Every year for my birthday, our anniversary, holidays, and often just for no reason whatsoever me husband sends me flowers and I love them. The bright colors, the fresh smell, and the way the florist put so many different kinds together to make something beautiful. No matter what I do my arrangements never seem to turn out that good.
Lately though someone has been slacking in the flower department. Valentines Day came and went without a single flower…. I know that I said we didn’t have to do anything for it but it’s always nice to have a beautiful arrangement waiting for you at your desk when you come back from lunch. And it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to send flowers either! I’m open to getting them any day of the week (HINT).
With spring upon us all the pretty flowers are in bloom; daffodils, tulips, crocus, and my favorite hyacinths! Any of these would look beautiful on my table for Easter, Mother’s Day, or Wednesday.
These tulips would be perfect! Why? Because they’re purple of course! One of my favorite colors.
Another favorite… lavender. I love the scent of it and how clean and long lasting it is.That is what makes this arrangement perfect! Aside from the gorgeous color it also has lavender in it. Can you imagine the fresh scent of roses and lavender filling the room and bringing a bit of spring into your house? What could be better aside from a perfectly cleaned house done by someone other than you?
My hope is that my husband will actually read this post and send me flowers one of these days for no reason other than he loves and thinks I’m the best thing in the world since sliced bread (is that going a bit far?).
What is your favorite flower? Do you get flowers for no reason whatsoever?
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She is the 28-year-old mother of Princess Roxy and wife to Russ. She is a paralegal at a small law office in Kentucky and is involved with her local March of Dimes chapter. In her spare time, she blogs about the antics and milestones of raising a 29-week micropreemie.
February 14th. Valentine’s Day. Its only 5 days away! Are you ready?
I checked Wikipedia when I agreed to do this guest post to read up a bit on the history of Valentine’s Day. I already knew it was previously known as Saint Valentine’s Day, but I didn’t know that it had been taken off the Roman Catholic calendar. I wonder how they decide to remove a special day from the calendar? I was also shocked to know that Valentine’s Day originates from way back in 500 A.D. That’s a long time! Unfortunately, I believe it remains on our calendar today as a commercial holiday that boosts the economy one $60.00/dozen rose purchase at a time.
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Is it with the usual flowers/chocolate/dinner out?
The first two Valentine’s Day when I had a boyfriend, I received stuffed animals. The first was liberally sprayed with my high school boyfriend’s cologne. I guess it was the thing to do back then.
My first Valentine’s Day with Russ I received a dozen long-stem roses at work. Along with two other dozens of roses from family members who didn’t want me to be the only one at work with no flowers. Um, where do I put three dozen roses on my desk? I even had a co-worker offer to buy a dozen so that he wouldn’t have to order any for his wife.
What do I want for V-day this year? There are a few things that top my list:
- A massage. I don’t care if its 30 minutes or an hour. Its a little bit of heaven for a hectic mommy.
- New socks. Goofy request I know, but I can’t help it. I am spending way too much time in the morning trying to find two socks that match or that match the outfit I am wearing.
- A meal that I don’t have to cook and that I can eat while its warm.
- Any of the commercial V-day gifts would work, too. Flowers, chocolate. They are always good.
I was searching for a good gift for Russ for Valentine’s Day this year and I can tell you a few things that he is not going to be getting:
- A new furnace. Because, well, we just got a new one and even if we hadn’t, they are a bit expensive for Valentine’s Day. However, according to a local radio station and their advertising, it would be the perfect way to “warm” your significant other’s heart on V-day.
- Bacon anything. A search on MSN led me to a site with anything bacon – bacon candles, bacon flavored coffee, chocolate bacon, bacon bandages for boo boos. Yep – its not happening. As much as I love bacon for breakfast, I do not want that smell hanging around my house. Ick!
- A picture frame. I tried this one our first V-day together. Its still in my closet somewhere because Russ left it at my house and never tried to take it home.
- Candles. I saw an advertisement for candles for V-day. It was a set of two for $73. $73 for a candle? I don’t even want to pay Yankee Candle prices and I adore their candles! These two were supposed to be two different rose-based scents (enough for a migraine to start right now!) that could be burned separately or together. The other selling points? When sitting together their abstract design forms an abstract heart. Same with the packaging. No need to wrap. For $73 I had better not need to wrap them!
It’s not to soon to start thinking about Valentines Day!
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I know that I love getting flower and have even sent them to my husband at work! I think it caught him off guard…. he totally didn’t expect it! Surprise your sweetie this year!