Happy #flowersfriday everyone! (Yes, it's a thing now.) Fresh-cut flowers bring me so much joy and brighten up my stark white home. While peonies are my #1 bloom, I tend to prefer more uncommon varieties to classics like roses (I can't stand roses!). I love orchids, pincushion proteas, Billy balls, anemones, stargazer lilies, hydrangea, artichokes, dahlias, brassica, mini pineapples, and succulents to name a few. I also love to add something fragrant like tuberose into my arrangements and float gardenias in little bowls around the house, which makes you feel like you're on an exotic vacation. While I take a lot of pride and enjoyment in handcrafting my arrangements, I understand that some of you don't have the patience for such a thing and would rather purchase something pre-made. I tend to find pre-fab arrangements under-inspired or just plain ugly, however there are a few great online vendors that are upping the bud game with gorgeous arrangements that don't come with baby's breath.