Sunday, December 30, 2012


I've learned a lot in the last 9 months managing a flower shop.  Today as I went into the shop to work on flowers for a funeral, I had a thought, that I should share what I've learned and the importance of fresh flowers in daily life; so here it goes, the first of many "fleur" posts.  

We give flowers at big moments in life; birthdays, births, recitals, high school dances, anniversaries and weddings to name a few.  But we also give flowers for life's sad moments; hospital stays, cancer diagnosis, and loss.  While celebrating life's happy moments is always fun (and I'll blog more about that later) being part of some of the sad and intimate ones is an honor as a florist.

I wasn't sure how I would feel about funeral flowers when I started.  I knew it was part of the job and I was ok with that but how would I deal with it all was unknown.   I have to say that funeral work had become some of my favorite.  There is a special privilege that comes with creating the flowers that will be displayed at a funeral.  It may sound odd but I feel like flowers act as a visual hug for family and friends.  I hope that seeing a loved one surrounded by beauty brings a little comfort to those who are grieving during such difficult time.  Next time you're wondering what do give to a friend who's grieving I would suggest calling your local florist - our job is to convey your feelings in flowers.  And it is truly and honor to do so. 

new year, new look, new plan

A new year - can you believe we are just 2 days away from 2013?  It's amazing how time flies - I can't believe it's been 6 months since my last post!  My new job has kept me extremely busy - I feel like, I just now, have a decent gasp of my new schedule and can start to create a new routine.

I love the new look of my blog - thanks to The Cutest Blog on the Block 

The new plan is to post at least once a week - I have lots of new projects planned for the year and can't wait to share them all with you!  One of them is the 14 week home organizing challenge from A Bowl Full of Lemons  Check it out if you feel like your home could use a little order.

Here's to an absolutely fabulous and productive 2013!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012-2013 Stampin' Up Catalog

Drumroll......   Here it is - this year's Stampin' Up idea book & catalog!  There have been a few changes but it's still fabulous as always!  I have to say this year one of my favorite things in the catalog is the Designer Series Paper (DSP).  They are all wonderful and I can't wait to get my hands on them!  There are so many new stamp sets and accessories it would take too long to list all my favorites.  If you'd like your very own copy of this fabulous idea book and catalog just let me know!

Till next time, happy stampin'!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Big Changes

Over the last month my life has changed dramatically!  I decided to change careers - this is an exciting move and I'm so glad I took the leap!  For the last 9 years I've worked for our county health department as a health educator.  It's been a wonderful experience and I wouldn't trade my time there for anything I've made fabulous friends and participated in some great programs but it was time for a change.  I'm now the floral manager of our local flower shop!  I've been on the job for under a week and absolutely know I've made the right decision.  Everyday I work with beautiful flowers that bring smiles to peoples' faces and add a little comfort to those who are feeling a little down.  I can't wait for all that is to come!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Handmade Gift

I know Christmas was a few weeks ago but I just had to share.  I did finish one handmade gift!  The above table runner was a gift for my mom and I think it's just perfect for her coffee table!