Me + Flowers

  • Gardenia
  • Roses
  • Lilly flowers
  • Hydrangeas
  • Peonies (gorgeous flower)
  • Tulips
  • Snapdragon (love these!!)

I l.o.v.e them all! My husband will surprise me every now and then with flowers because he knows I love them but sometimes I shower myself with fresh flowers.

I will admit that I have at times had floral arrangements all over my house in different areas with no special occasion planned. 😊

There is something about fresh flowers that makes me feel calm and fresh. The only drawback is that I want them to last a lifetime and they don’t! Lol. Fresh flowers can also be pretty expensive too. So I often opt for white Baby’s Breath. When they are full enough in a vase they add a very nice touch to any area.

Why wait for someone to buy you flowers? Treat yourself…you deserve it!

I wanted a vintage wedding

Cake designed by Yours Truly 🙂


At the age of 12, I became inspired by my grandmother’s picture. She was gorgeous and she was 20. It was that old vintage feel and era of sophistication. I always wanted to recreate that time of my grandmother’s picture. And so I did with my wedding.

{My beautiful grandmother}

A few years ago I created a DIY themed wedding. Here are some ideas I used with my budget friendly vintage themed wedding. More pictures are available on my Pinterest!

Floral arrangements:

– I used preserved flowers

(They’re 1/2 the cost of fresh flowers and they look aged)

Bouquets:

– I had a Brooch bouquet

(It can always be used as a memoir, as opposed to fresh flowers)

– I made clutch purses for the bridesmaids

(It can be a keepsake as oppose to fresh flowers)

Menu cards

– I created the menu and printed them myself on kraft paper and added a stick on jewel at the top

Groomsmen boutonnière

– Handcrafted by yours truly. I used preserved mini roses and green leaf, bunny grass, and silk ribbon.

Don’t be afraid to get creative!

He said there’s two of them

He said there’s two of them

Do you like fragrance? Candles?

There is nothing like a clean house that smells good!

A few years ago I took a family vacation and went on a Modern Home Tour as a thing to do (yes this was all apart of the itinerary). I’ve been on quite a few home tours and I’ve never experienced a setting where I can smell the aroma of the inside of the house 10 ft away from the front door. I know you are probably thinking “wow that must have been a strong smell!” Well I tell you that it wasn’t. It was the most romantic soft smell I have ever inhaled.

Every guest that entered complimented the homeowner on the scent. I was intrigued so I asked. The owner tells me that there were two candles burning. One of the candles that was nearest to the front door was called Rosemary Lavender. The other that was in the adjacent kitchen was called Gold.

Hmmm, I have to research this! I will be honest it was a bit pricey for candles. Which I should have known I mean we were touring custom designer homes so of course the owners could afford to spend more than $12 on a candle! It bothered me to spend so much money on candles to say the least. I’m your Bath and Body Works and TJ Maxx candle type of girl. These two candles weren’t even sold in any stores in my state! Well I waited for 3 years before purchasing these candles and aren’t I happy I did! You can smell these candles even when they aren’t burning and I’ve received many compliments on them.

Candles:

Soi Candles Rosemary Lavender

Niven Morgan Gold Candle

Ever been to a Modern Home Tour?

You are missing out if you’ve never done a Modern Home Tour. Just search Modern Home Tour on the web and you’ll see a load of architectural companies that hosts modern home tours all over and throughout the year. The tours are not model homes they are the actual residential homes. I think Home tours are a great way to get Home Decor ideas.