>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. 

23 thoughts on “>8/30: Awkward and Awesome – Valentine’s Edition

  1. >Such a busy time of year for the floral industry! I was a delivery coordinator during Valentines for a gang of volunteer church ladies. They would deliver the arrangements for a donation to the church. Normally I was the delivery and everything else but a designer at the florist. Crazy times! Enjoy till Mothers Day!

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  2. >Love these awesomes & awkwards – I can only imagine what life is like in a flower shop around V-day! It seems like you really love what you do though – that's the most important thing. :)

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  3. >"tiny wrist corsages we've made this week for Daddy/Daughter Valentine's dances"Oh gosh. I'm dieing. I think I need a picture. That sounds utterly, utterly adorable. As do your mini cupcakes! Those picture of you are adorable, and I'm loving that fun yellow top! Bring on the color…

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  4. >aha! I found you out. I just discovered your blog like 5 minutes ago. After looking at a few of your outfits I thought, "she must live in Florida." Since we Floridians seem to be the only Americans with nice weather right now, my sleuthing was easy…and it says you're from FL on your profile. Sorry if this whole comment is creepy. Love the idea and your reasons behind this blog. I'm also trying to spend less and find creative ways to be stylish.

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  5. >yay for business and busy-ness! i'm sure you have your work cut out for you with valentines and all.i do love the yellow top and the cardigan! you look pretty as always

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  6. >Do not forget to tip your delivery drivers big time.!!!! I worker for 2 flower shops at the sametime for 2yrs delivering in all kinds of weather and never got a tip for the owners. Using my own van & I paid for all gas and up keep on it too.No even a card at Christmas or on my birthday. Cheap bi***ches. That's why I now make my own jewerly and sale it.

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  7. >looove awkward and awesomes! so fun! :] and i definitely need that shirt, pronto! :] what a fun blog! i love this! cant wait to catch up on the rest of your posts! :]-karlywww.karpluswade.blogspot.com

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  8. >I LOVE this outfit! I'm new to the blogging world and I'm already in love with yours. :) Check out my blog:www.ashopasholicslittlebudget.blogspot.comLike I said, I'm new…so I'm still learning the ropes.

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