a sweet friend gifted me this adorable succulent box for my birthday and i’m obsessed. i had two thoughts when opening my box- 1.”how friggin cute!” 2.”why have i never heard of this before?!”- so i went online to find out the skinny on all things lula’s garden. founder, liraz birnbaum says this all began when she was looking for a unique gift idea. inspired by the growing popularity of succulents, due to the rise of drought awareness in california, lulu’s garden was born.

“I wanted to create a gift that would last and be an ongoing reminder, a gift of life … ”  

lula’s garden supports local farmers by using locally grown succulents from southern california while offering a variety of succulent boxes to choose from. inside each box you find a curated succulent garden with instructions and tools on how to pretty much keep your garden alive. lucky for me, it needs minimal effort and is very hard to kill. (bonus points) take a look at my “unboxing” below and check out lula’s garden for more succulent gift ideas.




the other day as i was staring helplessly at the immensely long soup aisle, a woman approached me. she complimented me on my freckles in which i couldn’t help but respond with “i got it from my momma“. she politely laughed, and began to tell me how truly beautiful she thought freckles were, or as she called them “angel kisses”.  after a lot of blushing on my behalf, we parted ways and i couldn’t help but feel great about my freckles. not that i was ever self conscious about them before but i felt like running out of the grocery store and yelling “I HAVE FRECKLES AND I”M PROUD!”  i love my angel kisses and i think they are  beautiful at any age.freckles 11f608413dcc9e046fd20d1e49f95fa7 15d5890c3fd55cc83e38593a0b3fb240 18ae3ee2516f1f5f7db30973dd52d5f1 22cba572afb96e00412f39977e478510 198a2cb240e3e36d72c85cad301cb8ed 710a05f8bed45d8393b8a2117d74fc5a  3993560f0f7280c51e6120d773958c65 a3e116f113065ea9452660e69e0efd1e ce873996f050e48cea93dba37997ff1d963dee60ba623092234a605d5868f90c