Red Lion Amaryllis

My shop of choice? Target. My mission? Clearance items. I love when major holidays are over because that means all the seasonal items go on sale! I found this awesome red lion amaryllis bulb kit from Target on clearance for $8! I thought having the vase/pot was good enough! I’ve never had a green thumb so I figured I would kill this plant before it bloomed. To my surprise, I have nurtured it to fruition! I planted it around new years and it is currently blooming. It is so beautiful! I can’t believe I nurtured it to this point! I just wanted to share (brag) about it today.

150126-01Wish I took a picture of it when it was just a bulb in the soil. Look at how tall it gets! I am in awe each time I come home from work.



150126-04Boom! Beauty shot. Here is the first bloom, isn’t it beautiful??

150126-05I’ll probably share again once the other ones bloom as well!

All Booked Up!

I have been doing very late preparations for my last few trips.  I’m not sure why – maybe I enjoy the pressure??  But I finally booked my Chicago trip along with the hotel stay.  Chicago definitely is not cheap and I didn’t leave enough time to do research for places to stay.  My cousin already has my next visit planned out, well dates anyway.  I’m going to become a total Chicago pro soon.  Well pro at Chicago tourist areas.  I hope everyone had a good week.  At first my week felt so slow but then yesterday, it just went by too fast!  I was able to get a lot of things done after the end of day so I feel good.  Got a lot to do next week, especially before my trip!

Anyhow, let me leave you with two pictures of something so cute!


Can you tell what this is?  (besides being a flower bouquet!)


It’s a Hello Kitty flower!  University Flowers is famous for this flower.  Isn’t it so cute?  The price for each flower though is $25 so I think this is definitely a luxury item.  But if you know anyone who loves Hello Kitty, this would be an absolute delight for them!