What is growing in your yard right this very minute? If you don’t know, run and look. I’ll wait. At this spring time of year it seems like everything is in bloom and looking beautiful.
Here are some areas in my yard that I am absolutely loving right now:
Today I decided to get all Martha Stewart-like and bring some of my outdoors…indoors. Some people like to gather a bit of every kind of flower that they have in bloom and put them in a vase. Me? I prefer only one type of flower in each arrangement. That’s just me, though. I decided to gather lavender since we have absolute TONS of it in our landscaping.
Let me share a story that I always think of whenever I see lavender: My friend was wearing the color lavender when she was approached by a guy who, in what must have been his best “designer guy” impression, said to her, “You look lahv-ly in lah-vender.” Cracks me up every time. Just trust me when I say that this stuff is buzzing with bees. Buzzzzing like crazy
Since we have absolute oodles of lavender, I decided to make a few arrangements with items that we already have on hand. Ready to see?
I think that this is an actual Martha Stewart pitcher. I like it. I like it a lot.
This is a tall, modern vase that I like to keep in my kitchen window above the sink.
This funky, modern looking vase was purchased at Michaels a couple of years ago. My daughter likes to keep it in her room.
And lastly, this one:
Just a simple jar that everyone, and their neighbor’s dog, has. A drop of blue and a tiny drop of yellow food coloring makes the perfect aqua water. A touch of raffia completes the look.
I’m loving having the outdoors, indoors today! Four new arrangements and it didn’t cost me a dime. Love that, too! My home is lovely in lavender. (Snicker!)
Now, why don’t you grab some scissors and a vase and go raid YOUR yard! I promise you will be glad you did! (Just watch out for bees!)
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