>9/30: Pardon the Interruption

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Well guys, I did it. I survived my first Valentine’s Day in the flower business. Thanks for all the well-wishes and encouraging messages over the last few days! 
Sorry things were a little quiet around here, but a long weekend of 12-hour days crammed with wrangling phones, cleaning flowers, and organizing hundreds of deliveries didn’t leave much time for blogging. We designed and delivered nearly 300 arrangements between Friday and Monday, and closed the shop on Tuesday to rest up and recover. 
Even though we worked our tail feathers off, I’m so thankful for a successful holiday! Every time I felt myself getting tired or overwhelmed, I thought of how incredibly blessed we are to be busy when so many people and small businesses are struggling right now. 
Did you get flowers for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to see what other shops around the country sent out on Monday. Email me a photo of your flowers from your sweetie, and I’ll put together a post so we can share the “love”! Send your photo to aprettypennyblog[at]yahoo[dot]com with Valentines Flowers in the subject line. 

24 thoughts on “>9/30: Pardon the Interruption

  1. >Oh my goodness, I love that necklace and the lace top! I'm so glad that you had a good holiday and you survived! That was smart to take off the next day too. You certainly look bright-eyed and well rested! Hope you're feeling good!

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  2. >Woohoo! Congratulations on not only surviving, but seemingly thriving on your 1st Valentine's Day in the business. :)Glad to have you back though. Been missing your pretty face & adorable ensembles around here…

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  3. >Congrats on surviving the first of hopefully many! When I was younger I dreamed of opening up my own shop. Now I do photography and get to photography your beautiful arrangements (and still would not-so-secretly love a part-time job in a flower shop)!Call Me Life

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  4. >You look absolutely fabulous in green :)This year I did not get flowers…. my husband is on a business trip – WHICH IS NO EXCUSE!!!! :(Anyways, I'll send you last years….BTW I am linking a photo of you I found via glamour, but could not find the photo on your site…http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/slaves-to-fashion/2010/09/27/0928best-dressed-reader_fa.jpgBut if you send me the link I can link directly and give you the credit.I am using the picture as "INSPIRED BY" in what I am wearing today-

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  5. >Congrats! That's really exciting, and I bet you were a rock star during the whole stressful process. And congrats on this cute outfit! I love green on you, and that necklace is to die for.

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