Thursday, April 22, 2010


Here at Flora, we are spending every moment we can find to get our back yard garden to grow grow grow! We are already off to a magnificent start and really looking forward to what the summer has in store for our little baby buds!

One thing that Flora loves about the back yard is that it's OUR space to do whatever we please! We think it is a great idea to make your outdoor space your own, and a wonderful way to do that is with special little surprises that are all YOU!

Plant your favorite flowers and repurpose an old table and chairs so you can plop yourself down with a book and a glass of lemonade! It's probably about time you catch up with that old friend of yours... might as well do it in your own back yard (they will surely be impressed).

Make your space even more personal with objects that you love! Have an arts and crafts session with your kids or friends and create some decorations!

Not only is this a creative outlet, but it's a place for you to go when you just need to get away for a second. Or an hour. Or hey, maybe even a day or two (I have seen some adorable little tents on the market this season)!

So slap on some sunscreen and head on down to the basement or over to your nearest thrift store to pick up some furniture and fixins!

Happy hunting!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bouquet Bonanza!

Hello Spring! How are you? It's been a while. We are so glad you're here to stay!

We hope everybody had a wonderful Easter weekend, filled with pastel goodies and beautiful blooms out in the yard! Spring is the time for colors, colors, colors galore and we are so happy to add to the mix!

Flora has been "working" hard to provide the most memorable and fantastic creations yet! One of our favorite things to do is help brides create the Wedding bouquet of their dreams! The bouquet is one of the best ways to personalize a wedding and let your loved ones see exactly how unique your style is, because there's only one of these little puppies and you're the one who is holding it!

The bride's bouquet started out as tradition in some cultures as a tool to ward off evil spirits. Now it can become your best accessory to let the good vibes in! Use your bouquet to make a bigger statement than your sweet mama's old, new, borrowed, and blue (unless you want blue flowers in your bouquet, of course)!

There are all kinds of fun things to consider when choosing the bouquet that's right for you! What visual style do you want for yourself? Do you want your dress and hair to say "romantic"? Then you probably want your bouquet to too!

You can always do your favorite colors of course, if that's what truly makes you happy! One of our friends LOVES the color purple, and this little beauty would be right up her ally!

Then again, your wedding is a new beginning! It's always fun to try something new. Go with your gut! If you feel a special connection to a certain flower or color, even though it's not one you would usually pick, then try it out! Work around it and maybe you can come up with something that is just perfect for your new life with the one you love!

We love this part of our service and we LOVE seeing the look on the bride's face when she sees the bouquet of her dreams!

Stay tuned for more springtime love!
Happy mid-April, everybody!