Flowers

for your

TEXAS
LIFE

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, Lone Star Living is the bouquet that changes with your Texas life. With new bouquets and arrangements each month, you can keep your space feeling fresh. Dazzle your guests with gorgeous floral displays or brighten someone’s day with any of our ready-to-gift products available at H-E-B.

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Flowers for your

TEXAS LIFE

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, Lone Star Living is the bouquet that changes with your Texas life. With new bouquets and arrangements each month, you can keep your space feeling fresh. Dazzle your guests with gorgeous floral displays or brighten someone’s day with any of our ready-to-gift products available at H-E-B.

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This Month’s

BOUQUET

See what’s inside your bouquet this month and bring out your inner florist with our featured D.I.Y of the month!

Get Inspired

Looking for Texas inspired ideas for your Home, Holidays and Occasions? We’ve got you!

Our Texas Love Stencil Will Give Your Neighbors “Pumpkin” to Talk About

Don’t carve the same old pumpkin design year after year! Ditch that boring, smiling jack-o’-lantern stencil and “pumpkin spice” things up with our Lone Star Living “Texas Love” pumpkin carving D.I.Y!

Materials Needed
  • Your Lone Star Living bouquet
  • Medium or large pumpkin
  • A medium vase that will fit inside the pumpkin
  • Simple pumpkin carving kit or tools
Instructions
1. You’ll need a thin serrated knife or a pumpkin carving knife to cut a medium-sized hole on the top of the pumpkin.
2. Next, use a large scooper to remove the pumpkin guts.
Pro Tip: Throw out the pumpkin guts but save the seeds and roast them for a tasty fall treat!
3. Scrape the inside of your pumpkin clean.
Pro Tip: Once you’ve cleaned out the pumpkin, wipe the interior walls with a mixture of water and bleach. The bleach mixture will prevent rotting so you can enjoy your carved designs longer.
4. Finally, Insert your vase in the pumpkin with clean water and flower food.
5. Last, cut your Lone Star Living bouquet stems to the size of the pumpkin, making sure the arrangement falls on top of the pumpkin.
6. (optional) Add battery-powered tea lights or string lights to make your arrangement glow!

You did it, “boo!” Now you can rock your love for Texas!

This pumpkin is going to be #squashgoals on your porch this Halloween.

Show us your carvings on Instagram and tag @lonestarlivingb to be featured!

Are You Happy? Love Yourself A Little Extra During Quarantine

We’re living through some very strange times. Between a pandemic coming out of left field and recent protests, our world has certainly taken a turn for the weirder. At first, entering the lockdown didn’t seem too bad. After all, it gave us a little extra time to invest in home projects or new hobbies we had been wanting to pick up that will make you happy. But as the pandemic has grown worse and many public facilities remain closed, finding ways to take care of ourselves has been hard!

However, that doesn’t mean we should give up on looking after ourselves. Self-love may look a little different this year than it normally does, but it’s still important for us to take good care of both our minds and our bodies. The world may be at a standstill, but our well-being is not.

If you’re not totally sure how you’re going to deal with this new unfamiliar “normal,” – look no further! We’ve put together a basic guide on how to fall in love with yourself during quarantine and come out on the other side more confident and happier than ever.

Roadtrip!

Taking a solo road trip is a ton of fun! It’s not only adventurous but saves you from having to sit in a crowded plane during a pandemic. Solo road trips mean having time on your own to reflect and getting to do exactly what you want without having to negotiate with a travel pal. Plus, you get to take a trip at your own pace, meaning you won’t feel rushed.

A solo road trip will pull you out of your comfort zone, and your house—which is something we all need at the moment. This time alone will allow you the chance to see the world and understand yourself a bit better. Investing in yourself is one of the biggest and best ways to begin falling in love with yourself and is sure to make you happy.

Silent Getaway

Maybe you’ve been stuck at home with the kids for months. Maybe you just need a little peace and quiet. A silent getaway may be your answer. Getaways can include free time to meditate and exercise in order to organize the disarray in your mind.

Silent getaways mean that there isn’t any pressure to go out and do things or make friends. Instead, it’s a quiet opportunity to love on yourself and calm your thoughts.

Can’t break free at the moment? Create your own getaway! By going camping somewhere without internet service or turning off all devices for a silent staycation, you can sort out your mind and love yourself without distraction. Taking care of your mental health is one of the truest forms of self-love.

Meditate

What better way to discover how to fall in love with yourself than by starting with a calm mind? Meditation isn’t just about easing the mind but can help you to see things from a new set of eyes, handle stress, and change your mood to a positive state of mind. Meditation involves mindfulness and can improve so many conditions that may seem unrelated, like high blood pressure and chronic pain.

If meditation isn’t really your “thing,” don’t completely rule it out! There are many alternative forms of meditation that can help you dig deep within yourself and find strength during these uncertain times. This will lead to a happier you, and a happier you is easier to fall in love with.

Decorate With Flowers

A study by Rutgers University actually shows that there is a link between your satisfaction with life and flowers. Flowers make us happy, and having them in your home increases happiness, reduces depression, and can help build positive relationships. Ever heard flowers referred to as Vitamin F?

That’s because they positively affect our bodies and souls. Creating a home that makes you happy will create a haven where you can pamper and love on yourself. Decorating the home with flowers is also a way to decorate your soul, and one of the most underrated forms of self-love.

Pick Up A New Hobby

While you may be limited and confined to your home, we’ve still got the internet! Maybe you’ve wanted to pick up flower arranging, or something a little bit more extreme like boxing. If your Covid-19 is raining on your parade, you can look up lessons online! For almost every hobby out there, there is someone to teach you on YouTube!

Hobbies are good for you. They’re a great way to relieve stress, and they provide a creative outlet that you might not get every day. They allow you to engage in something that is solely for you and help you detach from your everyday stressors and responsibilities.

This is such an important part of mental health, personal development, and self-love. Hobbies improve your quality of life and can help you emerge from this pandemic with new skills and new ways of enjoying life. If this doesn’t scream SELF-LOVE, we don’t know what does!

Self-Love

We have to do the best we can, given the situation that we’re in. While there’s not much we can do besides practicing good hygiene and social distancing ourselves, we can focus on our own desires and loving ourselves a little more to get through this on an individual level.

“The quality of the relationships determines the quality of your life.” This includes the relationship that you build with yourself, so make sure to build one based on self-love. Learning to fall in love with yourself is a huge part of leading a successful and happy life.

We Be-Leaf You’ll Love October’s Bouquet

We’re feeling so gourd about October’s bouquet! October is the most romantic month of the year. The weather is great for cuddling and taking long walks. The naturally beautiful display of colors creates such a romantic atmosphere. Since we’re smitten with October, we’ve decided to use shades of purple and orange to capture this feeling.

October is when fall foliage really begins to peak in many places, which makes it the perfect time for couples to watch leaves fall as they cuddle up at the end of a long day.

In honor of fall (and love), you autumn know that this month’s bouquet includes a variety of flowers specially picked for their colors and meanings.

Flower “Pick” of the Month

Yellow Lily: The color yellow is the ultimate color for happiness and cheerfulness. Yellow lilies represent remembrance, happiness, enjoyment, and thankfulness. This flower perfectly represents what we tend to feel during the season.

Fall festivities like thanksgiving bring family and friends together, making yellow the best color to give off those warm fall vibes.

Lavender Roses: Roses come in many shades, but lavender is one of the rarest. Lavender roses carry an air of majesty and represent enchantment, curiosity, magnificence, and mystery.

Yet most people know them best for representing love at first sight. They are not only unique but add a striking touch to any bouquet and make quite a statement. This makes the lavender rose the perfect flower for the most romantic season of all.

Charmelia: Charmelia really puts us in the mood for fall! This gorgeous flower represents admiration and is a beautiful pairing to the lavender rose, both in appearance and in sentiments. These beauties can live for up to 21 days when cared for adequately. Their vase life is long-lasting, just like the love they represent.

Bronze and Magenta Poms: Poms are such happy flowers! They are known as “nature’s cheerleaders” and express joy, cheerfulness, and love. Since fall is associated with Thanksgiving, happiness, and family, including such happy flowers in bronze and magenta for an autumn twist felt so right!

Want to learn how to properly arrange this month’s bouquet? On October 23, our in-house flower experts Bill and Kris will be hosting a virtual flower arranging session From Supermarket to Super Stunning Flowers to teach you how to create a beautiful arrangement. Grab October’s bouquet and join us!

Tag #MyLoneStarLiving on a photo of your arrangement to be featured!

Five Ways to Make Your Home Cozier During Quarantine

Hey girl! Are you the “quarantine is the pits” type or the “leave me alone with my books and my coffee” girl? Either way…we hear you! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five ways to make your home cozier during quarantine!

We’re in our fifth month of quarantine and working from home in pajamas is becoming a total drag. Staying at home is beginning to feel like it will never come to an end. Although we can’t control how long we will be confined to our homes, but we can control how we feel about our environment. Staying positive about our space is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to keeping cabin fever under control and surviving a pandemic. Below are some hacks for transforming your living space into your personal haven where you’ll be glad to be quarantined.

Clean and Re-organize

Who doesn’t love a clean space? Keeping your environment clean and organized is good for your mind and can help you enjoy spending time at home. If your home looks a little hectic, take this time to turn it around and clean! In fact, putting on some music and deep cleaning the house may help you feel productive and result in a more relaxing atmosphere.

You can start by rearranging the furniture in the room or creating a corner for lounging around and working. These changes might seem small but can make the world of a difference! All of a sudden spending all day at home doesn’t look too bad.

Light Some Candles!

Everyone knows that candles are the ultimate way to set a soothing environment. There’s something about the flickering candlelight and the scent that sets the mood for relaxation. If you’re in the market for some candles, consider purchasing some with essential oils as a way to practice aromatherapy.

This alternative form of holistic therapy can help improve and balance you emotionally and physically. Working, exercising and living in the same place is enough to make anyone stir-crazy and candles may help reduce some of that stress and anxiety.

Make Your Home Cozier with Flowers

Have you ever received flowers that you WEREN’T happy about? Unlikely. That’s because flowers make us happy. Adding elements of nature like flowers inside the home promotes well-being. Studies show that flowers naturally reduce stress, boost moods, and can even make us more productive.

Decorating areas in the home with a beautiful bouquet improves both the look and the ambiance of the house and brings some happiness to make it a cozy home.