Beauty, Houston, Instagram, Life

The Azalea Trails

This past weekend, the River Oaks Garden Club presented the Azalea Trails event that was hosted by two MFAH house museums, Rienzi and Bayou Bend, as well as five other locations.

Though I am a native of Houston, I had never been to the Azalea Trails or even Bayou Bend before this past weekend. I am glad, though, that I finally went and checked this event out over the weekend, otherwise I may had never known how beautiful the grounds at Bayou Bend truly are.

Needless to say, I will definitely be make more trips to Bayou Bend now that Spring has come and enjoy the nice weather while I can.

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Fashion, Instagram, Life, murals, Trending

Insta-February

 

Looking back on February, I can honestly say that it was a month that was well spent. It also went by way quicker than January did due to the lack of crazy snow/ice storms!

I can’t wait to see what March has to bring, especially with the first day of Spring being March 20th. Spring is one of my favorite seasons (the other is Fall), so I am quite excited to see all the new blooms and to be able to enjoy being outside without it being too cold or too hot.

Christen

 

Psst… I tend to post more things on Instagram, so if you want to see all of what I’m up to be sure to check out my account @shortsweetandlovely !

Holidays, Instagram, Life, Trending

Happy Galentines Day! / Flower Vibes TX Flower Arrangement Class

This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend a floral arrangement class taught by the girls behind Flower Vibes TX and hosted by Tidbits Houston and Emerson Rose.

Right when I walked in, I was greeted by not only the amazing sight and smells of the flowers that I knew we’d be working with but also local donuts, sweet treats, and rose. What more could a girl want, right? However, that was just the beginning as the lovely girls behind the whole invite warmly greeted me and were also super helpful throughout the whole event.

I won’t lie, I came in with a reservation or two and was also wondering what the class would be like, as it was what some would classify as pricey. Twenty minutes into the class, though, I quickly realized that the price tag was worth it and also very reasonable considering the quality of flowers that we used.

Making a floral arrangement from the ground up was also way more challenging than I thought it would be. Every time we would add a new type of flower or greenery, I always felt the need to rearrange. There was one point where I wondered if I even had room for anymore flowers because it seemed so full to me! Overall, I learned a lot (we were even taught how to fold our rose petals to create a more artistic look) and gained a huge amount of respect for those who do this on a daily basis.

I hope each and every one of y’all has treated yourself to something this week, in honor of Valentines Day. If there’s one thing that I’ve done, whether I’m dating someone or not, it’s treating myself to something around Valentines Day. Self love is important, y’all.

Oh and to all the girlies out there–Happy Galentines Day!

-C

P.S. I got my red dress off of Amazon and was just over $20. What a deal!

Holidays, Home Decor, Life

Happy Spring Equinox!

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I’m so excited that it’s finally spring!

This morning I had to do start Spring off on the right foot, so I went to Trader Joe’s and picking up a small bouquet. Fresh flowers are just about a must have for me when it’s spring, and I love the prices that Trader Joe’s has, plus the fact that I can grab a bouquet along with a few needed grocery items.

How are y’all celebrating the new season?

-C

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Life

May Flowers

april showers knit flowers

It’s already getting to be towards the end of May and I JUST now saw this. Mind you, it’s not along my usual route to my apartment; however,it is just like a block or two away from where I live so I did feel ridiculous with just finding it last week. I just wanted to share the picture I took because it honestly really just shows some people’s creativity. Knitting “April Showers Knit Flowers” on a chain-link fence surrounding an abandoned lot is just so unexpected but in a sort-of cute way.

Have a great day!

Life

Come to me, Spring!

As much as I have always loved Winter, the constant stream of wet Oregon wintry weather is really starting to annoy. Okay. Yes it was nice to be at a friend of a friend’s house watching the Oscars and enjoying dinner with snow falling outside.

However, I want  NEED Spring. I want to be able to wear pretty skirts with a light jacket that make me feel girly. I want to see pretty and sugary colors everywhere instead of the drab gray and black (though I am a part of that..tsk). Most of all, I want the sun and the ability to at least even think about picnics near the river.

Somebody want to send or buy this pretty girl some flowers, i’d be quite touched! Color is a dire necessity for my apartment right now!

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