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Despite the fact that I'm not American, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I mean, QU gives us a full week off of school, so the fact that as of tonight, I'm on my Thanksgiving break (thank God for the perfect Senior schedule!), is always a reason to celebrate! But Thanksgiving is always a bittersweet one because I'm so far away from my actual home and my family, and while all of my friends get to spend the holidays stuffing their faces with tryptophan-loaded turkey and all the good stuff, wherever I am isn't the same. Don't get me wrong: I love spending Thanksgiving in the U.S., and the last three Thanksgivings have all been completely different: one spent in New Hampshire with my sister and BIL and their family, one spent in Florida with my cousin exploring state school life and seeing more family, and the last one surprising my parents and flying home (much needed!).
But Thanksgiving isn't really about spending time with your direct family, but more about surrounding yourself with people you love: even if it's not the traditional setting. This year, I'll be exploring Philly and visiting one of my best friends in her new apartment as she settles into grad school life, and the idea of doing nothing but lounging around, watching movies, ordering takeout and drinking wine sounds fantastic to me right now!
Despite the fact that there's not huge Thanksgiving feast headed my way, I still wanted to make my little dorm room feel festive. As you may remember, one of the things on my 101 in 1001 list was to get fresh flowers for my room once a week, and when I discovered Teleflora's seasonal bouquets, it was the perfect combination. With selections like the Thanksgiving Garden Centerpiece, Maple Leaf Bouquet, Classic Cornucopia Centerpiece, and the Country Artisan Bouquet (my personal fave!), Teleflora has all the options and more for the fall flowers you most definitely need on your Thanksgiving table this year.
I picked out the Country Artisan Bouquet for my bedroom, and priced at just under $75 for the extra-large premium option, it was the perfect way to brighten up my dorm room, especially with how gross Connecticut has been looking lately (and especially because my Seasonal Affect Disorder has been TOO real lately! This time change is killing me!). With beautiful lilies, carnations and roses, it turned a college bedroom into home for the holiday season - all I was really missing was my family!
The flowers lasted me more than a week (and that was with my sub-par watering skills and zero access to natural light!), and still remained as beautiful until their "death". But the vase that it came in survived long past the flowers' lifespan, and it was way too cute to get rid of! While I don't have much need for a vase for traditional flowers (although it will come in handy when I pick up my next bouquet.. need to stick to my 101 in 1001 list!), I decided to utilize it in a much more "college" way: storage hacks!
Throwing my hair straightener and curling wand in the vase, as well as my go-to round brush, it was the perfect addition to my bathroom countertop space (and saved me from all of the clutter that was there previously). I even added my favorite craft - the gold glitter-dipped mason jars - to hold my makeup brushes and continue the organization trend. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
I don't think even I realized how much a bouquet of flowers could brighten up a room, and a mood on some tough days!
Have you ever bought flowers for yourself or for your dorm room or apartment? Who would you buy Teleflora flowers for this Thanksgiving?