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It’s amazing how a simple task like picking out your own flowers, and bringing some verdant bliss into your life, can change your entire outlook. As I watched my son make goofy faces at his reflection in all the mirrors, I realized, more than anything, I want him to know how to make his own soul happy. I want him to find joy in the little things, like tulips, or mirrors, or delicious smells. Our job as parents isn’t to create a bubble-world in which nothing bad can ever happen, it’s to help our children foster their own sense of happiness, so when those bad things do happen, they can find their sense of joy again. - See more at: http://www.rookiemoms.com/verdant-bliss-for-mama-rookie-moms-challenge-22/#sthash.yqHwCHvO.dpuf

It’s amazing how a simple task like picking out your own flowers, and bringing some verdant bliss into your life, can change your entire outlook. As I watched my son make goofy faces at his reflection in all the mirrors, I realized, more than anything, I want him to know how to make his own soul happy. I want him to find joy in the little things, like tulips, or mirrors, or delicious smells. Our job as parents isn’t to create a bubble-world in which nothing bad can ever happen, it’s to help our children foster their own sense of happiness, so when those bad things do happen, they can find their sense of joy again. - See more at: http://www.rookiemoms.com/verdant-bliss-for-mama-rookie-moms-challenge-22/#sthash.yqHwCHvO.dpuf

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Brooch Bouquets for all!
To be honest with you all, I was so not into flowers for the wedding. I really couldn’t have cared less. I handed the job over to my awesome mama and she is putting together beautiful centerpieces, table decorations, etc. that totally get the feel of the wedding. We ended up using silk flowers for the centerpieces for a few reasons: 1. I didn’t want to spend money on something that will die. 2. I wanted to give each centerpiece (they’re in vases) to all the special women who have helped with the wedding. Using silk flowers means that the centerpieces will be all ready to go long before the wedding (right, mom? ;) and it’s something we don’t have to stress about in the days before the big day. However, we may want us to use real flowers for the bouquets. Ehhhhh. It’s not that I don’t love flowers, I do. However, the act of going to pick out bouquets, pay for something that will be short lived, and then have to organize getting them to the venue makes my skin crawl.
This brings me to my main point: have you seen the new trend in bouquets?

Brooch Bouquets for all!

To be honest with you all, I was so not into flowers for the wedding. I really couldn’t have cared less. I handed the job over to my awesome mama and she is putting together beautiful centerpieces, table decorations, etc. that totally get the feel of the wedding. We ended up using silk flowers for the centerpieces for a few reasons: 1. I didn’t want to spend money on something that will die. 2. I wanted to give each centerpiece (they’re in vases) to all the special women who have helped with the wedding. Using silk flowers means that the centerpieces will be all ready to go long before the wedding (right, mom? ;) and it’s something we don’t have to stress about in the days before the big day. However, we may want us to use real flowers for the bouquets. Ehhhhh. It’s not that I don’t love flowers, I do. However, the act of going to pick out bouquets, pay for something that will be short lived, and then have to organize getting them to the venue makes my skin crawl.

This brings me to my main point: have you seen the new trend in bouquets?

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