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The sweet team behind bloom2bloom sent me one of their pretty floral bouquets. Flowers without a special occasion, sold.

And get this, not only do they provide pretty flowers, but any time anyone makes a purchase a portion of the purchase contributes to the donation of arrangements to women’s shelters, clinics and hospitals. Goodness, imagine if more companies did this. I’d probably feel less guilty about impulse purchases.

But back to the flowers. I love receiving (or purchasing) a ready-made bouquet because then I get to turn it into something a little more special. So many times I see people do this with their bouquet.

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They just stick it in a vase and call it a day. What? That’s it, you’re done?  What an insult to flowers. Other times I do see people remove the wrapping but don’t trim the stems to accommodate the vase it’s going in.

I say have fun with it. Get creative.

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Spread that bouquet

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and pick a vase.

I don’t always lay out my vases. But when I do, I take pictures.

I had enough flowers to create two different arrangements. It’s like I directly donated to myself.

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arrangement one

I didn’t want to squeeze all the flowers into this one vase to allow flowers to breathe. It’s the equivalent to sharing one water bottle with eight strangers.

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I put the extra flowers in this teapot I rediscovered while I was cleaning out a cabinet a few weeks ago. It’s never been used and rather than wait for tea time, I repurposed it for flowers. Give your flowers extra personality with out of the ordinary vases.

And seriously, check out bloom2bloom and buy someone you love, or even just like, a bouquet, especially knowing you’re donating to someone else in need. “Spreading smiles”, as b2b says.

Happy Thursday!

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