Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is going to be another Travel Photo Diary, Seattle edition! (Check out my San Francisco one if you’d like) Just about almost two weeks ago, I went to Seattle for the first time with my parents. It was just a weekend trip, however we did so much in the small amount that we were there! I’m so excited to be sharing some of the cool pictures I took while I was there!
(Also, do not forget to click the photos for a clear look in the gallery).
Our first stop in Seattle was the famous “Pike Place Market”! I absolutely loved the market, probably in my top 3 favorite place we went to!
This was my favorite store in the Market, All Things Lavender! So heavenly and everything is reasonably priced. I bought many goodies from here!
This was my favorite meal in Seattle, amazing Pad Thai at Thai Tom! I got mine a little too spicy though, but it was still 🔥 (literally)!
My dad and I went to the Great Wheel at night. The lights were so awesome and it was a lot of fun.
2nd day going to Pike Place Market. Beautiful Spring Tulips. Seattle is the best city with flowers, here in Chicago, our flowers aren’t the best quality and very overpriced!
The flowers here were beautiful. They were so vibrant and healthy, not to mention that they were very cheap.
Just a girl and her flowers! 🌸
After the market, we got breakfast at this cute french bakery, Le Panier. I loved the pistachio macaroons there, I highly recommend!
I headed to the Seattle Japanese Garden, it was very tranquil and free!
I absolutely love the greenery here, the air feels even better.
Dazing up in the Emerald City.
I was in love with these Koi fish, they were swimming gracefully beside one another.
We headed to the Freemont neighborhood, which was my other favorite area. It’s so artsy and free-spirited, I was in love!
This was at the Freemont Vintage Mall! I love the vintage funkyness inside this gem.
My hotel had the cutest coffee shop, and on my last morning there, I enjoyed some hot chocolate and read beautiful photo story.
The Chihuly Glass Museum, so unique.
I love the way this glass chandelier piece looks up to the Space Needle.
The beautiful garden at the museum, I was extremely fascinated by the beautiful work done here.
Thank you for checking out my post, I hope you enjoyed my photo diary (sorry it’s a bit shorter)! Please feel free to comment below any questions you have on my experience or anything at all about my trip! If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email). Also make sure to follow me on my social media pages down below, I will follow back all other fellow bloggers!
See you back on Friday, Ari. ♡
Hi everyone, today’s post will be a new series I’m starting on my blog known as my “monthly thought” that has been on my mind for a sometime now and will be throughout this month. A little of a different post, more personal than my typical blog posts.
Okay, wow I honestly can’t believe that it is May of 2018 already. I feel like new years eve was not that long ago, but boy am I wrong. It seems like these past few months went by way faster, because I was off from school my senior year 2nd semester only taking online classes. As I get closer to my graduation date, the more anxious, I get. I should be excited right? Which do not get me wrong, I’m happy to leave high school, it’s just complicated with the way I feel (will probably explain in another post). Besides actual graduation itself, it’s unbelievable to think that I’m going to be starting college late August. That’s pretty mind blowing to me and I’m very excited for a new chapter of my life, I am just afraid of change. I always have been and will be, good or bad. I turn eighteen in August, therefore I will be an actual adult and that somewhat terrifies me (I know that terrifies a lot of people). For quite some time now, I’ve been feeling nostalgic, reminiscing past memories, and dreaming of what if my senior year turned out how I actually pictured it. My goal for this month is to “calmly accept the things I can no longer change“. Easy said than done, but that’s why I’m making it a point to challenge myself, with this mantra for the month.
Hopefully you enjoyed this personal post, it was just a short post to write down my thoughts and how I’ve been feeling lately.
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Much love, Ari. ♡
Hi everyone, I am finally getting around to my Spring DIY projects post! I worked really hard on making these diy’s so I hope you all love them. I also thought it would be fun to show you all a time lapse of my process making these diy’s, hopefully the videos turned out well (this is my first time, lol). These projects are very inexpensive and super cute, not much is required, and they are not difficult at all. There are a perfect way to spring up your living space this Spring/Summer. Without further or do, let’s jump into the fun.
Cute Succulent Plant Pots
- Terra cotta pots (2)
- Succulents or plants of your choice
- Martha Stewart Metallic Gold Paint
- Patio paint in the color of your choice (Blue Bahama)
- Foam Brush/Paint brush
- Painter’s tape
- Stones or pebbles for planting
Instructions for Painting Pots:
- Start by pouring the color paint of your choice to paint your first coat on your pot. (I used a foam brush first, however I switched to a regular brush after the foam brush was not giving the pot full paint coverage.
- After painting about 2 coats, you want to set aside your pots to air dry for awhile, about 20-30 minutes.
- Begin choosing your design, I highly recommend Pinterest for ideas! (I first tried to complete a gold triangle on on side, however when I put the masking tape on, it was not fully dried and chipped off a bit of paint. So I improvised and just used two index cards to create a sleek triangle look.)
- Take the second color of your choice, in this case it was gold for me. I just began painting the triangle area until coated. (This paint was not as full coverage as I expected, however I did end up liking the marbleized look it gave the pot.)
- For your second pot, repeat steps 1-3, either making the same design as the other or choosing a different style. (I first did polka-dots, but I did not like it as much, so I then painted it silver, adding a gold triangle pattern on the rim of the pot.)
- Let them fully dry for about a day, resisting any moisture. Then on the following day you may begin to plant them.
Instructions on Planting Succulents:
- Once both your pots have completely dried, you can begin to plant them. Start of by pouring in about half an inch of your pebbles into the pot.
- Then take out your succulent (I recommend it to be pre-planted in which most come in, so that you don’t need other soil).
- Once I place my plant inside, I spray some water to moisten the soil a bit, pushing down the soil all round the sides to elevate it a bit.
- I go in with another few sprays of water to hydrate the soil since it was dry.
- Once I get the plant into a straight-up position, I put the black stones all around near the top to equal out the soil level, (the pebbles are good for soil drainage since the roots of succulents do not to well in water).
- Lastly, spray your plants with a few squirts of water to hydrate them one last time. (Succulents really should only be watered once a week or once they are dry to the touch).
Easy Spring Flower Wreath
- Grapevine Wreath
- Faux Flowers (of your choice)
- Glue gun
- Floral Wire Cutters
- Twine or string
- Start by collecting the flowers you’re planning on using, then using the floral wire cutters, cut them however short you’d like them.
- Gather all your floral pieces, then rearrange them however you’d like on the wreath.
- After warming up your hot glue gun, begin to glue either on the floral pieces or the grapevine, then placing your piece down, making sure to apply pressure to the glued area.
- Continue to repeat Step 3, until you are satisfied with the way it’s looking.
- Lastly, cut a piece of twine, begin wrapping it at the top of the wreath, then hot gluing it down, and then cut another piece repeating the same step, until it is fully covered on top.
- Your flower wreath is then ready for display!
Okay so the next one isn’t necessarily a DIY, however it’s a little area that you can create in your room or living space to bring some relaxing vibes and zen into your life. My zen area happens to be on top of my bookshelf and on it I have various Buddha’s to look for spiritual guidance at times, plants for some freshness, and my cute candle. It’s very simple and does not require too much, make it however you’d like. Down below I will state what I have in my area and where everything is from.
Cute Little Zen Display:
- Geometric Terrarium- Michael’s Craft Store
- Pebbles inside terrarium- Michael’s Craft Store
- Real Succulent Plant- (Any Garden Center/store)
- Faux Succulent Plant Holder- Michael’s Craft Store
- Buddha’s-various places/mostly in Chinatown.
- Small Candle- Anthropologie
- Ceramic (candle) trays- Little boutique (can be found at Homegoods)
I hope everyone got some great ideas to try for themselves, please tag me on instagram: @girl.who.blogs or let me know if you make any of these DIY’s! Also comment down below which project was your favorite, and do not forget to give this post a like if you’d love to see similar posts in the future! If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email) also make sure to follow me on my social media pages down below, I will follow back all other bloggers!
much love, Ari. ♡