Adventures with terrariums

I have been wanting to make a terrarium since I saw these girls a couple of years ago at the Brooklyn Flea. Needless to say the idea just went in my crafting list/pile and though I didn’t actually forget, I did procrastinate. Finally this weekend I went down to the flower market, bought the last of my supplies, spread out my plastic and got  to work. They were so easy to make and I had the most fun making them.  I’m so happy with the result that I want to make terrariums for EVERYONE!! I love them! Maybe if you’re nice I’ll make you one too!

Tengo ya como 2 años queriendo hacer un terrario….desde que vi a estas muchachas en el Brooklyn flea me enamoré de las plantitas miniaturas.  Claro, como todas mis aventuras artísticas, la idea se quedó solo en mi lista de cosas que hacer.  Finalmente este fin compré el resto de los materiales, tendí mi plástico para proteger el piso y me puse a trabajar.  Fue súper fácil y me divertí muchísimo haciéndolos.  Estoy tan feliz con mis plantitas que quiero hacerlas para TODO EL MUNDO!! Me encantan! Si te portas bien te regalo una!

{1. Pick a container. Escoge un envase.}

{2. Choose your rocks. Escoge tus piedritas.}

{3. Dry moss for filtration. Musgo seco para filtrar.}

{4. Soil. Tierra.}

{5. Choose your plants (I used moss). Escoge tus plantitas (yo escogí musgo).}

Of course what made me obsess about these beauties were the miniatures living inside them.  Soooo when I found out that the ladies from Twig Terrariums had a book out I ordered it immediately and followed their instructions.  If you are going to be building a terrarium I recommend you use their book because they have the best instructions. They’re the experts!

Claro que lo que me fascinó de estas bellezas fueron las miniaturas que habitan en ellas.  Asi que cuando me enteré que las chicas de Twig Terrariums sacaron un libro, de inmediato lo compré y esas son las instrucciones que seguí.  Si van a construir un terrario les recomiendo que usen su libro porque les dan todos los detalles.  Son expertas!

{Girl with giant ladybug. Niña con una catarina enorme.}

{Couple by the lake. Pareja en el lago.}

{Rabbit hunting. Cazando conejos.}

{This will be my next one.  Esta será mi próxima.}

What do you think? Don’t you love them?? I hope my little terrariums make your monday happier!! Que les parecieron? No les encantan?? Espero que mis plantitas hagan su lunes un día feliz!!


~mrs. B

Continue Reading

Wishing, hoping, thinking and praying

As of this week our future move has become more official/real: we’ve given our 30 day notice that we’re moving out. So, God willing, we’ll be gone in slightly less than a month. I’m nervous, happy, sad, scared and excited all at the same time. Basically I’m a complete emotional mess. Over the last month I’ve been daydreaming of what our new place will be like, and in hopes of finding ideas I’ve been hunting online for cool room pictures and home ideas….. and of course only manage to find spaces I can only dream of having. Every now and then I find some things and spaces that may be possible…’s some of my favorites today.

{via:….this is actually her house}

I love some of her accents like the side table and lamp and her bookshelves. She also has good ideas for small spaces, so I check her blog often.

{design*sponge before and after makeovers}

I love this little corner!

{sneak peek: kimberly + john canale via: design*sponge}

I often love their sneak peeks into peoples homes and I especially love this one! I love all of it!!

{via: SNOOP, Amanda personally styled this house}

I love every room in this house!


We can all dream right?


~Mrs. B


Continue Reading

Happy Weekend ~ fabulous new additions to my blogroll

Here are 9 new wonderful reads that I’ve been obsessed with for a while now and I know soon you will too.  They’re all full of fashion+style, food+entertaining, cities+travel, design, and much much more sweet girly goodness (and some interests for the gents too)…as you well know, ALL my favorite!!  Hope you find some inspiration for your daily life!

{Mimi + Meg}

{Crow and Canary}

{Apartment #34}

{Oh Joy!}

{cupcakes and cashmere}

{hither & thither}

{the city sage}

{A cup of Jo}

{lox papers}

These should be really fun reads this weekend!! Enjoy!!

~Mrs. B

Continue Reading

Afternoon Delight ~ Rue Magazine

Prepare yourself to add this one to your favorite online mags!! This is a pretty new magazine (only 3 issues old) that I’ve recently discovered and absolutely LOVE! I hope you love it too!

{click on image to enter site}


Have a lovely afternoon!


~Mrs. B

Continue Reading

Afternoon Delight ~ Recycling Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I always feel guilty about getting rid of my Christmas cards and throwing all that Christmas paper away. Well…..look what I found on Martha Stewart!!!!! Really cute ideas on what to do with leftover wrapping paper and your Christmas cards…they are so clever over at Martha.

ENJOY!!! (click on the pics)


Recycled Christmas card crafts


Left-over Christmas wrap ideas

Continue Reading

Feliz Navidad!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, have a lovely day!!

I leave you with pictures of the “charlie brown” decorations at our house.  I love them!!

Mistletoe so we can kiss under it!

I had to put some stuff on the chandelier!

Our midget nativity scene we bought in Mazatlan last year!

The stockings we made and all the love our friends and family sent!

Jack & Sally

and our scragly Christmas tree

Also these are some of the amazing little ornaments that we made!!

Paul the fox…nick made him (and I made one for him too!)

Samuel the cat….Nick made him too.

Betsy the rabbit.

and animal cookies!!


Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Isaías 9:6

Porque un niño nos es nacido, hijo nos es dado, y el principado sobre su hombro; y se llamará su nombre Admirable, Consejero, Dios Fuerte, Padre Eterno, Príncipe de Paz.



~Mrs. B

Continue Reading

Homemade Christmas Stockings…..

We are on a crafty kick in our household!!! We decided to make our stockings.  I had wanted to make them for the last two years and just barely got around to doing so.  Nick made his from scratch since he’s now a professional sewer and I just embellished mine, but they look fabulous!!!!

Cute right?! We might make this a yearly thing….



~Mrs. B

Continue Reading