January 29, 2010

Valentine Floral Arrangement - Three Weeks and Counting

I love flowers. I do. But, flowers can be expensive. Not so at my local ShopRite. The week I purchased the flowers for my Valentine arrangement, they were on sale 3 bunches for $10 using your clubcard. Sometimes, they are even 4 for $10.

I brought them home over THREE WEEKS AGO and they are still going strong. Love it!

I change the water every three or so days as well as clip the stems.

Using two glittery vases purchased after Christmas a few weeks ago from Michaels for about $1.50 each, I decided to rather than pack them away, use them for Valentine's Day.

I used old olive plastic containers that I had saved since I didn't know if the vases would leak. Set them in a lacquer red tray purchased two Christmas' ago from Pier One for less than $3 and arranged an assortment of red and white gems and paper roses ($1 from Christmas Tree Shops), floating candles and my little cupid man whom am hoping brings me some romance this year.

Here is how my Valentine centerpiece has looked and continues to look over 3 weeks later.

I know that they probably won't last until Valentine's Day and that I will need to purchase flowers soon. But, I am so happy to look at it every day.

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." - Plato

January 27, 2010

Why the Single Nester?

Hello there. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Carmie and I am a Single Nester. I have never been married and do not have any children.

For a while now, I have debated whether or not a single woman can call herself a nester. Exactly whom am I nesting with and for? Well, I think nesting with and for myself is enough. Just because I am single does not mean that I don't like to make my home stylish and beautiful. I love to craft and cook and my DVR is filled with home shows waiting to be viewed.

I can't lie. It would be great to have my home filled with a hot man to share it with and possibly children too but that hasn't happened. Yet.

However, in the meantime, I will continue to peruse the world of online dating and practice the art of homekeeping while I am at it. Stay tuned to see how it all goes.

August Rodin's Eternal Spring taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 2009
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