“But what can I dooooo?!,” she whined at me. 😩
“I dunno,” I said to her. “It isn’t my job to find you things to do.” 🤷🏻♀️
I am one of those parents who think (that whilst temporarily painful) being bored is good for kids. It forces them to find their own sources of pleasure and entertainment. It is not my job to be a source of ideas and a stream of constant input for my kids. No thanks. We don’t own a TV and screen time is kept to a minimum (with none at all during the week for the big two). We have a handful of toys and a whole heap of craft/art supplies that the girls have access to whenever they want. But other than that, it’s up to them. I’m no ones maid or slave and I am a human being who actually, doesn’t find it fun to find my kids things to do. So if a little whining is the price I pay for my daughters to develop their independence and imagination, then I’ll happily pay it.
I have a confession to make: I used to be one of those people who wasn’t a huge fan of carnations (like, at all). However, with an open mind and the help of many incredibly talented designers, I have been pressed to see them with fresh eyes. It’s been talked about it for years…but we think it’s official. The Carnation Comeback is happening... and we’re onboard.
From fashion to floral, ruffles and feminine frills are trending- the very look that the humble carnation has boasted for thousands of years. For centuries, the carnation was a dignified, sought-after flower, adorning everything from royal weddings to presidential lapels, and even in the world of Vogue.
Rich in history, from ancient greek and roman times, the victorian era, and through today, carnations have carried great meaning and symbolism. Like many other flowers, throughout history the carnatations has served as a specific symbol or expression of feeling, simply by the flower's assorted color varieties or pattern.
Generously boasting hundreds of variations, this timeless bloom fits into just about any color pallet- trending mauve and nude, moody tones, or bold statement colors that demand attention- the options seem endless.
Being considered one of the sturdiest and longest-lasting flowers on the market, they allow stylist to design extraordinary displays: Floral walls & suspended masterpieces, etc. Although they are being seen (again) in the must luxe designs and events, their affordability allows them to still be a great choice for achieving the wedding or event of your dreams, while staying on a budget. Who said affordable floral is a bad thing, anyways?! These ruffled ladies are amazingly resilient, long-lasting, and require little prep work. (Cost efficient, tough, and easy to work with- all the reason to always keep fresh floral in your home or work space)
When high-quality carnations are tastefully arranged, they can be an eye-catching, sweet-smelling, and long-lasting addition to any room or design.
Call it what you want –– a comeback, a makeover, a reinvention. Whatever the name, it’s here and the carnation is ready to party!
The Newby Family at Jaime’s wedding!!!!
From left to right....
My Dad, Me, Kent, Wendy, Kelly, Brian, Darlene, Cheryl, Cliff, Max (Father of the Bride), Jaime (Bride), Matthew (Groom), Patricia (Mother of the Bride), Mom, Sue, Paul, Colette& Michael....what a day!!!! Hard to get my parents, twin brothers, my four sisters and all their spouses with the bride and groom in one picture!!!
What a fabulous wedding !!!!! Can’t wait to do it all again in six months at Rachel’s wedding lol