Just Because

As a mom, my whole life revolves around my husband and my children.  Everything I do, it’s for them.  Not because I have to, but because that’s what makes me happy.  It gives me immense satisfaction to please them and make them happy.

But sometimes, moms need to do things for themselves as well.  After all we do, simply put, we deserve it.

That’s why I ordered myself some flowers.  I know it may sound weird that I ordered flowers for myself, but at the end of the day, weird or not, the flowers that I ordered made me happy.

proflowers mini yellow roses

Because I wanted something that would last longer than a week, I decided to order the Potted Yellow Rose from ProFlowers.  This miniature yellow rose bush will bring me months of happiness.  Just looking at the bright yellow flowers brings a smile to my face.

I did a little upgrading with my purchase by getting the Victorian Tin.  The Potted Yellow Rose comes standard with a woven basket, but I loved the look and color of the tin and figured it could be used for years to come.

My package arrived exactly when it was supposed to, the day after I ordered it.  I wanted my flowers quick, so I upgraded my shipping for next day arrival.  What can I say? I’m 36 weeks pregnant and when I want something, I get it…most of the time.  It arrived nicely packaged and all I had to do once it arrived was to remove the moss that was placed on top of the soil and put it in my pretty tin.

proflowers mini yellow roses packaging

I’m incredibly pleased with how easy the ProFlowers site is to navigate, the selection, the ordering process and the delivery.  The whole experience was incredibly smooth.

proflowers mini yellow rose bush

However, my $29.99 Potted Yellow Rose bush ended up costing a grand total of $65.98.  I understand that I did a bit of upgrading with the tin and express shipping, but I do feel that price is a little steep.  Here is the breakdown on the charges of my purchase:

Potted Yellow Rose – $29.99
Victorian Tin – $9.99
Standard Shipping – $13.99
Rush Shipping – $4.99
Care & Handling – $1.99
Tax – $5.03
Grand Total – $65.98

I know I could have done without the extras and that helped to attribute to the higher price, but I just feel a little cheated, I guess, with the shipping charges and additional care and handling charges.  I’ll definitely think twice about ordering online next time, just to avoid the high shipping fees.

I’m not sure what it is about flowers that brighten up a room and my mood, but each time I walk into my kitchen and see my pretty Victorian Tin filled with bright yellow roses, if I’m in a bad mood, I begin to feel better.  I love keeping flowers and plants in the house, but with my track record, lets just say they don’t always stick around.  But I have plans for my Potted Yellow Rose Bush and hopefully it sticks around for a while.

What is it that can instantly brighten your mood? 

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of the blog owners. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I received a gift code to order flowers from ProFlowers.com in order to facilitate this post.


About Crystal Reagan

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.

Comments

  1. 1

    Totally agree moms deserve to do what makes them happy.

  2. 2

    while the roses are so pretty and I can only imagine how gorgeous they will be once they open, the final prize IS a little crazy. I think the standard shipping should be a little cheaper.

  3. 3

    I love flowers too, I would pick up a nice bouquet at the market if I needed some cheering up.

  4. 4

    Everyone should definitely take the time to do one thing that makes them happy!

  5. 5

    These are so pretty.

  6. 6

    They are pretty, but I agree, steep in price.

  7. 7

    I pick up flowers for myself every so often too. :)

  8. 8

    I used to pick up a bouquet of flowers every 4-5 days just to have fresh flowers in the house. I rarely do it anymore, but should start back. :)

  9. 9

    They are pretty. I need to buy some soon!

  10. 10

    Moms need to do this more often! We devote so much time and energy into our families that we sometimes forget to treat ourselves. Good for you for taking care of yourself too! :)

  11. 11

    You totally deserve them! What brightens my mood? Sunshine and alone time. I crave both like food.

  12. 12

    Yeah that’s a LOT to pay for shipping, even without the rush upgrade. That said, it’s super pretty!

  13. 13

    my husband often sends me flowers from proflowers.

  14. 14

    They flowers are so pretty, I do agree though that is a really high price. Shipping charges are outrageous!

  15. 15

    Not weird at all! They are yellow which makes you instantly happy! I agree, the price is steep so I hope they last!

  16. 16

    They’re so pretty! I can never keep flowers alive.

  17. 17

    I love the flowers and arrangement you chose. Sometimes it’s truly just the little things.

  18. 18

    I love picking up flowers for myself when I’m out grocery shopping. I usually go with gerbera daisies.

  19. 19

    Good for you, you deserve it. I want to send myself some flowers now too.

  20. 20

    I buy myself flowers all the time. They’re lovely flowers.

  21. 21

    Flowers always make me happy too!

  22. 22

    I’m not a fan of ProFlowers, but those are gorgeous!

  23. 23

    Flowers make me happy too! Those yellow roses are pretty!

  24. 24

    So pretty!!

  25. 25

    How sweet! They are so pretty too!

  26. 26

    I have the same tin. Mine came with an Orchid in it, but I killed it :(

  27. 27

    Those are so pretty.

  28. 28

    They’re very pretty!

  29. 29

    they are Beautiful I love yellow Roses

  30. 30

    I really love that they’re potted instead of a typical bouquet. That’s wonderful, and flowers really do have a way of perking up spirits!

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