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Flowers as a Christmas gift?

xmaspots

As much as I love a good hamper with wine and nuts and all the trimmings, there’s only so much you can take as far as eduble goodies go at Christmas. In between the food, the wine, and the food, pacing is hard and those hampers might just get pushed to one side, forgotten about until the decadence and hedonism is over.

Hedonism Bot

Two awesome bunches of flowers for my birthday!

The flowers at the top of the page are really gorgeous with their reuseable buckets , and would look great on the dining table or on your hallway table as your guests walk in. One of my previous (legengary) mas cocktail parties saw me filling buckets like this with all the chockie coins and santas I could load up on at the nearby Aldi.

Xmas Cocktail Party

But we know how cocktail parties end, right? Clearly, with us all admiring the decorations after a few too many…. and cozying down with Santa or Mrs Claus….

Xmas Cocktail Party

Or you might have one of those tricky “too close to the Baby Jesus’s” birthday people, who don’t always get separate bday and xmas gifties.

happy flowers

Maybe a Bright Bunch of Happy arriving on THEIR special day? Or perhaps a week or two after Christmas, you can sent a lovely Thankyou bouquet to your mother/auntie/sister/niece/brother who hosted you all on Xmas day and did all the prep as a labour of love, if only to see the youngest members of the family tear open gifts from Santa, interspersed with gorging on the ample chips, candy and xmas lolly mix provided on the table.

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Fresh Flowers can deliver to Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, but not yet Newcastle or other cool areas like the gong and CBR. I will keep my eye on that!

Have you given flowers before at Xmas? Or do you prefer the “keeper” gifts?

Pretty in…. Purple

This post has been written in conjunction with ghd

Bouquet

So, I like purple. Always have. I remember I had a cardigan once my Aunty knitted me. It was purple, and warm, and I wore it everywhere. :) When I got to choose the colours for my room, I went for lilac. I was stoked when the bouquets for my sister’s wedding had purple ribbons. It goes on.

There’s a lot less purple in my wardrobe these days, but I still have a bunch in the accessories department (gotta have some sparkle in my mostly grey and black clothing! You’d think I lived in Melbourne or something.) Like the Butterfly clip above.

Purple tights

Many pairs of purple tights have been in my life.

Hello Kitty Pants!

And of course Hello Kitty AND Purple? I’m in!

But it was 25% off!

Or this favourite lingerie set of mine, Pleasure State :)

Purple Glittle Jesus

And there was that short lived affair with the Purple Glitter Jesus Moneybox. (JESUS SAVES!!!!) How is he going, Hannah?

So, if I was to get a ghd to replace my old hair straightener, it would HAVE to be purple. Like the Purple Peacock above. Then I’d KNOW it was mine ;)

What’s your go to colour??

31 photos in 31 days - new pink and purple doona cover

I want to live a gourmet life. Without the effort ;)

How much better is Gourmet Farmer than, say, the boring recipes on Better Homes and Gardens, or kitchen disasters on the reality shows? It DOES make me want to live on a little farm, at least, like the city slicker I am, only on weekends, and have people tend the animals, and harvest the veges for me, ready for me to cook em.

One day. When I’m rich ;) Cos I’m realistic like that.

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