>8/30: Awkward and Awesome – Valentine’s Edition

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Awkward: 
– Having someone hang up on you after you tell them the price of a dozen arranged roses.
– Getting dressed for a black tie community banquet in the bathroom of the shop in five minutes, following a 12-hour day of pure madness yesterday. Even more awkward: realizing you forgot your Spanx and spending the entire evening sucking your tummy in for dear life (and praying no one notices your boyshort VPL). 
– Answering the phone, “lasaterflowers.com, this is Keira!” Er, that’s not even the right URL.
– The guy who came in and asked me what flowers we had available in black. Because he was going to make a corsage (?) and Fed-Ex it to Chicago. And the ten minute conversation I had with him about all the ways that plan just wasn’t going to work.
– When people come back into the design space (which is clearly marked Employees Only) and stand over you watching you work on their arrangement, all while asking you a million questions.
– Getting two personal packages from UPS and Fed-Ex in the same day when your husband works with you. “It’s blog swag, boo, I swear!” 
Awesome:  

– Being super busy, especially in the midst of such a tough economy. Every time I find myself getting tired or worn thin, I remember just how blessed we are to have such a successful business that C’s parents worked incredibly hard to build. 
– My parents, who are spending the entire weekend working at the shop as free labor to help us get through the holiday. 
– Learning to arrange roses, just in time for the big day.
– My friends and their families, who have been incredibly supportive of C and me in our new business, and have called us this week to send flowers to their special someone. We appreciate you guys so much!
– The adorable mini cupcakes we’re sending out with our Valentine’s arrangements this year. If you receive a box and one is missing… it wasn’t me.
– All the adorable, tiny wrist corsages we’ve made this week for Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s dances. There’s nothing cuter than itty-bitty roses on a bracelet small enough for a seven year old. 

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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