I’m one of those people that love flowers. Love ’em so much. I don’t care that they are going to die in a few days, I don’t care that they can be a little expensive. I love them. But I’m also not someone who loves an over-the-top arrangement, although I can see the beauty in them. Give me a simple, beautiful small arrangement any day. It’s truly one of life’s simple pleasures.
One of life’s less than simple, but totally worth it pleasures is a day at the Kentucky Derby. Not everyone can go to the track but everyone can celebrate the first Saturday in May – especially since it falls on Cinco de Mayo this year. Even if it’s just having some friends over for mint juleps and make some friendly wagers, you should certainly celebrate. If you’re not sure when the races start – live TV coverage kicks off on NBC at 2:30 pm ET and the Run for the Roses is around 6:30. Plenty of time to celebrate a sunny Saturday. Don’t forget to tune in early, the race is only two minutes and you don’t want to miss it.
If you’re hosting, you’re going to want to incorporate one of the signatures of the race – roses. And while I am an enthusiast, I am no expert when it comes to making arrangements so Lauren from Blooms Boutique gave me some pro tips on how to make these festive julep cup arrangements in five simple steps. Plus, I’ve used her tips up my game with grocery store flowers and have been pleasantly surprised with the results so be sure to read all the way through.