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Teacher Appreciation & School Days

Teacher Appreciation & School Days

How to Make Back to School Flowers to Start Their School Year Off Right

September 1, 2012

mason jar with handpicked garden flowersBack to school flowers can help everyone start the new school year off on the right foot! According to research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. “Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.”

Here are some creative ideas that you and your child can put together the day before school starts. Your child might be a little nervous about the first day of school and spending time with you, putting a floral or plant gift together for the teacher will relax them and get them excited about giving their new teacher such a beautiful gift. Continue Reading…

Teacher Appreciation & School Days

Keep the Classroom Green

August 13, 2009

Plants are like little mini air purifiers. They naturally clean the air by removing toxins and can actually fight fatigue and colds. In other words, plants are perfect for the classroom. The fun part about this coffee plant teacher gift is the decorated planter. Start with a solid color container and let your child decorate it with stickers, paints, or markers. Just remember that when you are using a planter without holes in the bottom, you will need to add a few rocks or pebbles at the bottom for drainage.

Remember: Just have fun with it!!

Teacher Appreciation & School Days

Back to School!

August 10, 2009

“Back to School” time is fast approaching, which is good news to some and not so good to others! Whichever category you fall into, it’s time to get the kids ready for school, but not without a party to soak up some nice weather just one last time!

As a contributor for, I’m proud to announce our new BlogTalkRadio show, premiering tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11th at 3:00 p.m. EST. In this first episode, lifestyle party expert, Jeanne Benedict, will be discussing some Back to School ideas, as well as ways to celebrate the End of Summer. Check it out!

Also starting tomorrow, I will be sharing some simple and creative ways to use flowers and plants to make the transition easier for everyone from kindergarten to college!