Just-Because Gifts

We have had a rough couple months ’round here–especially the last two weeks.  You may have noticed a lack of big projects here lately.  My handyman and the muscles of the operation, Chris, has been working extremely late at his job launching an entirely new website.  Last night he strolled home around 2am and he was out the door this morning at 7.  I can tell he is tired.  Taking care of Greta by my lonesome 24/7 has also been pretty taxing and throw in some health issues that  showed up on my part–we are kind of a wreck.  
While my health may take a little bit to get back on track, Chris should be wrapping up his company’s new website today.  Woot.  In the meantime, through all the long days away from each other–we happened to both get each other a little something to let the other know–you’re on my mind.  Cue the “ahhh”s or maybe you are rolling your eyes.  Ha!  Either way, you should know that Chris has only given me flowers one other time in our relationship and that was back in ’08.  
These beauties arrived yesterday via delivery boy.  I was so shocked and my exhausted, sad tears quickly turned to beyond-delighted tears.  There was a little note that said, “Hope your day gets better.”  And it did.  

Having fresh flowers in the house really livens the place up.  My just-because-gift for Chris was a little less traditional.  A scalp massager:

It was less than $5 on Amazon and one of those things that when I saw it, I thought, “Chris would love that thing.”  So I ordered it and it came on the perfect day.  Have you ever tried it?  Ah. Maze. Zing.

The two are kind of a silly pair, but so are we.  Anyone else work like a maniac?  How do you balance your relationship? Give any romantic or silly just-because gifts?

Psst.  I have been working a special project for all of y-o-u behind the scenes.  Look forward to the big reveal real soon.


  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Love it! Thanks, Ashlee.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Ashlee Peterson

    Be careful with the lily pollen…it gets everywhere and stains TERRIBLY. You can pull off the open pollen pods and throw them away, (if you get to them before they are open it’s even better) and you can remove the pollen from the bloom using a pipe cleaner (fold the pipe cleaner in half and gently rub the bloom with the bent part of the stem/loop) :) (Just some little tricks from the florist over here…I couldn’t help myself!)

  • Hope you’re feeling better :) The little things really do help!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Diana @ Boy + Girl

    I have that massager! INCREDIBLE!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    You won’t regret getting the massager. All three of us LOVE it.

  • Awww, you two are so sweet! Hope you’re feeling better :)

  • Reply December 31, 2012


    and I KNOW Ry reads your blog :-) I think I need to order that scalp massager for muah :-)

    Lilies are definitely one of my favorite flowers! Spring is right around the corner!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Andrea Hernandez

    I’ll just forward this off to Rodrigo.

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