The Girl Who Stops to Smell a Blossoming Rose

I'm the girl who stoops down in the grass to peek curiously at the little patch of blooming flowers. I'm the girl who places a white daisy behind her ear until it withers in the most woeful way. I'm the girl who will most certainly stop dead in her tracks to smell a blossoming rose. I truly, genuinely, absolutely adore flowers — always have & always will.

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This pretty in pink Vintage Romance bouquet from ProFlowers* makes me ever so joyful. Something about this time of year leaves me hopeful; my heart feels open to the future & the light it may hold. The new year has been kind to me so far, gently guiding me from January to February & eventually beyond. 

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I'm getting the hang of tailoring my social media strategy to the hotel & resort industry. I've learned a myriad of information in such a short period of time. My brain acts like a thirsty sponge, desperately trying to cling onto new facts without dropping any data. I'm upping my overall social media game. Knowledge is powerful, in the most self-empowering sense. Success!

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Regardless of certain holidays, large sporting events, or prestigious award ceremonies everyone's a winner in some capacity. ProFlowers' #WelcomeToWinning campaign aims to express all the reasons why we — you, me, & the world — are winners in our own right. And we are! I just want to take this moment to tell you that you rock! You're an awesome person & you deserve happiness!

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As someone who considers herself a bit of a flower fiend, this vibrant bouquet left me hypnotized. Vintage Romance comes with budding Asiatic lilies, hot pink roses, delicate Queen Anne's lace, & hearty ruscus. You also get to pick the vase of your choice & I, of course, chose the champagne bucket. It's chic & multifunctional. Maybe I'll actually buy some champagne to utilize it! Hehehe.

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The flowers were delivered straight to my doorstep, but it was up to me to cut, style, & arrange everything within the champagne bucket vase. I think I did an applaudable job, considering I'm not a florist by any means. Winning! I'm learning a lot about myself this year. The flowers lasted a good seven days before starting to slowly die & decay.

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2016 has been a unique year, a time of growth & knowledge. I also started wearing eyeshadow on a regular basis, so 2016 is simply overflowing with opportunities. This year is off to a brilliant start & I'm positively thrilled of what will come of it. Now time to kill it again in February or at least try to.

How are you winning in 2016? Think of one way you're rocking this year so far! :]

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* Disclaimer: I received the Vintage Romance bouquet from ProFlowers. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]

46 comments

  1. Such beautiful flowers and great pictures!

    www.livingpaula.com

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  2. Beautiful flowers!! Love these photos!

    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  3. Your opening paragraph is written in such a gorgeous way, Carmen. I'm especially loving the alliteration of "white," "wither" and "woeful" in your third sentence -- there's something so melancholy and beautiful about it. Gorgeous photos, too!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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  4. Flowers like these remind me that SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Hurry up and be over winter, I want to be seeing flowers like these everywhere.
    Hope you kill Feb and your year continues being Awesome :)
    x tink jayne x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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  5. I think you did a lovely job arranging these BEAUTIFUL flowers! These colors are making me lust for spring even more than I already have been.

    https://haveheartsite.wordpress.com/

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  6. These are gorgeous! I absolutely love flowers, especially those lillies! Oh man... now my apartment feels empty LOL (gonna pick some more up tonight!)

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  7. Beautiful flowers! I like how something as simple as a bouquet of flowers can brighten up my day!

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

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  8. LOVE how positive this post is and that your year is off to a great start. My year has been pretty wonderful so far too - I got to go to Costa Rica to do my yoga teacher training in January and have taught TWO classes on my own too!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  9. I love flowers a lot but I can´t be trusted to take care of them. I even killed three of those tiny cacti & they´re still standing in my room. oops! This bouquet looks so lovely, I think you did an amazing job at arranging them!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  10. Love flowers, love how flowers make us feel just so much better!! xoxo Zuma
    www.splashofteal.com

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  11. What a beautiful bunch of flowers, girlie! They lasted quite a bit too wow! Absolutely gorgeous colours <3 Yay for a great start of the year for you! ;)
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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  12. Omg i love flowers especially pink flowers!! I can feel the flavour of spring in the air when i look at this article! <3

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  13. what a lovely bunch of flowers and you most definitely did do a good job with them ;)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  14. Jen Dang @ Skirt The RulesFebruary 10, 2016 at 5:07 AM

    Gorgeous flowers! I'm totally the one who stops to smell the roses too!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  15. Such beautiful flowers! Really! And they suit you! ;)

    Brigita
    www.brigitadambe.com

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  16. Those flowers are totally beautiful <3 I love having a house full of flowers.
    JasPooleBlog.com

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  17. gorg! I love flowers. I'm totally that girl too. great post! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  18. Those flowers are beautiful!
    http://silkypearl.com/

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  19. Beautiful! Would love to hear some of your social media tips in an upcoming post!

    xo Annie
    www.laircake.com

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  20. Thanks so much, May. Alliterations are one of my favorite things. :]

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  21. Spring is totally coming by QUICK! Happy February to you too. :]

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  22. I know what you mean! Looking forward to anything in particular? :]

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  23. Get some pretty flowers to jazz your apartment up. :]

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  24. It certainly brightened up my day & the room! :]

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  25. Ah! Those poor cacti. Well, practice makes perfect. Maybe try some Thai basil! SOOO easy. :]

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  26. Yeah, the ruscus & Queen Anne's lace lasted the longest. :]

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  27. Pink, pink, pink. Spring is coming! :]

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  28. I rarely have fresh flowers around, only potted plants, so this was a nice change. :]

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  29. Hi Annie! I have a tips for Twitter post coming. Is there anything in particular you'd like me to cover? :]

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  30. I'm from SoCal as well!! maybe we were neighbors :) beautiful flowers!
    www.samanthamariko.com

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  31. Know what, you reminded to do something I've never done in aages, to put a flower in my ear, this is a refreshing post, and oh i love flowers too, Happy Valentine's day,xoxo BING.
    www.bingyourstyle.com

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  32. Glad to have inspired you to go a bit floral. :]

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  33. So far: not freezing anymore! I'm sure more exciting things will pop up the closer we get :)

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  34. You are so lucky to be in SoCal - it was snow/raining today here in Berlin, and I was just dreaming of warmer weathers. These flowers are so pretty as are these photos!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  35. Oh my goodness, that bouquet is the most beautiful thing. <3

    Minaali
    The Snap Narrative

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