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holiday hangover: mother’s day edition

05/13/2014 11 Comments

holiday hangover: mother’s day edition

05/13/2014 11 Comments
A Pretty Penny | Holiday Hangover
{ This bouquet has nothing to do with Mother’s Day; I made it  for a sweet bride last month. But isn’t she lovely? Hydrangea and peach campanella garden roses, for the win. }

I’m slowly making my way back to the land of the living after spending the last week in a flower shop black hole. I’m a little worse for the wear this afternoon. The adrenaline is gone; the lack of sleep, hydration and decent nutrition is catching up with me — it turns out you can’t sustain on donuts and Starbucks alone past age 25, which is a real letdown– and I haven’t had a proper break to recharge.

But — it was such a great week.

One of the biggest challenges of small business ownership (besides the near impossibility of following through with vacation plans) is finding a team of people who get your vision and share your passion for what you do. Our small staff is incredible and dedicated, and together we powered through over 300 orders last week like it weren’t no thang.

They showed up early every morning and I had to literally kick them out every night; they never complained and even forgot they were supposed to get paid when I passed out their checks Friday afternoon, several hours later than usual because I missed the day-of-the-week memo. They love our business as much as I do, and I love them for it.

Maybe it’s the sleep deprivation or deep-muscle exhaustion that’s making me extra emotional, but I can’t stop thinking about how lucky we are; I even get a little choked up when I realize, hey, we’re totally doing this. Despite my irrational worries that I’ll wake up tomorrow and the florist industry will cease to exist, people keep calling, and coming in, and sharing a small part in our story. They like us, they really like us!

My cousin called from St. Louis a few weeks ago, and in our long-overdue convo about life and work and sports and such (just kidding, he knows better than to bring up sports) he asked if I wanted to stay in this business for the long haul. To which I honestly and emphatically replied, “You know, I really, really do! But maybe ask me again after Mother’s Day.”

Well… even now, headachy and overtired and in the throes of an epic holiday hangover, I can’t imagine any place I’d rather be.

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady 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.

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11 Comments

  • onesteponestory 06/02/2014 at 4:20 am

    Beautiful flowers, colours go oh so beautifully together!

  • gajamos 05/30/2014 at 7:09 pm

    That orange color!!

  • I always learn something on your blog and I LOVE your positive ‘tude – it really comes across. Keep calm and keep those lovely bouquets coming.

  • Netsurfer 05/14/2014 at 8:12 pm

    Sweet! Entrepreneurship at its finest. You love what you do. How fortunate you are. That’s exactly what I’m in search of and this post keeps me hopeful.

  • Amy 05/14/2014 at 9:01 am

    hope you can find so you time to relax and get some sleep

  • Carolina E 05/14/2014 at 8:20 am

    So happy that you had a great Mother”Day,just think of all those Moms
    you made happy with your beautiful flowers .Blessed We Are.
    Missed your blog tho!!

  • fashionforlunch 05/14/2014 at 3:18 am

    pretty flowers!
    http://fashionforlunch.net

  • Life Style Over 40 05/14/2014 at 12:15 am

    Lovely post and a great bouquet of flower. Sara

  • Sheri 05/13/2014 at 6:50 pm

    So glad the business is going well! You deserve it! Sometime in your downtime ( yeah, ha ha) you should read The Language of Flowers…..think you might appreciate it! Hugs

    • keiralennox 05/13/2014 at 7:18 pm

      Oh my gosh, Sheri, I just finished it!! I found it at a used bookstore last month and devoured it in a weekend. I loved it! And now I really want to study up on the Victorian language of flowers and use it in my bouquets. :-)

  • Cortneybre 05/13/2014 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful bouquet! I just love your posts they are always so upbeat and I love following your flowershop goings on! (and outfits too!) :) Cortneybre…
    http://cortneybre.com

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