And Fresh Flowers Make It All Better

July 31, 2014, In: Your Best Self

Disclaimer: I was provided a free bouquet of flowers from The Bouqs Company to review, but all opinions here are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links so if you choose to make a purchase on the sites I recommend, I will receive a small bonus – probably in the form of flowers this time…who says blogging doesn’t have some perks?!?

To say life has been busy would be an understatement. My family is in the process of moving and starting a new adventure (I’ll tell you more about it soon). Pair that with running a business, freelancing, raising a baby and all of the regular household duties, and you’ll see why time has been tight and my stress level has been way up there.

Then I remembered one of my friends telling me how getting fresh flowers gives her a fresh outlook on life. I thought, it couldn’t hurt and wouldn’t take up any of my precious time so I put in an order with The Bouqs Company. The timing was perfect as I needed a dose of beautiful freshness to brighten up my spirits.

And brighten up my day they did…look how beautiful they are!

Fresh flowers delivered to your door

But it wasn’t just these gorgeous flowers that had me smiling. The entire process was easy peasy. I mean, I love the flowers, but if it meant having to drive to the store to pick them up…forget it. I never would have done it.

So knowing that I could order these online and have them shipped directly to my home was a huge bonus. The ordering process was easy too. They have a beautiful website (very important in our household!), simple shopping cart process and good communication. The most difficult part was deciding what bouquet to order. In the end I chose the roses because I adored the bright colors and they were running a special for these at the time which meant I got 2 additional flowers in my bouquet.

I love when companies remember the little details too. Just look at how they arrived; even the packaging was beautiful.

The Bouqs Company Wrapping

Flower Subscription Services

Beautiful Bouqs Rose Bouquet

This bouquet took about 10 days to be delivered, but if you are like me you usually need things delivered faster than that. Good news is they also have a California collection of flowers that can be delivered overnight so when you remember too late that it’s Mother’s Day, a friend’s birthday or you want to say thank you quickly you’re covered.

So, how long did the flowers last? I had high hopes for the shelf life of these flowers and had about 50/50 results. The yellow roses faded faster than I expected, but the pink ones stayed beautiful long after I thought I’d be tossing them in the garbage. Not sure why they didn’t keep for the same amount of time, but either way it was way longer than the mixed flower bunch I bought at Costco the week before.

I loved the flowers so much that I’m looking into their subscription services. Of course, we’re getting ready to travel so it won’t be for me just yet, but they do have birthday and holiday flower subscription services for your loved ones.

Beautiful Bouqs Rose Bouquet

If The Bouqs Company name sounds familiar to you, that’s probably because you saw them on Shark Tank. Although they did not make a deal in the end, I can imagine it was great exposure for them and I enjoyed getting to learn more about the company through the show. They are the first company featured starting around 2:10 in.

Do you ever buy yourself flowers? If so, how does it make you feel or improve your day? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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