Where Has the Time Gone – Part Two: The New Year

In yesterday’s post, I brought you up to speed on our events and happenings. Here’s a bit of what happened in the interim.

Geoff and I took off work the week after Christmas to devote as much time as possible to our little man. We explored the Battleship Texas

… Did some camping and fishing…

But were glad to be home at the end of the week.

New Year’s Day was spent with treasured friends and gave us time to reflect on how much God has blessed us over the last year. I also made a New Year’s Resolution to read more, but I’ll share about that further in an upcoming post.

When we went back to work and school in early January, life went back into the fast, fun pace our family usually sustains.

Major events of note include the acquisition of my new wing chairs. I’ll be posting soon about how I am planning to update these beauties!

And I can’t forget to mention my new look! I am loving my Long Bob cut and can’t wait to tell you more about styling tips, etc.

I really enjoyed decorating for Valentine’s Day as well this year. The pressure of the big holidays was off and who doesn’t like a healthy dose of pink! 😉

And I got to spend the holiday of Love with the two most handsome guys I know!

As I look back over the past few months, I abundantly grateful for the time spent with family and friends. There were times when I missed blogging or began to felt guilty for a lack of posts. Each time I felt God telling me, “No, it’s time to be present and enjoy the moment.” So I did….

… And it was wonderful!

I have enjoyed reviewing the past few months and I am so excited to bring you more updates on ongoing projects, etc.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here soon!

Friday Florals – Roses

First, I want to start off by saying Happy Valentine’s Day! What a perfect day to feature this week’s Friday Floral, the Rose!

Admittedly, I am eating chocolate while writing this post… but it’s ok today, right?

Roses are basically the quintessential flower for love, romance and beauty. There are over 100 species of roses and a vast array or color options to say the least! It is relatively common knowledge that the color of a rose conveys a certain meaning or symbolism. If you are not acquainted with those meanings, I found this great chart with the meanings of rose colors on Pinterest. (I didn’t know most of these myself until finding this chart)

Roses have always been synonymous with loveliness and splendor.

“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.”
– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

I would certainly never mind receiving a parcel like the one below!

Roses are frequently arranged with one another. Either with roses of the same color…

…or a mix of color varieties.

However, some of my favorite arrangements feature roses amongst a variety or greenery and other flowers.

Not to be forgotten is the wild rose. This beauty has always been a personal favorite and I would love to grow it in my own garden one day.

Then again, I think there are many types of roses I will attempt to grow when the time comes.

Here are some great tips for growing roses:

And another I found for propagating any you already may be growing:

On a side note, I just want to put it out there to any husband, boyfriend or significant other out there whom may be reading this post… I can say with almost complete certainty that the vast majority of women would be happy with a beautiful bouquet of roses today.

However, if you want to go the extra mile and show the person in your life how much they matter to you, one of the other flowers featured on past Friday Florals (The Peony, Ranunculus, & Anemones) would probably be a fun and unique change of pace. Of course, a woman’s favorite flower is never a bad plan either!

Remember, cards and flowers are not the most important thing today; it’s taking the time to show your loved one that you care!

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day, once again!


Amour Decor

All You Need Is Love…

but  fabulous Valentine’s Day decor never hurt anyone!

There are oodles of fun decoration ideas out there for the holiday of love. Typically, charming Valentine’s adornments in reds, pinks and white grace our homes.

via Crafty Texas Girls

via End of Tenancy

via My Sister’s Suitcase

However, there is no reason to limit the color options during this season. Neutrals and metallics are fantastic alternatives.

via Shabby Love

Recently, chalkboard graphics and printables have made their V-day decor debut.

via Love of Homes

via Pinterest

via Stylish Eve

What types of embellishments do you have out for Valentine’s Day?