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Flea Style Dallas Recap

I had the opportunity to attend FLEA STYLE for the very first time last weekend, and it is decidedly not to be missed! Mimosas and a big variety of Texas-based artisans and retailers make for a fabulous time. Hunter and I just purchased our first home, and I’ve realized that moving to a four bedroom ranch style from a tiny (however much loved) downtown apartment requires a lot of new decor.

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Give me all of the Southwestern flair!

I always like to support local companies, and many of these shops also make philanthropy and giving back to the local community a priority. I loved meeting some of the owners and hearing their stories!

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DIY Alert: Easy Succulent Terrariums

I think we can all agree that the terrarium is on fire right now when it comes to indoor plant decor. Add succulents, and you have one very trendy (and pretty much self-sustaining) tabletop garden on your hands.

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Poolside terrarium.

I’ve been wanting to do a terrarium DIY for a while, but haven’t been too crazy about the idea of spending hours at my local garden store searching for decorative rocks and sand. For those of you who are not regulars at Lowe’s/The Home Depot: these items were surprisingly easy to find (and inexpensive). This project was so easy, I may even consider returning to my neighborhood Lowe’s in the near future.

I used Real Simple’s “How to Make a Terrarium” tutorial as a guide, and I think it was a good one because my succulents are still alive and thriving. I do not claim to have a green thumb but am hoping I can keep plants alive that only require twice weekly watering. TBD.

Lowes has a great assortment of cacti...I chose yellow and pink colors with lots of greenery.

Lowe’s has a great assortment of succulents…I chose yellow and pink colored cacti with lots of little green guys too.

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DIY Alert: Framed Ticket Display

By no means do I consider myself to be a crafty individual. However, with the right amount of determination and some help from Hunty, this framed ticket display project was pretty easy to execute. While no one was injured in the making of this post, my manicure did suffer (you’ve been warned.)

It was worth it, though, because we’re loving the final product:

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Hunter and I have been wanting to display our ticket collection for a while. Some of our favorite (and most interesting) memories took place at the concerts or sporting events we kept the stubs from. Thankfully we both have an affinity for hoarding paper goods (I even had some lift tickets to throw in there.)

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