Every morning before I start my day, I snatch a few moments to myself to:
1. Check my email (Ann Taylor is my bestie; girlfriend writes me everyday)
2. Check my facebook (who else will watch all the funny cat videos, I don’t want to get behind)
3. Do some business stuff (blog, product design, book layouts, emails)
4. Catch up with my other bestie Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
5. See what the Duggars are up to
3. Check out a few of my favorite magazines, one of which happens to be Town and Country.
“OMG” you say.
“Isn’t that a super elegant magazine that has been around since 1846? Why would you read that?”
Well, I like things that are old and classy: a vintage wine, a classic Chanel bag, my grandma. So it’s no wonder that I enjoy Town & Country. And since I’m on their mailing list, they sent me a short article about decorating with fresh cut flowers, and I was instantly inspired to run out and grab a few roses. It’s amazing how a few flowers can improve your mood while you arrange them and then upgrade the entire aura of your home as a beautiful arrangement.
That may sound like malarkey, but I’m being totally honest.
I love to dedicate part of my grocery budget to fresh flowers; not all of the time, but every now and then; they just add something lovely and fresh to our home. I usually buy them from our grocery store and then grab some large smooth stones from the yard to make a clean arrangement that’s all glass, and stems, and stones; very modern and romantic. Something like this:
Or sometimes I’ll get nab a bouquet of roses and stick them in an antique silver pitcher (thrift store find!) to make an arrangement similar to this one:
flowers would bring a breath of fresh air to our wintery home creating a sort of poetic, frozen Spring, reminding us that Spring is indeed on the horizon. Unfortunately it’s blizzarding out so I can’t run and pick up a bouquet. No Spring for me.
But my Little One (3 years old) drew Daisy (from Oswald) and that cute little flower is more than enough for right now.
|Oswald, Weenie, Daisy & Henry drawn by my Little One|
|Oswald, Weenie, Daisy & Henry as they appearon Nickelodeon|
Click the picture below if you want to check out Town and Country and get a few ideas for beautiful arrangements.
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