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going green.

J: True confessions: We’re a little succulent obsessed right now. What’s not to love? They’re gorgeous and low maintenance. Much like ourselves? I digress…

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L gave me this gem from Colonial House of Flowers as a hostess gift last month and I’m determined not to kill it. While these plants don’t require a ton of work, they do need a little TLC. We don’t want no scrubs, so these tips from Simplicity Relished are what we need to follow:

How To Avoid Killing Your Succulents

1) Use loose “cactus” soil.

Succulents need to drain well. They won’t survive in sand or rock, and some other soils hold too much moisture. You can purchase cactus potting soil from your local garden shop. Stick with that stuff.

2) Expose it to reasonable sun, shade, and temperatures.

All plants need sunshine (remember photosynthesis?), just varying levels of it. Succulents are flexible, but they won’t do well in darkness OR in sweltering direct sun. Moving the succulent in and out of reasonable levels of sunlight will help it thrive.

3) Don’t over-water.

This was definitely one of my rookie mistakes– too much TLC. The problem is, no one can really tell you how often to water your succulent; you have to monitor it yourself. Depending on your climate, the soil will dry out at varying speeds. Water only when the soil has completely dried from the previous watering. Succulents won’t quickly die for lack of water, but they do need it. Allowing the water to drain completely through the soil is the best way to avoid root rot. Otherwise, a misting bottle can be helpful to regulate water quantities.

4) “Plant food” is not a joke.

I used to think that “plant food” was just a marketing ploy. It’s not. Since these plants aren’t growing in their natural habitats, they can’t absorb the nutrients (e.g., calcium) that they naturally need. Cactus/succulent food is cheap and will last a long time; you only need one drop for every gallon of water.

5) Give them air circulation.

Contrary to popular belief, succulents won’t thrive in a closed container (like a terrarium with a lid). They need air.

6) They need room to grow.

Little succulents are cute and cheap, but they’ll stay that size unless you occasionally repot them. Some succulents can grow to be over ten feet tall, while others will comfortably grow within a foot or two. Occasionally repotting them might mean re-creating a pretty arrangement, but it will help the plants live longer.

7) Water before potting.

Unless the dirt is already damp, give the succulents some water before repotting. The new potting soil will be pretty dry, so the extra water will spread out.

 

Cheers to not killing our fun plants!

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weekend instagram diary.

The Glitter Life Fall
L to R: J gets a warm welcome from the westin savannah harbor // L is fall-ready with a new centerpiece // L & Joe kicking off the weekend at mellow mushroom statesboro // fall fashion shoot for shopsocialdish.com // pit stop for J + Jay on the way home from Savannah // L + J REUNITED at Locos // heading over the talmadge bridge // lunch at vinnie van go go’s // DANCE PARTY // J and her childhood friend Kari catching up // baby joe picked out pumpkins // J + Jay relaxed by the fire with cocktails from Midnight Sun Bourbon Bar // Joe enjoyed a pineapple bowl from The Orchid Statesboro.

J and Jay swung through Statesboro on their way to Savannah this weekend. Did you catch up with any old friends this weekend? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

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interview + kalamata-basil spread.

If you missed it this weekend, L was featured on the awesome blog Sophisticated in Style on Saturday. Check out the interview here. It’s an interesting look (if we do say so ourselves) into our blog, her stores Social and Dish, and our working relationship. Hope you enjoy!

And because no weekend is complete without a homemade appetizer, we want to share Kalamata-Basil Spread with you. This delicious vegetarian appetizer was forwarded to us by L’s mom. We’ll be honest – when we first read the recipe, we weren’t sure about the flavors. But O-M-G. This was so good – the feta and olives give the spread just the right level of saltiness, and the fresh basil (use a LOT – we did) makes it bright. Plus, it’s easy, easy, easy. This is our new go-to.

Kalamata-Basil Spread

What You Need:

  • 8 oz block 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 15 Kalamata olives, chopped (or half a 6 oz jar sliced Kalamata olives, chopped)
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh basil

What You Do:

  • Combine softened cream cheese and feta cheese. You can do this with a spoon, or with a hand mixer.
  • Fold in olives.
  • Roughly chop basil with scissors and fold into mixture.
  • Spread over toasted baguette slices. and garnish with more chopped basil if desired.
The Glitter Life Kalamata Basil Spread Recipe
spread over toasted baguette slices. add a glass of sauvignon blanc. perfect.

Did you try a new appetizer this weekend? Tweet or Instagram us @glitter_blog_xo!

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weekend wrap-up + snapped.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

We hope you had a fantastic few days off. We were up to all sorts of things…live music, cooking, spa time, THE OSCARS. Here’s our weekend in pics.

L:

Weekend Collage
fur coat + pearls on friday night // enjoyed a cocktail at Locos // fresh kiwi saturday morning // my rain boots got a workout // sweet macaroni necklace // 25 years of Locos // home styling on saturday // grilled cheese // goat cheese tarts

J:

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friday night jewels //photo booth fun // woodward academy alumni big chill // country night at the tavern // sunday at the ivy // #armparty // mandarin oriental spa // fresh face // off to the gym

Our friend Corinna rocked a mint necklace from Dish with a Tibi dress Saturday night. LOVE. Thanks for the snap!

Mint Necklace
we heart the ikat print on this tibi dress.

What were yall up to this weekend? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

L+J

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weekend wrap-up.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

We don’t know about y’all, but we had a great weekend (except for the Falcons loss). Here’s what we did, in pics.

L’s Weekend:

Curling Iron
i spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to curl my hair. i’ll report soon on the best and worst YouTube tutorials.
i left my beloved navy blazer in atlanta last weekend. we were reunited friday night.
left my beloved navy blazer in atlanta last weekend. we were reunited friday night.
Dish Renovation
joe spent his saturday afternoon doing a little work at dish. #teamplayer
Locos Beer + Wine
joe and i caught the falcons game with friends at locos on sunday.
Falcons Mani
as promised, a falcons mani…not my finest work. i chewed the tips off during the game, anyway.

J’s Weekend:

After trying to catch a movie at Phipps Plaza with everyone else in Atlanta, we ended up at Fork &Screen. Love it!
after trying to catch a movie at Phipps Plaza with everyone else in Atlanta, we ended up at Fork & Screen. love it!
Tailgating
jay and i tailgated at The Georgia Dome before the NFC Championship game.
Zac Brown Band
the Zac Brown Band, georgia boys, singing the national anthem.
Falcons Fans
trying to get to our car after the game with a few of our closest friends…

What did y’all get into this weekend? Tweet us your pics @glitter_blog_xo!

L+J

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necklace giveaway.

Happy Tuesday!

As many of you know, L recently launched her new website, www.shopsocialdish.com. {{Duh, take a look if you haven’t yet!}}

To celebrate the launch of the new site, we’re giving away this beautiful silver Two’s Company Missing Link necklace {$48 value}. This item has been a bestseller in Statesboro, and we thought you might like it, too.

wear this beauty alone or layered with other silver and gold chains.

To enter, simply comment “I love the-glitter-life.com” in the comments below. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you’re the winner.

Earn a bonus entry by 1) following us on Facebook, 2) following us on Twitter, or 3) sharing this link on your personal Facebook page. Or you can do all three and earn three bonus entries!

Winners will be chosen at random on Friday, November 9.

Good luck! And don’t forget to visit www.shopsocialdish.com for more cute styles.

xo

L+J

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