Billie: Is It Worth The Hype?

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I can't be the only one who never seems to have a fresh razor when I need I most, right? As someone who does digital marketing for a living (a.k.a. building and analyzing Instagram/Facebook ads) I pay attention to almost every single that comes across my feeds, but almost never buy into anything - I pretty much just monitor to see what my competitors - but Billie totally sold me. 

An Instagram ad popped up on my feed and I literally bought it that instant. I wasn't even retargeted and served the ad multiple times, I saw it for the first time and thought, "Wow, finally a woman's razor subscription made by women, for women, AND with fun colors," so I clicked that CTA button to subscribe.

So, is it worth the $9.73/month? Absolutely, Billie is SO worth it! If you're like me, then before Billie came along, you would go to Target or Walmart or wherever and buy the non-brand "compare to Venus" razors that made your legs feel all silky smooth, those usually cost somewhere around $8 and you usually get maybe 3 razors, right? It's been so long I don't even remember anymore (haha), but anyways, so you would go to the store and then try to make your razors last as long as possible and then by the time you actually need a new razor you realize you don't have the time to run to the store or you keep forgetting or whatever, right? Well, that's how it was for me so subscribing to Billie has been a LIFE saver. 

First of all, the razors work great and make your legs feel super silky smooth - this is coming from a girl who shaves with soap and water you know they must be good if I'm not using shaving cream. I get 4 cartridges enough, and honestly during the first month I thought it wasn't going to be enough blades, but now I actually have a nice little repository of blades saved up in my bathroom - and I'm not even being sparing with them either! Plus, the send you this cool little "magic" holder to stick to the wall in your shower so your blade and the nice smooth lotion part doesn't get all gross and messed up - a.k.a. it lasts longer.

So, if you're like me then you should sign up for Billie. I don't have a promotion code to share with you all because I really just wanted to write this review and let you know my honest opinion so sorry, but this isn't sponsored and I can't help you get 10% off, but now you are super informed (right?!) and go off and make your own decision on whether or not you want to try it. The good news is that you can skip certain months or pause the subscription whenever you want!

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Cheers!

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5 Travel Tips For Pet Owners

5 Travel Tips For Pet Owners via Chaos With Coffee

Stress-Free Travel Tips For Pet Owners


Now that summer is here, travel plans are in full swing! I've been so inspired by my BFF's crazy summer with her new job AND 2 moves that I've been writing more blog posts recently offering tips and advice. Between the two of us, we have 3 dogs, travel frequently across state lines, and have moved at least 5 times in the past year. There are SO many details to think about when lining up a trip, especially if your furry friend will be along for the ride. Whether it’s a leisurely vacation or moving to a new place, you can do prep work to make the journey easier for you and your pets. Enjoy these tips below, adapted from Boo Larsen, General Manager & Vice President of Veterinary Profession, CareCredit.


1. Prepare Your Pet

Practice taking rides or spending time in a carrier will help your pet feel more comfortable when the trip actually takes place. Consider microchipping your pet and make sure their contact information is current. A collar with contact information is also a necessity. We opted for a tagless dog collar when we moved to New York, which can purchase from Etsy here. If your pet is traveling in a crate, consider taping the information on the collar to lessen the chance of tags getting caught.


2. Plan Ahead

Research the pet rules for your destination. If you’re traveling by air be sure to check the specific airline policy. Hotels and campsites may also have certain restrictions or accommodations for your pet. We usually choose to stay in Marriotts because both Courtyards and Residence Inns allow pets - plus the staff is always more than friendly to Winston and they usually have treats!

When it comes to meals, make sure you have enough food and fresh water to last the duration of the trip as well as serving bowls, like these portable travel bowls. Winston usually doesn't eat a lot when we travel because of all the excitement, but he's always thirsty so these bowls are awesome to have handy - and they are collapsible!

Make sure the medications your pet is taking will last the entire trip as it may be difficult to get refills on the road. Pets also might be frightened or confused during travel. Bringing items such as blankets and toys that remind him/her of home may help ease anxiety. We always keep at least one of Winston's blankets in the car even though he never gets anxiety, but I think it helps him sleep and it gives me peace of mind knowing he is comfortable. Here are soome great options for travel blankets:

3. Know The Regulations

Traveling across state or international borders requires a health certificate. Some locations require more information, which may take time to accomplish. Be sure to check with your veterinarian well in advance of the trip to know what to expect. A check-up is always a good idea because there may be vaccinations or preventive medications that are needed before traveling.


4. Safety First 

The safest way for your dog or cat to travel via car is in a crate that has been
anchored to the vehicle using a seatbelt or other secure means. Seat belts for dogs keep
the dog from roaming but do not reliably protect them in a crash. Airlines also have
guidelines on what carriers are allowed both in the cabin and in the cargo hold. Cargo
holds are especially dangerous for pets due to variations in temperature so check with
your veterinarian about any safety precautions to consider.

Winston is really good about sleeping when we go on road trips, but if you have a nervous dog or a dog that likes to roam around a lot, check out these great travel crates to ensure your dog stays safe during the ride.

 

5. Have A First Aid Kit 

Along with your pet’s regular medications, and a brief medical history, it’s a good idea to have a kit packed for emergency situations. There are many items that can be included but you should at least have some gauze (can be used as a muzzle if necessary), non-stick bandages or towels and adhesive bandages. Make sure your veterinarian’s phone number is save in your phone in case of emergencies. No matter how much you prepare, there is always the possibility that your pet will become accidentally injured or develop an unexpected illness, prompting an unplanned trip to
the vet.


You can shop more of our favorite pet travel gear using the carousel below. Leave us some feedback in the comments below and feel free to share your own travel tips that work!

 

 

To Stay or Not to Stay? 3 Signs You Should Keep (or Leave) Your Job

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My BFF has been a constant source of inspiration throughout my years of blogging and has inspired yet another blog post today! Being that we are both in our mid/late 20's and navigating adult life, our careers are so important to us and we're constantly "hustling" and being girl bosses looking for the next move so we can achieve our dreams. 

Recently, she was faced with a tough challenge because she just started a new job several weeks ago, but received an offer out of the blue from her dream job! To stay or not to stay? Career coach and workplace issues expert Holly Caplan shares the answers in her article, "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Three signs you should keep your job and three signs you shouldn’t.


SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

3 Signs You Should Keep Your Job & 3 Signs You Shouldn’t
By Holly Caplan

How employees view their current companies & jobs:

• 71% of workers said they are looking to change employers
• 37% of engaged employees are looking for jobs or watching for opportunities, as are 56% of not engaged and 73% of actively disengaged employees
• 47% of people actively looking for new positions say company culture is the main reason

So if you are feeling like you need a job change, you are not alone. Here are three signs that maybe it is time to take the leap, and three signs that you should tough it out a bit longer:

 

3 Signs You Should Quit Your Job:

1.    Deficit in Development:

If you notice that your company isn’t doing anything to develop, train, or promote you, it is a sign that it may be time to go.  This is two-fold. First, it shows they have little interest in your future and how you contribute to the organization. Second, your professional growth can be hindered if the company does not actively develop or promote. This deficit can create frustration on the employee’s behalf and it shows that the company is not invested in their people.

2.    Getting Out of Bed:

 We all go through periods where our jobs are miserable, or we are just flat bored. Getting out of bed can feel like a chore itself.  If you are not mentally engaged in what you are doing for a living, don’t wait too long to make a change. Staying in a role you find completely uninspiring will do a number on your self-worth will and will be detected by your manager. When you feel this stagnancy or boredom linger, it is a sign that it is time to go. Give yourself the chance to find something new that will interest and inspire you!           

3.    High turnover:

Employees stay in their jobs if they actually like their work environment. If they have a good boss, work-life balance and consistency, they will stay for a while. But, if these components are not present, most people will jump ship. If you see your respected colleagues leaving right and left, know the issues are most likely systemic. This is a signal that it is time to find a new ship that is sailing in the right direction.

 

3 Signs You Shouldn’t Quit Your job:

1.    If you are under 12 months of employment:

This is the sweet spot, 12 months. Say you get involved in a job that you don’t feel is a right fit or you wish you didn’t take, do your best to make it last one year. Leaving at 6-9 months can look questionable to your next employer. Staying 12-18 months, even if you want to go, will show stability and that you were dedicated to this period of your career journey.

2.    Leadership change is coming:

When you see that the people above you are moving on or moving out, hold tight. This could mean a positive change for you. Their movement makes room for perhaps your advancement, a role change or maybe even just a better work culture. This type of transition can yield professional growth, so watch what happens and then figure out what this can mean for you!

3.    Look for a job while you have one:

It has been said, again and again, it is best to look for a new job while you have a job. Even if you know you want to quit, stick with your current position (barring horrible circumstances) while you are in the new job search. Clearly, by doing this, you are maintaining your current income, while at the same time you appear more marketable and desirable to your potential employer.

In today’s environment, there is a lot more freedom of choice based on social acceptance of job hops, which can work in your favor. If you find you are in disengaged or perhaps indifferent, don’t waste any more time. Assess your current professional situation and don’t be afraid to ask yourself if you should stay or if you should go.

Holly Caplan is a workplace issues expert, career coach and author of Surviving the Dick Clique: A Girl's Guide to Surviving the Male-Dominated Corporate World. For more information, please visit,www.hollycaplan.com and connect with her on Twitter, @hollymcaplan.


Everyone's career path is different, but keeping the above in mind can come in handy if you're unsure of what to do. What did my BFF do? She took her dream job is officially moving to Naples! I'm so proud of her for following her dreams and working hard to get where she is today. I can't wait to visit her so please send us recommendations for things to do in her new city!

 

Meal Prep: Week 2 & The Best Steak Marinade

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I know this is late, BUT I wanted to share what I made for the second week of our meal prep. I try to prep twice a week because we go through meals really quick and I only have 12 containers right now - need to buy more ASAP!

PROTEIN

Marinated Flank Steak
Using the marinade above, let the steak marinate for at least 24 hours (48 is best) and then cook over medium-low heat with the lid until cooked through. You don't want to dry it out since flank steak is so thin so definitely keep the lid on and the heat low.

 

GRAINS/LEGUMES

We went with black beans and refried black beans this week - Chance's favorite! 

 

VEGGIES

Riced Cauliflower & Carrots
Using one head of cauliflower, I chopped it in the food processor in small batches. I repeated this for the carrots as well. Then, as I did with the riced broccoli last week, I sauteed over medium-low heat with some water in small batches until cooked to my liking.

 

Hope you enjoy this week's meal prep! Let me know what your favorite meal prep meals are in the comments below or if you have any questions/feedback! Thanks!

Easy, Fast Breakfast Roll Ups

Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee

Happy Monday y'all! Several of you asked for this recipe from a picture I posted to my Instagram so here it is, my EASY & FAST Breakfast Roll Ups! You can prepare these the night before, leave them in the refrigerator and bake them when you're ready for breakfast. Follow the steps below for this warm, crispy recipe! 

Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee
Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee
Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee
Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee
Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee
Breakfast Roll Ups via Chaos With Coffee

INGREDIENTS:
• 3 eggs
• 1/2 cup ham
• 1/3 cup cheese
• 1/3 cup corn
• 1/4 cup onion
• 1/3 cup mushroom slices
• wonton wrappers

 

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

2. Cook your eggs enough so that they are mostly cooked, but still moist (they will continue to cook slightly in the oven)

3. Slice your onion and cheese so that they are in thin slivers. You don't need to chop up the mushroom and corn unless you want to. Slice or cube your ham and arrange the ingredients in each wonton wrapper and roll up

4. Place the wontons on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Once the first side is crisp enough, flip the wonton roll-ups over and cook on the opposite side for 10 minutes or until golden brown

5. Let cool and serve with mustard

 

My First Meal Prep: Beginner's Guide to Meal Prepping

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Most of you saw on my Instagram that we're trying out the whole meal prep thing and I am honestly SUPER EXCITED about it. Chance and I are both really into health and fitness, but honestly him way more than me. WAY back in college when I was running 4-5 miles a day I was really into health and fitness, but then I got really sick and lost my motivation, then life got super busy (I know that's a terrible excuse) so it wasn't until last summer that I started getting back into a "beginner's" workout routine and exercising more regularly. Now that we're more settled into our new home and have obtained workout equipment it feels like we are starting to finally make progress instead of just maintaining so I thought I would share our journey and maybe some of you will get some inspiration out of it or provide some motivation!

Again, this is my FIRST TIME doing a weekly meal prep so feel free to provide feedback, but just keep that in mind because I am learning as I do. Since Chance works Sunday - Thursday, my meal preps will be every Saturday vs. Sunday like most people, but here are the meals and variations I went with this week.

 

PROTEIN

Italian Chicken
I used boneless chicken breasts and rubbed them with Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning and then added them to a saucepan with Olive Garden Salad Dressing. I cooked thoroughly on each side with the lid on.

Old Bay Shrimp
I just used a bag of pre-cooked frozen shrimp, thawed if partially and then placed it into a large saucepan with 1/2 cup of old bay and let it cook like a shrimp boil.

 

GRAINS/LEGUMES

This week I went with what was in the pantry: black beans and chickpeas! 

 

VEGGIES

Riced Italian Garlic Broccoli
I used a really large bag of broccoli from Sam's Club and chopped it in the food processor in small batches. Then, again in small batches, I sauteed over medium-low heat with some water, Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning and garlic until it was cooked to my liking.

 

I only made 6 meals because I didn't order enough tupperware apparently so I'll be doing another meal prep Monday or Tuesday most likely when the rest arrives! Let me know what your favorite meal prep meals are in the comments below or if you have any questions/feedback! Thanks!

 

 

DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters

DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters

Back when I lived in Virginia during college, I used to work on a lot of DIY projects in my apartment to make it feel more like my own home. I've been going through a lot of my archives since we've been in the hotel and I have had more free time and I came across a really fun project that I did for my succulents a few years ago - DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters! This is a super simple, easy-to-make project that you can finish in a few hours as long as you have the right materials. Read below and make your own!

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DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters

MATERIALS NEEDED
• Foam dinosaurs (we found ours at the local flea market in Fort Green)
• White spray paint for plastic
• Succulents
• Exacto Knife
• Soil for planters
• Drill

DIRECTIONS
1. Spray paint your foam dinosaurs - they may need more than one coat of paint. Let them sit outside to dry.

2. Cut out a small, circular portion of the top with the exacto knife, this is where the plant will sit. Make sure it's deep enough to allow room for the plant to grow.

3. Drill 2-3 small holes in the bottom (on the belly) of the dinosaur - this will allow the planter to drain so that the soil doesn't get moldy after you water it.

4. Fill up your dinosaur with soil and add the plant! Now you're done and ready to enjoy these awesome planters!

We hope you'll try out this project and share your own versions of these planters with us! Let us know what you think in the comments below and don't forget to follow us on InstagramPinterestTwitter and Facebook!

 

 

 

 

The BEST Candle Brand You've Never Heard Of

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Move over Yankee Candle, there's a new, long-lasting candle brand in town - Jaded Candle. Rarely, do I write posts about one item that I am obsessing over, but this is just too good not to share with you all. I absolutely love candles and filling my home with fresh scents, but we all know most candles have a short life, right? If you're like me, you purchase 99% of your candles at HomeGoods because 1.) you can find great deals on long-lasting Yankee Candles and 2.) you can find great smelling candles for super cheap and be totally fine knowing they will probably only last a few hours. 

My candles don't last long because I like to leave them burning overnight or all during the day so my house smells good at any given time. I typically try to only buy the Yankees Candles because they last so long, but sometimes they don't have the best selection of scents at HomeGoods so I have to opt for the shorter burning candles. When I heard about Jaded Candles I was skeptical, not because of the scents, but because I assumed it probably had a short shelf life like most brands - I was wrong. 

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First, I was impressed at the power of the scent since some candles barely emit a smell, but my homemade soy Jaded Candle emitted a perfect lavender cucumber scent. I was impressed just by that, but what really sold me on the brand was when I left the candle burning overnight.

When I woke up, I checked the candle assuming it was probably almost spent, but it didn't even burn through half of the wax! That's when I knew this was my new favorite candle company I had to spread the word to my fellow candle lovers! You have to try these!

The company has a really cool story too, founded and operated by a single mom out of Beaverton, Oregon. You can read more about Saida here on Jaded Candle's website.

About Jaded Candle
Handmade Scented Soy Candles enrich your house with exquisite aromas. Spoil yourself with this luxury product for an affordable price.

The candles are 100% pure soy candles. No additives, chemicals or colors, just pure soy wax to ensure a rich, healthy, responsible and beautiful scent in your home.

They use the best Fragrance oils that have been specifically designed for soy candles. 

 

How To See New York City In Less Than 48 Hours

HOW TO SEE NEW YORK CITY

Planning the perfect weekend in New York City can be difficult if you’re not familiar with Manhattan for numerous reasons. First, you have to know where to stay (NOT in Times Square FYI) and from there it’s really best to map out everything you want to see and do so you don’t waste any time because things are likely much farther apart than you think. 

It’s always best to explore with someone who lives there or is very familiar with the city, but usually, that’s not possible so I am here to help guide you! 

We recently took our friends from California into NYC for a night and covered a ton of the city and sights in less than 48 hours. I’ll share the details from that trip below and include an additional bonus family trip at the bottom for those of you planning trips with children.

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B O O K I N G   Y O U R   S T A Y

The common misconception is that you need to stay in Times Square - this is FALSE. Stay as far away from Times Square as possible and book your stay in Chelsea or basically anywhere south of 30th St. and west of 5th Ave. You'll be much happier when you're not battling through tourist crowds 24/7.

I T I N E R A R Y

The following itinerary is based on our 2-night stay in Manhattan. I'll include our transit details and additional recommendations as we go through the weekend, but keep in mind this is just to help guide you when you're planning your weekend.

 

D A Y   O N E

1. Arriving in Manhattan
We chose to take the New Jersey Transit and arrived in Manhattan at Penn Station (34th St.). The fastest way to get to your hotel will be via train* unless you get into the city during rush hour when everyone is going to or from work. We booked our stay at the Four Seasons Chelsea on 25th St. and 7th Ave., which means the best trains to take are either the C/E or the 1 - we took the C train out of Penn Station and got out at 23rd St., then walked to our hotel. 

  • A/C/E trains run down 8th Ave., however, the A train is express so it doesn't stop at each station like the C/E, but additionally, the E train stops at the World Trade Center so to make it simple, just take the C train if you're going downtown
  • 1/2 trains run down 7th Ave.

*when I say train I am referring to the subway, I realized this can be confusing

2. Happy Hour at the Barcade: we were seeing Phantom of the Opera at 8pm and didn't have much time in between checking into our hotel and exploring before the show started so we posted up in the Barcade on 24th Street for apps and drinks.

3. Dinner at Legasea (7th Ave. & 36th St.)
Always book reservations for meals. Otherwise, YOU WILL BE STUCK WAITING for at least 30 minutes, unless you get lucky. I booked all of our meals with OpenTable to ensure we could get in and didn't waste any time waiting around when we could be exploring. 

4. Phantom of the Opera @ The Majestic (8th Ave. & 44th St.)
We walked from the restaurant to the show, which allowed us to walk our friends through Times Square at night since they had never seen it before. I will admit that Times Square is cool the first time you see it, but you want to see it at night when everything is all lit up. 

5. Back at Barcade for a nightcap 
We walked from the Majestic at 44th St. back to our hotel at 25th St., allowing us to see the city at night, walking past The Empire State Building and other sights our friends wanted to see before ending the evening back at the bar near our hotel.

In less than 12 hours, following the above itinerary, we covered 3 neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown and Times Square. We took our friends through Chelsea, showed them a cool NYC bar where you can drink local beers and play arcade games, had a beautiful seafood dinner in Midtown and saw Broadway.


D A Y   T W O

1. Brunch @ The Smith
Again, BOOK YOUR MEALS, especially if you want to have brunch on the weekend. The great things about using OpenTable is that the app makes it super easy to move your reservations if you wake up late or get behind in traffic.

We walked from the hotel on 25th St. to The Smith on  11th St. & 3rd Ave., which was about a 30-minute walk, but allowed us to walk our friends down 5th Ave., past the Flatiron building and then through Union Square to see the Greenmarket. 

Takeaway: when you plan your meals, plan to walk to each spot instead of taking the train or a cab so that you can cover more sights and make better use of your time.

2. Strand Bookstore: 18 Miles of Books 
Our friend Adriana loves books as do we, so I thought it would be cool to pit stop into Strand after brunch since it's right around the corner. Strand is always crowded, but if you head up the top floor, it's much quieter and you see their rare book collection!

3. Central Park (5th Ave. & 59th St.)
We took a cab to Central Park from brunch because, 1. Central Park is FAR and 2. I knew the Lyft driver would drive us down Park Avenue and around Grand Central, which I thought would be cool for our friends to see! Always try to plan sightseeing around everything you do when possible.

I purposely had us go to 5th Ave. & 59th St. so we could see The Plaza and the crazy Apple Store. Then we proceeded towards Bethesda Fountain, seeing more sights and going by way of The Mall and Literary Walk, which is beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall!

4. Leaving Manhattan 
In an effort to finish the quick trip like real New Yorkers, I wanted everyone to ride the train one last time so we proceeded to take the C train back to 23th St. from Central Park to grab our luggage because we needed to catch the NJ Transit train out of Penn Station at 4pm.

We grabbed our bags and then took the train back to Penn Station, which from 23rd St. is only one stop, making the fastest way possible.

*Pro Tip: hotels will hold your luggage after you check out so that you can continue to sight-see without having to lug your bags around


S U M M A R Y

In less than 48 hours, we covered sights from 11th St. & 72th St. between 8th Ave. & 3rd Ave. and saw the following:

  1. Chelsea (Chelsea Market, Barcade)
  2. Midtown (dinner @ Legasea)
  3. Broadway Show @ The Majestic
  4. Times Square at night
  5. Herald Square @ 34th St. (Macy's, more shops)
  6. Empire State Building
  7. 5th Avenue Shopping
  8. Flatiron Building
  9. Madison Square Park (home to the original Shake Shack)
  10. Union Square (Union Square Park, The Greenmarket)
  11. NYC Brunch 
  12. Strand Bookstore
  13. The Plaza
  14. Central Park (Literary Walk, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain)

Amongst all that we covered, here are a few additional things I wanted us to see that we weren't able to fit into our trip, but I highly recommend:

  1. The Highline (Chelsea)
  2. The Whitney (Chelsea)
  3. Washington Square Park (West Village)
  4. World Trade Center (Tribeca)
  5. Rockefeller Park (Tribeca)
  6. Irish Hunger Memorial (Tribeca)
  7. Battery Park
  8. The Standard Biergarten (Chelsea) 
  9. Please Don't Tell (East Village Bar)
  10. Rockefeller Center (Midtown)
  11. St. Patrick's Cathedral (Midtown)

For those of you traveling to NYC with children, you can find a full itinerary here that I put together for some friends who were staying in Brooklyn near Park Slope a few years ago.

This trip is based on where they were staying and includes their personal travel time, so keep that in mind and make adjustments to your own trip as needed. All of these ideas are family friendly for children 8 years and older, which is based on the ages of the children from the family that used this trip itinerary.

I hope everyone enjoyed these brief tips and can use this as inspiration if you're planning a trip to New York City! Please, leave comments and questions below in the comments or send me an email.

 

 

How To Propagate Succulents

How To Propagate Succulents

Although, I am not exactly sure where spring is, I thought I would show you how to propagate succulents from cuttings and leaves. Sometimes succulents can get leggy (growing up instead of out), which happens when a plant isn’t getting enough light and it starts to stretch out causing the stem to grow long and the leaves to become widely spaced - this is the perfect time to propagate! It's super easy and fun to do as a weekend project.

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How To Propagate Succulents
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How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents

Start by clipping off a piece of your succulent that has the fewest leaves and then gently remove each leaf from the stem. At this point, you should have a small pile of leaves. Place them on a paper towel and gently pat them dry to remove any moisture. Grab a cookie sheet and line it with foil or parchment paper then add a layer of soil and place the succulent leaves on top. Make sure you place the cookie sheet in a place where they will get a lot of indirect sunlight.

After a few weeks, you'll notice little roots sprouting from the ends of the leaves and then teeny tiny baby plants will begin to sprout. You don't need to water the leaves, but you can use a spray bottle to mist them once a week or bi-weekly once the plants at the end of each leaf start to grow. Let them grow like this until the original leaf starts to wither, then remove the plant from the original stem and place in it's own pot of soil. You may notice that not every leaf starts a new plant, some will just end up withering away, but most will do just fine. I'll try to post an update once ours are ready to be planted!