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Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

by | Sep 11, 2015 | Decorating Inspiration, Moving

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

The past couple of months have felt like a whirlwind (to say the least). The thing I knew I would miss the most through this transition to our new home was feeling settled enough to just relax, enjoy our home, set a beautiful table, or even just style a shelf. You know, just puttering around the house for a little fall nesting? Those are the simple things I love to do.

Being unsettled is a little unnerving, so when The Bouqs Company, a new florist, offered to send me a couple of housewarming bouquets the week we moved in, I was so excited. In fact, in the days leading up to the delivery, I couldn’t stop thinking about the fact that these flowers were coming! You wouldn’t think a bouquet would be that big of a deal when you are just moving into a house, but somehow when the flowers from The Bouqs Company arrived, they brought with them a dose of joy just as I knew they would.

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

The Bouqs Company‘s flowers are cut the day you order them and shipped (with free shipping!) the next day. Their flowers are grown on the side of an active volcano in Ecuador, because more sunshine and mineral rich soil makes for better flowers! The flowers are shipped directly to your door from the farms, so they aren’t waiting around in warehouses until they’re ordered. That means your bouquet arrives fresh and pretty, just as you imagine it should.

All flowers are grown at sustainable, eco-friendly farms that follow strict responsible farming practices and are 3rd party certified by Veriflora and The Rainforest Alliance.

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

My bouquets came neatly packaged in an attractive box with a card. All I had to do was unwrap the bouquet, cut the stems, place them in water and ENJOY! Any blooms that were still tightly closed began to open into their full natural beauty by the next day. I’ve been enjoying them for days and they still look just as pretty as they did when they arrived. I love the mix of flowers and the unexpected combination of colors. They are gorgeous! You need to go check them out to how many type of flowers they offer, you’ll love browsing their site.

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

I didn’t even have a special vase unpacked yet or a beautifully furnished room to set these in, all I had were a couple of random containers and a pile of moving boxes. But what more do you need to enjoy flowers? They offer you a smile, no matter what your house looks like or what kind of day you’ve had.

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

These bouquets have made such a difference in my week, by simply bringing beauty to the chaos around them, I decided I wanted to start sending more flowers to friends to brighten THEIR day!

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

Inviting Beauty Everyday {Fresh Flowers}

If you’d like to bring a little joy to a friend (or to yourself!) this week, here’s a coupon code for you!

Get 20% off of your order with code GETBLOOMS (offer expires 9/17).


9/11 … We will never forget


  1. Janet Woodman

    Hi, I know exactly how you feel about moving and feeling unsettled. Just take one day at a time and remember to pace yourself. It will all get done and your house will be beautiful and you can do your styling and Autumn nesting. ? We have moved so many times, I mean selling and buying a new home that I became an expert real estate stager. Hence the stage right email! My daughter and myself moved from Massachusetts last Fall to Southern California. I had never even been out here and I didn’t know anyone. I must have been a gypsy in a past life. Well enjoy your pretty flowers and you new home. Much good luck and happiness and good health to you and your family! Fondly, Janet, Krista and doggies four ????

  2. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    I remember you had a pretty bouquet in your kitchen on your new home video tour… It caught my eye immediately. I’m going to guess that it’s was a fun Bouqs, too. How fun!! There’s nothing like fresh flowers to put a smile on my face, too.


    I am a lover of fresh flowers in my home and try to have them on my table every week, I so agree, they just bring a smile to my face every time I look at them. How nice to have them in your new home smiling back at you!! ENJOY your nesting!!!
    xo Kathysue

  4. Debbie from MountainMamaOnline

    Oh, what glorious flowers! I will surely keep that company in mind in the future to brighten a gloomy day!

  5. Susan

    Love this – I may send them to myself!!!!

  6. Lorrie

    Flowers brighten up any space – even one filled with boxes! I’ve seen those flower farms in Ecuador – such beautiful results from the ground. Happy unpacking!

  7. Karen

    I love having fresh flowers to brighten any room….when we lived in Gig Harbor I loved buying the gorgeous arrangements from the Pike Place markets. Now that we live in Australia they are a rare luxury, as flowers are soooo expensive. Enjoy settling into your new home :)

  8. Anne

    I am blessed that flowers here in Denmark are not expensive – and I always remember this quote from Hans Christian Andersen: “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

  9. Amrita Misra

    I have 2 balconies and am an enthusiastic balcony gardener.I try to mix and match seasonal and perennial plants so that I always have several blooming.Absolutely love fresh flowers , so the only way too enjoy them everyday was to grow Them!

  10. Amrita Misra

    Best of luck with your new home.I adore the views.Have a wonderful life.
    Totally love your Book! I want to frame It and read it and having a difficult time from preventing myself from forcefully making people read it.:)

  11. Sandy Huang

    I’m so happy to have stumbled upon this blog! I think flowers can make such a big difference to the look of a home. Just looking at the colours make me really happy and allow the home to feel more inviting. Keep up the great writing!

  12. joanne hrycak

    Hi Melissa,
    Your flowers are beautiful flower have a way of making everything and every situation better. Also that you for remembering 911 never forget. I appreciate anyone who will always remember all the people 911 have touched the family members, the first responders, the injured and of cource the people who were killed on that day including my husband Marty. My family thanks you and I thank you for brightening my life with your family and your life on the darkest days you make it bright, and what can I say about that JACK OMG love that dog. xoxoxo peace and love, joanne

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I’m so sorry Joanne, I can’t imagine what you’ve been through. I’m happy that I can share a little joy through the blog, and especially happy that I’ve been able to share Jack with you since you love seeing him so much! xoxo

  13. Debbie Green

    Just ordered a bouquet for our amazing daughter, can’t wait to see how she likes them..thanks for sharing the info and discount. God bless.

  14. Gaye Rizzo

    My husband’s aunt is celebrating her 80th birthday this week with her daughter in Oregon. I wanted to send her some flowers but wasn’t sure where to order them from. I saw your post with the beautiful arrangements in your new home and I decided to try Bouq. Thanks, too, for the tip about 20% off! They offer 15% for first time buyers but your promo code was better!!!!
    I loved your book and have your next one on my Amazon wish list.
    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!

  15. Lisa Cooper

    Hi Melissa, love your new home! would you mind sharing what area of Seattle your new home is in? I love the quiet neighborhood and view of the water, is that Lake Washington?

  16. Jeni fisher

    I am beyond jealous isn’t available in the UK yet, stunning photos though!


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