Earth Day = Sale!


Every year I like to celebrate Earth Day with a sale in my Etsy shop! I love recycling stuff into new stuff and it just seems like Earth Day is the perfect holiday for me to celebrate.

This year the special will be 22% off your online Etsy order when you use the coupon code EARTHDAY22 at checkout. It is a great time to order a special Mother’s Day gift or plan ahead for end of the school year teacher gifts!

Speaking of my love for recycling things (and disassembling and reassembling) I am collecting makeup compacts… eyeshadow, blush etc for use in a new style of necklace I have been making, soooo if you have any to offer up please drop me a line at

Since many of you know that my favorite number is ELEVEN here are 11 fun facts about Earth Day that I found hereĀ

  1. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
  2. Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
  3. On Earth Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families.
  4. On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution.
    An environmental movement was born as a result.
  5. Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies,
    sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
  1. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.
  2. Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.
  3. Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time
    frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.
  4. On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel.
  5. In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network.
  6. In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of Earth Day.