Smelling the Mixed Bouquets

What a week. I mean, really. It began with some of the most horrific tornadoes the mid-west has ever encountered and has ended with sunshine and eerily calm weather. This is one of those weeks that reminds us all of just how precious life is and how much each day should be cherished.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m completely guilty of “getting through” my weekdays versus savoring each, sweet moment.

All of this reminds me that I need to slow down and smell the roses. Or the mixed bouquets. Like the one my beau sent me yesterday at work, for no reason, other than to say he loved me.

Here are a few more things that I’m grateful for this week:

1. Our Save the Date proof that we received yesterday. Although I’m grateful for these adorable little pieces of cardstock, I’m even more appreciative of what they represent: The day I get to marry my best friend.

2. Pizza and ice cream sundae nights with le fiancĂ©, like the one we had last night. Even though you feel like a blob the next day, it’s so worth it : )

3. My parents and in-laws. During the storms, mine and Stephen’s moms were constantly calling and texting us to see if we were ok. Goes to show that having people that truly care for your health and safety is priceless.

4. My almost-SIL Sarah and our random text marathons during the day at work, like one we had yesterday. Love that girl!

5. This photo I got in my email box from my daddy last week of my little Max. If you can’t tell, this dog is spoiled!

What are you grateful for this week? Did anything make you smile, laugh or just plain feel better?

Have a safe and happy Memorial day, friends.

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. Save the dates are adorable!! It will be here before you know it!

  2. awww how cute of your fiancee to send you flowers just because... what a great guy...

    and love the save the dates- adorable!

  3. love that first photo!! and your save the date is super cute :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  4. I'm so emotional right now & reading that made me cry!! Love ya girl!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!!

  5. Your save the date is ADORABLE! :)

  6. Hello weekend! I couldn't agree more and am grateful I didn't have to deal with the scary weather like you did. Go enjoy the sunshine ;)

  7. What a wonderful and optimistic post! I loved reading each and every line! It´s not always easy to find the lovely little things in the life, but it´s definitely worth it!
    Today, I´m grateful that I´ve found your lovely blog :) Have a fabulous weekend!

    xx Ivana


  8. Cute save the date! How exciting! Glad you're ok from the storms!

  9. very cute! And great anniversary =) Ours is Sept. 12, 2009.

    Good weekend.

    xo your blonde follower
    brittany @ www.myabcsoup.blogspot.com

  10. awww that dog!!! my puggle does that!!!<3

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