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

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Have any fun holiday plans?

{Lovely & simple cupcake decoration. Linda y sencilla idea para decorar cupcakes.}

Well, we don’t! Ha! so far we don’t have any set plans for our day tomorrow (as usual). All we know is we’re hitting a museum in the morning (my request) and we’ll be closing the day off with some fireworks (I hope) …. and we’re meeting some friends in between.  I hope you have a wonderful, refreshing and safe day tomorrow. I leave you with some delicious looking treats and cute ideas for a patriotic party from my friend Martha Stewart (ALL images via her website!~ Click on picture to view recipe or instructions). Hasta ahorita no tenemos ningún plan seguro para el día de mañana (como siempre).  Solo sabemos que iremos a un museo por la mañana (mi idea) y cerraremos la noche con cohetes (espero)….y nos veremos con amigos en algun momento.  Espero que tengan un día lindo y refrescante….y se portan bien.  Los dejo con unas delicias y unas ideas super lindas para celebrar de parte de mi amiga Martha Stewart (todas las imágenes son de su página!~ haz click en la foto para ver la receta o las instrucciones).

{Yummy!! Que rico!!}

{Don’t get excited, it’s the instructions for the flag, not the recipe! No se emocionen, son instrucciones para la banderita, no la hamburguesa!)

{Fun parasols for your drink. Lindos parasoles para su bebida!}


{Decorating ice cream cones. Decorando conos de nieve.}

{Pom pom table decorations.  Decorando tu mesa con pompones.}



~Mrs. B


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Mini Valentine Making Party

After looking through the february issue of Living and finding the coolest little valentine making party,a couple of my friends and I decided to have our mini version of it at my place (since I have all the card making goods) and copy their dinner and dessert: Pizza sandwiches with arugula & basil salad and peanut butter and jam cookies!!  (their pics are way better than mine…I had loads of crappy lighting! sorry!)

So last thursday night we prepared all the goods for the pizza sandwiches and cookies and enjoyed a lovely dinner with champagne!  My friend Alisia’s engagement happened Wednesday night so the news called for a celebratory beverage…..which in my mind is ALWAYS ALWAYS champagne (or some kind of sparkling wine!).


{CHEERS! Congratulations Alisia & Jon!}

{Isn’t her ring pretty?}

{ready for some peanut butter & raspberry jam cookies?}

{so they’re a little fopped up, but they were pretty delicious!}

{card making gets intense!}

Have yourselves a Happy pre-Valentine’s weekend!


~Mrs. B

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Afternoon delight ~ Love tent!

Hello my dears! I apologize for my disappearance, I’ve been a little crazy… I’m back though and I found this awesome little love tent that I really want to copy!!! I found it on one of my daily blogs (Design Sponge – they always have amazing things!) and I love that they give you step by step instructions on how to make one of your own! Thanks Design Sponge!

Enjoy! (click on the image)

{love it!}


~Mrs. B

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Seriously FREE!!!

Hello there!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Look what I found…..If you’re still in need of a 2011 calendar like I am, here’s a really really cute one for FREE!! What a better way to start the new year!

Thank you to EZ over at Creature Comforts for posting this awesomeness! Click on the picture to find the original post!  ENJOY!!



~Mrs. B

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Adiós dos mil diez, Hola dos mil once!

So many things happened in 2010, some good, some really good and of course some not so good ones. But all in all it was a pretty good year for us… here are the highlights….

1.We started the new year sick! (a souvenir from our Christmas trip to Mazatlan).

2.We celebrated our first wedding anniversary.  In Santa Barbara.

3. Nick started his business (he’s really talented!!)

4. I learned to cast!!

5. We went to Paris and NY. *sigh*

6. We went on a hot air balloon ride.

7. I chopped my hair off!

8. We learned to sew.

9. Yanessa B. passed the 150 sales mark! Yay!

10. After lots of prayer, we decided to move to NYC.

For this coming year we have lots of new adventures to look forward to and I’m thankful for that. I can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for us and our family. I’m also really excited to get rid of a bunch of stuff in our moving cleanse! Yayy!! What do you have to look forward to??

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!! I pray that 2011 brings you peace, joy and blessings galore. Thank you all for your support!

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace”

Numbers 6:24-26

Jehová te bendiga, y te guarde; Jehová haga resplandecer su rostro sobre ti, y tenga de ti misericordia; Jehová alce sobre ti su rostro, y ponga en ti paz.

Números 6:24-26

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And to continue my recycling theme I leave you with a really cool idea for a new year’s soiree using your Christmas decorations and inexpensive DIY glasses from the folks over at Design*Sponge. (click on the picture)



~Mrs. B

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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

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