May Flowers & Pretty Things

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Happy Monday! If you are stopping by from Sarah’s blog for our blog hop, welcome! I hope you’re enjoying this week’s theme of May Flowers and Pretty Things.

I know it’s true that April Showers brings May Flowers. But this year there are no flowers in my yard because we currently have no yard living in a town home community. Truthfully, I’m not much of a gardener but I am really missing the flower planting season. I’m missing the rose bushes that my husband planted for me at our previous home. I thought I would share some of the beauty that we last year in May.

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Did you know that Administrative Professional Day was in April? Yep, it’s true! It is! So on Wednesday my office celebrated the day and me and I received some pretty things.

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By the way do you know what today is? It’s May Basket Day. I know you might be thinking, “What is she talking about?” My friends in Texas look at me strange when I mention it but in the Midwest we definitely celebrated May 1st with little baskets of treats and/or flowers that we gave to friends. Traditionally, it was celebrated as a way to leave a basket of flowers on someone’s door without being noticed. But we simply delivered cups/baskets of candy, popcorn and maybe flowers to friends and family in my hometown.

You can read about May Day here.

Want some May Basket Day inspiration? Click the pictures below to get inspired for some fun basket ideas. Don’t worry you still have time to create some of these or your own ideas and bless your friends today!

The Fantastic Five: May Day Basket Gifties: via The Fantastic Five

12 DIY May Day Baskets - Create some fun and unique May Day baskets to surprise your neighbors with! (http://aboutfamilycrafts.com/12-may-day-baskets-you-can-make/): via About Family Crafts

And what else pretty is going on? How about Alison’s new Style Challenge from Get Your Pretty On? This one is for the littles, the mini-mes. The Spring/Summer 2017 Girls’ Capsule Wardrobe opens TODAY {May 1st}. The pieces are adorable! Here’s what Alison is saying about this one…

The Spring/Summer 2017 Girls’ Capsule Wardrobe gives your girl everything she needs to make her unique fashion statement. Perfect for girls and tweens sizes 7-16. You’ll receive two seasons in one – the spring/summer shopping list and all 28 outfits immediately when you sign up.

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That’s a wrap for my May Flowers and Pretty Things. And since this is a blog hop click here to visit Nicole at Nick & Nicole + 4. And don’t forget to link up with us today!

Hope your day is graced with flowers and pretty things!

Carrie ~ xoxox

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  • Growing up – we used to have a beautiful rose garden. Roses are so beautiful and smell so good!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    • I know for certain we will roses in our next home! :)

  • Those roses from your previous house is so pretty! And lucky you getting some pretty flowers from your boss. I love a rose garden with lots of different colors. That’s how ours is too.

    • I cannot wait to have roses again! I love them!

  • I feel the same way! I’m not much of a gardener but living in an apartment makes me wish I had an outdoor space of my own! Especially when I see your roses!

    • I cannot wait to have a little rose garden again! :)

  • Nicole Miller

    Those roses are beautiful. I’ve never heard of May Day baskets, but they’ve popped up all over my mini feed today and then I see them here. So strange – great things to make with kids, so I’ll be saving this post for later!!

    • Thanks, Nicole! Yes, kids love May baskets. My mom said she made some for her grand nieces and nephews that live in my home town.

  • OH MY! May baskets. Haven’t seen them in years. They were a big deal in Boston when I was growing up. And we danced around the May pole. Thank you for rekindling a fond memory. Your roses were beautiful. Hope they are being well loved and tended these days.

    • Oh, I hope those were sweet memories for you precious, Leslie!

  • When I was little we used to leave flowers at our neighbor’s door, ring the bell, and run away. Love all your pretty roses!

  • I can just smell this post…flower envy over here.