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The musings of a college graduate lost in transition.


Flower Power

Flowers have always been a part of my life. As a child, I spent countless hours with my mom at the garden center picking out flowers, choosing color and growing season combinations, and then helping plant them. She taught me all their names and how to love and care for them. 

Whether you're an avid gardener or just a flower lover, having fresh flowers in the house just makes everything a bit more cheery. That said, I bought these tulips at Trader Joe's yesterday! I fully advocate for buying flowers for yourself, but it certainly is fun when a certain someone brings you some "just because flowers" and today, someone did! However, I realized after receiving said flowers, that my TJ's tulips were occupying my only vase (How do I only own one vase?!). So, I decided to break up the bouquet. Growing up, my mom was always putting little blooms from our garden around the house in little vases and jars. Use what you have!

Left picture, from left to right:
1. Mini vase trio, purchased years ago at Williams-Sonoma (similar)
2. Vase, old from Target
3. Emptied and cleaned mini Orangina bottle

*Tip: to extend the life of your flowers, make sure your stems are free of any leaves/foliage to prevent bacteria growth. Adding a few drops of bleach to the water can also help with this. Also, adding a small spoonful of sugar gives your stems a little something to munch on to keep 'em perky a few days longer. 

Go buy yourself some flowers!


  1. Amen! Flowers instantly make a room happier. I think if you have flowers and candles, you have hope :) Keep up the blogging!

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

  2. Beautiful! I love the flowers! That's why I'm in the Friday Flower Club =)