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Hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is nearly here. The early rose orders have gone to the flower growers, vases are stocked up and bows are being tied as fast as our nimble fingers can go. Time to get creative and plan for fabulous (and easy to make) designs for the holiday. Hearts-a-Flutter is perfect: quick, easy, and romantic. I think you will really enjoy this design how-to demonstration.

January 31, 2013

Elegant Calla Bridal Bouquet

Callas are such elegant and sophisticated flowers. What better blossom to use for that sophisticated bride’s bouquet? A simple sheath dress, a subtle color harmony of white and gold with a structural bouquet of callas: fabulous! Follow the step-by-step directions to make this Elegant Calla Bridal Bouquet. It is quick, easy, long-lasting and dramatic. The bride will love it and you will too. It is easy to see why the calla made the "Top 10 List" for favorite bridal flowers.

July 26, 2012

Summer Entertaining

Summertime, just the mention of the word can set me to dreaming of long sunny days, the fragrance of new mown grass, the warmth of sunshine on my face, country fairs, farmer’s markets, strawberries, colorful summer flowers and patio dinner parties. The long days and warm evenings of summer insist that we invite friends, chill wines and fire up the barbeque.

June 1, 2012

Homecoming Corsages

Football season has begun. Could homecoming festivities be far behind? Look out! Those corsage orders will soon be stacking up on the design table. Are you ready? With a little planning and preparation, homecoming can be grand fun. You might even make it to the game before half time. Browse through the following pages and we’ll show you how to create easy and beautiful Homecoming Corsages.

June 1, 2012

Glamorous Flower Jewelry

The spring fashions have hit the stores. My, oh my! Soft, flirty dresses in colorful floral prints fill the racks. The New York Times is displaying full-page advertisements (Eek! What must that cost?) of peony print fluff dresses. Girly-girl is definitely in style. These feminine, floral dresses demand "Glamorous Flower Jewelry" to compliment. Click through the following how-to pages and enjoy what may be the hottest accessory for proms this spring!

June 1, 2012

A Springtime Welcome

The joys and festivities of the winter holidays are over and the steady rhythm of winter living has set in. One of my great joys at this time of the year is spending time at home entertaining friends – nothing too fancy; just good food, stimulating conversation and laughter – lots of laughter! From mid-November through December my Christmas wreath hangs on the door as a welcome greeting.

January 3, 2012

The Gift of Flowers

Party time! This season promises to be filled with parties and events every week. I’m not sure how I am going to fit in time for work and housekeeping! Christmas parties must take precedence. Everything else will just have to wait. When attending a party I take flowers for the hosts. My favorite is the surprising Christmas Flower Basket. Check out the step-by-step demonstration on the following pages. I think you'll really enjoy this.

December 1, 2011

Autumn Leaves are Falling

Autumn leaves have begun to turn the fabulous fire colors of autumn. If you are lucky enough to have the trees nearby, you know just what I am talking about. If not, best go for a drive to the woods. You certainly do not want to miss out. Sunday, David and I had the opportunity to head east to Redmond, Oregon. Driving over the pass on Mt. Hood was a visual feast. The sun was shining and the trees were ablaze. Wow! I do love the autumn season.

September 6, 2011

A Labor Day Picnic

You still have time to plan the perfect end of summer family picnic for the Labor Day weekend. And, to help you get in the spirit, we have put together a fun and easy centerpiece idea you and the kids can create together. Yes, get the kids gathered up and share the joy of flowers. You can never start training a flower lover too early. Of course, while you are busy with the kids creating the centerpieces, someone else will have to do the cooking. Now, that is a very good idea! Put someone else in the family in charge of food. You take care of the flowers and lickity split – you’ll have the perfect Labor Day Family Picnic.

August 23, 2011