Let’s Play in Some Dirt!

If you read my last blog post, you’ll know I’ve been a bit anxious lately. With how quickly my business has been growing, I keep forgetting to take time for myself. So yesterday, when I had a full day off, I decided not to worry about the company for a day. Not to do any paper work or call any clients, not even to update my excel. That could all wait. I decided to take a me day.

The other day, I went to a farmer’s market and found some plants I wanted to add to my collection. What better way to spend a me day than playing with dirt?? I went to Lowes in the morning and got some potting soil – one regular indoor and one for succulents with easier drainage. When I got home, I took a bowl around town and picked up some rocks. I had to look silly walking around the neighborhood grabbing rocks, but I didn’t feel like buying a bag when I can find them for free. These rocks went in the bottom of my jars to help with drainage. This way, if I accidentally over water my plants, there is space for the water to drain to without causing the soil to clump.

Like a lot of people, I have a LOT of mugs. Most of the plants I have at the house already are succulents, mugs are the perfect size to use as a pot. I pulled out some of the ones I don’t use often and filled them 1/3 of the way with rocks then another 1/3 with succulent soil. I put the succulent carefully in the soil, and lightly packed more around it to keep it in place. Succulents make a lot of babies, so when I took them out of their containers and loosened the soil, I carefully pulled off the babies to put in separate pots.

Once I safely had my plants repotted, I gave them a little water and let them sit out in the sun. They’re in my sunroom now and I’m feeling so much better just feeling the life they’re giving me. So if you’re feeling anxious, this is your sign to put on some overalls, stick your hands in some dirt, and grow some plants! 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea

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