Earth Day Succulent Gift Tags

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” – Leo Tolstoy

I never miss an Earth Day. While I try to serve the earth as best I can throughout the year, I love having a day dedicated to spreading nature love. What better way to spread a little love than to make succulent gifts for your friends and family?

Why succulents?

Did you know succulents have the same air purifying properties as most houseplants but are way easier to keep alive? Which is good news for any plants that make their way into my home. Between my black thumb and living in the desert, I struggle to find plants I can keep alive – except succulents. These little succ-ers have become my favorite plant companions and I’m sharing the love with everyone this year!

Added bonus – I got to be extra punny with this project! I mean really… life would succ without plants. See what I did there?! Funny, right?! I knew y’all would be on board with this.

You too can make these adorable gifts with my printable gift tags (link below). Keep reading for a few tips on how to make these adorable gifts in under 15 minutes.

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WIP Wednesday

“WIP” = Work In Progress

A few weeks ago, I started working on this Cloudsfactory Disney Alphabet Sampler for our baby’s nursery. My goal was to do one character a day. As you can imagine, that hasn’t happened – ha! But, I have successfully completed 7 characters. Only 19 more to go! I love these little characters from Cloudsfactory and the mix of old and new Disney characters. The finished cross stitch will fit in perfectly with all the other Disney decor in the nursery. If I ever finish it…

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Coastal Christmas Decorations

Christmas is in full swing in our home! Decorating for our Coastal Christmas theme was fun, easy, and little sandy. We’re spending our last Christmas in our small San Diego apartment and wanted to capitalize on the smaller canvas for our beachy theme.

Collecting the materials to bring the vision to life was fairly easy. No – I didn’t go to the beach. Real seashells and starfish are an important part of the ocean ecosystem. Instead, I opted for ordering manufactured replicas from Oriental Trading or shopping in person at Michaels.

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A Coastal Christmas

It’s the holiday season and that means… another Christmas theme!

In honor of our last holiday in San Diego, we’re going all out for a very Coastal Christmas. Get ready for lots of twine, seashells, mermaid wishes and starfish kisses! This year’s decorations will be giving you serious summertime vibes with a Christmas twist.

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@anthropojenic) to follow all of the beachy fun. Or you could just enter your email address in the box to the right under “Stay Updated”. (Your email address will never be used for anything other than post updates – Scout’s Honor!)

Shop Small Saturday

Today is Shop Small Saturday. Stop by your locally owned stores to put funds directly into your community.

If shopping online is more your speed, did you know I have an Etsy shop? Shop my handmade stationery, home decor, and cross stitch patterns from the comfort of your own home.

Visit my Etsy shop here or at any time by clicking the “Shop” tab at the top of every blog page and my Facebook page.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!