When Matilda and I went to the store to stock up on a few party supplies we discovered that the roses (leftover from Valentine's most likely) were only $5 for two dozen?! I was so excited that I picked up a bunch of pale pink and a bunch of cream. I also threw in some inexpensive pink carnations. I like to mix flowers with herbs from my garden, makes them look fuller and a little messier. I used thyme, rosemary, and parsley.
I love having flowers in the house. It makes me feel so happy. I was able to make FIVE arrangements out of all of those gorgeous roses. It was such a fun night with a small group of some of my favorite girl friends that I've known at least 10+ years. Everyone brought wine and cheese and we had olives and spinach dip. My expert dessert friend brought this which is always a hit. She used real whipped cream and Pamela's cookies. Yum. I made a tomato salad out of heirloom tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, and salt + pepper. I also made roasted chickpeas with chipotle pepper and cayenne pepper. So easy and fun to snack on. It was a truly special night missing a few of my dear friends that are scattered across the country.