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Sunday
Mar042012

Bring flowers home. Everyday tip #64

I love getting flowers as a gift, but nothing beats buying flowers for myself.

I recently reviewed a flower arranging kit for work and it taught me two things:

1. Inexpensive flowers are just as nice as expensive ones (see my arrangement of tulips and daffodils from the grocery store above)

2. The right tools make all the diference

This isn't about your buying the kit I reviewed -- it's about not using incompetence as an excuse. I love flowers, but I hated the way they looked when I arranged them at home. Truth be told, I also dislike the way florists arrange them sometimes -- I'm very particular about what I like (no! baby's! breaaaath!) -- and when I realized that all I really needed was some tape and a good pair of clippers, why! That has made ALL the difference.

Truth be told, a bit of research online would have told me what I needed to make pretty arrangements at home. Yes, it's such a cliche homemaking skill, but I like fresh flowers and I'd rather not pay a fortune when I need or want an arrangement.

Think about something that brings you joy that you can learn to do for yourself. Baking? Drawing? Sewing? Could you try doing it yourself at least once?

Reader Comments (3)

Oh, I love flowers too, but never seem to be happy with the arrangements. My husband and daughter buy me flowers from Trader Joes every week when they go grocery shopping. I love it; they just cheer up the room. Sometimes they go into the vase just perfect, others they seem to need tweeking and I'm hit or miss on the tweeking. For some reason, this is one thing I too never thought of googling. I think I know what I'll be doing on Friday before I head home from work :) (And I have been baking more instead of buying desserts, it makes me smile and the more I do it the more comfortable I get and it's easier for me to let the kids "help" without loosing my mind.)

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonya A

It's life changing! I have some tulips in my fridge waiting for me to arrange them too!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoxanna

[...] Nesting Yes, my love affair with flowers continues. Can you tell I have spring [...]

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