How To Make Your Bouquets Last Longer

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With peony season coming up, I want them to last as long as possible! Like a lot of people, they are my favorite flower, but so hard to find! I rounded up five ways to keep your bouquets fresher, longer. 

1) Cut the stems - Immediately cut 1 to 2 inches off the stems, cutting at an angle after taking out of package. This allows the plant better water intake. Cut an inch off every other day to keep them fresh even longer. 

2) Prune - Pruning your plants means to take off any leaves that will be in the water. Removing these leaves helps your flowers open up fully. Check your flowers daily for dead leaves and remove. 

3) Change your water daily - Fill the vase with room temperature water and flower food. Thoroughly rinse out vase and change water and flower food daily. 

4) Show case them in the right spot - You've heard flowers need sunlight to grow, but not after they're picked. Avoid direct sunlight. Bouquets will last longer in a cool room, away from drafts and appliances that generate heat. 

5) Put them in the fridge - If you really want to go above and beyond, put your bouquet of flowers in the refrigerator every night. Flowers thrive in cool environments and this method has been proven to work!

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Target Home Decor Picks

I’ve been on a serious home decor kick lately. I wish I had a big, empty home that I could decorate and get creative with! Not to mention - enough money to do so! To be honest, most of my apartment is either IKEA or Target! I love all of the collections Target has to offer, my two favorites are Opalhouse and Project 62. Where do you like to shop for affordable furniture and decor? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite home decor finds from Target in the cutest color palette. Slightly girly with a mid-century modern vibe. Shop my picks below!

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Fall Home Decor Under $50

Fall Home Decor Under $50

Now that it’s October I feel like it’s officially fall! I love this time of year because for the next three months you can decorate your house and make it feel nice and cozy for the holiday’s ahead! I always scatter little pumpkins (like these) around my house, add hand towels in the kitchen (like this one), and add a wooden sign welcoming fall (like this one)! It’s the little things that can cozy up a space so much more!

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Gifts for the Home Under $40

Gifts for the Home Under $40

12 days until Christmas! It's time to start getting your gifts purchased and sorted! Have you not started? Or are you stuck on a certain person? Check out my other gift guides including: For The Homebody Under $60, For The Man In Your Life Under $50, and For Your Gal Pal Under $50, for more ideas! This gift guide is for the home. Great for the entertainer or even for one's first apartment. My last gift guide will be Stocking Stuffers Under $20 (the easiest gifts to procrastinate with). Stay tuned! Read about the best gifts for the home below!

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