Ever since I lived in England many years ago, I’ve loved having fresh flowers in my home. While living there, even though the cost of living was higher than state side, purchasing flowers was an inexpensive treat that I relished in.
I haven’t had flowers regularly in years, until this past year. I now purchase flowers from my local grocery store on clearance each week. Here’s the secret (at least for Kroger family of stores). My store, marks down flowers and places them at the back of the floral area. Most of the time, they mark down beautiful flowers to $.50 or $.99 a bunch. Here’s an image of flowers I purchased for $.99. These lasted for almost 10 days.
Having fresh flowers to look at throughout the day is just a really simple way to bring some easy joy into our lives. Check out your local store and see what you can find. Share with all of us here.
Can I get a woot from anyone in the ‘Nati? Oh, how I wish this store had come to town years ago. It’s probably better for my pocket book that they didn’t, but I’m happy to see such a quality children’s clothing store hit our town. I got to go tonight for a special early shopping event. It was packed! The store was gorgeous! and it was a blast in a weird shopping frenzy kind of way (only a woman would be appreciate to appreciate that sentence!).
Hanna Andersson has been around for years, and they know how to make great children’s clothes. And women’s clothing too. I wore my “vintage” Hanna Andersson dress that I’ve been wearing every summer since my oldest was a little girl. Cough. That would be numerous years ago. It still looks like new, and I get compliments whenever I wear it.
My girl is now old enough to go away to camp. EEK. Well, technically, she’s been old enough for a few years, but she wan’t ready and by golly neither was I, until this summer. We spent time and effort picking what we hope is the perfect camp (I’ll know when we go to pick her back up this Sunday).
Because it was more than just a few hours away, and I’m a freak for timeliness, I wanted us to head up a day early. So that’s what we did. Growing up I spent every summer in the UP of Michigan on vacation. Heading north on I-75 was just what we did. But, we never went through Detroit. Always, always, always around it. Call me kookie, but I’ve always wanted to visit the motor city. Actually, I’ve wanted to visit the Henry Ford Museum for many years. We couldn’t fit that in this trip, but I personally enjoyed getting to see the city. I think the same can apply to Patrick, not so sure about the kids.