You may recall my friend Cassidy Budge who is in the wedding cake business. It’s been a while since I posted any pictures of her wedding cakes so I thought I’d share with you one of her most recent, and my personal favorite chocolate cake. Read more →
Last week I had the opportunity to photograph some new products for The House That Lars Built. She just launched the new product line today and is offering a giveaway to one of her readers! Be sure to stop by her site and enter to win these amazing products! Read more →
On Mount Auburn Street in Watertown is this cute little store, Cass Flower Shop and Design School. Although I had taken the bus past this store several times (on my way to and from Mount Auburn Cemetery) I hadn’t noticed it. Jared pointed it out to me once while we were driving and I decided I definitely needed to stop by. After all, it’s not very often that I come across a store with my name! Read more →
One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the Boston area is Mount Auburn Cemetery and fortunately it is not too far from where we are living. I’ve actually been twice since we’ve been here. Once was a rather foggy rainy day and the other was bright and sunny. Both times it was beautiful and fun to explore.
One of the things Laura recommended we do while in Boston was visit the Longfellow house. It looked like a pretty house from the outside but I didn’t know much about it. So, I thought taking a tour would be a great idea. Turns out it was! This was one of my favorite tours that I’ve been on in Boston! Read more →
I’m going to be starting a new section on my blog called “Things to See in Boston”. I’m sure you have no idea what these posts will be about right? Well, I just thought that since I’ll be here for a while I would post about some things that I think are worth visiting while in the Boston area. They may not be Boston’s main attractions (although some may be) but they will be things that I think are interesting and would likely be interesting to other people. These posts will most likely be heavy on images and light on text, however, I’ll list some reasons why you may want to visit.
Today’s Thing to See in Boston is Walden Pond. Read more →
These beautiful Brazillian Lilies have been in the kitchen for the last few days. They are so beautiful! The way the light hits them in the morning really accentuates the deep pink spots on the leaves and makes the white so bright and elegant. Read more →
As you well know, I’m addicted to succulents. It’s true, and really, it’s an addiction. So while I’ve been here in Boston I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with my succulents when I get home. I really want to do a bunch of experiments with propagating, watering, containers, soil and fertilizers and see what affect each of them have. I know the basics of caring for them but to really know how to make them grow as healthy as possible. I plan to post all of my progress so that anyone who wants to learn more about succulents can see the results (good or bad) of my experimenting.
For now though, I wanted to share 5 basic tips that have helped me grow happier healthier succulents. They are very basic but I’ll share my experience with each. Read more →
I mentioned about a month ago that I was propagating succulents in altoid tins while I was in Boston. This has actually worked out really well! The only plants that haven’t survived were the Kalanchoe Daigrmontiana but I think that is because I haven’t been watering them as much as I probably should. Read more →
One thing that has started to happen with my succulents is they are starting to get little rosettes growing on the trunk. This i a great way to get new plants. You can wait until they get to a decent size (really however big you want), cut them from the trunk, let them dry for a couple days, and then set them on some dirt and wait for them to root! Read more →