WW – Break from bleak

It’s cold here. Really cold. But I don’t want to dwell on it, so I’m going to post some pictures I took on our trip to Nashville. Not award-winning shots by any stretch, but they make me feel good.

And warm.

I have one of these growing in my dining room. It's only bloomed once in 5 years. Needless to say, it doesn't look like this.

I have one of these growing in my dining room. It’s only bloomed once in 5 years. Needless to say, it doesn’t look like this.


Perhaps I need to do a little more care. I love these!


The beauty of the Gaylord inside was breathtaking. Loved it!


Something about flowers just soothes the soul. And today my soul needs soothing.


The Littlest of Blessings

A few weeks ago, I received a great surprise in the mail. The boys were so excited because it came in this HUGE box…

So COOL!!!

It wasn’t what they expected, but I was still really stoked about it!. It’s a beautiful garden bench plant stand from Avant Garden Decor.

I LOVE IT!!! It’s so beautful, and fits in with any outside decor.

And it’s tough. (But I’ll get to that in a minute.)

First, I purchased some flowers to plant, and prepared my area.

Getting everything ready to go!

Then, I got to work and it turned out wonderfully! I was so excited about my planter!

It fit in so nicely!

It was growing to well, and the flowers were really taking off…and then the storm hit. I thought for sure that my beautiful little planter would be toast, gone with the wind, vanished into thin air. For pete’s sake, the wall to our shop was caved in, how could a little plant stand stay put???

But it did.

A little rough, but still standing...hope for us all!

The flowers were a little rough around the edges, but they’re coming back. My precious little planter withstood winds that our great cottonwoods couldn’t stand up to…and it taught me a lesson.

Sometimes in life, it’s not the largest, strongest that survive. And sometimes amid destruction, you can find a little beauty.

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Avant Garden Decor did provide me with this product to review, however the thoughts, opinions and photos shared about this product on this blog are my own.