• Window Dressing

    We had some downtime at the shop yesterday, so we busied ourselves fall-ifying the place. {Speaking of fall: in the spirit of the new season, I’m burning a gifted Rafa Natural “harvest” soy candle as I pound out this post; it’s warm, spicy heaven in a jar.} When all the day’s deliveries were done, my

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  • Window Dressing With Paper Flowers

    Inspiration: Flourish Yesterday afternoon was rainy and quiet around the shop. It was the first mellow day since the first of the month, so after sending my staff home early for some much-deserved R&R, I searched out some happy music on Spotify and got to work springifying the place. These paper flowers were so simple

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  • in lieu of a proper holiday recap

    At the start of each holiday, I tell myself I’m going to take a bazillion behind-the-scenes snapshots around the flower shop, which I’ll use to pen a deliciously detailed Day in the Life of a Florist blog post. Won’t that be interesting?! Don’t get excited just yet; I only managed to snap five [poorly-lit] randoms with

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  • be my valentine

    In our business, the weeks leading up to a major holiday are usually more critical (and stressful) than the holiday itself. I don’t know much about football, but I imagine it’s similar to training for the Super Bowl. If you don’t put in the weeks of planning and preparation leading up to the big game,

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  • while I was out…

    Remember when I used to blog?  Life’s been crazy, but so good. I took a little break to soak it all in, away from my laptop. Since we last saw each other, I designed two weddings, a rehearsal dinner, an 18-table brunch, and a sweet 16 party (and those were just the big ones). A few

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  • while I was out…

    In the last seven days, I: Designed 88 event centerpieces, two bridal bouquets, 32 boutonnieres, and 1 homecoming corsage. Threatened bodily harm to my computer when my point of sale network crashed last Monday afternoon. {Did you know a florist’s POS system is like the central nervous system of her business? Me neither, until mine

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