Grow Your Own Food & Make It Look Cute

We live in a world where being organic is put on such a high pedestal. We go to certain grocery stores and fresh markets for the most organic food we can find, but really, how are we to know it’s 100% organic? We don’t! We do think it’s best to eat fresh and organic as well, but we have a different proposal. Instead of spending an extra $7 on one carrot, try growing your own food. Your first question: how am I supposed to grow my own food, if I have no room for a garden? Well, we have a couple suggestions of ways to grow and still make it look cute! Just follow our lead, and you should be good to grow!

Before we fully get started, we want to mention why growing your own food is such a great idea. Mainly, it keeps you one with your food. We’re sure you’re thinking, “What does that even mean?” We promise, we’re not going crazy. You want to know all the minerals and additives that are going into your food. It will be such an accomplishment and will taste so good once it’s done growing.

The Container



The container is so important for making it look cute! You can use literally anything you would like. We love the idea of a teacup and saucer or a decor pot instead of just a regular ole orange pot. It doesn’t have to be expensive; just use something you have lying around your house. If need be, just use a plastic container and poke holes in the bottom to drain the plant.

Potting Mix



If you’re going to be growing your own food to be healthier, you might as well get the best potting mix you can find considering your plants will be sitting and growing in it. It just makes sense. Just keep in mind, you will be eating this product.




Keep them all together on a tray. It makes the whole process look clean and put together. Also, this way you’ll never forget about them. Take care of them, and never let them sit in wet trays. The potting mix can get sodden and smelly. This often leads to the plants and roots rotting completely killing your food.

Watering Can



A watering can is essential, but don’t think it has to be anything special. Obviously, the watering cans above are adorable decor and rustic looking, but you can go get a plastic one from a super market and it will work just the same. Just remember to water your plants regularly.




This is the same thing with the potting mix. Pick a good one. You’ll be eating this food. Don’t do damage to your plants. If you are keeping your plants inside, we suggest getting a slow release type. It will help with the smells and toxins.




You’re gonna need seeds to start growing things. Go to the store and pick out whatever you want to grow! It really is actually that simple. Just find a sunny spot for them that gives about 8 hours of sunlight each day, and it’s best to try to keep up with which foods are in season. They’ll be easier to grow.


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She Shed: The New Man Cave

What is a She Shed you might ask? A She Shed is the female version of a man cave; somewhere you can have all to yourself undisturbed. You can do whatever you want in there! You can turn it into a craft room, a library, a bar, or even an office! You could make it girly or very sleek and sophisticated. The shed is your oyster!

A Craft Room



A craft or hobby room is ideal for any artistic woman. This could be your ultimate creative hideaway. You can paint, scrapbook, DIY, do pottery, etc. The scene of your garden through the windows can provide so much inspiration! The best part is that you wouldn’t have to clean everything up every time you wanted to take a break, because it would be your own personal imaginative wonderland!

A Library



We all love to cuddle up with a book and a glass of wine in a quiet corner and just relax, but what if you had a whole room set aside for just this purpose? It would be like a very intense reading nook. You could keep all your books on multiple lined up bookshelves. Have your comfiest chair transported into the room on top of a soft rug with a cozy blanket thrown over the back. You have to include a stylish side table to keep your wine glass on, of course. Speaking of, go ahead and put a mini wine rack in there with some cute and classy glasses. It will add to the whole feminine sophistication.

A Bar



That actually leads us to our third suggestion, a bar! You can either DIY a bar or buy a built bar, add a few glasses (including margarita glasses, martini glasses, wine glasses, etc.), a whole cocktail kit with all bartending utensils, and then decorate however you want! Put in some barstools, a sofa, and play around with the lighting. This will be great whenever you want to have garden parties or just a girl’s night.

An Office



Last but not least, we have an office. We chose this last, because even though it’s not as “fun,” it is extremely convenient and functional. It’s the perfect getaway spot where you can clear your mind and buckle down on your workload. You can use it to read, work, study, or write, pretty much anything you want to use it for that quiet is a necessity.

So women, take charge and make yourself a she shed, a space that is all your own and no one is allowed to disturb you! It’s powerful and necessary for women to have a place all to themselves, not just men! The She Shed is the new Man Cave, because it’s just as important!


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