Making Time For Yourself – Painted Mason Jar Succulent Planters
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Ever since I was little, I knew that I wanted to become a mom. I felt really prepared to have a baby, and I was, for the most part. What I was not ready for was just how to take care of a baby, and then eventually three kids PLUS myself. Let’s be honest, some days, especially in the early years, it is a struggle to get the basic needs met! Over the years I have realized that in order to take care of my family, I need to take care of myself first. This is not always easy, but there are ways to make this easier. A few quick suggestions from me include: always have water handy to easily hydrate, set bedtimes so everyone is getting enough sleep (hopefully!), use curbside pickup, and always have the essentials stocked up.
Everyday routines are fabulous for making sure Mom is taken care of. If you are a checklist kind of girl, make yourself a checklist. If you need to put things like “take a shower” and “use mouthwash,” so be it! At the end of the day, after all of these things are checked off of your list, you know that you did the very best you could to take care of the woman in charge of the house!
Painted Mason Jar Succulent Planters
Another thing that I have found that I enjoy and helps me to relax and take care of myself is PLANTS. Give me all the plants! I am trying to be frugal, so I have taken some overgrown succulents and cut them down and replanted them. I used some different sized glass jars that I have accumulated to make some super cute painted mason jar succulent planters.
After washing the jars, I took them outside and put them on some paper to protect the ground, and used gray chalk spray paint. I used about three coats of chalk spray paint to get the look I was aiming for, and then once dry, I finished them with a clear spray.
They turned out so pretty!
These were all succulents that had grown out of control, so I just trimmed them, added some rocks to the bottom of the painted jars, added some potting soil, and gently placed the succulent cutting inside.
Now that I have shared how I take care of myself and my mental health and happiness by making new homes for new plants, I want to know….