10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

‘Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive…
…for me, it’s the little things in life.’ 

 

As I lay in bed last night, praying as I always do before sleeping, a thought popped into my mind – “What makes me happy?”

…. and I knew that very moment as I ran through the list of things that make my day that that’s exactly what I wanted to share on my blog next….so here we are…

Here’s the 10 things that make me happy – today & every other day! 🙂

 

1. Having ‘This One’ as My Best Friend & Life Partner

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

2. Family & Friends

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

3. Travel

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

4. Fresh Flowers & My Plants

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

5. Morning Cup of Tea in My Favourite Mug

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

6. Hugs & Cuddles, especially the Fur Ones!

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

7. Blue Skies

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

8. My Instax Mini 8

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

9. Holy Grail Lip Butter

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

10. Creating Content

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

There you have it!

I’d love to know the things that make YOU happy…. so please leave me comments down below … I  ❤ hearing from all of you.

xoxo

Cactus Plants – My Favourite Houseplants!

 

“Use plants to bring life.”

– Douglas Wilson

So true…isn’t it? 🙂

I have a new love, and no it’s not handbags and shoes or makeup this time….it’s a bit different you see – it’s PLANTS! Haha! Yes, plants 🙂

My Cactus Houseplants
My Cactus Houseplants ❤

I moved to Mumbai 3 years ago into an apartment and now when I sit & think what’s the one thing I miss the most about the house I grew up in, it’s the garden! All the greenery, lush, beautiful trees and gorgeous plants & flowers…walking bare feet on grass early morning…ah! how I miss all of that.

So I decided to bring a little green life into our home here in Mumbai and the best way to do that was choose easy-to-care-for houseplants….hmphh…well not as easy as it sounds! The first couple of plants I brought in died soon after and it broke my heart every single time 😦

Little by little I read, watched and learned…and today I have a house full of plants…in every room and every corner… beautiful, healthy, green, lush plants and believe you me – it’s the NICEST feeling in the world to see something grow and flourish as you care for it ❤

Enough said, let me show you a few I’m loving at the moment…here is a sneak peek into my cactus plants – the BEST houseplants if you ask me!

Cactus Plants
My Cactus Plants
Cactus Houseplants
Cactus Houseplants – Happy Feeling! ❤

Here I have an Aloe Vera plant, a bunch of Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea and a Grafted Cactus.

Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe Vera Plant

This baby you see here is one of my absolute favourites in the house. I spotted my big aloe vera plant with this pup jutting out from the side and decided to repot it. Aloe Vera is one of the easiest cacti/succulent to repot, but it only grows from pups or babies. I once tried my hand at propagating an aloe vera using a leaf cutting and NOPE, that does not work!

Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea
Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea

This is one of my recent cactus plants and isn’t it gorgeous!? I fell in love with it at first sight and knew it would make me happy every time I sat at my desk to work 🙂

The best part was that this one too had two pups that I separated and repotted into small ceramic pots and they are the CUTEST things ever!

Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea
Baby Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea
Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea
Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea Baby Plant
Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea
Tiny Haworthia Limifolia Gigantea

And last but not the least is my Grafted Cactus 🙂

This one is probably not to everyone’s taste, but I love it! At first I thought it was a cactus that had a flower, but upon reading more about it I found that this is actually two different species of cacti that are grafted together to make a hybrid…how awesome is that!?

Grafted Cactus
Grafted Cactus

For me this is my most unique houseplant and I can’t wait to see how this grows.

And before we wrap it up, here are a few extras thrown in!

haworthia limifolia and grafted cactus

 

haworthia limifolia
Can’t get enough of this baby cactus!

Thank you all for sticking with me till the end 🙂

I hope this post made your day in whatever small way possible and has inspired you to add a bit of green with plants and specially Cactus in your living space or work space.

These plants are great stress-busters for me and I love starting my day by admiring how well they’re doing in the house… a bit of care and some TLC is all they need and they’ll fill your space with good vibes and a lot of freshness!

Until we meet next lovelies!

xoxo