A Southern Magnolia For Me!!

I turned 31 today and this arrived from my husband and the boys:

{A Southern Magnolia Tree}

I LOVE Magnolias...

{A magnolia my husband picked for me in our old neighborhood}

I'm actually kind of weird with the blooms because I just put them in front of my face and smell and say "ahhhh" and "Oh my gosh this smells soooo good" for an awkwardly long period of time.  (You can read about my obsession with them here)  But I can't wait to have some of my own!!  Enjoy your day!!



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28 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Happy 31st Lauren! Enjoy your new living and breathing Magnolia!

Mrs Jones said...

Happy Birthday!

Anne {Almost Home} said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! What a perfect gift from your boys!! I turn 31 in a couple months too (how can this be?! :). Also wanted to share that I think I'm going to enroll in the Sheffield Design Program--I'm very excited and appreciate the recommendation you gave for the program!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

Amy@eatsleepdecorate said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! I think that Magnolias might be my favorite tree too! Something southern and romantic about them.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

I asked for the exact same thing a few years back for Mother's Day. A kindred spirit

My husband thankful he never has to shop for jewelry.

Katy Costner said...

Happy birthday!! So thoughtful and beautiful! Enjoy your day. x

Megan Lee said...

Happiest of birthdays! Can't wait to see the new spot for the tree.

theanatomyofdesign.com said...

Happy Birthday! Such a lovely gift. Hope you have a great day!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Such a beautiful tree! I was so sad when we had to tear down this HUGE old one at our new house last week -it was bad for the house (planted RIGHT up against it!). house or tree...hmmmmm

ArchitectDesign™ said...

PS: A tree is the best birthday gift ever!

Kristi Lynn said...

I know what you mean about smelling them, Lauren! Ours is in full bloom and I can't.stop.smelling! I love the smell of magnolias! Happy Birthday!!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy Birthday!

That is the perfect gift, for you and your wonderful new home!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Happy birthday! I share your obsession with magnolias and I keep putting it on the old wishlist. You are one lucky gal!

Abby M. said...

Happy Birthday! What a perfect gift for you. Enjoy the moment!
Abby M.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Happy birthday! What a lovely gift to receive. There is a house down the street with the most beautiful magnolia tree. I wait and wait for it to bloom every year and then find excuses to walk by it and smell it all in.

michiganhome said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! Bless you and all your boys! I absolutely love your blog; you put so much into each post, and the way you explain your take on life and decorating is so fulfilling to read!

Love, Michiganhome

Anna said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful gift!

http://www.preciouslyme.com/ said...

Happy Birthday!
And this magnolia tree is an amazing gift! I really love the magnolia flowers ♥

Sarah K said...

Happy Birthday! I too love Magnolia Trees, beautiful flowers and leaves. Enjoy your day.

kayce hughes said...

Happy Birthday! I love the smell of magnolias. We have a big one that the kids call "the climbing tree". I always thought that could be my first candle.

Anne Hardock said...

HappY BirthdaY, Lauren!!!!!!! Trees are one of my favorite gifts!! We have a "gifted" ginkgo in our front that makes me smile every time I pull in or out of the driveway. Did you know that inhaling the scent of a beautiful bloom and being fully in that moment is one of the secrets to a happy life? ;)
xo, Anne

Christina Schmiesing said...

Happy birthday, Lauren. Love the tree and it is probably time you watch the movie, "Steel Magnolias" with Julia Roberts - if you haven't already!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Happy birthday! What a perfect gift from your thoughtful boys!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

HAPPY MAGNOLIA DAY!!!! What a great gift!!

Katharine Wood said...

Happy bday!! I love catching up with ur blog and life when I get a chance ;) BTW what do u do to stay in shape and look so good with three little boys and what looks like a very consuming business ?

yuko said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! What a beautiful gift... My husband and son got me a weeping cherry tree for my first Mother's day, and every time I look at it, I remember that special day. May you be blessed with many beautiful Magnolia blooms for years to come!

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