Skirt: DIY // Top: Kohl's // Sandals: Target // Bag: Vintage // Scarf: Handmade Gift
Last weekend my daughter and I decided to take Valentine's Day and celebrate it at Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX. I posted about this site last Fall, but thought it would be a perfect place to celebrate with the flowers starting to bloom. Although we've been there before, this was the first time to stop at the cafe on site. They boast of a wide variety of tea and desserts. We decided to indulge and take advantage!
We tried the delicious White Ambrosia and Peach Nectar. Then, followed it with a delicious slice of cheesecake. I rarely eat dairy these days, but I wasn't the one who picked it and it was amazing! The sunlight streamed in the room and we sat there drinking tea out of tea cups and talking about girly things. It was a beautiful experience.
Afterwards we wandered around the garden snapping all sorts of pictures of plants, flowers, statues and many other pieces of decor. Almost every inch of the property has a beautiful aesthetic. The last time we were there it was Fall and the leaves were changing colors. This time, things were beginning to bloom!
We decided after I killed our last plant (an African Violet) to stick with something that needed less attention - a cactus! Our patio doesn't get very much sunlight and I forget to water plants... so it was a match made in heaven! I'm working on getting a cactus garden in place since succulents are so cute and low maintenance. I also plan on growing bamboo and other flowers throughout the Spring and Summer this year. Gardening is such a fun activity to teach kids about how nature works.
All, in all, it was one of the best Valentine's Day I've ever had. It wasn't a typical flowers and chocolate sort of occasion, but I spent the day with people I love dearly. Beauty comes in all different forms, and last Sunday was truly the most beautiful of days!
With Easter being less than a month away, I've already been in full Spring Mode! I decided to pull out one of my favorite DIY projects - a midi length circle skirt made from broadcloth and gladiator sandals for a fun afternoon look. I added this gorgeous hand crocheted scarf that was passed down by my grandmother and a simple, but colorful straw bag. Whenever I go to the market, I always make sure my bag is big enough to stow away the goodies I purchase. I've added a few cute skirts below that are similar (all under $150), but if you want to shop the bag as well - check it out here!