Valentine’s Day Terrarium

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Hi! I’m back! After a month and a half hiatus (aka stuck on the couch with all-day morning sickness) I’m finally feeling decent. Wheew! That was a long hard haul. If anyone with morning sickness (or all-day nausea as in my case), ever needs, wants, dreams up ANYTHING – seriously, I will do my best to help you. With it fresh in my mind and not quite abated, I understand how very debilitating it is to be sick day in and day out (and sometimes even during the night). That said, I am feeling quite a bit better. I thought there was only one way to celebrate my relative wellness: of course! a project with my Kindergartener!
We wanted to give her teacher a present other than the 26 boxes of chocolates she is likely to receive on Valentine’s Day. The project we agreed on is… A Valentine’s Day Terrarium.

Items needed:
Clear Glass Jar (we used a re-purposed fish bowl)
Stones
Potting Soil (we bought some made for Cacti)
Small house plants (we used a pink ‘moon cactus’ and a Pachyveria ‘blue pearl’)
Miniature animals/figurines (we are going to look for an owl and a deer at the $ store)

Proud of our creation

It was fairly easy, we just lined the bottom of the fish bowl with stones, then a layer of soil, then set the plants in place and scooped soil around them. Next, Olivia placed some pretty stones on the top of the soil and then we gave it all a little shower from the faucet. We used a plant mister to spray the dirt down from the glass (we made quite a mess with dirt and Olivia proclaimed that the mess was 1/2 the fun)!
We had fun creating this gift for her teacher and I am hoping we can find a couple little figurines to add, that will meet Olivia’s approval. 😀

close-up

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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