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Buy Your Own Damn Flowers

19 Feb

28311863_10101093759165400_811630312_oI can be such a girly girl sometimes. I love Flowers.
I love the way they look, the way they smell, and I love the feeling I get when I’m around them.
Growing up, I found myself always taking photos of flowers, saving them as desktops, phone screensavers and more.
On occasion, I would receive flowers from others and there were many times I didn’t.
My husband once cut flowers that were growing on the side of the house and brought them in. They were beautiful, but I still longed for bouquets, arrangements, etc.
(I know, don’t give me a “side eye”)

My husband is an interesting gift giver to say the least.
Flowers are not one of those things he likes to give, and I get it.
I mean they DO die. They can be ridiculously expensive, and I know some people feel like it is a pointless gift. HOWEVER, this does not change the fact, that I love them, they bring a smile to my face, and there have been so many holidays I waited for someone in my family or him to give me flowers, and then I realized, I had a serious problem.

It was something that I loved, but I was waiting to be “gifted” them.
WHY? Why do we do that? WHY?!?!? When we want to go somewhere, or do something or buy something, why do so many of us wait until someone does it for us?

If we want what makes us happy, WE have the power to surround ourselves with those things, disregard the negative, and create an environment that radiates happiness.

So you know what I did?
I went to Kroger, found a pretty awesome bouquet (on sale at that), and I put it right on my nightstand by my bed. We bonded. We took pictures. They make me Happy. It was everything.

It was a reminder of one of my favorite quotes from Marie Kondo (I’m a huge fan)


So here are a few things I want to encourage you to do:

Stop waiting for “them” to call. Go out and date yourself.
(If you don’t know, you’re pretty awesome)

Stop agonizing on if you should buy something because it may be a bit pricey!
If you like it, save up the money, and get it! You will be glad that you did.

Dance and Sing while no one is watching!
(It’s quite fun and makes you feel super happy and ridiculous at the same time)

Last but not least, buy your own damn flowers.

You deserve it right?

Until Next Time Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ 🙂


What a Weekend!

16 Apr

Hey Friends!

How I’ve missed you! I know it’s been a few days, but trust it’s been a great weekend! Let’s start with Friday once I got off work. My husband and I headed to the Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff at the Rivermarket.

It was 20 bucks, but that included trying all different types of Gumbo, good music, and voting on your favorite Gumbo!
I fell in love with two Gumbo recipes, that tasted similar to an old classic Rice & Gravy Recipe. The other one, had a bit of shrimp in it, and was just all around tasty! Here are some snapshots of the event:

Delicious Tasting Gumbo! Sausage, Shrimp, Yummy Goodness!

My husband trying another Gumbo option!

I fell in love with the following Gumbo!!! Taste like some delicious rice and gravy!

Hubby trying some Gumbo! His Fav so far!

Hubby’s face after trying the “Redneck” (yes that’s what it’s called) Gumbo!

My hubby voting on his fav Gumbo!

You know I’m always ready for a picture!

What an awesome event! Something we will probably go to each year! Especially since all of the proceeds go to benefit the Allen School! I’m not sure if any of the people we voted for with a dollar won, but the process was fun!

Saturday we relaxed, and then met with a gardener to talk about our backyard and some landscaping options. Our yard is horrible, so this was a lot of fun! After that, I decided to get a deluxe pedicure (which was amazing)! It included hot stones, a scrub, EVERYTHING! I will be going back there next month as well!!!! Not to mention, they put the cutest design on my toe!!! I opted for a bright yellow nail polish with a beautiful black and silver flower design! So happy that I did!!!!!

Sunday, our gardner we met with the day before gave us an assignment to check out some flowers at Good Earth and that’s what we did. Can I just say I never realized how much I love flowers?!?!?!?!? They were AWESOME!!!!!! I just had to take some photos of them:

I can’t wait until we can get a few of these babies in our yard! What a fun filled weekend! I’m still recovering! Now I have to get my act together and get busy this week! I have to pick out flowers, and continue with my workout goals! Hopefully Ill stay focused and have fun!

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ 🙂

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