Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Friday, August 16, 2013

Floral Friday and a Great Weekend Read

It's been a busy week back from vacation and I am looking forward to some home time this weekend. There has been a surprising cool snap and rain here this week. In August in Texas it is such a blessing. It teases me and makes my heart ache just a little for Fall. I love Fall and any seasonal change it makes me excited for changes to come and reminds me that nothing almost unbearable lasts forever.

Here is what's happening in flowers at the While I'm Here household.

The short squaty blue one I picked up in the keys to remind me of the water colors.

I know some people don't like carnations but I do...they smell good and look like soft little fluff balls.

If you are looking for a good book and like nosing in peoples lives...this book is such a endearing love story and a peek into their private lives. I love that, its so interesting to me how people live and grow up. Looking for a end of summer read or something for the weekend it's great...definitely pulled at my heart strings.

It is surprising what they went through and how you end up forgiving all the bad and how love can trump all.

Things have changed so much in such a short time. This time seems so unbelievable what they used to think was acceptable is shocking to me.

Hope you can read it and tell me what you think!
I paid too much for mine at the airport but you can purchase here at a steal...

Have a blessed and relaxing weekend and if you are in Texas enjoy the cool snap...every second of it. I will be eating and relaxing outside as much as possible.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Floral Friday

Happy Friday!! I am traveling today but I took these before I left they are some of my favorite Tyler roses around my house. They were going strong so hopefully they are still there when I get home.

By my kitchen sink

In the living room

On the entry way table

In my bath room...the color is so vibrant!

And last but not least on the dinning table. 

And here is one from where I am staying...I almost passed out!

Happy weekend! I have my annual girls weekend starting today so looking forward to some Mexican food and pool time...adios.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Floral Friday

Happy Friday guys!! We made it to the weekend. I don't know about you but this was a long week and I am looking forward to seeing lots of girlfriends tonight and family on Saturday! 

I haven't had to buy any new flowers for my house yet this week but here are some I took pictures of on a recent trip to Seattle. 

These blew my mind and so cheap!!

They were everywhere...

I was in love!

It was a rainy day but I loved the market.

Have a beautiful relaxing weekend don't forget to breath deep and have more than one cup of coffee ;)

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Garden Party

I love any excuse to throw a good tea party and when one of my best friends had a new baby girl in her life I had the perfect one! I love outdoor dinning and I have always loved garden parties...hats, pretty dresses, cool breezes, fun beverages, flowers, friends and fancy dishes yup it's pretty much heaven to me! Well everything but the cool breeze it actually got pretty warm but everyone seemed to enjoy the shade.

So I bought my hat.

Got my dress

and started to get some decorations and menu items together. I decided on apple cinnamon, pecan monkey bread and I don't think I got a good picture of it. Breakfast pizza, fruit salad and yogurt parfaits.then there was the invitations.

I printed them very simple and tied some twin with lavender from my pots...hoping it would smell good when it arrived.

Then on too decor.

Prepped the Tyler flowers my Mom picked up on her way in

Set the scene

There were mimosas, cucumber water, and coffee.


I combined my grandmothers china and my moms china they happen to look lovely together

Guests started to arrive

It was a lovely day and my absolute pleasure to plan with my sweet friends Allyson and Meredith! I love the women that bless my life with their friendship and these are the moments we should find to celebrate and enjoy each others company.

When the hours feel like moments, you know you are celebrating with true friends.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Floral Friday

I am pretty much obsessed with all things floral and I love having fresh flowers around my house. It has become a must in my world. The make me feel relaxed and luxurious without spending a fortune. I don't spend $100 worth or anything. I usually spend about $20 bucks a month to keep them in the house all month. I by the inexpensive ones that last a long time and when I can, I cut them from my yard (that is the best way). I like to make sure I have some on Thursday night fresh and ready so we can enjoy them over the weekend. The same way I like to clean my house and make sure I make the bed so when I come home on Friday afternoon my house greats me and says "sit back, make a cocktail and relax it's the weekend!" So here's what I have going on for this weekend....

I think all of these cost about $8 and I have had the top and bottom ones for a week. Super Man brought home the middle ones last-night. I hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend filled with slow days, cold drinks, late mornings, the cool side of your pillows, and lots of good food!!

Speaking of food I will post our ceviche recipe soon.