Starting today, I am going to be posting something that I am loving every Friday. This might be a place, a food, a lipstick, a photograph, etc.
This week’s favorite is an artist from the site ScoutMob. ScoutMob is a website that has individual “shops” for artists to sell their handmade goods. LintonArt sells individual tree ring prints. These prints are done from all sorts of different trees from Alaska Cyprus trees to Mulberry trees. I recently purchased the Lodgepole Pine Tree Ring print. This is one of the smaller trees that LintonArt prints. I chose this one because I like the large amount of white space since I knew I wanted to put it into a white frame (frame is from Ikea). The prints are also very affordable, starting at just $18. Go check them out! -Natalie
With moving into a new apartment, I found that bringing something living into the space can really breathe new life into what seemed like a stuffy top floor apartment. I love dogs, but am not looking for a furry friend to carry down the three flights of stairs to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes–at least not right now. Rodents were out of the question, and fish I don’t find much amusement from. The next, best option was plants! I have always loved plants, my dad is a biologist, so plants and nature were always a part of my childhood. However, I was a little nervous since my last attempt to grow a succulent in college failed miserably! I decided to put the past in the past and attempt to find my green thumb.
Since I moved into my apartment in the middle of Winter, going to a plant nursery wasn’t really an option. So, I got in my car and drove to the closest Home Depot. I went in thinking I was going to come out with a little succulent I could put on my window sill and instead came out with a 2 foot tall Sansevieria (aka “Mother-in-Law Tongue” or “Snake Plant”). The pot is from Hobby Lobby and I believe was around $6-7.
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