A Cheerful Reminder

Each year that goes by, it seems time goes more quickly.  I cherish our summer breaks because I get to spend so much time with my boys, who are really so much fun to hang out with. I know it’s winding down, but I am not ready to think about that completely. Even though there are reminders everywhere that September is almost here, I am not ready to go there yet.

School letters with school supply lists are arriving, fall sports schedules are invading our calendar, and obligations that our family has makes the time go even more quickly and it can feel overwhelming to think that summer is really almost over even though it feels like it barely began and there are so many tasks to accomplish.

I normally adore fall and look forward to it so much.  But somehow this year feels different.  I want time to slow down. Maybe it’s because it’s my last summer before my oldest starts high school and I know things will be different from now on. I happened to go to the store this week and saw fall decorations everywhere.  I even saw some Halloween candy displayed!  Even though those things normally excite me, I found myself a bit annoyed as I felt like I was being rushed through the time that I have left this summer.

Teleflora Summer

Isn’t it funny that I would come home after feeling that way and find this bright summer floral arrangement at my door? I was sent this lovely floral gift, the Garden Rhapsody Centerpiece, from Teleflora. How gorgeous is it?!  I have it in my dining room which brightens the entire room and is a reminder to everyone that summer is still here and we’ve got to make the most of it while it is.  I love walking into this area of my home, as it is so bright and cheerful.

I can always count on beautiful arrangements from Teleflora and this one came at the perfect time to make me remember to stop and smell the roses.  Those items on my to-do list will get accomplished and the seasons will turn eventually, but I need to take advantage of the free time I have with my boys while I can.  So, I am putting other things on hold and doing just that!  So, thank you, Teleflora, for the gorgeous reminder!


*product was received to facilitate a review, all opinions are my own.



  1. That is a beautiful flower arrangement and it sounds like it came at just the right time! My daughter is in third grade now and I just can’t believe it’s been almost 8 years since she was born! Time flies by so quickly!

  2. That is a beautiful arrangement! I just love any chance to display flowers in the house. That seems like the perfect way to savor the final days of Summer.

  3. My birthday is some 20 days before classes start. I remember being soooooo annoyed at the back to school displays at the beginning of the month as the stores took the toys away to put backpacks and such. Make the most of each day with the boys.

  4. Sometimes we all need a reminder to just slow down and enjoy the now. This is such a beautiful centerpiece. I think flowers can change anybody’s mood. Thanks for sharing.

  5. These flowers are pretty. My in laws belong to a flower of the month club. They love having flowers around 🙂

  6. I love flowers, but my son has this habit of just buying me cactus. Once in a while he’ll buy a whole plant and hope I don’t kill it. This year’s Mothers Day earned me a plant and a cactus. Both are not dead…. yet. lol

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