We had to buy ourselves some hats because seriously that sun was-a-burning. Of course it almost took us the whole day to buy the hats because we couldn’t find cute enough ones but it was worth it because look how cute!IMG_0354

Then we flew home! If you missed our previous travel posts go check them out – we also went to Portland and Eugene. Hope you enjoyed seeing what we did whilst traveling. Popcorn popping and craft making will resume shortly.

August Favorites

Oh, okay, Summer I see what you have done there. You have done and gone straight to Fall. I guess I can be okay with this. I GUESS. So long as you promise to explode with pumpkin flavored everything (candles I’m eyeing you) and plaid styled clothing and lets not forget Halloween decorations galore. Can y’all believe August is over?? This summer flew by. I mean FLEW. Holy cow where does time go? Okay grandma stop ranting and get along with the post… If you couldn’t tell from the title we are here to talk about our goodbye to summer forever August favorites.

Princess taking over my parents bed... as per usual

Princess taking over my parents bed… as per usual

Home: Little miss Olive. We went home to NH in August and I got to see my giant horse of a dog. She hasn’t changed much.. still deathly afraid of the vacuum cleaner, still jumps (jump is a bit of a stretch..) onto your bed and takes up the whole thing if you leave your door open for one second, still begs for food by resting her head on our kitchen table (yes she is tall enough to do this. Oh how I’ve missed all her silly dogerisms.

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Some of our new succulents and some of our old ones that were taking over… pinky I’m talking about you

Also in home – new succulents! We bought some new succulents to add to our home when we were at Ikea (they have some awesome succulents) and also took the opportunity to re-pot some of our old ones that were taking over. Rose likes to propagate succulents by taking a leaf that has fallen off or plucking one off as long as it has visible roots and planting it in a new pot. She’s been doing it to all of our succulents so we shall see what grows.

Fitness Blender home pageWorkouts: Okay this might be an odd one but Rose and I both love (well as much as you can love a workout) using Fitness Blender for our daily workouts. They have easy to hard to my legs are going to fall off if I have to do another jump squat hard workouts that you can choose from. You can also choose how long you want your workout to be, which is great for me when I try and wake up early and workout. If you haven’t checked them out you should!

Me before you book coverBooks: As Rose mentioned in our June favorites, she read and loved Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Welp, you guessed it, I finally read it and lovedddd it too. From the description of the book I was kinda like ehh but once I read the first few pages I was hooked and whizzed through the whole thing.

The Nightingale book coverAnd while I was reading Rose’s recommendation she finally read mine and loveddd The Nightingale. Since we haven’t quite figured out how to share Kindle books we just literally swapped Kindles for the month.

Boyhood movie coverMovies: Boyhood. I know this movie has been out for a while but we finally got around to watching it and both loved it. The boy in it legit has the same voice/mannerisms/thoughts as my brother so it was amusing to watch for me and only slightly creepy. Regardless, go watch this and not be creeped out because you don’t know who my brother is.

Unreal_CandyCoatedMCFood: Unreal chocolate coated candy. Umm because it is too easy and I have to… these chocolates are UNREAL. But seriously these chocolates are sosoosoo good. Plus they are made with 100% real ingredients so you don’t feel bad when you go and accidently eat the whole bag in one sitting. Check them out – they make all sorts of different flavors and candies. We bought ours at Whole Foods.