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favorite etsy finds

Etsy is one of my favorite places to look for unique items. I love ordering birthday or Christmas gifts from Etsy, especially personalized gifts. You just need to make sure you order items with enough time for shipping. There are a lot of fun Easter items right now and if you order them in the next week I am sure they would get to you in time. Below are some of my faves in no particular order. What about you, what are your favorites? Personalized Candy Eggs Lucky Penny Cupcake Hat Playing Card Notebook Typewriter Pillow Terrarium Vintage Figures Twine  ...

DIY- Terrariums

  I’ve always had the fantasy of being locked after hours in Disneyland. I imagined that all of the pirates and ghosts would come to life and we would have a grand old time. When I read first read “Horton hears a Who!” by Dr. Suess, I checked every dust speck and was careful where I stepped. I knew that there must be millions of little people living beneath my feet. I did not want to destroy whole cities. These fantasies of mine have never left but I did find a more “adult” way to express them recently. This summer I will be building Terrariums with my kids. It is a great summer project and fun for everyone. I was enchanted with the terrariums on twigterrariums.com. Making a terrarium is pretty easy and you probably already have most of supplies needed. What you need for your terrarium: -Glass containers with or without tops (check TJ Maxx or just clean out old sauce jars) -Gravel, sea glass or beach stones -Activated charcoal (found at a nursery or pet supply store) -Small terrarium plants -Sterile potting mix -Moss -Decorative elements   Start by putting a small amount of moss in the bottom of the container, than add your rocks. Next add a 1/4″ of charcoal and then soil. You can add small plants or air plants or just moss to your terrarium. Tweezers come in handy or if you need something longer you can fashion tweezers out of a metal hanger. Once you have your base you can get creative. You can shop in the dollhouse section of most craft stores...