cottage fix Friday Flower Power and a resolution of sorts

Salutations! I hope all is going well with you as we head into a shiny new year. We’re doing just peachy I suppose, but I’m afraid I must confess to a bit of a struggle getting back into the swing of things after our long holiday. Apparently a full two weeks of late nights and even later mornings make it next to impossible to rise before the sun after the lazy days of vacation are over. So much for that feeling of a fresh start, our mornings are sluggish and rushed all at the same time, if that makes sense. Maybe next week we’ll be back up and running. Vroom, vroom!

Cottage Fix blog - pink and purple posyWell, it seems resolution time came and went and I never gave it much consideration. The thought of self evaluation and goal setting makes me cringe. Mr. Manly is so good at that sort of stuff. He sets long and short term goals and has the willpower to stick to things.

I went ahead and let myself off the hook this year for my usual new year goal of exercising more and eating better. We started something along those lines last spring and somehow managed to stick to it. Of course Mr. Manly more so than me, like I said—he’s goal oriented.

Cottage Fix blog - the sun porch with a pink and purple posyAnd now for the fun stuff… flowers. What if resolutions were more fun spirited and less self critical. Something along the lines of promising to buy more flowers, eat more chocolate, plan more lunches with friends, and double up on date nights. Ahh… that would suit me just fine, and I’m certain I could stick to it all year. I’m sure there are worse things in life than overindulging in fresh flowers and doddleing the afternoon away with friends. Maybe that shall be my resolution of sorts. Who’s in?

Cottage Fix blog - pink and purple posyI don’t usually go for already prepared bouquets, and when I do I like to deconstruct them into smaller groupings. But there was something about this one I really liked, it reminds me of an English tea time. The deep purples and pinks are so romantic and as a bonus they match my miniature schnauzer Miss Paisley’s sweater. They also compliment the blue floral shabby chic pillows that I like so much. I removed a couple of weird swirly sticks that were sticking out from the middle of the bouquet, cut the stems shorter, and wallah—an English posy.

Cottage Fix blog - Miss Paisley our miniature schnauzer napping on the sun porch Thanks for visiting!

xoxo Sally

Cottage Fix blog - our salt and pepper schnauzer and a posy


10 thoughts on “cottage fix Friday Flower Power and a resolution of sorts

  1. Vickie

    I’m all for a new year’s resolution of eating more chocolate and spending more time with friends. Now that’s one even I could keep! Your sun room looks so cozy and the pretty bouquet and lampshade add a nice soft touch. And your little dog has found the perfect spot for an afternoon nap in the sun. Have a good weekend, Sally!

  2. Victoria

    Your floor lamp is stunning!!! Where did you find it? Your flowers are beautiful and I think buying more flowers is a very good resolution:) I didn’t make any, neither did my husband. I have been forcing myself to eat breakfast tho, just because I have a bad habit of skipping it then being ravenous at lunch time.

    Your pup looks so cozy curled up on the sofa:)

    1. sally Post author

      Hey Victoria! The floor lamp was my grandmas. It was in her guest room as long as I can remember and I always loved it. Have a great weekend!! xo Sally

  3. Robin

    We had a very hard time getting back into the swing of things here too! Finally almost two weeks later, it seems like maybe we have a handle on it – fingers crossed!

    I’m with you on the resolution thing. Chocolate and flowers a big YES, I’d probably switch out the doodling with sewing – but then we would have a deal!

  4. kelly

    Yes, resolutions can be hard to stick to unless they are fun. But noone ever makes easy fun resolutions huh? I did make a resolution to get healthier this year and so far I’m sticking to it. I really have no choice. The alternative is not pretty! I love your pretty flowers! I prefer loose free flowing bouquets too, but I agree that the one you have is perfect as it is. Flowers are so pretty this time of year when you don’t have anything much blooming outside to look at.

  5. Dore @ Burlap Luxe

    What better way to embrace a resolution as yours? Beautiful cozy surroundings, lots of chocolates, a cozy throw and a fur baby to cuddle up with.
    It’s a peaceful start to a beautiful year here with you my dear.
    Your floors, your floors, your beautiful bricked floors.


  6. Carol Cook

    More lunches with friends is definitely a goal I could get behind.

    In fact, I just texted my college roommate to see if we can meet for lunch next week. I’ll take her flowers!

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