Plant Hunting in Austin

March is my birthday month, and my fiancé planned a surprise weekend trip to Austin for us. We did a little shopping and a lot of eating! The main thing on my agenda was to find a nursery to get some succulents for a terrarium project I’ve been wanting to do. I love the vitality that plants bring to a room. With a quick google search, we found East Austin Succulents and Tillery Street Plant Company. These side-by-side awesome little gems are nestled in a quaint neighborhood. They had an amazing plant selection and the staff was friendly and helpful. (I asked for some tips about watering because I tend to over water.) I found everything I needed for my project. I didn’t really know what I was doing, so I just kind of winged it. It was fun to get my hands dirty! I am super happy with how it turned out. I hope I can keep the plants healthy and happy! If any of you have a green thumb, I’d love some tips!

Nursery

Tillery Street Plant Company in Austin, TX.

Succulents

Succulents for days. 

Kitty

I made a new kitty friend! 

Plants

These were our final selections. 

PottingMix

My glass bowl plus some potting mix.

Dirt

Pro tip: Don’t spill it all over the floor like I did.

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I added the plants, some gray rocks, and a crystal for good vibes.

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Ye Olde Texas Renaissance Festival

I always said if I ever went to the Texas Renaissance Festival that I wanted to do it up right! This year, I finally got my chance. While Kevin and I were having our first annual Halloween pilfer of the season, I found this amazing gold snake headpiece! I knew I had to have it even if I just wore it randomly around the house (Yes, I would!). So we decided on a whim, let’s go all out and finally check out the TRF! We started putting together our costumes that day. Over the course of the week, we each found the rest of our accessories and were ready to rock. The theme on our weekend was “All Hallows Eve.” It was an AMAZING day! The weather was great. I loved seeing people of all shapes and sizes looking fabulous in all kinds of different costumes. I held a beautiful snake, devoured some amazing funnel cake, and enjoyed my favorite activity; shopping! The night ended with a spectacular fireworks show. I need to start planning next year’s costume. Huzzah!

SIDE NOTE: I also have to give HUGE round of applause to the Texas Renaissance Festival for really having their act together. Despite the large crowds, the grounds were very clean and everything seemed extremely organized. There were plenty of CLEAN bathroom facilities too. After my ACL experience, I can’t tell you what a bonus that was! If you’ve never been before, I strongly recommend you go check it out!

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