A mossy situation. DIY terrariums and more.

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Photo: DIY Wall Garden Favors, Ruffled Blog
So, I guess it's time to fess up I quit going to the gym. It's not that I couldn't cut it, but really, I prefer to do things quietly in the fortitude of my own home. Plus, if I had my significant other tell me how to breath properly one more time, it was going to bring our newly mended relationship to a crumbling halt. Okay, yeah. I breath wrong. I breath in during the hard part and out during the easy part. If I still hurt the next day, you can't tell me exercise doesn't work if I'm breathing wrong. Just saying. 

Anyhow, the day after I posted an article with a few gardening projects I stumbled across another I just wanted to share. It's an indoor project, but it's simple, sweet and can be made for yourself or even by the kids as a Mother's Day gift. It's suggested as a project for wedding favors, but I'm staying far away from those for a very long long time. Divorce tends to make weddings scary even if you didn't actually have a wedding your first go round.

So here's the super sweet DIY craft project for making your own Vertical Terrarium Wall Garden Favors from Ruffled Blog. These tiny terrariums require just a tin, a bit of gravel  and charcoal, and your favorite succulent, air plant, or cactus. The tins are already magnetic saving you extra glue and hassle. They run $4.99 a three pack from Ikea, but if you have a stock of heavy duty magnets and glue at home from your other crafty endeavors then just aim for a less expensive tin. If you like the idea of a terrarium, but want something a little more substantial, then check out my craft project here for making your own terrarium. It's the same basic idea with a lot more room for plant choice and personalization.

I seem to have plenty of moss growing out back on my dad's old shed should you need a hand at finding some. Apparently moss loves old roofing shingles situated under shady trees. Who would have guessed?

Also, don't forget I have a new contest up for this spring for a chance to win five handmade soaps! The first four shea butter soaps up for grabs are my latest and greatest  - Unscented Banana Oatmeal Shea Butter Soap, Blue Mountain Rose Shea Butter Soap, Summer Honeysuckle Shea Butter Soap, Natural Lemon Mint Shea Butter Soap - but the fifth is entirely the winner's choice! You can enter that contest here through the end of April if you reside in the United States.

Additionally, if you've been looking to give some of my handmade shea butter soaps a try but only want to start with one or two, you can save on shipping by ordering from my main website here. Otherwise, when ordering three or more bars you save on flat rate $6 shipping regardless of your order size. You can buy from my main shop or on etsy to take advantage of this offer. That said, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. I plan to! Another Roadside Attraction will be playing at The Village Grill on Saturday night and they are always a crazy, shoe stompin' good time!
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