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Momma Went to Flower Market

(while Dad was taking pictures of tiles)

A Flower Market in Amsterdam

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I love the way that Dutch guy is looking at the pesky picture-taker

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The sweet peas she captured while getting scowled at

If you’d like to see what else she found… Continue reading

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Centerpiece

I made this quickly for I. to take to dinner with his mother and brothers so she could have a special centerpiece. 

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White hydrangea, lilac, tulips, camelia leaves

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It’s Raining in Rockridge

I responded to the day by going out and relieving Bloomies of some of their merchandise, lest it get damaged in the rain.  

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Nothing like big bright yellow peonies (and a fun mini pineapple) to lift the rain cloud from over your head!

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Lilac, snowball viburnum, violet and green tulips

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Color, more Sweet Peas, Scent

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These tulips are HUGE!  And very open.  All of these flowers were a gift from my former employer at Bloomie’s up the street at Market Hall.  She said she bought the sweet peas just for their scent, because these bunches were especially fragrant.  They are so amazing!  So often you can barely smell the sweet peas that come out of florists, but not these; I feel like I’m smelling sweet peas for the first time!  

When I got them home I left each flower grouped in the bunch it came in because I love the strong color blocks–and I showed off the deep green of the smooth leaves and stems of the tulip with a tall clear mason jar.  

The scent revelation that these sweet peas sent me on led me to realize that the Soy Face Cream by Fresh that I sampled from Sephora (and couldn’t stomach the $42 for 1 oz.) and have been scraping from the bottom of my sample actually smells literally of sweet peas.  Sorry Fresh I don’t know where you got that soy scent, smells like sweet peas to me, but either way I’ll take it!  I might actually have to throw down the $42.  It’s just that good.

soyActual size of sample container.  Note emptiness.

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