My Sunday Photo – Summer Blossom

This week’s #MySundayPhoto – Summer Blossom, was taken a week or 2 ago on a lovely walk with the girls. I love how the flowers really brighten up the path with something slightly different with every few steps. Here are a few of my favourite shots.

Summer Blossom

Summer blossom

Summer blossom

What do you think?

 

Photalife

Luxury Flowers From Prestige Flowers

I Received a beautiful bouquet of Luxury flowers to review from Prestige Flowers. I was sent flowers from their Luxury range. The flowers arrived in a lovely sturdy box with a pretty flowery design on the box.

Just had a special delivery from @prestigeflowersuk 🙊 Looking forward to writing up my review! 😍💐

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The flowers had been carefully placed in the box along with a card. Removing the flowers from the box I discovered a lovely box of Truffles along with a vase for the flowers & a flower care guide along with some feed.

Luxury flowers like these currently start at £19.99 for a standard bouquet. For a medium sized bouquet it’s just £5 extra or £10 extra for a large bouquet. You can add on extra’s such as vases, truffles,  balloons, teddy bears, wine, chocolates & even cake! I was quite impressed at the free add on’s & the price of the Extra’s too.

Luxury Flowers

 

Prestige flowers provide stunning flowers for a reasonable price & there is something for everyone. With so many options including a huge selection of flowers & colour schemes to choose from as well as gifts & hampers, you are bound to find something beautiful for someone special.

Luxury Flowers - Prestige Flowers

 

Prestige Flowers cater for all occasions including Birthdays, Mother’s day, Sympathy/Funeral, Thank you, Get well & more all with suitable gifts to match. Delivery options include Next day (7 days a week), Saturday, Premium Sunday & UK same day deliveries ranging from £5.80 – £7.99.

I’m not usually one for ordering flowers in all honesty but I will definitely be using Prestige Flowers in future. I know a few people who would love to receive flowers like these on a special occasion.

Do you buy luxury flowers for anyone? What do you think of Prestige Flowers?

 

 

 

My Sunday Photo – Purple Angel Flowers

This week for #mysundayphoto I’m sharing 3 of my favourite shot’s of these purple angel flowers the Mr has taken this week. I took a similar photo which I shared on my Instagram & people pointed out how it looked like a purple angel! I love these different shot’s of the stunning ‘purple angels’ and how they seem to bleed into the white, some with small splashes of purple around the edges too.

Purple Angel flowers.. aren’t they pretty!?

#mysundayphoto

 

Purple angel flowers

 

purple and white flowers

I want an entire garden full of these when we finally escape the hell that is living in a high rise! They are so pretty & interesting to look at too.

Do you think they look like purple angels or something else?

 

Photalife

4 Ways To Save Money On Your Mother’s Day Bouquet

4 Ways To Save Money On Your Mother’s Day Bouquet

 Mother’s Day is not far behind Valentine’s Day. If you bought gifts for the holidays and for Valentine’s Day, you might not have a lot of cash left by the time Mother’s Day comes. This doesn’t mean you can’t treat your mother to something special on this holiday. Mother’s Day is the occasion to give something back to your mother for everything she does for you. A fresh bouquet of flowers might not seem like much, but your mother will appreciate this gesture. Purchasing flowers can seem difficult if you are on a tight budget. You can find florist flowers at an affordable cost if you know how to shop. These tips will help you find flowers for Mother’s Day without having to spend a lot.

 

mother's day bouquet

 

Choose Seasonal Blooms

Flowers are usually more affordable when they are in season. Not all flowers bloom at the same time of the year, which is why prices vary. Flowers that are not in season will be more expensive because they have to be imported or grown in an artificial environment. Flowers that are in season can be grown in a less expensive manner. You should find out which flowers are in season in your area around Mother’s Day to get a better idea of what will be affordable. Do some research before going to the florist. If you want to order flowers online, the website of the florist you decide to use might have a section with seasonal flowers. If you decide to visit a local store, put together a list of seasonal blooms so you know which options will be more affordable. Some florist have a special section on their website or in their store for Mother’s Day which makes it easy to compare your options.

Consider A Smaller Bouquet

There is no need to go all out for your Mother’s Day bouquet. A simpler choice can be more elegant and your mother will appreciate that you thought of getting her something on this special day. Getting the larger bouquet you can find is not necessarily a good choice. You can make your mother happy by choosing flowers or colors she will like. Besides, a smaller bouquet is more practical if your mother doesn’t have a lot of space to display the flowers. Don’t overspend to get a large arrangement that will take too much space in your mother’s home.

Order Flowers Online

Ordering flowers online can be a good way to have more options to choose from. You might be used to shopping at a local florist but this could be an opportunity to try other options. You should explore your different options by visiting different local florists and browse different websites to compare prices. You might be able to find coupons and discounts by shopping around. Shopping online is a convenient way to compare your options and to find good prices for Mother’s Day flowers. You can easily do some research online whenever you have some free time or when you get home from work, we do recommend sites like WOW FreeStuff UK, who are offering £10 off Mother’s day flowers at Next.

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

You should start shopping for your Mother’s Day gift in advance. You will have enough time to do some research and to compare prices. You should save links to different florists or websites so you can easily review your options. Take the time to compare the different bouquets you have found, ask yourself which ones are in your price range.

Turning down days into up days

This week hasn’t been too great If I’m honest. So I’ve been find ways of turning down days into up days. My pain levels have been high & I keep losing my balance. I’m trying my best to stay positive and just rest but sometimes it’s difficult as I explained here.

I guess there are always going to be bad day’s & I just need to fill those days doing something easy and simple to stop focusing on the pain. So I decided to do just that and busy myself with something & ended up finishing off knitting Izzy’s red scarf I started before Christmas & forgot to pick back up again.

turning down days into up days

I finished off the scarf quite quickly and decided to make a start on learning how to crochet using this Youtube video. The first thing I decided to try crocheting was a simple flower. At first it looked complicated & I thought Id never get the hang of it! Admittedly Izzy hopping on and off my lap didn’t help much at first but I managed to make my first crocheted flower.

I was quite impressed with how it turned out although a little annoyed I had obviously made 1 too many links on one of the petals so it was slightly larger than the others and a bit wonky.. But hey it was my first try 😀

After that I felt quite confident I could make another without a video & managed to produce this second crocheted flower.

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I was much happier with this one and carried on making a few more..

Eva loved the flowers & asked me to make her a headband with a flower on. ( Just happened to be the wonkiest one!) So I gave it a go and this is how it turned out..

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Eva loved it and tried it on straight away and wore it for the rest of the evening 😀

I’m quite pleased with how it turned out even if Eva did choose the wonkiest flower I’ve made (haha).  I have really enjoyed learning too, I’m going to make Izzy a headband next and I want to learn to crochet hearts next too.

Do you crochet? Do you find it a calming hobby too? If you have any patterns or tutorials to share send me a link & I will check them out 🙂