miniature gardens

Many of you may not know that I do miniature gardens (aka fairy gardens)! Miniature gardens are such a great way to get your creative juices flowing, plus, it'll get your hands dirty. ;)
I started doing these about 3 years ago just when miniature gardens were starting to get introduced. I had taken an interest in gardening, but when your mother has a green thumb as big as yours it's hard to plant anything without taking over her space. 
One evening my mom was looking around on Pinterest and one of her friends had pinned a fairy garden idea. My mom got interested and started looking it up and showed me all the neat little gardens. I knew this could be my way of gardening without taking over her space! 
I found an old broken pot (those are the best to use) and started planting sapling from my mom's gardens. (It's an inexpensive way to have perennials without breaking the bank). I always enjoyed making my houses, tables, chairs etc, but they deteriorated after a time, so I did some research and found a garden center that had a lot of miniature items that I could use instead of making my own. 
It took about 2 years before I started to learn which plants do better in certain areas and pots, where and what to buy and what to make in my gardens. I now have 5 miniature gardens and a 6th that I'm working on now. :) Hopefully soon I can post some tips and tricks on how you can start your own fairy gardens. 


The Pretty Lady

I had such an amazing day with my friends from picking strawberries to catching up on all of our crazy lives. Now, it's time to relax and sip some sweet iced tea. #southernproblems
A few nights ago I drew this pretty lady while watching The Voice. I can never sit still and just watch something. My hands constantly have to be moving. And instead of playing with my phone *looks down guiltily* I decided to sketch. 

Has anyone read anything interesting lately? The library FINALLY got  The Mockingjay! Yay! Now to actually sit down and read it. Haha! Well, I hope everyone has a great rest of their day! 

                                                                             Signing Off, 


Percy Jackson Fan Art

Good afternoon. I hope that y'all are having a fabulous Monday. I wasn't feeling well this morning and have gotten worse throughout the day. Not a great way to start off the week. With nothing better to do I shall post some fan art of my favorite series.... PERCY JACKSON!!!!

There are spoilers


A Quick Sketch

I hope everyone wished their mom a happy mother's day! I sure did! My mom means the world to me. She's my best friend that I go to for everything. She's always encouraging, supportive, loving, cheerful, helpful and so much more! I could go on and on!
Now to my post. We have had a ton of rain down here in North Carolina. After hours of reading I was getting pretty bored. So, I do what I always do when I don't want to read or watch TV. I pull out my sketch book.

What's your favorite thing to draw? I love to sketch eyes and hair. Eyes tell a lot about a person. You can really see someone's emotions just looking at their eyes. Hair is also fun to draw. It's really freeing. I always tell people that you can never mess up with hair because if you make a mistake you can easily hide it. 


Random Updates

I am super excited to announce that my blog now has an Instagram account!! Yay!!! If you are interested in following the account name is @simple_sentiments.

While I am waiting for the next book in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, to come in I'm rereading The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Awhile back I had wanted to read the series The Books Of Bayern, but I sort of forgot about them. Oops! OF COURSE I just HAD to go back and read the first book again just to catch up on all the fun.

I am absolutely devastated! As SOON as The Trials Of Apollo came out I IMMEDIATELY went onto the library website to request the book. That means I ask the library to hold the book for me. Sadly I am number 143 in line. -.- I am REALLY considering just buying it, but I'm not the kind of person to just go out and buy a book. I prefer to request them from the library and when I'm done give them back. Oh well, that's just me. I hope y'all have a great day! 


Book Review: Boston Jane An Adventure

Hello fellow bloggers, I am so sorry that I haven't been very active. I really needed a break from blogging, but I am happy to say that I am back!
Down here in North Carolina it's a pretty dreary day. Thunder booming, rain poring, sounds like a perfect kind of day to read a book, watch a movie, and do some blogging. I just finished reading Boston Jane An Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm.

Now I usually only write reviews for books that I go crazy over, but I decided to change it up a bit. Boston Jane An Adventure wasn't really the best book. I would give it about 3 out of 5 stars. There wasn't really a plot which was kind of disappointing. The protagonist started out like a sweet little girl and turned into a shallow young lady. Jane, the protagonist, wants to fit into Philadelphia's society and become a proper young lady. When William Baldt, the handsome young apprentice, proposes she accepts and prepares to join him wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Of course this is no place for a lady. After months at sea it takes to get there she realizes that this rough life has a few shocking surprises in store. This would be a great book for the ages 10+, but I don't think older teens would enjoy this book as much. But of course I'm going to finish the trilogy because I have to find out what happens at the end. 
On a different note is anyone from the PJO fandom excited about THE TRIALS OF APOLLO!?!? Has anyone read it yet? I haven't. I can't decide if I want to wait for the library to have it or buy it. I'm not the book buying type I usually just request them from the library, but this might have to be an exception.