If Your Mother Hates Flowers

Sometimes Gracefully Sometimes GracefullySometimes, you’ve just got to buy somebody flowers. Not necessarily for any particular reason, but just because you heard they were having a hard week, or you recognized how much you appreciate their presence in your life. Sometimes, a bright bouquet can turn even the Grinch’s frown upside down {too soon for a Christmas reference?!}.

Unless that someone is my mom.

She hates receiving flowers. Although, “hate” may be too strong a word. “Strongly dislikes” maybe? “Passionately disapproves”? You get the idea.

Now, my mother won’t tell her gift giver that she doesn’t “do” flowers. She won’t be rude. But, growing up, I remember making sure we gave her candles for Mother’s Day, chocolates for Valentine’s Day, earrings for her birthday {all adequate gifts!}, but never flowers.

“They remind me of death,” she’d say. Which is a pretty depressing way of viewing something like your wedding bouquet, if you ask me. But flowers aren’t her thing! I get it.

Sometimes GracefullyIt is so crazy and wonderful how differently each of us views the world, am I right? Flowers remind my mother of death. Flowers also seem to bring a kind of life into any room of my tiny apartment. I’ve been reading a lot of literary theory on the “image” and “representation” and the array of “meanings” within an “image” {theorists love quotation marks….they make everything seem “ambiguous”}, so maybe I’m just stuck on that strange reality.

On a completely unrelated note {hey there, horrible transition….}, this little blue dress from H&M was on sale for $12 a couple weeks ago! Thank you, H&M! My incredibly small bank account would like to offer you a monetary high-five!

Darrin and I are puppy sitting today, tomorrow, and Sunday, so if you’re following me onΒ Instagram, I apologize in advance for all the puppy pictures that may soon be blowing up your news feed. I mean, puppies areΒ an Iphone camera’s best friend….

Happy happy Friday! Anyone have big plans for the weekend?




  • Reply jennifer prod October 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

    haha, a perfect reason why i can never predict how any of my silly experiments will work out — what makes one person happy can make any other person cringe πŸ™‚ You should visit one of the dog parks this weekend – such fun:)

  • Reply Kayleedaily October 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    So crazy! Everyone is different, i love it! You look great, girl! Major score on that dress! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Grace Beekman October 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Thanks so much! I’m definitely a sucker for sweet deals! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Alina S. October 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Yikes, that is pretty dreadful. But I heard that somewhere before from someone…maybe a movie? Love your outfit. I have a very similar jacket and love pairing it with more fem dresses. Super cute.



    • Reply Grace Beekman October 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Thanks so much! Leather jackets are such a fun piece for fall!

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