Desk Inspiration!

Recently, I’ve gotten myself a new, small set up for my desk at work that is not only beautiful (to me at least) but as well calming during the rough days! It’s amazing how flowers and a couple of sassy signs can change the setting of your work area. Enjoy!

 

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Vase and flowers are from Pier 1 Imports and the two signs are from Shopko! 🙂

Loving Decor on Valentine’s Day! <3

Hello loves!

 

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on here with an updated blog! Life is definitely getting crazy and it’s hard to catch a breath when you’re having so much fun! Anyways, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m sure you’re wondering what could you do to around the house to “set the mood!”

Trust me, all those scenes you see in the movies can become a reality very easily! Here are some idea’s to brighten up the household with a more loving mood!

Rose Petals!

Yes, I know, it sounds so clichĂ© because it’s Valentine’s Day and all, but I’m not talking about making a trail to the bedroom or in the bathtub (I mean, I’m not opposing it ;)). Instead of making a trail, let’s try something different! How about rose petals on her office space at home? Or tv stand? Kitchen counters? Just little places throughout the house that she wouldn’t expect, and then she’ll have the smooth mindset every time she views them or is by them!

Try switching it up by doing some different colors other than your typical red! Here’s a chart of different colors!

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Candles!

Can’t forget the candles! If you’re anything like me, you probably have an endless supply of every scent under the moon except the moon itself!

Try something that’s a little sweeter than normal! Or put the candle’s in a different setting!

Try a more delicious scent or flowery scent! Vanilla is classic of course..but I discovered a new scent lately that I am IN LOVE WITH! It’s called Vanilla Rum Cookie! It can be found on a Scentsy consultant’s website!

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Here are some other scents that will definitely the area more magical! These scents are also part of the Valentine’s Day Collection at Yankee Candle!

Raspberry Sorbet!

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http://www.yankeecandle.com/product/raspberry-sorbet/_/R-115542

Chocolate Truffle!

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http://www.yankeecandle.com/product/chocolate-truffle/_/R-115558

Bakery Air! (online exclusive)

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http://www.yankeecandle.com/product/bakery-air/_/R-1351676

Mhhmmm I bet you can smell those sweet smells already! I know I sure can!

Now let’s set the mood with some fun lighting!

String lights are always a great mood setter! String lights to me always remind me of a warm, romantic outdoor scene like a walk through the park or somewhere exotic like the Eifel Tower!

It could be as simple as just stringing them across your living room, bedroom, etc. Here are some other options to which you can create that fantasy scenario with string lights!

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Simply add string lights to lantern or liqueur bottles you have around the house!

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Or how about attaching your favorite pictures of you and your significant other to the string lights! You can take a stroll down memory lane and fall in love with each other all over again!

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Hope everyone’s Valentine’s Day and weekend is as wonderful as all of you are! 

 

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Rose Meanings

Hey guys! As I was at the flower shop yesterday, I had a couple of gentlemen ask me what color roses or flowers they should get for their significant other for an anniversary, birthday, etc. Well, I know the typical basics, like red means love, and yellow means friendship. Being in such a big flower shop, there are many more roses with different colors that I seriously have no idea how to set a vibe or meaning to them! After doing a little research, this is what I found!

Red Rose

Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, “I Love You”, “Job Well Done”, Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion

Dark Red

Unconscious beauty

Deep Burgundy

Unconscious beauty

White

Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness,
“I am worthy of you”, Heavenly

Also means “happy love” when used as bridal flowers.

Pink 

Appreciation, “Thank you”, Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, “Please Believe Me”

Light Pink

Admiration, Sympathy, Gentleness, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness

Dark Pink

Appreciation, Gratitude, “Thank You”

Yellow

Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me,  Jealousy,
“I care”

Yellow with Red Tip

Friendship, Falling in Love

Orange

Desire, Enthusiasm

Red and White

Given together, these signify unity

Red and Yellow

Jovial and Happy Feelings

Blue

The unattainable, the impossible

Lavender

Love at first sight, Enchantment

Coral

Desire

Well there you have it! Now you should know exactly what to get for roses next time for a special occasion or feeling!

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Summer Flowers

Since I’ve last posted, I received a new job! You are looking at the newest employee at Memorial Florist in Appleton! With all the new experiences comes a lot of new learning. I honestly didn’t know how many flowers in this world actually exist until I started looking at the basics of any bouquet! Yes, you have your roses, lilies, daises, and so on, but what about those that you may know the look of but don’t know what their called or how to take care of? That’s where I’m going to step in and give you a little guide of some popular summer flowers!

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Alstroemeria

This very colorful flower grows best in full sun or partial shade and bloom from June to July. Contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation so be sure to wear gardening gloves when handling these flowers! These come in about any color you can think of! They’re the perfect addition to any bouquet or just by themselves.

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Bupleurum

Imbued with soft soothing hues, a dense, round and shapely hummock hosts narrow, leathery sea green foliage that’s lustrous, oval-shaped and dons gray undersides. Tiny yellow flowers swirling in neat, airy umbels stage a light-hearten dance upon this medium-sized evergreen shrub for most of the summer and early fall. This flower generally blooms from June through October. This is quite a popular choice when picking out the finishing touches to a bouquet as greenery.

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Liatris

Liatris can be grown in full sun or part sun and bloom usually 70-90 days after planted. If planted by seeds, these may not bloom until the 2nd year. These flowers also attract butterflies and are pest resistant! They can also be grown about anywhere and can handle colder temperatures to a point. Liatris plants don’t really need fertilizing, especially if grown in healthy soil, though you can add fertilizer prior to new growth in spring, if desired.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/liatris/liatris-blazing-star.htm

http://www.burpee.com/flowers/flowering-bulbs/summer-bulbs/liatris-blazing-stars-mixed-prod001595.html

I’m thinking of doing more blogs about flower classifications and possible floral design as I keep learning! Please feel free to leave a comment or tweet me if you’re for the idea! 🙂

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