gardening with kids and bathroom design {Earth Month}

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I have always loved being in nature and bringing it indoors.  When we moved to the desert, it was kind of tough for me in that aspect.  I tried and tried but I seemed to kill everything, even cactus, in this harsh climate.  Now that we own a house (and a sprinkler system) things are looking up though and I’ll even be trying a vegetable garden again after summer.  My daughter shares my love for plants, flowers and all living things.  She follows me around while I tend to the yard carrying her watering can, gardening gloves and kid tools – and I love it.  Teaching your kids to be eco-friendly and eco-conscious is SO important.  This coming generation is already more aware of protecting our Earth so we need to keep encouraging them!


When we purchased this house in January there were some questionable features, mostly using excessive shelving.  The A-owners really loved their tchochkies and wanted them displayed… insert imagination and multiply it by ten.  So in the second/guest/kids bathroom was this wall of display shelving that confounded me.  The original owners had glass figurines displayed in there and I had no idea what to do with it.  What does one display in the bathroom?  Then it hit me – easy-care plants.

The desert is a tough climate and the plants that can actually grow here can be mighty finicky.  The ones that thrive (cactus and succulents) actually will die with TOO much water.  It is tricky but this very trait makes desert plants perfect for indoors and even more perfect for kids as they require little.  To celebrate Earth Month, what could be better than bringing more plants into the home, especially into the kids areas?

#NaturalGoodness succulent wall

Savannah and I headed to Walmart and found lots of little succulents, cactus and “pots”.  For the actual pots we did grab some terracotta for an upcoming hanging planter DIY (keep your eyes open for that soon) but I really wanted to use glass containers for the display.  We ended up coming across some super inexpensive votive jars that worked perfectly!


We made a bit of a mess with the dirt and the mulch but that is okay! To dress up the generic terracotta pots, we glued and wrapped some very pretty scarf yarn.  You could certainly use hemp or twine or strips of fabric for the same effect!


Keep your kids conscious about their surroundings, including what they put in and on their bodies.  We started out both of our kids with Tom’s of Maine oral care products and I ended up switching me and my husband as well.  Funny how kids make you rethink your own choices — if it isn’t good enough for your kids, it shouldn’t be good enough for you.  Tom’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives – safe for the whole family.


I also recently did a bit of a “deodorant detox”, which I might blog about sometime soon, after hearing about the horrid ingredients in your everyday deodorant.  Now I only use natural and I absolutely l.o.v.e. Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Apricot Deodorant, which is unisex and great for anyone.


Find a whole variety of Tom’s of Maine products in Walmart within the toothpaste and deodorant aisles!

Use this coupon for $1 off any Tom’s of Maine product at Walmart.


How will you celebrate Earth Month?


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  1. April 12, 2015 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    Wow – this is a GREAT project! Honestly, I don’t know what I would’ve done with that space, but you really set it up beautifully with Earth Day in mind. #client

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