When the teacher becomes the student….

And just like that… Back to school I go! Today marked the start of a new adventure for me! Floristry school here I come πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸ΅οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸŒ·πŸŒΌ This last year has been a difficult one. But with the leaves falling off the trees and ready for a new season, I’m also ready (albeit a little nervous!) for a new season in my life. Ready for a new challenge. Ready for something new. Ready for a fresh start. Ready to follow my passion.

My favourite view 🌷
Wild flowers from my walk
And some more…. I love making use if what nature has to offer!
My little helper 🐢
My absolute faves – picked straight from the garden 😍

Throughout this last year, when times were difficult and getting up each morning seemed an impossible task there were a few things that brightened my day. Family (especially my husband @aiedwards90 for putting up with me, never giving up on me and always encouraging me), friends, Allie, yoga (@yogaloftcarrickfergus ) and flowers. Flowers. They always brighten my day and lift my mood. They remind me that even the most beautiful things need loved and taken care of.

Beautiful sweet pea from a lovely friend ❀️
An assortment of everything… πŸ™ˆ
Yet again… What a view πŸ‘€
My new obsession… Indoor plants! How long can I keep these ones alive?!
A wee mix from a friend’s dad’s allotment 🌺
All the colours in one vase πŸ™ˆ yolo! Or should I say you only turn 30 once so why not?!
Stunning selection from bloom and wild ordered by my husband for my 30th, just lovely ❀️❀️❀️

So with that I decided to take the leap, go for passion, trust my heart! I love to create (what I hope are!) pretty arrangements and I love to just walk into my garden and potter away. It is both therapeutic and rewarding. And so here I am. Starting this next stage and although yes I am nervous and worried I will be absolutely awful, I’m excited for the challenge!

Just before the hydrangea took bloom! I love this wee spot in the garden β˜€ 🌸
My favourite spot in the kitchen, vase and ink pot courtesy of nook living in Carrick ❀️
Allie keeping watch of my fuschia 🀣🌺
I love using some of the lower stem flowers for my wee table vases, love making use of all parts of my flowers πŸ’
My happy place 🌸 ❀️🌻
Our wedding day rose (which has just started to bloom again 🌹😍)
Peonies 😍 if only they lasted longer!

I can’t wait to see what the next year brings and I’m ready to make lots of mistakes and hopefully some pretty things too 🌹🌼🌷

#floweraddict #flarrs #newbeginnings #backtoschool #flowerarranging #herewego #freshstart #readyforachallenge

Last day in my twenties…. Someone is getting OLD!!

I spent the last day in my 20s in the best way… cuddles my girl, dinner with my guy and lots of pretty flowers!

So thankful for the last 30 years and excited to see what the future has in store! It’s safe to say that this last year or two hasn’t quite worked out how I thought it would but I’m so grateful for my amazing family, friends and faith who have got me through it all and I am super excited to see what the next 30 years has in store! If I was to give any advice? It would be to be thankful for what you do have and smile and enjoy every minute with the ones you love – no matter how hard things get. Bring those people closer and don’t push them away. And remember, it’s ok to not be ok sometimes, just remember to share that with someone you trust and love. Try not to dwell on the past but instead focus on the future and the exciting journey that God has planned for you! 😘❀️

#birthdayflowers #familyandfriends#faith#looktothefuture#remembertosmile#lifeisprecious#enjoyeveryminute#godisgood