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Mother-In-Law Day is a Real Holiday

Men are what their mothers made them - Emerson

Whether you love her or love to hate her - with out your mother-in-law you would still be single. As it happens there is a day dedicated, officially, to mother-in-laws and it is the fourth Sunday in October also know as this Sunday.

Last week I sent myself flowers from The Bouqs. Technically, the company reached out to me to do a review and become an affiliate (legal stuff: I received a bouquet to facilitate this review and this contains affiliate links. Opinions are my own and I will only receive compensation if you purchase flowers through the links in this post) and I agreed. Who doesn't love to get flowers?  And, I have no qualms sending them to myself, at work.

The flowers come from some Volcano in South America, on the equator, harvested by vestal virgins who carefully package them for travel, ship in cold storage at 4 degrees (to keep flowers in a sleep state), and arrive at your door. I am lying about vestal virgins. The catch is you have to order your flowers at least six working days in advance but if you need them sooner, like for mother-in-law's day, they have farms in California that ship directly from the farm, overnight, to your doorstep for another $10 more.

Dawn #BouqLove is brightening this dreary day! Thanks @thebouqs for the stunning bouquet of #roses #treatyoself #autumn colors #freshflowers

I've also noticed that they don't seem to be able to deliver on Mondays and weekends so taking advantage of their concierge service would be a helpful for those who forget and need to plan ahead. As in order today so your mother-in-law will think you are great at planning ahead.

The flowers I ordered are called Dawn and are roses with a wonderful shade of orange with hints of pink. They were a big hit with all the ladies in the office who constantly stopped by my desk to tell me that they loved them, they smelled good, and what an amazing husband I have to send them for no reason.

My husband does send me flowers for no reason so I never really saw a need to correct those who thought he sent them and those who wonder who would send me flowers I let them think what they want 'cause they were just mad that they have no man.

Someone from The Bouqs commented on my instagram share that I should trim the stems to support the blooms, which I did and they were right. I also took the advice on their site (and the box) on how to remove the flowers, trim, and basicly care for them to insure the most flower for the buck.

By Thursday they still looked great -

Dawn @TheBougs roses #BouqLove

And, on Monday when I came back into the office the blooms still looked (and smelled) pretty.

I don't even like roses but these are just gorgeous!

I think the California farms have a wider selection of flowers I prefer like gerbera daisies and sunflowers and for only $10 more (plus faster shipping). The Volcano growers have gorgeous looking mini calla lilies that I would have loved to have gotten. Both have roses in many amazing colors. I think this is a great service, no hidden fees, and you can't beat the price.

Now for the big question - will you be sending flowers to your mother-in-law?

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