How I Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

I’ve tried so many things over the years to keep cut flowers lasting longer and looking healthy.  Below are the 3 tips I find to be most effective.


1. Cut the flowers are an angle NOT straight across the stem.  This will allow the stem to easily absorb water and nutrients.  If you cut the stem straight across it will be sitting flat across the vase and have a hard time absorbing water and nutrients. I cut the flowers about an inch every 3 to 4 days. When I cut the flowers I remove the petals that are dying (this typically only applies to roses).  By doing this you are not improving the longevity of the flowers but it makes them look fresh.


2. Change the water regularly.  I typically change the water every time I cut the flowers.  It’s important to keep the water fresh and clean.  To avoid changing the water more frequently, make sure you don’t have any leaves sitting in the water.


3. Use flower food.  When you by cut flowers it typically comes with e packet of flower food.  However, one packet is not enough.  I add flower food every time I change the water.  The flower food I use is Floralife.

Target Archives

Target has brought us beautiful pieces at extremely affordable prices for years through there designers collaborations.  If you are like myself, you have probably missed out on some of those collaborations.  Luckily, Target has reached into their archives and released some archival pieces from those collaborations.  Below are my top picks from the collections.  You can shop the rest of the collection here.

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1. Rodarte Dress 2. Altuzarra Dress 3. Jason Wu Bag 4. Altuzarra Dress 5. Anna Sui Vest 6. Missoni Scarf 7. Hunter Backpack 8. Missoni Cups

Roasted Apple Oatmeal Recipe



2 apples cut into cubes
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons cinnamon + more for topping
1 tablespoon unsalted butter cut into cubes
Preheat oven to 400F
With a fork, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together
Mix apples with the brown sugar/cinnamon mix
Pour apples into the baking dish
Place butter throughout the pan
Bake for 12 minutes and stir halfway through
While the apples are roasting, prepare your choice of oatmeal according to the directions.
Once the apples are down mix them with the oatmeal.  You can sprinkle additional cinnamon on top.