DIY Indoor Plants
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"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow." - David Hobson

I've been completely MIA for the past couple of weeks! Ahh I know. But my tripod broke and then I realized sometimes you just have to take a little time to take inventory and put things on hold. So yay for forced breaks haha but I'm back! :)

What have I been up to? Well I'm still working on my home decor for my new place and decided to add some life! And by life I mean plants.

I picked the Ravenea (Majesty Palm), aloe vera plants and a couple of herbs (basil and oregano to start).

I've been obsessed with indoor palm trees after seeing Shameless Maya's! It just adds so much beauty to a space. So when I was casually browsing IKEA with no real intention on buying a tree next thing I know I stumble upon an unbeatable price of $11.99 that I couldn't pass up.

I repotted it into a larger 14" bronze plastic pot I picked up at Home Depot for about 5 bucks. I mixed in some Miracle Gro Moisture Control potting soil and can't wait to see how "Charlie" grows!

While I was at IKEA I also spotted some aloe vera plants for $3.99. I've been wanting some fresh aloe for a while to make my own hair gel and it also serves as a natural air purifier.

I repotted these in clay chalkboard painted pots that I found at Michaels for about $5.

Lastly I have my basil and oregano kits.

These kits I spotted in the dollar spot section at Target (you know the section when you first walk into the store). I loved the color of the mint green tins and have been wanting to grow my own fresh herbs for a while.

The kit comes complete with growing medium and seed, so by following the directions on the kit I assembled these in about 3 minutes.

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So there you have it, a few simple plants you can add to your home. Perfect way to decorate and has awesome benefits for your health and lifestyle.

~Vanessa.Michele