Blue is my all time favourite colour and I love blue hydrangeas! Paired with blue and white transfer ware, they make the perfect Summer display.
In the past, my cut hydrangeas always wilted which made me hesitant to cut them to bring inside. I'd pinned a tip about preventing cut hydrangeas from wilting by dipping the stems in boiling water for 30 seconds before arranging them so I decided to try it. Guess what? It worked! My hydrangeas stayed fresh and wilt free for over a week.
We've been dealing with leaks this week. I discovered a leak in the basement from a broken pipe that needed to be repaired immediately. Thankfully, I have a very talented brother who fixed it and saved us a fortune by not having to hire a plumber! While he was here, he replaced my kitchen faucet. I've learned that plumbing repairs never go as planned. We're dealing with builder's grade materials that are aging and wearing out so we also ended up replacing both drains in the sink because one was rusted through and broke as soon as it was touched. A few trips to Home Depot and about two days of work had everything running smoothly again and I have a lovely new kitchen faucet. In the middle of this, our fridge was leaking from a clogged drain that is also now thankfully fixed. And a shower faucet that hasn't worked in almost two years has finally been replaced. Our home is nice and dry again and everything is working as it should. A good feeling!