A couple of years ago, I had this brilliant idea. I wanted to get fake poinsettias and put them in my pretty little white flower baskets–for the winter. Normally, these baskets hold the most beautiful Ivy Geraniums that you’ve ever seen. Bright pink…always.
But it was a very hard transition from all that color to nothing for the cold months. Hence the fake flower idea. I did tons of research on how and where to buy the flowers and became very discouraged, very quickly. Turns out, fake flowers are actually pretty pricey online and even at the craft stores. I just wasn’t prepared to spend a $100+ just to have a spot of color. As I was about to give up– a friend said, “You obviously haven’t been to the Dollar Store.”
She was right–I hadn’t! So, after correcting that problem–I found all the pretend Poinsettias at Dollar Tree! And the best part? I spent exactly $21.34 for all the red you see here! Wahooo!
I love that they look fabulous up against my little white house–just like I imagined they would. I’m feeling quite clever right now.
PS–If you decide to do something similar and grab some fake flowers like these ones–be sure to shop for them in October or you may not find them till the next year. They’ll be gone.
With all the crazy polar freezing and arctic blasts that are going on across the country this week–it seems odd that I would be rejoicing in the small but lovely smattering of snow that we got here in our neck of the woods.
I seriously can’t help myself.
We are a four season kinda place and we’re very proud of our snow…
if we can get it to fall, that is.
I check the weather every night before bedtime and then again in the morning–you know–in case something has changed while I wasn’t looking, all in the hopes that there will be just a single snowflake on the radar.
Yeah, it’s that big of a deal to me.
This year, even after praying our guts out–
we still had no snow for Christmas.
It was criminal weather behavior and someone should go to jail.
Somehow, we survived that trial and finally–at long last, we had a full day and night of snow. Enough to actually stick this time.
If this keeps up, I might be persuaded to drop the charges against the weather man.