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 [...]
If you were the lucky recipient of a beautiful floral arrangement from someone special this Valentine’s Day, you want the flowers to last as long as possible. Following these simple steps will ensure that you will enjoy them for at least an extra two weeks.
After 2-3 days it is best to change the water and [...]
Halloween is a great opportunity to have some creative fun!
Here’s a quick centerpiece idea for your Halloween festivities…
I love the purple, lime green, orange and black combination for the holiday, so when I saw Halloween M&M’s in the store, I immediately bought a few bags. Just another reason to buy candy! I developed a nested [...]
This original papier-mâché pumpkin from the 1950’s is my favorite Halloween decoration. My mother-in-law gave it to me a few years ago. She finds the best stuff and knows my style to a tee!
With a few cuttings from your fall garden – here I used dahlias and asclepias – this old pumpkin becomes the happiest [...]
And speaking of flowers in pitchers, have you seen the new 1-800-FLOWERS.COM commercial featuring the Make Lemonade in a Pitcher arrangement? If not, check it out here.
I love this product. It’s a bouquet of white and yellow daisies in a clear pitcher with floating lemon slices. It’s a fresh feel-good bouquet, which you [...]
Now that you’ve put all of your holiday decorations away doesn’t your home look so plain, empty, and boring? A simple bunch of fresh flowers can make a world of a difference! Try it – you’ll be amazed at the difference they make to your home. Pick up a bunch of flowers while [...]
Fire and Ice
This is a fabulous look for any special occasion during the winter and creating the dramatic effect of fire and ice couldn’t be easier.
Here’s what you need:
Double sided tape and/or spray adhesive
Glass votive candleholders
Plain clear glass beverage glasses
Container of stardust glitter
For the raised candle centerpiece, first I sprayed the outside of the votive [...]
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”
“When the power of love over overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Using icons from the decade in which the guest of honor was born, makes decorating fun and easy. Whether it’s the 50’s, 80’s, or 90’s, each decade has its own unique style and vibe. You can also mix it up and highlight the best of each decade throughout the life of the birthday [...]
Or Yankees, or Marlins, or whoever your home team might be! It’s easy to honor your favorite team with a few simple flower arrangements using branded items in unexpected ways. If you’re having a few friends over to watch the game, set the mood with these team color coordinated bouquets and everyone will [...]