This was meant to be a blog post about cheap and easy ways to make your flowers last longer, but a spotlight hogging picture loving human(me) hijacked the shoot and made it all about her, selfish much?

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In her defense, she invited the flowers to take pictures with her at their own shoot, that should count for something, shouldn’t it? lol!

The lesson here, friends, is a moment is just that, a split second, an instant never to be recovered. A copy cat could come close but never to the slightest detail so why chase copy cats when you can seize the moment. Like Nike says, “just do it.”

…….. Oh yes where was I?



1.Change the water regularly(use warm water)

This one is super obvious and more of a reminder,the longer your flowers stay in the same water the more bacteria will build up and kill them.

2.Sugar and Bleach

Fill the vase with warm water then add a teaspoon of sugar and a drop of bleach.The bleach acts as an antibacterial agent while the sugar is food for the flowers.

3. Aspirin

Crush a tablet of aspirin and stir it into the water.Aspirin contains Salicylic acid which will help keep the water clean and free from bacteria.

 4. Vinegar & Sugar

Add a teaspoon of vinegar and sugar to the warm water.The vinegar will mitigate bacteria where as the sugar will act as food.


5.Copper  coins

Adding a number of copper coins to the warm water is probably the weirdest of the list.The copper is believed to act as an antibacterial agent

I chose to use bleach & sugar, which I must say worked out great. These are my six day old roses looking fabulous, sadly they died on day nine, rest in peace roses.17310417_10203222801886708_1484499071_o.jpg



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What do you guys think of this post? let me know in the comment section.

PS : My whole outfit was thrifted except the top which is from Mr Price.


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Until Next time

Ciao xoxo




13 Comments Add yours

  1. allabouttayblog says:

    I did not know you can use all of those other ingredients for plants , I learned something new 😃

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    1. Marian says:

      I am so glad I helped you learn something new,I hope you have fun trying them ❤

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      1. allabouttayblog says:

        I will have to try those ideas out 😃

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      2. Marian says:

        Let me know how it goes 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      3. allabouttayblog says:

        Ok I will 😊

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  2. Chilo says:

    I am going to try the sugar and bleach. Love the post 😊❤️


    1. Marian says:

      Thank you :),Let me know how it goes ❤ ❤


    1. Marian says:

      Thankyou for reading😘

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  3. Fitzgerald says:

    Hehehe Love the intro

    See i did take the time to read your blog and i say thumbs Up! didn’t know copper did that though O.o

    Fitz 😛

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    1. Marian says:

      hahaha and I say thank you for taking the time to visit my blog :). Now you can add that to your knowledge bucket lol ❤ ❤


  4. I call myself a flower lover yet had no idea😫. Thank u for the info😄

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    1. Marian says:

      Hahaha this was my exact reaction,when I found out about these too.thank-you for dropping by 😘


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