Give me any time or occasion to buy flowers for my home, I will do it! Actually, I’m one of those people that will buy flowers just because I’m having a bad day and/or Kroger has a very beautiful and affordable bouquet of bright flowers. I’m supposed to buy them…right? Well, I usually do and I’m totally fine with that. However, keeping “fresh” flowers can become a little to tedious and pricey.
Well, I have some quick tips (some you might already know or don’t) that will help you preserve the your flowers a little longer and stretch your floral budget. I can’t wait until I get to the financial point in my life where I have a “floral budget”! Is that even real? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out. Tip time!
- Aspirin – This is an old tried and true tip. It is known and practiced of dropping one aspirin in your flower water to help expand the life span of your flowers by even up to 3-5 extra days, because they help kill the bacteria.
- Prune the leaves – Before you place the stem in the water, remove the leaves. The leaves makes the water dirty and at times, can carry bacteria into the water that cuts the life span of your flowers dramatically.
- Change The Water – This is kind of carrying on from the previous tip. Just like most living things, flowers need water, to flourish and sustain, and preferably clean water. So every other day or when you notice the water is getting dirty, empty the dirty water, rinse the vase, and add some fresh water (don’t forget the first tip above.)
- Warm Water – Water is very important and not only does the water need to be clean, but also warm as the room temperature.
- Trim – Every time you change your water, trim the stem a bit to help the flower to get more water.
- Chill – Keep your flowers fresh by keep them out of heat and direct sunlight. Also, place them in the fridge overnight to keep them nice and cool.
These were just a few tips that I’ve heard about, tried, and found to be true. So, reference this list next time you have some fresh flowers to spruce up your home.
My taste in home accessories and fashion accessories seem be similar; classic style, but with an unexpected and/or quirky twist. A classic and clean line clutch, but in a neon color or bold abstract print.
So, when I saw this unique footed bowl and footed vase by Dylan Kendall on Shopbop.com, I knew that I wanted them. I thought they would be great conversation pieces to have have in my living room and dining room. However, my sister/roomie said that they looked “too freaky”.
Now, these lovely pieces are now residing my bedroom. I haven’t found a place for the vase, yet. However, the rather large bowl has made a perfect catchall for my daily jewelry.
Here in Memphis, we are scheduled to have great fall weather this weekend. So, I might actually start doing some Christmas window shopping. You know, just trying to decide to get what for who. I already have some thing in mind for some, though.
I have a couple of friends and family who have recently either moved to a new spot and/or bought a new house and this Birchbox Home: Snow Day box would make a great gift for them. This is the third box limited edition box from Birchbox and its filled with some pretty fabulous items for home and personal use.
- Birchbox Limited Edition Travel Scrabble Game | Birchbox
- Fireplace Matches | Jonathan Adler
- Votive Candle | (Malin+Goetz)
- Flower Infused Cleansing Milk | Chantecaille
- Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask | Chantecaille
- Shea Butter Hand Cream | L’OCCITANE
- Matcha & Clementine Body Soak Bath Salts | Mox Botanicals
- Organic Lip Balm | S.W. Basics
- Combed Cotton Socks | Happy Socks
- Single Origin Cocoa Powder – Davao, Philippines | Askinosie
- Gourmet Marshmallows in Cinnamon | Three Tarts
The Birchbox Home: Snow Day retails for $39. I think I want one for myself.
I had a pretty decent week. I worked everyday this week and everything went pretty smooth there, even though I was doing my job and covering for someone who was on vacation all week. So, combine long work days with hot weather, I spent my evenings at home sucking up A/C while going in on On Demand and enjoying being home and unwinding.
I love having an abundant amount of lemons within reach for ice water and iced tea. Plus, the $5 bouquet I grabbed from Kroger added a nice pop of freshness and color to my living area. The dry erase board I bought to write down notes has turned into a place for my roommate and I to write words of wisdom and even a guestbook at times for our guests to sign and write some very funny and/or inappropriate things….at times. I’m still tripping over the way my pillar candles have melted into bulbous wax entities that I love!
However, my favorite thing that I’ve been loving to do is participating in impromtu water ballon and water gun fights in the late night hours with friends and neighbors. So much fun for these hot and sweaty summer nights.
I’m really enjoying my life and the people and things in it! *grinning*
When it comes to car, a lot of people look at the outside, but I seem to focus more on the inside. Case in point, Chevy’s new Malibu 2013. A little sidenote, I received a 2004 Chevy Malibu for my college graduation that my little sister drives now and it’s still going strong. Anyway, the interior is sleek, clean, and sophisticated. Chic and appealing. So, I created a Pinterest board inspired by the new Chevy Malibu. Click here to view my Malibu Inspired board.
The images I pinned were images I thought reflected the interior, such as clean make-up, leather outfits, and sleek boots. Smart technology, impressive styling, a luxurious interior and confident handling all come together in the all-new 2013 @Chevrolet #Malibu to take your drive to the next level. Discover #MalibuStyle.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Chevy Malibu via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Chevy Malibu