Monday, January 27, 2014

Roses “to make things better”

Sweet hubby gave me a dozen roses ‘just because’.

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I don’t think you could walk through my kitchen today without smiling.

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I’ll just show you a few photos

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and hope they make you smile, too.

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And did you notice the little Valentine? I put a glass jar to hold the loose petals that fell off and a pretty Valentine that Celestina Marie sent me years ago. (I keep my sweet Valentines, don’t you?)

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I’m sending lots of warm hugs to everyone affected by this bitter cold weather.

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Wish I could send some Florida sunshine, too.

How are you on this Monday morning?

59 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful roses! My hubby does this too...flowers for no special reason. It is wonderful how just looking at them can brighten up a day!

LBP said...

What a breath of sunshine! I love those roses and you are right, it made me smile!

Have a great week!

Linda

Susan said...

It's actually quite balmy here too, but with a forecast of a Winter Advisory tomorrow evening into Wednesday. Last week when they issued this advisory we got a dusting! Those roses are just beautiful and what a lucky gal to have such a thoughtful hubby! XOXO

Diane said...

How am I? COLD! I'm actually wearing fingerless gloves to work on the computer. Your roses are goregous. What a sweet man!

Musings from Kim K. said...

How gorgeous are your roses. The girls are home from school with the latest storm. We're now expecting wind chills - 20+ . A wild and crazy winter.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Roses-Just because- How romantic and loving of your hubby.
Your house looks so cosy and inviting Diane.
How am I this monday morning.. bbrrrrrrrrr- The sun is shining bright. Its however, very very cold and a strong wind blowing from the north. maybe in for some rain.
Please blow me some of that wonderful Florida sunshine.-
happy week
val xxx

NanaDiana said...

I am cold. The wind is whipping so hard here and the winds are straightline coming off the bay. It is horrible. We have a high of MINUS six expected today and even colder tomorrow. Schools are closed for the most part. AWFUL!

NOT AWFUL? Those beautiful roses-"just because". You've got a keeper there, Diane. I need to dig my Valentine stuff out today. xo Diana

Montanagirl said...

Nice Roses! And I am great this Monday morning! The sun's not shining, and it's 3 below zero, but I woke up above the lawn, which makes for a perfect day with no complaints!

Stephanie said...

Oh how pretty, Diane! And what a sweet husband :) Your home looks lovely for Valentine's Day Blessings and hugs to you, friend!

Pamela Gordon said...

How beautiful! You are one blessed lady, Diane. :) Have a wonderful day.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Diane, Your pretty "just because" roses from your hubby are gorgeous. I do smile seeing your pretty home with the pop of red for Valentines Day. Darling banner over the doorway. How sweet you still have that Valentine card. Was that included from a giveaway I had? I always forget the things sent out. Glad you are enjoying it and thank you for the mention. You are so kind.

Love the post below too. What a adventure that would be going across country in that rig. So nice they gave you a photo shoot.
Enjoyed your pics.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs

TexWisGirl said...

they are gorgeous. :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, how sweet of your husband to give you the roses just because! I just love that and thanks for making me smile today. Have a nice day and week.
Julie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful roses and they make my day brighter also...thanks for sharing. It's nice today but tomorrow is suppose to cold again. I'm heading home on Wed. Hugs, Linda

Catherine Holman said...

Those just because gifts are the very best! That red is gorgeous!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They are lovely and go perfectly with your Valentine's decorations!!

JG said...

You have a very thoughtful hubby, Diane! I hear he cooks a great tasting Chili, too! :) What beautiful roses.

The birds are chirping outside my window- have not heard them in weeks. It's a little warmer today before the temps go down again tomorrow.
~Judy

Patty Antle said...

I'm on my way to Pensacola/ Alabama right now! Hoping to get away from indiana snow! Anyway, you have a very sweet hubby and friend. The roses made me happy just seeing them. So your hubby made your bloggy friends happy too!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

How sweet of your husband. I love roses too!



Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a sweet hubby you have! The roses are beautiful. And please send some of that FL warmth to us. We have sunshine, but it's oh so cold today!

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely roses! It was 67 here yesterday and now 21....I did get out yesterday for sure but today I'm staying in. Good idea about the bowl for any falling petals.

lilraggedyangie said...

SMILING...over your sweet hubby THOUGHTFUL GIFT...I sure could use some FLA sunshine and warmth it's just brrrrrr here...have a beautiful day ...and keep smiling ...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

Christine said...

Oh they are beautiful, they cheered me up this rainy day!

Patricia Hinkel said...

What a beautiful bouquet you have received from your dear husband. Very sweet. Have a wonderful week.

mypoeticpath said...

How beautiful! Nothing like roses to bring a smile to your day. Your hubby sounds like a special guy. ;-)

Have a great week Diane.

Hugs, G

Teresa said...

What a sweet hubby! Very pretty and a much needed bit of color for me to look at! Cold, cold, cold here! I don't think that it got down as far as they predicted, but still very cold. -9 here right now. I don't know what the windchill is. Let's just say too cold! :( But your bit of color just warmed me up a bit.

Barbara F. said...

Your roses are so beautiful. Your place is all decked out for Valentine's Day! Enjoy! xo

Laurie Ritchey said...

He's obviously a keeper. Beautiful roses, and the V'tine card is so pretty. Yep, I keep my Valentine cards. Your V'tine garland looks pretty across the door too. Have a good week, Diane. laurie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a sweetie your husband is to bring you some "just because" roses. They did make me smile:-)

Noelle the dreamer said...

The 'Just because' makes it just that much more special! You have a gem there!
'The Mists of Avalon' might well be the heading for our weather on this island today...Can you see it? Dreary, Foggy, Cold, Muddy, etc...
All the best,

20 North Ora said...

Am so envious of your warm weather! Your roses are just beautiful! Roses are my favorite. We had yellow roses in our wedding so they are so special to me!

Enjoy your sunshine!

Judy

kathyinozarks said...

Gorgeous! thanks for sharing with us. Yes please some of that Florida warmth and sunshine up here -hugs Kathy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How sweet...Just because...That is a good man! I know us "Florida girls" are feeling a little guilty about our warm weather. Did you see tonight that they have storm warnings for Tallahassee. They weather man said in all of his 25 years he has never seen warnings that far south!

Carol

Carol Z said...

Thanks for the smiles and sunshine. I'll be completely happy when I get a floor again. So enjoy when you come to visit.

Vee said...

Oh, yes, they would make me smile!

Nancy's Notes said...

Those are just breathtaking! Oh that color of red is just stunning! You sure have a sweetie!
Thanks for sharing the love~

Nancy

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful bouquet of roses - have to show John this post - think I'm very deserving of the same treatment LOL
What a sweetheart!
XOXO

Shug said...

This is so sweet....Makes it very special when a gift is given just because!
Have a Blessed evening...
Shug

Sharon Calvert said...

Gorgeous roses; like your Valentine bunting, too! I'm sorry to tell your reader, Patty Antle, that here in the Pensacola/Alabama area, we're under a winter weather advisory for Tues./Wed. ... possibly 1-2" of snow!

Hugs,
Sharon in Alabama

bj said...

Beautiful roses...but what made me smile the biggest is your beautiful blue walls. Sooo pretty.
What will you do with the rose petals..?....and your sweetie is indeed A SWEETIE for bringing these to HIS sweetie. whew.....:)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You must post what your husband gives you for Valentine's Day after these gorgeous roses!! It is bitter cold here but I heard that it is in Florida too!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...what a darling husband! I love your decorations. Happy new week to you.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Roses always make heart happy!! And yours are beautiful! Jan, please enjoy the warmth for me. Right now we are minus 6 and dropping. I'd love a little of your sunshine and balmy breezes. :) Better yet...bask in it for me!! [hugs]
~Diane

Kathy said...

What a sweet surprise. I think I can smell them from here!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful Roses!! Love the things that you have out for Valentines Day!!
hugs,
Cindy

camp and cottage living said...

I like your heart banner-so cute.
I do save my cards-I have a suitcase full!
It is still very cold here. My Sis is in Flordia too. I should fly down to see her...

Jill said...

So pretty!! Might you expect an even bigger bouquet for Valentines Day?

Art @ Home said...

Cuteness Points for Mr. Lavender! :D

Crafy Lady said...

What a sweet hubby to give you Roses.I have a hubby that does that as well. I say, ok what have you done or what do you want, lol
Nice Blog

Barbara

Sola Scriptura said...

Gorgeous flowers!! I love the idea of keeping the petals that fall off in a pretty dish. Just lovely.

Joyce Mayer said...

Ah, what a sweet Mr. Lavender Dreams to surprise you with bee-u-tee-ful roses.

I like your banner, did Wendy help you cutting out all those hearts?

Heaps of Hugs
Pruecence (the snow princess) ♥

Pam said...

Very cute and cheery looking! It's frigid here and the roses definitely make me smile. I like your blog!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Beautiful roses for a beautiful lady. I love roses.

Donna said...

Those red roses are beautiful! We have a beautiful blanket of snow outside right now - about 2-3 inches - and it's still coming down. It will get down to 6 degrees tonight. But fickle east TN weather will change on a dime. It will be in the 50s this weekend, LOL.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

What a beautiful banner. How lovely that your husband gave you roses too. Your photographs surely make me in the mood for Valentine's Day.

Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Diane, your red roses made my heart sing today! They are just beautiful. What a sweet card Celestina sent you.

I'm going to have to come back and see your red roses again. That's so nice of your husband to think of you.......just because.

Love,
~Sheri

Linda Walker said...

Yup, I smiled! Your roses are beautiful and your husband is so very thoughtful! :)
Linda

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If it is raining at your house like it is at mine I bet you are cheered up by your beautiful Valentine decorations....I will be glad when we get all our remodeling projects done and can sit back and decorate (my house is really small, so it won't take much!)

Art @ Home said...

Your banner is so sweet. I need to decorate for Valentine's Day before it passes us by!!!

xo,
RJ