I started a small garden a few months ago with the help of my boyfriend once I returned home to California from Croatia. It started off with a few succulents and some strawberries, and has slowly grown into a small collection of potted plants and flowers. Potted succulents and herbs are a great way to start a low-maintenance garden, and if you love mason jars like me (it's actually more of an obsession) then they are the perfect choice! Replant your succulents in a mason jar with gravel or rocks at the bottom- this not only allows for the soil drain but looks really nice through the jar.
Spencer surprised me with some new additions for our little succulent family and I finally got around to replanting them in a box together. They are from a small florist in Westwood called Blossom Floral
that we always stop by. It's basically a succulent heaven of every shape, size and color. We get a little too excited about succulents.
They fit alongside my aloe perfectly- thanks Spencer!
Time for me to stop rambling about succulents and share with you the coolest (literally) new way to stay hydrated!! I received a package from my beautiful roommate Maria today from across the country and now I am downing water like there's no tomorrow. The Swellbottle
not only looks super sleek and minimal but supports a great cause and is incredibly functional. It actually keeps your water cold all day long- even after sitting in a hot car all afternoon. It is made from insulated stainless steel (no more plastic bottles!), it doesn't sweat or leak, and it fits in a cup-holder. I'm actually in love with this water bottle. Not to mention that every purchase supports a foundation called Wateraid that is working to provide safe water to some of the world's most impoverished communities.
Now that's a nice looking water bottle!
I will share the recipe for my favorite green breakfast smoothie in the next post, along with some other goodies!