About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Pili says

    I don’t know how pretty was the vintage birdcage you saw, but yours is really beautiful!It is my pick for this week party, congratulations and thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday!

    • Erin says

      I think I might start collecting birdcages. I love how pretty they are…especially with something like succulents inside. They are quite beautiful on their own too!

  2. Christine says

    Loving the birdcage you did, it looks great. I have been snagging up every bargain succulent I can find, I am determined to have real plants indoors and so far they seem to be doing good. Your faux ones look great. I wouldn’t have known they were fake until I saw the tag.

    Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again!

    • Erin says

      Smart, Christine. I think I need to go back and see if I can find some more at the dollar store. The birdcage turned out better than I thought and want to make more projects with succulents!

  3. Kim Smith says

    These are really nice and I love your ideas. I have also planted a birdcage but it is with living succulents outside. So far it seems to be doing well. I am off to the Dollar Store with all your inspiration.

    • Erin says

      Thanks, Kim! I think the succulents looks so good in the birdcage…I’m sure yours do too! There are so many way to use them. Good luck finding a Dollar Store succulents!

  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    Erin, I love succulents, but we don’t have enough sunlight inside the house to grow plants. I need to get some of those faux succulents, you can’t tell the difference. The greenery would brighten up the house, make it seem fresher, even in the winter. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Shehla Ahmed says

    These are great ideas, thanks for sharing! I love succulents, but I never know what to do with them. I love the geometric terrarium so I’ll use that somewhere! I stopped by from the I Heart Naptime party!

    • Erin says

      Thanks for stopping by Shehla! The geometric terrarium is so stylish! Definitely a good choice! I think succulents look good anywhere!

    • Erin says

      Awesome. I hope this gave you some inspiration. Succulents are so versatile. They look great in just about any planter. Hope you have fun deciding what to do with yours!

  6. Lucie says

    I love this, Erin! The little birdcage is PERFECT, and so is the mercury glass. I seem to have pretty good luck with succulents, probably because you don’t have to water them as much and they are a little harder to kill! Thanks for some great ideas..now, off to the Dollar Store!!

    • Erin says

      I am loving the birdcage! It was so easy to make, yet not too expensive…love that! I’m glad you’re having good luck with your succulents. I wish I had a green thumb, but these faux ones look pretty!

  7. Linda at Mixed Kreations says

    These are all cute Erin! I think its a toss up between the birdcage and Mercury glass, I love them both. Ever since I heard that you could buy faux succulents at the dollar tree and dollar general I’ve been watching for them but so far no luck.

    • Erin says

      I know! So low maintenance, especially if they’re faux!! I have been wanting a little birdcage and couldn’t believe I found one for so cheap! Have a great day!

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