fresh flowers and baked goods

Teacher Appreciation Vol. 2

Can’t thank teachers enough for all they do. My gratitude for their efforts is impossible to put into words. These trinkets are merely a token of appreciation for their unwavering support and guidance.

I know it sounds crazy, but I love shopping for teachers. Careful thought goes into curating a theme, color or aesthetic for the gift. There are many ways to go about this, I choose to use “meet the teacher” night as a jump off. The goal is to get an idea for the teachers vibe, their hobbies, favorite foods, etc.

For example; a personalized stationery set from AThingCreated paired with a rubber stamp and a pack of gel pens or Sharpie markers would make a lovely gift. On the other hand, flowers arranged in a jam jar with a gift card to Target/Amazon/Nordstrom is a no brainer. Just put your heart into it, Queen. It’s the thought that has always counted most. For more inspo, click the pictures below which showcase shops here in Pittsburgh, as well as Molton Brown, Farmgirl Flowers and Etsy.

Flower Power

Planting herbs gives me great joy. I’m in love with basil, rosemary and mint. If these three herbs are not in plenty on my deck, then Houston we have a problem. We also have four planters that I fuss with daily. In two I planted creeping jenny, purple calibrachoa and a calamagrostis acutiflora for height. In the others I placed a boxwood in the center with alternating creeping jenny and blue star creepers round the exterior. My minimalist approach to ‘gardening’ keeps me sane and gives me just enough landscaping to tend to. That said, my husband is our groundskeeper. He is officially obsessed with mowing our yard, watering the beds, weeding the beds, seeding the yard, and trimming all the trees, flowering plants and shrubbery. He’s my #LawnBoy and man does he get after it! It’s his pride in our lawn and attention to detail that gets our lot a double take. #GreenThumb