The Bouqs Company

I’ve probably ordered flowers from The Bouqs Company half a dozen times since their inception in 2012. Their flower arrangements are gorgeous, unique, and decently priced for the quality that you get. Even better – they are a company that actually LISTENS. Their customer service is on point. I once mentioned that the flowers I received were a little less than perky and they issued a store credit that I used to buy flowers at a later date (which arrived perfectly).

I’m not really a flower girl to be honest. I would much rather you buy me a plant that I can stick in the ground versus a bouquet of flowers that will only wilt and decay. But there is something so special about the selection at The Bouqs company that I couldn’t help but to order myself a bouquet around the Christmas holiday. My bouquet lasted nearly a month before I finally tossed it (as it aged, I found myself fascinated at how it changed) but still scented the room with a fresh floral scent.

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I’m also currently eyeballing this gorgeous bouquet:

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“Bewitched” from the Bouqs Company – Deluxe version includes 24 mixed stems for $65

 

Good news! The Bouqs Company is offering 20% Off + Free Shipping with Code: ROMANCE20 (Valid through 2/14) [affiliate link]. So place your order tonight for a great little Valentine’s Day pick me up for yourself or someone special in your life.

Elizabeth City Ghost Walk

First off – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Yesterday was my birthday. 🙂 I had a good day surrounded by some of my loved ones.

This past weekend was an exciting one. Friday night, my mom took me out to eat at 309 Bistro. She got steak and a salad, I got the Red Eye Gravy Chicken with brussel sprouts casserole and gruyere potatoes. It was a delicious combination. 309’s red eye gravy is perfect with just a bit of a spicy kick. I finished off my meal with a chocolate bundino. It was a perfect finish – chocolately without being overwhelming sweet.

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Saturday night, my boyfriend took me out to eat at Logan Ray’s, a local downtown bar. I had never been there before but it had a good atmosphere. From there, we made our way to the Elizabeth City Ghost Walk. The theme for this year’s walk was the Jazz Age featuring prohibition and bootleggers. Our first stop was the Arts of the Albemarle building. I had never been there before, but I have heard that it puts on a lot of plays/shows during the year. It also is a local art gallery. I really enjoyed exploring it.

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There were 7 or 8 stops on the walking tour, taking you from private homes to the courthouse to a local graveyard. I enjoyed myself but I did notice that unlike the Edenton Ghost Walk that I went on a few years ago, the EC one did not contain many ghost stories. Instead, reenactors talked as if they were a spirit from the prohibition era, giving us glimpses into their lives. Some of the history was quite fascinating! The final stop on the ghost walk was a local cemetery, which was my favorite stop. I loved going to a cemetery after dark!

Tickets for the ghost walk were $12 each or $10 with military ID and there was also transportation provided between each destination in case you chose not to walk everywhere (and we did not feel like walking to each home).

Arts of the Albemarle
516 East Main St,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

309 Bistro and Spirits
309 S Broad St,
Edenton, NC 27932

Happy *Belated* Birthday to Me!

Well, as of yesterday, I am officially 26 years old – which in my mind means that I am getting old. I had a lovely day with my mom and her boyfriend. We did a little bit of shopping and I treated myself to my free birthday burger from Red Robin. I won $10 in the VA Zombie scratch off and I received TWO birthday cakes, plus flowers/balloon/candy from my friend.

Friday night, I went with some of the girls from work to “Upstairs/Downtown”, which basically allowed us to explore some of the downtown Edenton apartments. It was amazing to see how much space all the places had and how they utilized the historical aspects of the buildings, such as the gorgeous exposed brick.

PicMonkey CollageI still am planning to post about my Ocracoke/New Burn/Beaufort/etc trip with mom from last weekend, but I’m still working my way through the photographs I took. It’s crazy to think that I took almost 400 pictures of my trip inside of North Carolina, but when I went to Dragon*Con, I took only 40 pictures. Oh well. I might work on that tonight while I’m waiting for the new season of ‘The Walking Dead’ to start tonight!