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Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Creative Proposal Ideas

You just agreed to marry your soulmate, and can’t wait until the big day when you get to walk down the aisle and celebrate your love with family and friends. The only thing that’ll make your special day even better is walking down the aisle alongside your favorite ladies.

Your bridesmaids won’t just be there for you on your wedding day, they’ll be there through the whole planning process — to help you pick out your dress, plan your bachelorette party, and be your cheerleaders. To make them feel extra special, why not ask them, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in a memorable way? read more

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Thank You Mom: 62 Ways to Express Your Gratitude

When we were little, we didn’t realize all the day-to-day things, large and small, that our moms did for us. They fed us, comforted us, gave us advice, taught us endless lessons, and made sure that we were always taken care of. Growing up, we probably never said “thank you mom” enough.

As Mother’s Day approaches, thanking our moms is top of mind. There are many ways to show gratitude — from getting her a thoughtful gift to sending a message to your mom. To give you some ideas about how you can show appreciation for your mom, we’ve created a list of 62 ways to say “thank you mom.” It includes nice things to say to your mom and ways you can spend quality time together, plus images to share with her to show her just how much she means to you.
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Daisy Meaning and Symbolism

Daisies symbolize innocence and purity. This stems from an old Celtic legend. According to the legend, whenever an infant died, God sprinkled daisies over the earth to cheer the parents up.

In Norse mythology, the daisy is Freya’s sacred flower. Freya is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, and as such the daisy came by symbolize childbirth, motherhood, and new beginnings. Daisies are sometimes given to congratulate new mothers. read more

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Iris Meaning and Symbolism

The iris commonly symbolizes wisdom, hope, trust, and valor. It can be found in a variety of temperate zones around the world, and as such has been used symbolically in many cultures. During the 16th century BC, irises were introduced to Egypt from Syria, and stylized versions of these flowers began to decorate the scepters of pharaohs as representations of victory and power. read more

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Printable Calendars for a More Floral 2016

A new year always seems like a fresh start. It’s a time when we reflect on the triumphs and tribulations of the past twelve months and make resolutions for the coming year. We think about where we have room to grow and celebrate all that we have learned and accomplished. It’s like flipping the page to a new chapter of our story.

We get a similar revitalized feeling when opening a new calendar. There are so many possibilities for the 365 days that lie ahead – dinners, vacations, parties, and many other gatherings that have yet to be scheduled. To help you plan out 2016 and celebrate the new year, we created free printable calendars inspired by some of our favorite flowers.
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Tulips Meaning and Symbolism

The most common meaning for tulips is perfect or deep love, though each color is also associated with a specific meaning. Tulips originated in Central Asia, and became very popular in Turkey. The tulip’s name comes from the Persian word for turban, because in full bloom tulips have a turban-like shape.

The meaning of perfect love is tied to a Turkish and Persian legends about the love between Farhad and Shirin. There are a few variations of this tale. According to one story, Farhad was a prince. He was in love with a beautiful girl named Shirin. read more

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How to Write A Love Letter

Putting our feelings into words can be difficult. So often we forget to say the thanks yous and I love yous that are much deserved. One of the best ways to show our appreciation is through a heartfelt love letter. But letter writing doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes we sit down with a pen, paper, and good intentions, but aren’t sure what to say. To help you cure your writer’s block, we created a step-by-step guide to writing a thoughtful love letter.
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Flower & Perfume Pairings: Find Your Signature Scent

With the hundreds of perfumes out there, it’s hard to commit to a signature scent before knowing if you’ll even like it. Lucky for us, most fragrances incorporate familiar scents—including popular flowers like iris, orchids and roses. We decided to make the selection process a little easier and match our favorite flowers (and their alluring smells) with popular perfumes. So next time you’re at the makeup counter on your fifth spritz of Eau de Parfum, pull out this guide to find your perfect match.
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Hydrangea Meaning and Symbolism

The hydrangea has a wide range of meanings, from heartfelt emotion to gratitude to boastfulness. Each meaning stems from different cultural beliefs and stories, and can be associated to a specific color. Throughout history the hydrangea has been especially significant in Japan, where many believe the flower originated. The greatest diversity of hydrangea species exists in eastern Asia, which includes Japan, China, and Korea. read more

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31 Easter Decorating Ideas That Will Impress Your Guests

Easter is all about new life. It’s about remembering the importance of fresh starts and cherishing the season. Around Easter, flowers start to bloom and the weather gets warmer. We’re surrounded by color, sunshine, family, and friends.

If you’re entertaining this Easter and want to dress up your home, there are many simple Easter crafts that will impress your guests. We’ve gathered 31 Easter decorating ideas that range from table settings to mantle decorations to garlands. One of our favorites Easter ideas is the bright tulip, peep, jelly bean centerpiece by GlamVolution! read more