buying grocery store flowers and arranging them at home. Life's little pleasures and etc. I've been particularly pleased with my latest arrangements. I don't know the names of any of these flowers, but I like how they look with my Fiesta tablecloth and my Nora Fleming pineapple mini.
If you have more reading time than I, I'd recommend Taylor Jenkins Reid as a great author of summer reads -- her books are highly readable without lacking substance. I'd start with Maybe in Another Life or One True Loves.
Almost a week in, these flowers are still looking fabulous. However, they smell fairly horrible now. Something is rotten around the stems. I can smell it as soon as I enter the kitchen (though I have been accused of being overly sensitive about scents). And yet, I can't bring myself to toss them when they still look so good. Would it help if I used those powder packets that come with flowers? I usually skip that step. Maybe someone who knows the names of these flowers could answer that question.