What Do Teachers Really Want?

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I bow down to teachers. I don’t know how they do it. To me, it’s one of the most important jobs one can have. And it must also be one of the hardest.

We loved Emma’s kindergarten teachers this year and I want to get them something special for their end of the year gift. Something they would really love and appreciate.

I know I must have some teachers (current or former) reading this, please tell me, what do teachers really want?? 

Please share your most thoughtful and appreciated parent gifts.  Moms everywhere will be thanking you for taking the mystery out of the “what to get” question, and hopefully our teachers will end up with a gift they really love!


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Succulent Style [Giveaway!]

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Succulent ~ isn’t it such a fun word?  I find them fascinating- the different colors and textures and shapes- some of them are so pretty they almost don’t look real!  I just love their fresh California Coastal feel…and that they don’t take a lot of water (or care!) Make sure to enter to win an arrangement in our giveaway below!

I was so inspired by them and the different arrangements I was seeing around that I took myself to the store determined I had DIY project- I was going to make some of my own amazingly beautiful succulent arrangements.

Yeah, that didn’t go so well.

I found myself having no idea where to start?  How many of each type to get?  And I was unimpressed with the variety the store had to offer, and the containers were less than attractive.  My DIY project was doomed before it began.

So a few weeks ago when I found myself at Pelican Courtyard Open Air Market  I was quickly drawn to the tables of beautiful-whimsically-arranged-glorious-succulents made by Succulent Style.

In chatting with the owners Denise and Joan about their creations their passion for these eco-friendly plants was apparent. Each creation was a beautiful mix of colors and textures artfully arranged in different vintage and unique containers to showcase the beauty of the succulents.The best part  is they offer them at an affordable price point (most arrangements are from $25-$75!!!)  I would have spent more than that on my sad little “craft”.

And, they make such a great gift! Perfect for Mother’s Day! Instead of the short lived bouquet of flowers- wouldn’t you love to receive long lasting/low maintenance arrangement of succulents that allow you to enjoy the pleasures of gardening at a relaxed pace?

In Denise and Joans own words:

“Our love affair with succulents are just as much about their beauty and personality as the life enhancing ways in which they uplift our souls and bring fun and energy to our spaces.”

Mommas~how fun would it be to have Succulent Style create some small little adorably contained succulents as a favor for your kiddos next birthday party?  Such a fun way to get them thinking about what it takes to care for a plant, be earth conscious & explore their green thumb!

I’m loving that this post is taking place during Earth Month because aren’t succulents just the GREENEST of the green?  A live plant that stores water in it’s juicy tissues – they’re just smart little devils!

Be sure to go visit Denise and Joan at the following upcoming local fundraising Boutiques they’ll be at this month and next and pick up a special Mother’s Day gift for the mothers in your lives:

April 28, Saturday 9am-2pm, LCP Spring Boutique, La Cristanita PreSchool, 35522 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente

May 10, Thursday, 4pm-8pm, American Legion Auxiliary Ladies Boutique, 215 15th St. , Newport Beach

You can also call or email to place a custom order their one of a kind, priced to fit {almost} any budget.  They deliver to the LA, OC & SD areas (a delivery fee may be required).

Succulent Style  info{@}succulentstyle.com  949.235.6357

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Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive this amazing water can succulent arrangement (a $35 value)

To enter, please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT for each entry option!

1. Subscribe to Tiny Oranges  – Under main nav bar up top. Enter email, then confirm subscription and head back here to tell me you are a subscriber! BTW, your emails are private and safe and you will get an email anytime there is a new post. If you find it annoying, unsubscribe anytime! – 1 ENTRY

2. Follow @TinyOrangesOC on Twitter – 1 ENTRY

3. Tweet up to once per day, “I just entered to win an amazing Succulent Style arrangement today on @TinyOrangesOC! -. http://wp.me/p1MmcT-30R”  – 1 ENTRY  (Please leave permalink to your tweet in your comment. Can tweet and comment once per day.)

4. Pin your favorite Succulent Style on Pinterest!  – 1 entry

5. Follow Jen & Susanne from Tiny Oranges on Pinterest – 1 ENTRY

6. Pin a recent favorite find on Tiny Oranges on Pinterest – 1 entry

7. Simply comment and tell me what you like most about Succulent Style’s arrangements! – 1 ENTRY

Contest runs through Friday, 5/4/12 at 5pm PST. Winner will be drawn at random and notified via email so make sure to leave your email address in the comment field (won’t be published.)  Good Luck!

[Disclosure:  Succulent Style is a Tiny Oranges sponsor- look for their Ad in our OC Biz Guide under Great Gifts!]

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