How to Plant a Flower Bed from Scratch

How to Plant a Flower Bed from Scratch - Sprouted Fresh

I have been so inspired lately to plant everything in sight! I think most of it comes from finally living in a climate in California that gets sunny and warm. I always love visiting my childhood home in Oklahoma because my parents are fantastic gardeners and have planted numerous flower, vegetable, and herb gardens over the years. To be honest, I am surprised that I have taken such a liking to gardening, in my attempt to have a green thumb.

The flower bed in my front yard had a really large rose bush, some other large green mystery plant, and that’s really it. I kept looking at the very sad flower bed each time I pulled into the driveway and knew I had to do something to spruce it up.

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Succulent Planter + Faux Greenery

Sprouted Fresh - Succulent Planter + Faux Greenery

I am so excited to share this super easy DIY project with you! I have had a bit of a green thumb lately so this project was the perfect way to test out my “gardening” skills. It only took 30 minutes to make and is the best centerpiece for our coffee table.

I purchased this gorgeous gold and glass terrarium that usually costs $49.99, but is on sale now for only $20!

My next step was to head to my local nursery for some succulents. Golden Nursery was such a lovely local nursery down the street from me in San Mateo and their succulent and cacti selection was incredible! Who knew their was over 50 different types of succulents and cacti? I picked up a few smaller succulents and cacti, along with some organic succulent and cacti potting soil – you only need a small bag!

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DIY: Herb Garden Vases

DIY: Herb Garden Vases - Sprouted Fresh

I was in search for a wonderful summer DIY project, when my mother mentioned how much she would love to have something that could sit in the window sill to hold her fresh-cut herbs from their garden. This was the perfect project to try out my brand new Black and Decker 20V MAX Drill, a lightweight drill that even I can use!

DIY: Herb Garden Vases - Sprouted Fresh

I used a three inch hole-saw piece connected to the drill to cut four holes in the top board to make room for each mason jar. The top and bottom boards can be any size in length or width, it all depends on the size of the mason jars or vases you choose to use for your herb selection.

DIY: Herb Garden Vases - Sprouted Fresh

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Handcrafted Veeshee Makeup Bag

It has been several years now that I have wanted to purchase a new makeup bag. There is something ironic about spending a good penny on all of your makeup, only to house it in a bag that reminds you of a makeup bag you had when you were 11 years old. To my defense, my makeup bag for the past three years was a hot pink and black polyester hand-me-down makeup bag that my mom received with a Christmas bundle of makeup. Cue Veeshee to save the day!

This was the first time I have ever been persuaded to buy something on Pinterest from a sponsored pin, but I saw a pin for the website Veeshee and fell in love instantly. The pin showed a few different makeup bags that caught my eye and I knew once I landed on the site that I had to play around with the patterns a little.

Veeshee Makeup Bag - Sprouted Fresh

This was my final design for my makeup bag! I just received it in the mail last week and I couldn’t be more obsessed with it. There are a few different leather colors to choose from for the bottom half of the bag, 40+ fabrics for the main material, and on top of all this, you get to choose the inside fabric as well.

Didn’t Veeshee do such  a wonderful job creating my dream makeup bag?

Veeshee Makeup Bag - Sprouted Fresh

I couldn’t wait any longer to clean my makeup brushes, wipe off all my of my bareMineral makeup cases, and get everything into my brand new bag!

Veeshee Makeup Bag - Sprouted Fresh

Veeshee Makeup Bag - Sprouted Fresh

The Palma Cosmo Bag is quite spacious and has a large pocket on the inside where I am choosing to store all of my makeup brushes. The specs for this particular bag are 10.5″ W x 7.5″ H x 2.5″ D. For the inside fabric, I went with a tan linen that matches the light brown leather bottom. I figured that a tan linen fabric would hide any loose makeup particles floating around in my bag better than a cotton lining.

All of Veeshee’s products are handcrafted in the USA (as if I needed more reasons to love them).

It’s funny how housing my makeup in this bag actually makes me want to wear makeup more often. It has a lot to do with part of the process of making me feel “pretty and girly” when I go through my daily morning beauty routine.

Veeshee also offers custom weekender bags, totes, and even offers items for men, babies and home too!

Check them out and let me know what you think. I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine!

Parabo Press: You’ll Love it Too!

Parabo Press Love

Last Sunday I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post about a company called Parabo Press and how they had a sale going on for (25) 5.5″x5.5″ prints for free – just pay for shipping ($6). I have had several Instagram photos that I have been wanting to print lately, so I couldn’t pass on this fantastic deal for quality prints at a great steal! Take a peek at their website here!

Some of my Instagram photos are not square, so they didn’t fully fill the frame but they still turned out super cute!

Now to create a wall collage with my photos – pictures coming soon!

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A few more shots of my favorite new Parabo Press prints!

The best way to use Parabo Press is to download the app here in the app store. Right now, the square Instagram prints are back to the normal price of 25 prints for $24 plus shipping, but follow them on Instagram and keep an eye out for a flash sale!

And if I haven’t convinced you enough yet, check out some photos straight from their website (all photo credit below goes to Parabo Press):

There are many more options on the app besides the square photos. You can choose from engineer prints, greeting cards, a 14 month photo calendar, and my personal favorite – the linen hardcover book! My photo prints arrived on Wednesday, which seemed like an extremely fast turnaround time of only 3 days after my order. I also started to follow their blog for creative ideas of how to use my square prints and more.

I really wanted to share this creative company with you all because I was super impressed with the photo quality, turnaround time, and overall process of ordering from them. If you are looking for a chance to showcase any of your photos in a unique way – download the app and see what they have to offer.

I hope you enjoy your experience with Parabo Press as much as I did!