Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flowers for Moi

I was recently inspired by my lovely mom's resolution to buy herself flowers more often, and I decided to make it a goal of mine to buy myself flowers once a month.

Why not, right? 

As a graduate student, I am living on a tight budget right now, but treating myself to flowers sounds like an excellent way to brighten up my week and celebrate me.

This month I decided to purchase flowers that I can plant since my green pot has been lonely for some time. I plan to put them on my front porch to welcome me home each day.

I found these bright begonias, and I am hoping they will blossom. I haven't a green thumb, but hopefully they will survive!

What is your favorite flower?


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Jess!

My favorite flower of all time is LAVENDER, but for a vase? White tulips. Pink or white roses come in second and I think I need to buy myself a bouquet once a month too. For my 31st anniversary, I received a beautiful bunch of white tulips that made my home look and feel like something out of a magazine.

Hugs to you and your mom, Anita

Susie said...

Jessi, I like the idea of your flowers greeting you as you arrive home.More bang for your buck that way, right. Cute bouquet of lollipops. xoxo,Susie

syros2js said...

Let's celebrate YOU, then!!!
Why not???
Your flowers are amazing, sweetheart!!!
This IS spring!!!

Teresa said...

This is a wonderful idea... if you like flowers.

When we're at the nest (aka parents' home) it's easy to take those details of beauty and love for granted, or as a natural thing to expect.

As if it is there - to warm, comfort and greet you - out of spontaneous creation... when we're on our own we need to create rituals to keep on feeling, and sharing, the same things...

I'd rather have the lollipops' bouquet ahahahah but then I'm no big fan of indoor flowers (weird I know - one day I'll explain why), I even feel embarassed when people offer me one, because - and there's no way to run from this explanation ;) - since I don't usually have them I don't have, or feel the need to buy, a proper vase. (yeah, I'm that weird).

I have plenty for the lollipops in case you're wondering.

Yes, please, please, Celebrate You!
And all the things you like!!! Please, do!

Teresa said...

But if I was going to buy myself flowers I'd go for a bouquet (it will last a while but not too long) something like this:

Noelle the dreamer said...

Poppies! Of course, these are your usual flowers stalls blooms but I am happy with ANY flower! Colleagues used to chide me about the little vase I kept on my desk but as I soon find out, when birthday time came, they pitched in for a few month's supply! I rather have just one bloom than any sweet (and I LOVE chocolate!!)
Happy Spring!


Is a wonderful treat to buy yourself flowers. My favorite are Black Eyed Susans.

Attic Clutter said...

good for you
I need to do that myself flowers (:)
love them beautiful colors..
thanks on the mannys and hats ..I love em too (:)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Yes, good for you, flowers just seem to cheer the soul! I may be inspired to go buy a pot plant now and begonias can be so pretty and if they do well, go on and on and on flowering. I have to say though plants don't like my flat for some reason! I'm also going to try herbs and salad leaves on the kitchen window ledge...fingers crossed! x

Yuli Conversations said...

These are beautiful, but i'm loving the tulips right now!

Mona said...

this is such a good way to treat, always flowers....

sergio castaño peña said...

really like those shots!!
such an amazing gift, btw!
Sergio xx

It's me said...

Beautiful flowers !!!...i like them them is my live !!...every day again and from

NanaDiana said...

I love ALL flowers, Jess. Probably roses are my favorite. Great idea about buying them for yourself once a month- xo Diana

bianca f said...

very lovely idea!! and they look so cute.
I don't like flowers that much for me, expect my marc jacobs daisy perfume :D


Antee Gurung said...

Hi Sherri! Well wat a pleasant resolution would that be.....I should treat myself with flowers aswell...h,mm....something abt fresh flowers! Kinda lifts u up!

Btw chek out my new post
Stay in touch

miss b said...

I love to have flowers in the house and I think it's an excellent idea to treat yourself once a month! Those begonias are so pretty. I like many types of flowers especially cream roses, tulips and in the garden lots of lavender.

Nely said...

I love all flower,especially hydrangeas.Those begonias are so lovely,love,love flower :)
Have a nice spring days
Many hugs

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend it, Jess. You have a very wise mother. ;) I have the hardest time making up my mind about a favorite flower, but the one that always makes my heart smile is the Daisy. It's about time I make it official. Daisy it is!! :)

Deborah said...

It's a wonderful way to bring some joy into your home Jess!
Treat yourself!
Your photos are lovely!
Ummm my favourite flowers are pink roses, peonies, lilacs and tulips! Lol
I know its more than one...but who can stop at one?!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Lila Moonlight said...

I wish I could plant and take care of flowers too. Due to frequent work travels, it is not so easy, and I dont have green thumbs. I liked your pix very much. And my fave flowers are lavender, hydrangea and peonies : ) Have a lovely weekend : )

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess, I think giving yourself flowers is a wonderful idea. I have been going out in my garden and picking a bouquet to bring inside. My favorites are roses and hydrangeas.

Wishing you lovely flowers every month. hugs, Celestina Marie

Hi Sheri, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I hope you are having fun working on a project.
Have a great weekend,

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so glad that you're buying yourself flowers every month.

Flowers are the magic in our lives.

LOVE that lollipop bouquet!

Keity said...

Buying flowers to myself sounds great! My favorite flower is rose!
Have a lovely weekend!

Shana said...

Yes, a great idea indeed! I like peonies. Hope you enjoy your mini garden!

Pamela said...

I like the idea of the sucker bouquet! Have you heard the quote, "If you have two pennies left, buy a loaf of bread with one and a lily with the other." I prefer the lilies, daisies or carnation type flowers because they last a couple weeks or more. Just keep cutting off the ends and refreshing the water. Flowers bring so much joy. My husbands brings wild flower bouquets to me and they are my favorite.

ashish said...

What a great resolution Jess. According to me flowers and Bouquets are the best gift one can gift to himself. For a change you can also gift yourself arrangement of flowers.

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jen hangca said...

That begonias are pretty. My favorite flower is tulip! I don't know why but I am really amazed with the looks of it.
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