I’ve discovered the secret to happiness: it’s eating outside (and alone).
Because this year has been unexpected (to say the least), I’ve been doing my best to find joy in the little things: open windows, the extended daylight hours, and time with my family. All make for incredible moments, but honestly, my favorite part has been the (relatively) early morning hours alone. The hours before the household wakes up have been my time, and if I’m going to embrace this time, I’m going to make it extra special.
Once a week, I dust off the fancy plates and make some French press coffee, just after the sun rises. I go outside into my backyard and enjoy a pot of Oui by Yoplait, a French style yogurt that’s subtly sweet and made from simple ingredients. One of the reasons why I love Oui by Yoplait yogurt is the reusable glass pots. The design of the limited-edition Heritage Collection pots is inspired by French design and I love the flair it adds to my morning tablescapes. For me, simplicity is key—a creamy yogurt, a book, and a small bouquet of wildflowers from my backyard, arranged in a Oui by Yoplait glass pot, are the only items on the table.
I’ve never had much luck growing flowers of my own, so I’m grateful to have inherited a lush backyard full of natural beauties. The garden isn’t full of prizewinning florals, but there is plenty of lush greenery and various wildflowers in abundance right now.
The kids and I have been filling up small buckets full of wildflowers and making little bouquets of them to place in the house. It’s a simple way to add a little bit of beauty to your home. These are the most uncomplicated kinds of bouquets that don’t require any equipment, and best of all, you can use what you find in nature around you.
You can apply the same principles to any flowers or greenery that is available to you! Get creative with leaves from trees, clover, or even dandelions.
You don’t have to have a backyard garden to create these bouquets. That’s the beauty of this project; you can find these items anywhere. Leaves from trees, dandelions from your sidewalk, or greenery from public parks are perfect for creating a simple yet elegant bouquet.
How are you reusing your glass pots? I’ve got a ton lying around and need more ideas!
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BY Kate Arends - July 28, 2020
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.