I've been working... with succulents that is. For over a year I've been sharing my succulent garden adventures via IG with the hashtag #succulentsunday. It's really helped keep my garden green and thriving. I haven't neglected the succulents at all :) (unlike the blog, ahem ... )
So this fall I started using succulent cuttings from the garden to create these pretty succulent crowned pumpkins. I gave a few to family and friends but the intention was to give to people I've not given anything to. Ever. So I gave one to my new yoga teacher. I'm fairly new to yoga so this was so fun to finally show my appreciation in true Debee form. lol!
Pretty much anyone who knows me knows I LOVE succulents and have a large garden full of them. It's my mom's doing. I've slowly become my mother ; / But hey, I'm super thankful for the green thumb. And the therapy that its provided throughout my health journey.
And you know what? I even went out of my comfort zone and sold a few locally through Instagram. (this is a picture of my first batch) This deserves a scared face emoji right there. Because working from home, having an online shop really doesn't give you lots of opportunities to actually "meet" anyone. Well, I did meet a few succulent loving people and that was altogether scary and nerve racking in a fun kind of way.
Literally handing these beauties over with a smile was SO heartwarming. Giving of my time and talent was refreshing. Also, a thorough background check was made ( just kidding! wink wink) I mean these are my babies after all. ALL from my garden! And now in new homes... I miss them :)
Look at that cuteness right there. That mini pumpkin is as cute as say a smiling dog am i right? If not cuter? Okay a tie. But I love both those things so much and maaaaybe succulents more right now. Sorry dogs! lol!
It's even nicer getting orders from friends to give to friends. XOXO
The best part is....
I'm teaching a class locally with my friend Michelle from Polkadot Whimsy. The class is hands on and you'll be making a beautiful succulent crowned pumpkin with my help of course ;) You can purchase a ticket here.
The Pumpkin Succulent Workshop will include a medium ( 8 inch) pumpkin with all the succulent cuttings and everything you need to put a beautiful crown on your pumpkin PLUS snack and drinks. Um. yes and yes. I love crafts and snacks and succulents. This trio is a dream come true :)
Aren't they show stoppers?! Imagine this on your table?! I'm decorating my table ( and every table in our house) with succulents and pumpkins as the centerpiece at this year's Thanksgiving table. Move over turkey! Just kidding! I'll have a side of turkey with a big ol succulent pumpkin pretty please :)
I made sure to pick amazing pumpkins in a variety of colors for this class... look at this peachy goodness. You beautiful thing XOXO
Please say you'll come! I'm so happy to get out there and teach again. I'm working on swag bags for the class and I'm definitely making some fun exclusive items just for you. See you at the workshop November 12th from 11-1pm!