The World’s Best Cherry Limeade

Literally the best fizzy cherry limeade I have ever had! So easy to whip together and sure to please any crowd! This one is a must try.During the summer Sarah and I are both kinda broken records about the heat because even though we are across the country from each other we both live where it is scorching HOT. Because of that, we love trading our favorite drink recipes and this cherry limeade is at the tippy top of my favorites list this year! It is easy, cheap to make, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t completely obsess over it. The world’s best cherry limeade is no exaggeration… in my humble opinion ;).  [Read more…]

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium

Hello Pretty Providence readers! My name is Bethany, and I am a monthly contributor here at PP. My blog is Whistle and Ivy, where I share crafts, crochet and recipes. I am so happy to be a guest today and share this easy and fun Candy Jar DIY Terrarium. Some of you may remember that I shared these adorable crochet succulents a couple months ago, a perfect project for black-thumbed individuals like myself.  Well, in true fashion, I decided to give a real plant another go. I am hoping this time will be successful,  I am determined.

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

To make these cute DIY terrariums, you will need:

  • A Thrifted Candy Jar (or a couple)
  • Succulents
  • River Rocks
  • Potting Soil
  • Plastic Critters (Optional)
  • Spray Paint (Optional)

 

Here is a fun botany fact: cacti are succulents!

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

Start by putting a thin layer of rocks at the bottom of your candy jar. I found this bag of cute little river rocks at the dollar store.
Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

Next, add a thin layer of potting soil. You don’t want to over do it, you need to leave room for the potting soil that your plants are already in. I had to take a bit of soil back out once I had put it in.

 

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

Next, using your fingers and working from back to front, dig a small hole in your dirt. Take your plant out if its plastic container, and gently place it in the small hole. Spread soil on top, and press it down.  Repeat for each plant.

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

 

If you chose a cactus, make sure to gently hold it with a paper towel to avoid pricking your fingers.

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

And since I like a bit of “wildlife,” I went to the dollar store and picked up a few plastic lizards and frogs.

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

Grab some spray paint and cover the animals completely. Let them dry before placing them in your terrarium.

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

I added a bit of sand to the top of my cactus terrarium, this little lizard looks perfect sitting beside the cactus.

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

I place a few frogs in the other one. It makes it look more interesting and fun.

 

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

 

Candy Jar DIY Terrarium - Turn a candy jar thrift store find into this adorable and easy terrarium

Make sure to place your terrariums in a bright, well-lit room, and read and follow the directions on the packaging for plant care.

Wish me luck you guys. I’m gonna need it.

 

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DIY Stars and Stripes Ribbon Banner

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Hi there!   Kelly, from The Little Things here today for holiday DIY!  Are you ready for America’s big birthday party? The time has come come for cookouts, fireworks, and a ton of red, white, and blue! Today I have a quick-to-make banner you can to add to your decor and use as a fun backdrop for a photo booth.

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Thrift Haul! July 2015

I have found some really awesome stuff thrifting this past week so I put together a video so you guys can peep my finds! I saved the best, most epic find for last. A few of the things you’ll find out about me in this video:

1. The one thing I almost never leave a thrift store without buying.

2. My favorite designer. I ask myself “What would ____ do?” whenever I am trying to decide whether to buy something for home decor.

3. The kind of shirt I actually wear every day.

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. You also might like my Tips for Shopping Target Clearance video!