Guest Post: Tara from Taradara Made It

 Hey all you “A Glimpse Inside” readers! I’m Tara from the blog, ‘Taradara Made It’ and the owner/designer of ‘Taradara’ an artsy fartsy sewing company.
I’ve had the privilege of hanging out with Allison and rooming with her and her pregnant belly. So, I take so much pleasure in being here today so she can spend time with her sweet little lady, Parker.
If you’re like me, I don’t have a great rep with plants. They seem to want to leave my house screaming even before I bring them through our doors. They always die.
Well, I’ve outsmarted them!!!



I love greenery to add to my home, but I always kill the gorgeous plants before long, so now I’m so happy to have found the answer!! The heavens have opened up, friends!!


Let me tell you, they are the easiest plants to keep! They like to be watered every once in awhile. They have a hard time dying!

Succulents are the BEST!

Succulents don’t cost a whole lot.
You can buy succulents at any plant shop or home hardware store.
Succulents RULE!!
I simply buy my pots at Goodwill. {I’m kinda cheap that way!}
 The potting soil from a local hardware store.
 And the Cactus and Succulent Potting Mix, I got at our local plant store. Throw it all together and you get your magnificently beautiful green creation that will have a hard time dying! If you forget to water your plants, oh well! They’ll still be there for ya! They don’t like lots of water!
Oh, and the greatest part of this is that my kids like to help me choose the plants, the pots, and they like to help plant them as well. We sometimes make Fairy Gardens with white pebbles and little fairies, but don’t tell their buddies!! {not cool!}
I hope you give succulents a try if you’ve been ‘plant challenged’ like me.
You can visit Tara at
Pinterest: taradara
Facebook: taradaramadeit10
Shop her funky wares: Taradara
And if you’re on twitter: @taradaramadeit
Thanks so much for sharing Tara! 
Glad you were able to find some plants that give you a green thumb! 😉


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  • Chrissy Taylor
    July 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I love this! So cute!

  • Elisa
    July 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Where do you find the little fairies? My girls would LOVE to do this – VERY cute!! 🙂

  • taradara made it
    July 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for having me, Allison! I can't wait to meet sweet Parker!!! xo

  • taradara made it
    July 7, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Elisa, we got them at Michael's in those long tubes that come with about 8-12 little fairies. So fun!!!

  • Comeca Jones
    July 8, 2012 at 6:29 am

    What a cute lil fairy garden.