I am obessed with Fresh Flowers!

I simply love having fresh flowers in the house.  It is one of those simple pleasures that gives me so much joy.  I tend to make my own flower arrangements every week and it is actually pretty inexpensive (around $10 to $12 total for multiple arrangements).  After 5 years of doing it weekly, I have gotten pretty good at it and really enjoy the time to pick the right flowers and putting it together.  I keep lots of vases, mason jars and milk jars on hand so I can put anything together.  I buy them all at Michaels and they are so inexpensive.  Whenever I go to someone’s house for dinner I usually make a quick arrangement and bring it as a hostess gift.  One friend asked if I had a cabinet full of mason jars (I actually do!).  For the special occasion though I am obsessed with Apis Floral, plus there shop is adorable, don’t be fooled by the location – in fact my bet is that this last part of Lincoln Avenue is getting cooler and cooler #urbansprawl

http://www.apisfloral.com/

Here are a few photos to entice you to go to their shop.

I want everything - grab a gift while your there

Love having catch all trays in the house #staging

Love having catch all trays in the house #staging

I feel so festive drinking out of these.

I feel so festive drinking out of these.

I also love Highway 92 Succulents!

https://highway92succulents.com/

Store Front so you don't miss it right outside of HMB

Store Front so you don't miss it right outside of HMB

Taken with an IPhone #nofilter

Taken with an IPhone #nofilter

So pretty - love the color

So pretty - love the color

Craziness

Craziness

Ok back to making your own arrangements.  When I happen to be going over 92 I always stop at Repetto Florist and Nursery.  In the back they have fresh cut flowers for as low as $3 a bunch.  I usually buy the roses for $6 and the mums for $3. Score! 

Otherwise if I am staying local I browse through Trader Joes – their mums are good and a great price but their roses don’t last.  Their armaments are great and I’ll break it out into multiple arrangements as seen below.  I also love Safeway’s dozen roses for $9.99.  They last way longer than their 5-day guarantee.  Below are some pictures of arrangements I have made but have fun and you will get the hang of it.  It took me a few tries before it just came easy and enjoyable.

Making flower arrangemnts for a clients home and photoshoot

Making flower arrangemnts for a clients home and photoshoot

Love Mumms, from Tarder Joes

Love Mumms, from Tarder Joes

For my own house

For my own house

You can see lots of inspiration as I am out and about on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/ljldesigns/