“I once had a garden filled with flowers that grew only on dark thoughts- but they need constant attention- and one day I decided I had better things to do.” – Brian Andreas
One of my favorite things to do during a busy week is take a little break and buy myself some flowers. During these crazy last few weeks of school and paper writing (almost there!) I’ve come to depend on my weekly bloom purchase for short breaks to stop and smell the roses (and if I’m being honest, it’s done wonders for preventing mental breakdowns and preserving my sanity). Taking ten minutes to stretch, empty my brain, and appreciate something beautiful is a much needed reminder that I should never be so busy that I overlook the simple wonders that surround me.
For all of your floral needs:
One of my favorite Shel Silverstein illustrations.
Frances Palmer creates the dreamiest vases- and has a wonderful Instagram as well.
Rosemary topiary via Terrain.
Hand painted botanical by my dear friend Mia Carameros… A hilarious, insanely talented, encouraging friend who is making work that is just GOOD, you know? (Image via her Instagram which is also fabulous!)