Sunday afternoon we went hunting for Camellias. I had horrendous allergies attacking me, but still we forged on and went to a nursery. When there's a will, there's a way. I went out to look for some on Saturday, but didn't find what I was looking for and we hit the jackpot on Sunday and ended up buying not only 1, but 2 large Camellias. There were so large (15 gallon containers) in fact, that we had to literally stuff them in our car. I think the gentleman who stuffed them in thought we were crazy and scurried from our car as quick as possible because he didn't want to be responsible if any mishap should happen to our car or our plants.
We had a blanket that draped between Glow and the plants that prevented her from pulling and chomping on the plants, and thankfully, she fell asleep on the car ride home. The plants were probably mostly up in Soul's grill, and as we were driving she said, in her cute little Soulie voice, "Mommy, Papi, I can't see Glowy!" Ben and I just started laughing because besides not being able to see Glow, the plants were literally pretty much covering her from seeing anything. I think this moment will be one of those that the girls will make fun of us for one day. We have a Toyota Highlander, so while it fits our family of 6, it is a tight squeeze, and then we made it even tighter with our large plants!
And don't you just love how True, Brave, and Soul dress themselves?! Now, I personally wouldn't have worn leopard pants with that dress, but when Soul put them on, I wasn't going to contest it. I'm learning everyday, albeit a little slowly, to just go with the flow and relax. And yes, that's Brave rockin' that 80's ponytail. Don't really know where she learned that from, but that's her new thing. Speaking of new thing, Lisa Leonard sent me this pretty necklace. I'm so jazzed that she now offers beautiful gold and brass jewelry along with her pretty silver pieces.
It was such a gorgeous day to be out looking for flowers and then spend the rest of the day gardening, even if my allergies were raging. I've been reading up on plant care for my Camellias (we use this book as a guide), but if any of you have any experience with those gorgeous flowers, please do share! I want to make sure these thrive so they can be enjoyed for many years to come.
on me: top, thrifted. trousers, vintage from viral threads. necklace, c/o lisa leonard. shoes, anthropologie. on all the girls: mostly misha lulu mixed in with vintage, with little bit of american apparel and soulie's moccs c/o freshlypicked.