Friday’s Five

Accent Decor Celfie Vase Floral Design
Doesn’t this lady look ready for the weekend? I love designing in these ‘celfie’ vases!! It’s like playing dress up with flowers.

I think my brain short-fused when I turned the flower shop calendar over last week… I stared blankly at the new month’s page for a good 20 seconds before I could accept that it is, in fact, August. I saw a meme on Instagram that said, “June and July lasted 4 seconds,” and it gave me some comfort; maybe I’m not the only one who feels like we just celebrated the new year, yet somehow we’re halfway through the summer.

I always make big plans at the start of the season, filled with barbecues, DIY home projects and weekend beach trips, but in reality, the last two months were a blur of work, humidity, brutal summer allergies, and heat-induced lethargy that resulted in a lot of Netflix and Chill In The AC.

Fortunately, we still have plenty of the season ahead of us — don’t even talk to me about pumpkin spice anything until October — so I have some time for a summer redemption.

Maybe I’ll drag myself down to the community pool for 5 minutes this weekend. ;)

Now onto this week’s highlight reel! (Truth: some of these are from last week, too; I started this post last Friday and then forgot to finish it. #summerbrain)

Pink Rosette Cake, Sugar and Slice Bakery Winter Haven, FL
The sweetest pink rose cake for our wedding coordinator’s birthday from our new neighbor, Sugar & Slice Bakery. We have two great bakeries within walking distance from the flower shop now and it’s all kinds of dangerous.
LOFT Denim Button Front Skirt, Women's Fashion
I can finally check a button-front denim skirt off my closet wishlist! I found this one at LOFT two weeks ago for $22 on the clearance rack. It’s out of stock now, but I love the fall version, too.
White Fur Book Review
I finished Jardine Libaire’s ‘White Fur’ last week. It’s a Romeo and Juliet-style story about a pair of different-sides-of-the-track lovers, Jamey and Elise, and their relationship in 1980’s New York. I really wanted to love it — I’m always down for a dark and gritty drama — but although it had a strong start, the story fizzled and stalled through the middle. While it was interesting to peek behind the curtain into the lives of the mega-rich, and parts of Elise’s story of an impoverished and drug-addled childhood broke my heart, the majority of this book felt like cheap erotica without much substance. With that said, it has a lot of great reviews on Goodreads, so I may be in the minority on this one.
Back to School, Donut Erasers, Cute School Supplies
Am I going back to school? No. Can I resist a back-to-school sale at the office supply store? Also no. I resisted these [impossibly cute] donut erasers — in a mini mason jar, are you kidding me?! — but I did treat myself to a few cute composition notebooks for my stationery hoard and three $5 boxes of felt-tip pens. (I am weirdly particular/obsessive about pens.) If still loving school supplies at 32 is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

What Do You Think?

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  1. Went back to school shopping with my daughter & had to constantly remind myself I in fact did not need elephant shaped paperclips.

    Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  2. bravojoy wrote:

    i so love back to school supplies!! & i also have a stationary stash… i guess i should write more letters! ;) love your post! can’t wait to read more!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  3. Beautiful post

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
  4. LJORahilly wrote:

    WHERE DID SUMMER GO?! I’m on the same train as you

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
  5. LOVE that button front skirt!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  6. I also love me some school supplies..every day..all year.. The TJ MAXX & Marshalls selection gets me everytime. Wal-Mart had some awesome composition notebooks recently too.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  7. Carolina wrote:

    Some days its almost like you feel fall in the air !
    Still love your blog Keira!

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
  8. You aren’t the only one who loves a back to school sale. I go in for my kids but the beautiful stationery and smooth gliding pens just call to me. I’m a writer but I love to hand write things. Good pens (and pretty ones) are life! The macaroon erasers are adorable. Flower shop and bakeries, a match made in heaven.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
    • I love to hand write things, too! There’s just nothing better than giving/receiving snail mail. ☺️

      Posted 8.11.17 Reply
      • I’ve just got to make my next dinner party invite by mail. I’ve got so much pretty paper here and I need to use it more. Have a great day darling.

        Posted 8.11.17 Reply