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What Is Sweetest Day?

October 8, 2015

Fannie May Champagne Celebration StrawberriesMark your calendars: Sweetest Day is on October 17, 2015!

What is Sweetest Day, you ask? It’s the sugary-est holiday of the year, and it’s celebrated on the third Saturday of October.

History of Sweetest Day

It all started back in the ’20s when Herbert Birch Kingston—a simple man who worked for a candy company—decided to spread a little love to the less fortunate who are often overlooked. So, he passed out heaps of candy to the orphans, the ill and the disabled in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

October Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

September 30, 2015

Fall – what a wonderful time of year! The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and we’re making our way into the ultimate holiday season! To kick off the month, learn some more about October’s birthstones, zodiac signs, birth flower and gift ideas you can consider if someone special has a birthday coming up below »

October Birthstones: Tourmaline and Opal

Those with a birthday in October have two options for birthstones – Tourmaline and Opal. The multi-colored beauty Tourmaline is one of the most popular in the eyes of jewelers and those who collect gems; primarily a result of their ability to be found in almost any shade!

Opal, another classic that comes in many different hues, is particularly known for the way its color plays on its background at any given moment. Which one of the two is your favorite?

October Birth Flower: Calendula

Perfect for the month where trees, streets and sidewalks become a sea of orange, the birth flower for October is the marigold, specifically the Calendula. A mix of orange and gold, bouquets of this nature are sometimes also referred to as the “pot marigold.” This flower, along with any other fall floral arrangement, is an excellent way to deliver the spirit of the season to anyone who is celebrating another year of life this month.

October Birth Flower- Orange Calendula Flower

October Zodiac Signs: Libra and Scorpio

Those who are born between September 24th and October 23rd fall under the Libra zodiac sign. Known as relatively peaceful people, Libras find strength in their ability to be fair and cooperative.

For those with a birthday falling on October 24th or later, their astrology sign is Scorpio. People who fall under this classification are typically known to be smart with their resources, passionate and best of all, a true and honest friend.

October Birthday Gift Ideas

Autumn Sophistication FlowersNothing says happy birthday to an autumn baby like a gift that smells, tastes and looks like the season. Between home decor that radiates orange, yellow and red, food baskets that include some of the best the harvest brings, and of course, seasonal plants and flowers, there are so many incredible gift ideas available to show someone you care.

One thing else is certain – those with an October birthday are sure to love anything outdoors when the autumn air is cool and crisp. So, why not take your someone special out for a day of apple or pumpkin picking? You can even surprise him or her with a gourmet food basket as things wrap up to enjoy a taste of seasonal treats.

Pumpkin Patch Lighted Gourds


On the other hand, do you know an October baby who lives for Halloween? In addition to spending an evening at their favorite haunted house, give them a spooktacular gift that includes holiday themes – home decor is always a big hit! And the best part is, these decorations go great with any fall plant or fall flower – a combination you surely won’t want to miss out on giving!


Floral Occasions & Holidays

September Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

September 1, 2015

To all of you September babies – Happy Birthday! Did you know that in the Roman calendar, September was once regarded as the seventh month of the year? After all, septem, which was the month’s original name in Latin, means seven! So when did it become the ninth month, you ask? Well, the truth is that it officially became month number nine when King Numa Pompilius added the first two months to the calendar.

More September Fun Facts

Due to the calendar’s alignment each year, September always starts on the same day of the week as December. Additionally if you were born in September, you share the same birth month as Beyonce, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and even Prince Harry! How cool is that?

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Known to provide protection, the sapphire is the beautiful birthstone for all those born in September. With its popularity growing around the Middle Ages, many medieval clergy were known to wear this precious gem as a symbol of heaven. Do you wear one today?

September Sapphire Birth Stone

Although sapphires are available in multiple colors (like July’s Ruby), September is typically represented by variations of blue stones. And which ones are most sought after? Those that are found in medium or medium/dark blue, and those that display a hint of violet.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas

May 7, 2015

mothers day breakfast with flowers and cardBreakfast in bed is a fun, thoughtful way to make mom feel special, whether it’s on Mother’s Day, her birthday or Valentine’s Day. Getting the kids involved makes it an  special family day and will make mom feel even more appreciated that the whole family helped! Making mom breakfast in bed does not have to be an overly elaborate affair, but there are plenty of little touches that can go a long way with our Mother’s Day breakfast in bed ideas below!
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Mother’s Day Card Message Ideas from the Kids to the Family Pet!

May 6, 2015

mother's day card message ideasWith mom it’s the thought that counts which is why Mother’s Day cards are just as important, if not more important, than the gift.  Although cards for Mother’s Day often have their own message inside, it’s always a good idea to personalize it with your own words. If you’re having trouble thinking of the perfect note to mom, here are some sample Mother’s Day card message ideas to help you write the perfect note. Make sure to add your own memories to personalize the cards and potentially make mom tear with joy!

Remember, Mother’s Day is all about celebrating mom so when you’re choosing your words, think of ones she would enjoy reading over and over again.
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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids: DIY Photo Vase

May 6, 2015

This year, take your Mother’s Day flowers to the next level with a creative and personalized vase! The beauty of this DIY photo vase is in the tiny details that reflect the child’s personality, making it the perfect Mother’s Day crafts for kids of all ages. Depending on the age of the child, you may want to prepare the tissue paper shapes beforehand, as they may have trouble cutting the delicately thin material. Be sure to provide them with a smock and clear out an area for crafting, as this project includes liquid adhesive. Pair this DIY vase with her favorite flowers or arrangement.


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Make Her Mother’s Day Musical With These Songs About Mom

May 6, 2015

There are so many ways to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day. Whether it be taking her out for a spa day, surprising her with an abundant bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers, or starting her day off with a delicious brunch, there are infinite ways to make her day extra special.

These songs about Mom are the perfect background soundtrack to that special dinner you’ve cooked for her or just as a mix cd that you can pair with that perfect gift you’ve picked out. You can even take inspiration from the lyrics to your favorite Mom song to send her a festive Mother’s Day eCard with a festive message!


23 Songs for Mom

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

DIY Wooden Coasters for Mother’s Day

May 5, 2015

Immortalize Mom’s most treasured people and memories by turning her favorite photographs into beautiful DIY wooden coasters for Mother’s Day! Made out of natural wood slices, these easy-to-make beauties will really touch Mom’s heart and become a staple in her kitchen.

Use this ink to wood transfer method to add a photograph or design to almost any wooden material. From decorative wooden chests to photo memory blocks, the possibilities are endless!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

DIY Floral Cinco de Mayo Centerpiece

May 1, 2015

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, put a festive touch on your space with a simple Cinco De Mayo centerpiece! Whether you’re celebrating with a full-fledged fiesta or simply want to show your support, put yourself in the Cinco de Mayo mood by adding a festive centerpiece to your space!

For the flowers, opt for an arrangement that is vibrant and reminiscent of traditional Mexican colors if possible. We used flowers from the It’s Your Day Bouquet from which really made this Cinco De Mayo decoration pop. I then came across mini fruit lollipops at my local party supply store and slipped them in for an extra festive touch!

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