One Swainky Couple: Our Perfect Planter

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Our Perfect Planter


B: Two weeks ago, Katherine and I set out on a quest for a great looking front porch planter (see our post here). We scoured garden stores of all over town, and assessed planters of every variety, size, and shape, until finally...we found a beautiful planter. The next step - plants! Katherine made the final decision with the planter, therefore the plant variety selection was left to me - at least mostly. We were limited to shade tolerant plant varieties because our front porch receives a mere few hours of sunlight every day. We have shared our plant shopping experience that led to finding and agreeing upon three colorful shade tolerant plants that hopefully our neighborhood deer will not eat in the middle of the night.




K: Who knew two people could have so much fun picking out plants? Brandon and I treated this little nursery like our playground and had so much fun exploring all of the different areas. We've said this time and time again on the blog, but we really do act like children sometimes. I think that's a key to happiness? If we can all hold onto our inner child, the world would be a much happier place. The only downside to this little outing were the mosquitos. I'm not sure what blood type I am, but whatever it is, mosquitos LOVE me. Through the course of our trip, the little guys got me in eight different places. Does anyone have any tips for keeping them away? Help!


K: I've been running around in my pink Adidas nonstop. I've never been much of a tennis shoe kind of girl, but over the past year, my perspective has changed. Now, athletic shoes have slipped into "athleisure", making it easy to pair your sneakers with a cute outfit. I've given a few options in the widget below. Leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite pair! 

This Ralph Lauren striped tee and white shorts from Loft are such a great casual uniform for running around. San Antonio is hot and with temperatures already in the mid-nineties, I can only imagine how much an outfit like this will be on repeat. 




 B: We had a great deal of fun plant shopping together on an early Sunday morning before the temperatures grew too warm. Our experiences together, no matter how large or small, subtle or lavish, always bring joy to our lives and growing relationship with one another. We always have a great deal of fun with each post, and this was no exception.

If you would like to view the finished product of our cute little front porch planter, you can head over to our Instagram (@one_swainky_couple) for a quick picture.

On Katherine: Ralph Lauren tee (almost identical here), Loft shorts, vintage neck scarf, Longchamp bag, Ray Ban sunglasses

On Brandon: Lacoste polo, J. Crew shorts




14 comments:

  1. Summer is just the perfect time to get the garden up to snuff! LOVE those gorgeous orchids!

    Rosy Outlook

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Orchids are Brandon's favorite! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Such a fun way to spend time together! Your porch looked so cute!

    Taylor | www.livingtaylored.com

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  3. This is such a good idea! I need to start doing more projects with Jake. :)

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  4. Such a fun idea! I can't wait for us to have a home. And I love Adidas! I have Adidas superstar and Stan Smith shoes (the green ones!)

    www.simplymeli.com

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  5. So much fun! And loving this look on you! You already know I love those pink Adidas <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. Thank you Kate! Yes, they are definitely a favorite of mine right now!

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  6. Sounds like a great time!

    Xx,

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  7. I love plant shopping! It is so much fun and glad you guys had a great time! You have to share how everything turned out!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  8. I'm glad y'all found the perfect planter! I also wish I had a better way of keeping the mosquitoes away as well. They are pretty bad in Houston, too!

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  9. I've got a total green thumb, so visits to the nursery are so exciting for me! ;) Great post, guys!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. I love just walking around nurseries and looking at all the flowers brainstorming what to plant! So pretty!

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  11. This is such a fun idea for summer. I really need to do some gardening work!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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