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New Year | New Goals

I’m not big on traditional resolutions, but I’m all about jotting down a list of achievable personal and professional goals at the start of each…

Weekend Update

This was the first weekend of the season that felt like fall, and it was so lovely. I poured beer at Oktoberfest downtown Friday night,…

Weekend Update

The last of my outfits from my summer 30 for 30, a peek at the florals I designed for a wedding at Mackay Gardens, and a…

Checking In

I’m like, “hey, whatsup, hello!”

That break was longer than I planned. I just haven’t felt very inspired to blog lately; mostly because I’m tired. ;)

In the last seven months, I: moved our business, arranged — then rearranged — the new space; sourced new retail lines for an in-store gift boutique; survived three major floral holidays; designed and delivered a couple dozen weddings and corporate events; brought in new team members; hosted a handful of after-hours events in the shop; processed over 2000 “everyday” orders and deliveries; and managed all the day-to-day stuff of small business ownership (taxes, inventory, customer service, taxes, business plans, marketing, more taxes).

It’s an amazing time of transition and growth for our small business. When I melt into the couch at the end of each day with a big glass of wine, my heart is so full of gratitude it could burst. But pouring all my creative energy into my day job doesn’t leave much in the tank for nurturing hobbies.

Unless Netflix binging is a hobby, in which case, I’m killing it.

I just finished watching all nine seasons of The Office (the American version) and cried my way through the final episodes last week. At the end of the series finale, Phyllis says, “I’m happy that this was all filmed so I can remember everyone and what we did. I worked for a paper company all these years and I never wrote anything down.”

It reminded me why I love blogging.

On the surface, this space is a journal of my daily outfits with some posts about my favorite beauty products and the occasional crafty pursuit; but it’s layered with stories and anecdotes of my life over the last six years: from the days when I worked at the flower shop part time to help my mom-in-law while I “figured out my journey,” to our official purchase of the business and first relocation four years ago, to this crazy present moment.

Like the Dunder Mifflin archives, there’s a lot of monotony in the reel of this blog; but precious details and meaningful memories are fossilized in all these ordinary, everyday posts.

So even if I disappear for months at a time, I’m not leaving this little corner of the Internet any time soon. There’s still so much to document.

Thanks for sticking around.

 

I’m Still Alive!

Hi, Internet! It’s been a minute. C recently mentioned that I should update the blog, and I was all, “what’s it been, two, three weeks?” Oh,…

Today is mine.

Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes…