Flowers can help everyone start the new school year off on the right foot. According to research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. “Flowers bring about [...]
This time last year we were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a feast of beer, potatoes and a healthy side of… flowers!
I can’t help but smile when I see these festive place settings that are just perfect for a St. Patrick’s themed meal. Mashed potatoes, corned beef and cabbage will all be served at my [...]
Just when you thought your Valentine flowers were done here are two more tricks and tips to make the last few blooms more then just a memory. Waxing fresh flowers is a craft that dates back to the Victorian era. It’s quite easy and inexpensive to do. It just takes a little practice, because [...]
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 02:03:21 under Floral Gifts, Flower Care & Handling, How-To's, Silk & Dried Flowers, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day.
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With the craziness of Valentine’s Day officially over and a holiday weekend quickly approaching, I thought it might be a great time to do a round up of some of my favorite romantic ideas for those of us who may be celebrating their love for each other this long weekend!
Have a lovely weekend, and remember: [...]
Here are a few basic tips and ideas for creating your own wreaths either as a gift to yourself or for a friend.
Keep your eyes open for bargains with possibilities. I always check out the clearance section at various stores for items that can easily be transformed with a few fresh flowers or greens. [...]
Inspired by the ancient tradition of featuring a different floral arrangement in front of a home to identify the family and profession of the resident, I created these one of a kind designs. These are the kind of arrangements that I really like to create as gifts. They are so personal and take more thought [...]
Now that we are in December I hardly know where to start. I have so much that I want to share with you, from ideas for decorating your home using what you already have to the hot new colors for Christmas, creative gifting ideas, and even more creative ways to wrap those gifts. One can [...]
You can carve more than just a happy faced Jack-o-Lantern into your pumpkins. Why not use these ubiquitous fall orange squash to spell out a special message? I set this vignette up to congratulate my niece and her then fiancé on their engagement.
Not up to carving your own? Find a great alternative here.
Sweet Treat Indeed
The summer weather is here and that can only mean one thing; graduation time! Whether graduating kindergarten or college, it is a blissful, bittersweet celebration. This is their day to shine, and what is a better way to make the day even more memorable then giving them a one of a kind wrist corsage that [...]
The Kentucky Derby is a great reason to throw a fabulous party. Here are some tips to help you create the feeling of fun and excitement in the comfort of your own home!
Your centerpiece will represent “The Infield”, which is the flat grassy area inside of the track. The infield is famous for hosting a [...]