Get Through the Winter Blahs with Spring Flowers

Winter can be so dull.  The cold makes many people ache, the weather can trap you in your home for days, and you might even end up with no electricity for hours if enough snow and ice hit.  A lot of people get the winter blues during these cold months, but hope is in sight: spring is almost here!  While winter may have a few more chilly surprises for us, you can help fight the winter blues by adding some gorgeous spring flowers to your home. The bright blooms of flowers and their lovely scents can help cheer you up.  There have actually been studies done that show flowers have an effect on people’s emotions.  They truly do make us happier.  This happiness actually lasts even after the flowers are gone.  It’s truly amazing how much better a bouquet of flowers can make you feel. If you’re suffering from the winter blues, get out there and do something about it!  You might not be able to take a walk in the part because the weather is still too cold, but you can bring some of the sights and smells of the outdoors into your home with a bright, beautiful spring bouquet.  Let us help you with all of your spring flower needs in Roanoke,...

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Our Favorite Romantic Movies

There are a lot of classic romantic movies out there, and many people love them.  But there are also some more modern movies that are romantic without really being considered “romantic” movies.  We love them just as much as we love traditional romantic films. •    WALL-E.  Sure, most people wouldn’t think of WALL-E as a romantic movie, but think about it.  In amidst of WALL-E’s crazy adventure, he meets and falls in love with EVE.  It’s definitely a romantic film. •    Brokeback Mountain.  While it doesn’t feature your traditional romantic couple, this movie, which made waves by featuring the love story of two men, is tender in all the right places, even if it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. •    Somewhere in Time.  This interesting 1980 film stars Christopher Reeve as a young writer who sees a photo of a beautiful woman (played by Jane Seymour) and decides he must be with her.  The problem?  It’s 1980, and the photo was taken in 1912.  He believes he travels back in time to meet her, but does he really? •    Can’t Buy Me Love.  Sure, it seems like a cliché now.  How many movies have featured the story of a hot guy or girl dating a nerd for either money or as a dare?  But while this tale has been told to death now, it was still fairly fresh in 1987 when Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson played a high school nerd and the girl who agrees to date him for a month just to help him become cool.  Of course, by the end of the movie, she’s fallen in love with him for real. •    Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and many other Disney movies.  Some people don’t think to include animated films on their lists of romantic movies, but almost all of them feature a love story.  It can be really fun to pull out some classic Disney movies and get lost in the fantastic stories they tell. What romantic movies...

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