Monday, May 24, 2010

April 2010 Designs

Some designs from April, including weddings, prom, general delivery and sympathy.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Furry Family

I missed posting last week.  And I realized I was just tired of thinking about flowers last Monday.  (Mother's Day, Weddings, Events, etc.)  While I LOVE flowers and designing, sometimes, I just need a break.  So this week I'm posting about something other than flowers...the cute & cuddly members of my family.

Laney: the best cuddle pup EVER.  She's almost 11 and will always be my little puppy.


She REALLY likes peanut butter...

Putter: has the best attitude.  I want to come back as a Putter in my next life.  If I'm ever in a bad mood, his cheerfullness, his contentment with life is inspiring.

Putter got his name because he found Jason on the disc-golf course a few years ago.

Maya: likes to be sweet and friendly, then take your hand off.  Except me. She loves me. And Adrian (most of the time).  She's almost 16 and it took about 14 years before she became a nice cat.

     You can see who's in charge in this house...

There are some other pets but they aren't cute and cuddly.  We'll save them for another time.

Monday, May 3, 2010

HOLIDAY ALERT: Mother's Day is This Sunday (May 9th)

Here in Fayetteville, both Mother's Day and the U of A graduation take place on the 2nd weekend in May.  This makes for a VERY busy weekend for florists, restaurants, and anyone else servicing the celebratory market in this area.  It also creates some serious traffic delays, as anyone trying to make a timed delivery has found out.  May is also a busy month for weddings, with many couples not realizing the extra difficulties of planning a wedding on this date in this area.

Here are some helpful tips in planning your weekend:
1) Thinking of taking Mom out for dinner on Sunday? Want to send flowers out of state?  Want to send flowers in town?   Planning a spa day for Mom?
  --The answer for any of these is DO IT TOMORROW!  Don't wait.  Make reservations, call your florist (i.e. ME), purchase the card & gift certificate.  Whatever it is, just go ahead and take care of it tomorrow.  You'll save yourself a lot of stress and problems.  I promise. Plus you'll make all those service people happy that they aren't having to scramble to fill your order.
2) If you aren't attending graduation and you aren't taking your mother somewhere...
   A. Stay home.  Leave the roads and restaurants to those who are.  We'll all be happier.
   B. Get out of town.  Preferably somewhere that doesn't rely on a wait-staff to feed you, 'cause they'll be busy, too.
3) If you are involved in one of these activities, SMILE.  We really do love you as customers and clients.  You're what it's about.
Love and Hugs to all the Moms out there.  Thank you for taking care of us, for loving and teaching us.
Congratulations to all the new graduates.  Good luck in everything you do.
Wishing you a wonderful life together to all the newlyweds!

What are YOU doing this weekend?