Daily Inspirations and Adventures

Archive for May 2013

Flowers On Friday: A Dream On Top Of A Dream

leave a comment »

You know I’ve always wanted to own my own flower shop, right?  Well . . . how about owning your own FLOWER FARM!  Um, that sounds amazing.  100 Layer Cakelet did a post on a woman who does just that (and creates masterpieces with the flowers, of course).  The business is called Floret Flowers.





Seriously . . . you have to check out her website.  I can’t even handle how amazing these creations are.



I’m so bummed right now that I don’t live in Seattle so I can’t participate in her Seattle Flower Subscription.  From March until late October you get a weekly fresh bouquet of flowers for $35!!!!! (I just spent $20 yesterday on two bunches of daisies at the corner store – which will probably last 3 days mind you.) 

You should also check out her blog.  She recently went to a clematis farm in Napa to participate in a workshop with her idol. Who would have thought to put clematis is a bouquet? Beautiful and organic. 


Okay . . . one more.


What an incredible gift to be able to a) grow the flowers and b) arrange them in such a beautiful way.  Have a great weekend!

Written by bevanddara

May 31, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Dara, Flowers

New Bathroom in Brooklyn

leave a comment »

So we’re getting our bathroom redone soon (possibly next week – eek!) . . . which means Mike and I have to come up with a design idea STAT!  That’s when I turned to good ole

I’ve admired this bathroom for a while now.  Love the deep tub and wall storage area and clean look to it.  I think, though, that we need a white vanity instead of dark brown. 


The wall tile is pretty in this one.


Love the black grout and slate floors.  Don’t like the vanity and fixtures.


This would probably not work in our space, but how amazing is this shower?


LOVE the vanity.


If we could somehow get a double sink in our bathroom I might never leave it.


Tile and vanity!


How cool is this hamper?


How perfect would this be in the Niantic Road house? (Okay . . . off topic)


This tile is awesome.


I like how clean this looks but we will need more storage under the sinks.


Ummm, how cool is this?


This tile is fun! (or is it ugly?  I can’t tell)


Nice and simple, but again we need more storage under the sink.


Ugh, can you imagine . . .


I kind of like the white tile and the dark painted walls.


Mike’s dream shower.


I could seriously do this all day . . . but I have some work to do.  What do you think?

Written by bevanddara

May 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Posted in D & M New Home, Dara

A few baby pictures

with 2 comments

DSCN2368DSCN2373 DSCN2379 DSCN2382Sorry for the quality, but I tried to make sure the pictures of you were clear.

Written by bevanddara

May 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Posted in Bev, Dara

Flowers on Friday, Fauna included

leave a comment »

This is one of my childhood flower memories. Mom mom always planted marigolds around the curved  flower bed near the backyard.


This is the one of my new new bismark palms.  I am such a sucker for gray plants.DSCN2361


I was finally able to risk my life taking a picture of the sandhill crane couple that strolls up and down our street each day.

I actually was able to get very close to this one.  (They are taller than me!)

DSCN2358It was a spectacular Florida day…the temperature of the water in my pool was 82 degrees today.  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

Written by bevanddara

May 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Bev, Flowers

I’m Embarrased to Say This . . .

leave a comment »

But I kind of really want to see this movie.

Written by bevanddara

May 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Posted in Dara, Movies

Addition to the Bucket List

with one comment

One of my clients just got back from a business trip to New Zealand and encouraged me to look up “Cape Kidnappers”.  Kind of sounded a little scary and first but then these pictures showed up.




How amazing does the property look?  Maybe someday I’ll make it there . . . 🙂

Written by bevanddara

May 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Flowers on Friday – Reminders of Childhood

leave a comment »

Peonies will ALWAYS remind me of our house on Niantic Road.  I picked up these beauties today at the store.

photo (3)

And rhododendrons will always remind me of Dad’s house on Dunleavy Circle. (We have two of these bushes in bloom right now on the deck.  So bright and cheery!)

photo (5)

 Happy Friday!

Written by bevanddara

May 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Posted in Dara, Flowers