5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

I don't want to jinx it, but I can feel fall coming. I can tell by the way the dew clings to my windshield in the morning, the way the clouds linger until lunch time, the way the nighttime air feels against my goosebumped skin. I'm excited for all that autumn has to offer, but here's what I'm loving right now!


Found Succulent 

I found this little baby succulent broken off from its bigger family. I picked it up off the ground, cut off its dry end, & stuck it in some water. We'll see if anything happens with it. It's been a few days & doesn't look much better. I fear it might not survive.

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California Fruit Wine Co.*

I'm excited to say that I'm a founding member of the California Fruit Wine Co.'s (cfwco) Online Wine Club. Yep, you heard correctly! I can't wait to receive my first package & sip on some tasty fruit wines. Become a founding member yourself & use promo code carmen to receive free shipping on your first 2-Bottle Wine Club purchase. Yum! Let's try these together! @cfwco #fruitwinenation

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Zen Garden

Technically, Fred is the one who loves this organic Zen Garden spray from Pure Light, but it does smell quite alluring. At the moment, we use it as a room spray & it's magnificent. Just a couple spritzes & the entire bedroom smells refreshed.

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San Clemente

Prior to a handful of months ago, I'd never even visited San Clemente. Now it's one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon. The quiet Spanish village by the sea is perfect for any coastal lover. Seriously, look at it!


Celery

Ah yes, my little celery buddy. Take a look at its growth since July. It's outside now & totally organic, but something's been eating the leaves. Ugh! I have no idea what's munching it but many of the leaves are bitten or damaged.

How do you naturally repel insects or animals from plants? How was your week? :]

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65 comments

  1. Love this post a lot!! Thank you for sharing, the Zen Garden spray looks lovely as well need to give it a try xx

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  2. I love succulents too and I do the same thing when I see a broken one. It will eventually grow tiny roots at the bottom and you will be able to plant it! Hope it makes it cause it's so beautiful!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  3. I love your photos! I hope your succulent survives.

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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  4. For the celery, try mixing a couple drops of liquid dish soap with water and spray it on the leaves.

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  5. Your photography is so beautiful! I've never had a succulent, I only have cacti, but I want one so badly, they are so beautiful, hope yours survives, sending good vibes to it <3

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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  6. All sounds great. I haven't had just celery stalks in awhile but I love it cut up in my mix of veggies. I'm not prepared for Fall, but I actually love the season. Nice post Carmen!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  7. Kay (shoesandglitter)September 4, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    San Clemente looks so beautiful! Also, I don't need much convincing when it comes to wine, haha. ;)

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

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  8. I so hope the little succulent works! It's so cute and the color is pretty!

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  9. I really enjoyed reading this post- I need to pick up the Zen Garden spray , it sounds lovely!

    Grace - gracekate.co.uk xx

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  10. Lovely photos! I LOVE celery hahaha I sprinkle it on everything lol

    Kat | http://katealifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. www.carrieslifestyle.comSeptember 5, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    nice post
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  12. These are great tips! During our period we usually 'gain' 1-1.5 kg of fluids so avoiding the scale would reduce any drama haha! I always keep some chocolate in the house, it's the perfect excuse to eat sweets!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  13. Awesome post, truly useful for many girl, I love your blog, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  14. We get so used to our periods that we sometimes just think we have to endure every uncomfortable thing about it. Thanks so much for these, they're very helpful.

    XoXo Noma

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  15. great tips! I love Veeda, they have such great products!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  16. These are great tips, always struggle with 'that' time!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  17. Loved this post. Thanks for the tips!

    Kat | http://katealifestyle.blogspot.com

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  18. Great tips, dear, personally I almost always have a period on my working day (that's tough!) and you're right that on that day the best "medicine" is relax a lot!

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  19. Ugh I always get the worst cramps ever! Eating healthy before it comes is something I struggle with. I always give into my cravings which leaves me feeling even more bloated!

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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  20. I totally feel you! That little hint of Fall weather in the air has put me in such a great mood!

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  21. Great post! I'm guilty of getting on the scale and freaking out.. Lol

    Xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  22. Ha! Love this post, it is so real! Thanks for sharing. I like the 100% cotton pads. Great tips and supplies! XO, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  23. I really like my Diva Cup but I will definitely have to try Veeda. Sometimes I just want to mix it up.

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  24. Oh man, number five. I almost had a heart attack the other day because I used the stupid scale (even though I know better!). Slightly dramatic, but it was a very unpleasant shock, haha. I've been hearing lots about products like these, I think a British company had a similar concept, but I've never tried them! Eventually they'll make their way to Canada ;)

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

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  25. I love that these are all natural and non toxic. I really need to switch over!!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  26. I always feel so bloated!! I definitely try to stay away from the scale heheh

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  27. The part about Netflix made me giggle! Netflix has been my #1 mood-improver when the period rolls around since it's available where I live!

    Love from Tokyo!
    Nicola

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  28. Hahah, it's true, I've been having period for years and even I get boggled by this menstrual phenomenon sometimes. I realize, yes, exercise is good, positive talk and also space to go a bit nuts at least two week prior to the blood shed and be kind to myself when I'm having a nasty cramp. Talking to my sis helps because she gets it hehe :D xx

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

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  29. I am that kind of girl that when my period come i just wish i can lie on my bed all day and don't move at all! Hahahahaha!! :D But when i'm out, my period must have will be snacks, extra pads and extra underwear!

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  30. These tips are great. I have been looking for more natural/organic options when it comes to period supplies so I love that you have included this. Thank you!

    Olivia at oliviaalexis.com

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  31. A good old hot water bottle on your tummy does the trick as well!

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  32. This is such a sweet post. Your photographs are beautiful. I wish I had a green thumb. Everything I plant dies lol

    Olive Needs Popeye

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  33. It's so fun to regrow them. Unfortunately, this one didn't make it. I believe it was broken off for too long prior to my finding it. :[

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  34. It didn't survive, unfortunately. Oh well. Thank you! :]

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  35. Thanks Stine. I tried it. Will have to see how it works! :]

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  36. Thank you so much, Cy. How kind. Succulents are beautiful & relatively easy to care for. :]

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  37. I am so prepared for fall. It's always warm here in San Diego, so I love those cooler moments. :]

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  38. The succulent didn't make it! I'm sad, but another will come along. :]

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  39. Hey, even my boyfriend loves it. That means something, right? :]

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  40. It's almost here & I'm so excited! :]

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  41. Thank you so much! This lil succulent didn't make it, but they're usually pretty easy to care for. You should try a succulent. :]

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  42. Any reduction of drama is welcome during period time. Am I right? :]

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  43. Well put, Noma. We get so accustomed to the pain & discomfort that we often forget there are sometimes ways to help, if only a little bit. :]

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  44. Which product did you like the best? Definitely a tampon girl. :]

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  45. That's the worst, especially when all you want to do is curl up in a ball in bed with a cuppa tea. Real life happens, I guess. :]

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  46. Do you have any particular foods that you've found helped you? I always crave sweets, so dark chocolate is a perfect balance for me. :]

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  47. Yup yup. I always try to stay away. :]

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  48. Still haven't tried Diva Cup!! I know I'm behind. :]

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  49. I'm telling ya! I just avoid it. It never turns out well. I've never stepped on the scale on my period & been like "wow, I've lost weight." HA! I'm not too sure of their shipping policies, but they quite affordable on the Veeda website. :]

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  50. Bloating is the worst. So uncomfortable!

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  51. Absolutely. I adore Netflix, I might as well be their spokesperson! Do you have any current Netflix faves? :]

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  52. Isn't it odd? I mean, I have a generally idea of my period, but it still manages to surprise me! :]

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  53. Me too. Unfortunately staying in bed the entire duration of my period isn't really an option. Dang! :]

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  54. Great tips! I always get really bad cramps during this time of month so I always find myself more sluggish than usual #noshame though ;) hahaha! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/personal/15-ways-to-beat-the-monday-blues/

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  55. I'm loving succulents for fall too! Great picks xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/7-plants-to-add-to-your-home/

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