thebloomingthread Got to give my mom @thebluefarmhouse some credit here.. Pretty sure the reason I love flowers so much is because of her green thumb. Growing up, our house was always the one people would drive by slowly to see all the beautiful flower boxes and landscaping.
I love my little Spanish bungalow, but with no dedicated yard space and gopher breeding grounds, gardening just didn't seem possible. So I've decided to try potted gardening, and I've got a date later this afternoon with our local nursery to get some tips on how my lavender is doing.

Has anyone tried potted gardening or better yet- apartment gardening? What's been your favorite experience so far? Or tips you'd car to share! #aptliving #flowers #gardening #lavender
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  •   thebluefarmhouse Thanks @thebloomingthread The best advice is investing in a automatic drip system. You can run lines into your pots and if you ever move from your beautiful Spanish bungalow you take it with you. You can purchase one for about $40 at Home Depot. Last advice start little and add...when your flowers are in the right spot you'll know because they will sing with beautiful voluptuous blooms!2w
  •   thebloomingthread @thebluefarmhouse the drop system would be great, then I'd water with confidence! But the shared hose scratches that idea. I am taking you're 2nd advice.. Starting small! 2w
  •   thebluefarmhouse Starting small, consistency and Miracle grow and everything will bloom beautifully like YOU!2w
  •   terralhorton I have a yard but the soil has too much clay to attempt gardening! Also, we have deer and rabbits in our yard every morning! I have tried planting several different types of seeds in pots though! Some inside, some on the patio! Inside plants all died every time! Not enough direct sun... I don't use miracle grow but organic planting soil etc. it's stressful not knowing what's going to work but so exciting when you get something right!!!! :) 2w
  •   thebloomingthread @terralhorton Ugh, the trial and error! I know what you mean. the shop owner at the nursery told me "you're killing it with love" lol. lavender likes the soak/drought method.. One I'm good at haha so I'm going to pull back and see how that goes. It is stressful and I might have been fretting over it too much. What happened to those tall flowers you had growing! Hmm.. I feel like we should do some research and find a good potted plant that loves indirect sun.. And humidity! I always love the idea of having a herb garden.. But my place is so humid inside while I'm gone during the day the soil always gets moldy. 2w
  •   terralhorton I keep the inside of my house at 69/70', and my inside herbs always die. :( my cilantro took off at first but then rotted. My tall pretty flowers are doing "ok"... They missed my tlc while I was in Washington and half of them started to die! I'm trying to bring them back to their gorgeous glory! I doubt the 105' heat wave has been helping tho :( 2w
  •   terralhorton Reviving plants is fun though! I buy them on clearance with the goal of reviving them! Sometimes it works, others not so much! 2w
  •   thebloomingthread Now that's a challenge! @terralhorton I never thought of doing that before but that's one sure way to get your gardening skills strong- bring clearance plants back to life! 2w

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thebloomingthread Walking through a local nursery that's set up like a garden. So beautiful and relaxing, and a great way to see what's thriving outside in our spooky weather lately. These are beautiful!! They're called Fuchsia's, and I think these would be perfect in a flower basket . #gardening #flowers #Fuchsia #landscapeideas #aptliving 4w

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thebloomingthread I'm really into mixed metals lately. When I first stared wearing jewelry, I would only wear silver. then these last couple years I've been wearing almost only gold. Maybe this is going to be a happy medium for me- wearing both!
Question : how do you feel about wearing mixed metal jewelry? Or do you tend to stick strictly to wearing only gold or silver?
Love to hear what's your favorite style in the comments! #etsyshop #handmade #style
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  •   terralhorton I used to only wear silver!!! But now I only wear gold! Lol maybe I should try mixing my metals too?! 2mon
  •   iandlphotography Mixed metals are really pretty and open a ton of styling possibilities 🏻 2mon
  •   thebloomingthread @terralhorton if you still have some of your silver jewelry, try mixing the charms on a different metal chain. That's how I got started..Easy way to test the waters! 2mon
  •   terralhorton Idk that sounds terrifying! Lol jk I'll start testing ;) 2mon
  •   thebloomingthread @iandlphotography totally agree with you! it feels like a more relaxed style, maybe that's why I've gravitated more towards it. 2mon
  •   thebluefarmhouse So beautiful. Can't wait to see one in person.2mon

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thebloomingthread So much to do and the weekends just aren't long enough! I blame my boyfriend, who finally convinced me to start watching Breaking Bad and now I'm hooked. At the end of every episode I just want to shake my fists in the air as Netflix cues up the next episode. I think I'm on season 4, I lost track haha.

In the meantime, during episodes that is, I did manage to get some more stamped initials made to personalize your lockets with. Mixed metals, larger and smaller sizes, and a little brass heart too- adding to the shop this week! | shop link in profile.
#etsy #stamping #handmade #jewelry #metalstamps #letterstamps #personalizedjewelry #etsyshop
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thebloomingthread Look who got a makeover . I should have done this a long time ago, but just finished launching the new site for my mom. If you saw her site before, you'll know it's come a long way.

If you interested in home decor, antiquing (or "treasure hunting" as my mom likes to call it) and refinishing with a nice coat of white, you'll love my moms blog TheBlueFarmhouse.com AND you'll be able to rent mirrors, chalkboards, dishes and a few other things you see there -coming soon!

Instagram is next, @thebluefarmhouse. Why not leave her some love in her blog comments, she's pretty excited about the new look. Brownie points? #blogmakeover #homedecor #antiquing #thrifting
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thebloomingthread "I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear).."
E.E. Cummings

I always think of this verse when I see this locket. Its a beautiful poem if you haven't read it before, I insist you do! Sometimes love makes you feel like dancing and sometimes it feels like a poem we hum in our hearts. If you're still looking for a special gift this Mother's Day, I would love to customize this locket for you to give as a one of a kind gift. There's a new photo service available as well. Shop: www.TheBloomingThread.etsy.com Thank you! #etsy #handmade #mothersday #giftsformom #giftguide #newmommy
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thebloomingthread My goodness, I loved this waterfront book-themed wedding! Full post on the blog today #TBTJustMarried | link in profile. #wedding #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #etsy #bridestyle 4mon

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thebloomingthread @riflepaperco just released new cases for #iphone6 & iPhone 6+. I LOVE mine. I have the clear rosa, and it's so beautiful with the gold back of the iPhone coming through between the flowers. Had to share so if you're wanting to snag a case you can get one too! @annariflebond #riflepaperco #whatsinyourbag #fiftythree 5mon
  •   elisemachelle What is this pencil? Looks like something I need! 5mon
  •   thebloomingthread Oh yes!! @elisemachelle in a few words it's a art stylus with different tools/features built in. check out @fiftythree, and prepare to be amazed. I got it as a gift and it's hands down my favorite thing of all time, seriously haha. I'm working on a watercolor flower series that I'll then print on tote bags and embroider the details. But from the fifty three website they share such amazing work from other artist, you can really see what can be done with it. 5mon
  •   elisemachelle Thanks for the info! It obviously helps create beautiful things! @thebloomingthread 5mon
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  •   heysweetpea Thank you for the shoutout, lovely lady!! 5mon

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thebloomingthread Adding this new enamel initial charm to the shop. The letter and color can be personalized, and it's a bit of a thicker charm too. Trying some new things out to see if they'll be a permanent addition. #etsy #handmadegoodness #handsandhustle 5mon

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thebloomingthread Matthew 28:20, "Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age". #HeIsRisen #Easter #scripture #EasterLily 5mon

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thebloomingthread Spring and Summer weddings are my favorite to share. And with another wedding season just around the corner, I can't wait to see how more of these beautiful days will come together. This is a little sneak peek at a waterfront book-themed wedding I'll be sharing on the blog tomorrow. I'll share more images here, and announce when the post is live so you can see all the details of this beautiful wedding. If you're a @BloomingThread bride and would like to share you wedding, follow this link to find out how. http://www.thebloomingthread.com/justmarried/ #TBTjustmarried #etsy #handmade #wedding 5mon

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thebloomingthread What does a stack of 120 zipper pouches look like? Well stay stunned and I'll show you! Today is officially Sewing-Saturday! #etsy #behindthescenes #studioday #sewing #makeitblissfull #happysaturday #handmade 6mon

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thebloomingthread @Etsy does have its “crafty” side, but don’t underestimate the craftsmanship that Etsy sellers have to offer as well. Here's a few of my favorites | links are on the blog here: TheBloomingThread.com #etsy #handmade #smallbusiness #beingboss #ABMlifeiscolorful 6mon

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thebloomingthread Oh snap!! You can now have a personal photo added to a large locket. New mommy's , growing families, your sweetheart..You could even add your pup ! So happy to add this extra special option to the shop! | link in profile. @etsy @craftsposure #handmadegoodness #etsy #personalized #jewelry #photo #ohsnap! 6mon

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thebloomingthread It's supposed to rain pretty good today, so I've decided it's a "flower-pants pajamas in the shop" kind of day️.I don't know what it is, but good things always happen when I wear them get ready for some new custom options coming soon! #etsy #handmadegoodness #memorylockets 6mon

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thebloomingthread Well aren't you the prettiest glass bottle I've ever seen. There was no way I could walk past this and not give this a taste- pretty yummy! @joialife #makeitblissful #branding #flowers #artwork #doodling 7mon

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thebloomingthread Sending this locket to a special momma for Valentine's Day, love this locket trio with all pink hues! #etsy #lockets #enameledjewelry #handmade #shopsmall #valentinesdaygift #love #pink #momma 7mon

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thebloomingthread I mean, why else would you want to keep all your favorite tech gear in anything as pretty as this Navy Blue Scalloped Zipper Pouch. I like to use this pouch when I'm on the go with my iPad, keeping everything easily accessible for the task at hand. Then when I get home, I know it's all stored together in one place too. (Shown in mine I have my @fiftythree pencil, @photojojo lens attachments, & my iPhone 6 in my favorite @annariflebond phone case) // To enter to win 1 zipper pouch from my shop, just answer this Q: what kind of stuff do you need wrangled together? I'll pick three lucky winners to receive 1 zipper pouch from my shop. (any size) ️1 EXTRA ENTRY : tag 2 friends along with your comment. Can't wait to read your answers! // giveaway will end 2/6 and winner will be announced 2/7. Good luck! #etsy #handmade #giveaway #partypartyapp 7mon

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thebloomingthread Just listed in the shop! This zipper pouch does 2 things very well. 1. Look super cute of course and 2. Keep your purse looking tidy like it should be. (shop link in profile ) #etsy #handmade #zipperpouch #flowers #pattern #cosmeticbag 7mon

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thebloomingthread A few props from today's photo shoot. Finding all kinds of fun things to stuff into these pouches. Now the editing.. And coffee. #comingsoon #etsyshop #cutebags #pattern #color #behindthescenes #thebloomingthread #handmade #sewing #flowers #fiftythree @nikon_top @photojojo @fiftythree 7mon

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