I've been playing along with Apartment Therapy's January Cure, always a day or so behind, but hey - at least I'm doing it.
I was so busy cleaning and organizing this weekend that I missed the weekend assignment. Day 3: Weekend Chores - Flowers, Floors, Green Cleaners & Outbox. The outbox piece happened naturally when I went nuts over adding new shelving to the basement, so I
I'm pretty big on green cleaners anyway, but my cleaning system will always be a mix...for some stuff I need hard core tools - like the bath tub scum. But I'm flirting with the idea of making my own laundry soap...flirting. Method also seems to work just fine. Floors on the agenda for tonight.
The big thing for today was flowers. LOVE the idea of having fresh flowers in the house anyway and now I have an excuse. After Waldo and I went to the dog park this morning I stopped at Hy-Vee for some flowers. And totally got judged.
I picked up some tulips, then grabbed the el cheapo flower market daisies and those chrysanthemum like flowers that I don't really know the name of but that I get all the time because I love their vibrant green color. The lady at the floral counter clearly thought I was insane with this combo. That or I was a cheapass. Or maybe she thought it was just wrong to pair the tulips with these other flowers. She didn't explain what offended her, but she was clearly judging.
Then she asked if I wanted some greenery to go with them. Not free, mind you, which it's been in the past, but I could buy some. Oooookay. She ended up grabbing some stuff out of the back and I was standing there thinking tick-tock, I just wanted flowers. She comes back with three different types of greenery that aren't ye olde waxy ferns. And explains what each one is.... tick-tock. So I say I'll take them all, yep, sounds fun... another funny look and more judging. Then she has to tell me what each costs...like I care, wrap 'em up, charge my card, giddyup.
When I got home I created three bouquets for my house for the challenge. One in the dining room (hopefully out of cat eating range) one for my bedroom and one for the bathroom. I wish I'd actually had some floral foam to get the exact layout I wanted but I was going old fashioned and re-usable by trying some antique floral frogs I picked up last year instead. I also picked out some of my favorite vases from my
|This is the bouquet for the dining room. I used the flower frog to arrange the tulips.|
|Definitely could've gone brighter in the bedroom, and lighting sucked in here - it looks better in real life.|
|Shhh.... this is my favorite. I have always loved these wired vases and I really like the casual thrown together look.|
I don't think I did too badly - I probably could have chosen more vibrant colors for more contrast, but I think they turned out ok. (And yes, I should grow up and buy a real camera too - the walls in two of these rooms are green...but prettier green than the flash washed them out to be.) What do you think? Was Judy Judger right that I made poor choices?