Apothecary Jar Terrarium

Here is an update on my latest DIY project. And actually NO I didn’t find this on pinterest! Although I am sure there are lots of great tutorials on there for terrariums. I got the inspiration from one of my daily blog reads Thrifty Decor Chic. Her blog is a great resource for home decor and design.

Apothecary Jar Terrarium HOW TO:

Supplies needed: Apothecary Jar (or mason jar would be cute too) small rocks, potting soil, and succulents of your choice (these are hen and chicks because that is all I could find)

Step 1: Layer the bottom the the jar with small rocks (this allows a little drainage for the soil)  I wish I would have put in more rocks so you could see them on the sides, the dirt pretty much filled in around mine.

Step 2: Fill the jar about 3/4 full of potting soil.  I ended up mostly using the soil that came with the plant, as it was already moist. 

Step 3: Take apart the pot of succulents, separating the roots of all separate plants, and arrange in the soil of the prepared jar.

Step 4: Press soil in around the succulents and spritz with water to get the dirt of edges and moisten plants.

And your DONE! These don’t need much water, once a week spritz should do it.  I keep the lid off about half the time so it can breath.

I was lucky enough to find this jar at a thrift store for $3.99, and already had rocks and potting soil. So I only spent about $9.00 total once I bought the succulents. I want to try some in bigger and smaller jars too. I think this is just the cutest way to add a little decor and get some green growing!

Someone else try it and let me know how yours turns out!



Home from vacation. This trip was just what the doctor ordered. Rejuvenated and ready to conquer the busy and exciting months ahead. God you are so good to bless us beyond understanding, and I thank you 7 times 70 for my husband Peter.

Just a little snippet from our anniversary trip. More photos to come next week on the

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One Whole Year

Today is our anniversary. Wow. One whole year of us. Together. Loving. Learning. Working. Serving. Giving. Listening. I have not found marriage to be a fairy tale, no not at all, it is something much more real than that.  I am thankful for this new phase of life and am over joyed for years to come. I just keep on loving you more Pete.

Here are some photos of last summer, giving lola a bath. (forgive the point and shoot camera!) These are the moments our marriage is made of. Living real life together.

The Look on her face is priceless! Ha!

Here is a photo of us over 5 years ago! Wow. We have had our serious ups and downs Peter, but it’s always been you!