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We spent the morning debating moving vans.  My in-laws have only moved up half their stuff; they are truly moving from Florida to Charlotte in ten days or so.  They have so much stuff, they have to make multiple van trips!  The Husband is even flying down next week to help pack up everything and drive it all back.


Moving is truly is a logistical nightmare.  Aaaand this is why we threw away all of our furniture when we moved from Orlando to Charlotte last year.


Side note:  I’ve been buying myself pretty bouquets of flowers every two weeks, splitting the bouquet into three Ball jars (one for the living room and one in each bathroom).  I’m not sure what this particular type of flower is called, but the blooms literally last for two weeks!  And the bouquets make me so happy.


It’s the small things, right?


The Husband made everyone a delicious feast before my in-laws hit the road:


These open-faced sammies were so good.  Toast with hummus, spinach, tomato, and fried egg:


A side of fruit (strawberries and a plum) and roasted fingerling potatoes.  Mmm, mmm!


Ready, set, SATURDAY!



  • Army Amy* July 30, 2011, 10:40 am

    I’m definitely no expert, but they kind of look like freesia to me.*

  • Lynna July 30, 2011, 10:41 am

    Alstromeria (spelling?)…they last FOREVER! They come in pink, too…

    • CaitlinHTP July 30, 2011, 10:42 am

      I think that’s it!

    • Anna July 30, 2011, 11:07 am

      Yeah that’s it. They come in lots of colors, and they do last forever, but once they are done, you have to catch them or they will disintegrate!

      • Emily @ Relishments July 30, 2011, 11:12 am

        That’s what I was going to say!

        • Whitney July 30, 2011, 12:00 pm

          I love THEM! You can get them at Trader Joes for $3.99. They kick ASS.

    • Kim July 30, 2011, 3:18 pm

      I like those a lot. Spider mums are my go to live forever flower though! Carnations too. So many people think of carnations as cheap filler flowers, but I love them!

      • Reenie July 30, 2011, 11:20 pm

        That’s also my fav flower to buy in the grocery store…cause they last so long, and come in so many flavors 🙂

    • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone July 31, 2011, 7:10 pm

      YES! Love these too. We used them in white as well as different pinks and oranges as the main flower for all our wedding flowers too.

    • Sara @ OurDogBuffy August 1, 2011, 9:43 am

      Yes! Alstroemeria! We had them for our wedding in many colors for the table decorations 🙂 Love, love, love them.

    • Emma August 2, 2011, 11:56 pm

      They are also called Peruvian Lilies and they are my favorite flower! Plus they’re the best for putting in my hair!

  • Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 30, 2011, 10:42 am

    Dinner looks fabulous! And those flowers are beautiful!

  • DadHTP July 30, 2011, 10:43 am

    I was just typing an email asking for a post cause I was bored.

    • jen July 30, 2011, 9:43 pm

      love this 🙂

      • Reenie July 30, 2011, 11:23 pm

        Ahhhh so do I 🙂

    • Jolene ( August 3, 2011, 3:19 pm

      Your dad is so cute!

  • Gina @ running to the kitchen July 30, 2011, 10:44 am

    I never think to do potatoes for breakfast. They look so good!

  • DefineDiana July 30, 2011, 10:45 am

    I love buying flowers just because for the home. It makes everything in the home feels so much nicer. I saw those flowers before I even read a word in your post and I thought to myself, I will get flowers at the grocery store today!

    I find that most grocery store flowers last almost two weeks. Its insane!

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 30, 2011, 11:11 am

    Moving makes me shudder! What a help the husband is to fly down and help pack ’em up. And that breakfast is making me want a second breakfast 😉

  • Susy July 30, 2011, 11:22 am

    Those are freesias. I´m sure!! I worked in a flowershop… 🙂

  • María July 30, 2011, 11:25 am

    Alstroemeria, the lilly of Perú or lilly of the Incas
    I was not sure about the spelling, all flower shops here in Buenos Aires call them ASTROMELIAS (to keep it simple, I guess)

  • Kim L. July 30, 2011, 11:25 am

    They look like the Alstromerias I buy for myself every couple weeks. I love the fact that they stay nice looking for almost 2 weeks and they come in beautiful colors. I usually mix and match- I currently have yellow and orange together.

  • Jen July 30, 2011, 11:30 am

    I think it’s so cute how The Husband makes you breakfast! And it looks like he does a damn good job, I must say.

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 30, 2011, 11:31 am

    Wow, your husband has some cooking skills!! My husband can make a bowl of Life cereal and mac and cheese. 😉

  • Erica July 30, 2011, 11:36 am

    I was gong to say Alstromeria as well but others beat me to it! I had white ones with pink tips as the centerpieces at my wedding – they are my favorite flower!

  • Joyce @ Jranola Joyce July 30, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Such a beautiful breakfast!
    I love me some potatoes ahhh! 🙂

  • Khushboo July 30, 2011, 12:01 pm

    I can’t even imagine packing up and moving completely…i find packing for vacations hard enough!

  • Laura @ Unchartered 20s July 30, 2011, 12:05 pm

    I keep meaning to pick up some nice flowers for around the house. It’s one of those little touches that make a place feel homey!

  • Hillary July 30, 2011, 12:17 pm

    A bouquet of flowers can make me happy beyond reason. It really IS the little things. Totally worth the money!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 30, 2011, 12:25 pm

    Moving def is a logistical nightmare! We just moved from Chicago not knowing where we would end up so we put our stuff in U haul U boxes (like pods) stored them and then had them delivered to our new place. Was about as smooth as it could be given the uncertainty of where we would end up! 😛

  • Marysa July 30, 2011, 12:39 pm

    One might also call them Peruvian Lilies. My boyfriend sent me 2 dozen purple and yellow for “good luck at your interview!” I kept them for about 15 days – the time it took for me to have the interview and get the “We’ll see you Monday!” I think they’re good luck – on top of being gorgeous and long lasting.

  • Amber K July 30, 2011, 12:55 pm

    I have a bunch of fake flowers that I keep on my kitchen table because they make me smile. I actually really hate the smell of fresh flowers (it tends to give me a headache), so it’s my way of trying to get the benefits without the pain.

  • Nathalie July 30, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Pretty sure those flowers are Alstromerias; I love them and want to grow some in my garden. They are so amazingly long lasting!
    Good Luck for the move 🙂

  • Shayla @ The Good Life July 30, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Pretty flowers! The small things definitely make a difference and flowers always put a smile on my face too…I have a purple orchid (from TJ’s – very affordable!) on my office desk and I love just having it there to brighten my space at work 🙂

  • Jenn's Adventures July 30, 2011, 2:33 pm

    They look like peruvian lilies to me — either way, I want them in my house, too!!! Good luck to the in-laws and their moving adventures!!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 30, 2011, 2:33 pm

    What a yummy breakfast! And the flowers are so pretty 🙂

  • Heather July 30, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I just moved from NYC back to Florida and used Penske. Highly recommend. I called them to verify the price from the website and the guy I spoke to actually dropped my price about $300! We did not have one single problem with the truck either. Good luck to your hubby and in-laws with the move!

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 30, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I love weekend breakfasts. You can relax and take it a bit slower and usually share brekfast with your other!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 30, 2011, 4:13 pm

    OH pretty flowers!! ANd I love eggs with hummus, SUCH a great combo!

  • Amanda July 30, 2011, 4:30 pm

    My mom used to get those flowers from the flower warehouse nearby all the time. They were always around the house and sometimes she could get them to last almost a month by changing the water with warm water every other day. I love that they are such a bargain and last so long!
    Good luck with the move!

  • allpointswhole July 30, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Great idea on the flowers and that food looks seriously delicious. I am inspired to recreate

  • sam July 30, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Ugh moving is just WAY too complicated. Especially when moving to a new city! Can I just steal your meal though please? Mmm it looks so good. I want THAT in my mouth right now!

  • Jennie July 30, 2011, 6:17 pm

    I love flowers, but am usually RARELY willing to cash out for a bouquet. We recently moved to the Seattle area and Pike’s Place Market has TONS of bouquets for $5-$10. Totally do-able. 🙂 So, now, I’ve regularly had flowers in my house. They’re such a simple way to brighten up the place. 🙂

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal July 30, 2011, 6:23 pm

    That’s so awesome you guys are being so helpful in their moving process:)

  • Jessica Martin July 30, 2011, 7:01 pm

    That looks so healthy!

  • Dominique July 30, 2011, 7:11 pm

    The BF and I are moving in together around October. I’m scared whenever I glance at all the things I have.

    I absolutely love flowers! I wanted to be a horticulturalist when I was younger because my parents were always gardening (flowers and veg/fruit). I think flowers are a great way of perking up a room. I love being able to clip garden flowers and stick them in vases around the house.

  • Allison @ Happy Tales July 30, 2011, 7:16 pm

    Oh wow, did you really *throw* away all of your FL furniture?? Or did you just donate it/sell it?

    PS. I agree. Moving is tough!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now July 30, 2011, 10:45 pm

    I love buying myself flowers. I do it every so often.

  • Sophie July 31, 2011, 8:10 am

    Those flowers are beautiful!
    I love having flowers in the house, they’re such a lovely treat to come home to 🙂

  • Sarah July 31, 2011, 12:23 pm

    Those flowers are so cheerful! I love having flowers around, but I rarely buy them. 🙁 I was recently given a mini flower pot with seeds for forget-me-nots (it is truly the cutest gardening thing I’ve ever seen!) and it’s made me consider planting a window box. I don’t consider myself green-fingered, but I think I could manage it… 😀

  • Cindy Robinson August 1, 2011, 12:56 pm

    I so the same thing! I love to buy flowers once a month.. split them up into mason jars! Some for the kitchen, some for the bathroom. They just bring a smile to my face when I see them, great mood enhancers.

  • Rebekah August 1, 2011, 9:38 pm

    I wonder if the flowers are fair trade? Have you heard of companies grabbing up land in Africa just so they can grow cut flowers? Ick.

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