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Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma

May 10, 2017

When most people think about Mother’s Day, we have a pretty good feeling that their first thought solely revolves around their own mom. And while yes, Mother’s Day is designed for us to show our moms just how much we love and care for them, let’s not forget about those other motherly figures such as our grandmothers – they certainly deserve some attention too!

Portrait of happy grandma, mother and daughter

Once you’re done figuring out how you’ll recognize mom this year, it’s time to move onto grandma, and today, we’ve outlined a few gifts for you to help make your holiday planning a bit easier:

A Collage

Grandchildren are some of the most important people in the eyes of a grandparent, so why not make a collage filled with pictures of grandma’s granddaughters and grandsons? All you need to do is ask everyone in the family to send you some of their best photos, then you can be as creative as you’d like to put all of them together! Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Gifts for New Moms on Their First Mother’s Day

May 4, 2017

It doesn’t matter if she’s been a mom for five years, 50 years, or all of five minutes – all moms deserve some recognition on Mother’s Day! Focusing on the latter example, do you know someone who will be celebrating their first Mother’s Day this year? If you have a friend or family member that has recently started to experience motherhood for the first time, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift for her – check out our ideas below.

Portrait of happy mother and baby at home

Personalized Family Circle NecklacePersonalized Jewelry

Moms love anything that have to do with their children, and they also love jewelry, so put them together and present your new mom with a personalized piece that has their child’s name or picture on it! One of our favorite pieces is the personalized family circle necklace, which has been designed to represent the bond parents share with their children.

A Day At The Spa

Motherhood can be exhausting – especially for those who are just getting started! That said, give your new mom the opportunity to rest and unwind by taking the kids off her hands and sending her to the spa. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Valentine’s Day Card Messages For Your Special Someone

January 31, 2017

Although you shouldn’t need an excuse to express your feelings to someone that you care about, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do so. Are you starting to think about who you’ll write to this year? Remember – Valentine’s Day isn’t just limited to husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends; you can also show your appreciation for moms, dads and friends too! Before you sit down to start writing out your cards this year, take a look at our Valentine’s Day card message ideas to get your juices flowing.

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Fun Flower Facts

How Flowers Were Once Used To Deliver Messages

December 9, 2016

The Meaning of Victorian Flower MessagesToday, most people use flowers as gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, and promotions. However, flowers weren’t always used as such – back in the 19th century, Victorians used to present one another with gifts as a way to deliver secret messages.

Floriography

Floriography is the term people use to describe Victorian flower language (if you need something to compare it to in the modern world, you can think of their use of flowers to be similar to the way we use emojis). Overtime floriography became so popular and widespread thanks to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, wife of the English ambassador to Turkey, and between the years 1827 and 1923, you could find at least 98 different flower dictionaries across the United States.

Flower Messages During the Victorian Era

Flowers were primarily used to deliver messages that were so secret or unconventional at the time that they couldn’t be spoken aloud. And although not all books and dictionaries agreed on the same meanings, people during this time period were generally able to understand the messages being sent based on factors such as the way flowers were presented and the condition of the flowers. Here are some examples: Continue Reading…

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8 Popular Types of Christmas Greens

December 2, 2016
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8 Popular Types of Christmas Greens

The holiday season is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge about certain holiday related topics. The first topic on our list is Christmas greens – how many different types can you name off? Check out a few different types below:

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3 Simple Ways to Clean Your Glass Flower Vase

November 26, 2016

What’s the first thing you do after being handed a fresh bouquet of flowers? If you asked us the same question, we’d answer with, “put them in a vase!” Glass vases in particular are such a beautiful way to display bouquets of flowers, but after a while, we know that glass vases can get rather dirty.

3 Easy Ways to Clean a Glass Vase

If you have glass vases at home that could use some cleaning up, here are a few simple techniques that you can try:

1. Use Salt and Vinegar.

While you may think of salt and vinegar as something you keep in your kitchen cabinets for cooking, they can also double as a cleaning product! To create a solution that can clean your vase, take ½ tablespoon of salt, and then add white vinegar until the mixture becomes paste-like. Once you have the right consistency, rub the paste all over the vase, especially those areas that have built up residue from dirty water. After this has been done, let the paste work its magic for about 10 minutes, and then wipe it off – the result should be a sparkling clean vase! Continue Reading…

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Ideas

November 22, 2016

One of the greatest days of the year is almost here – Thanksgiving! What plans do you have to celebrate this year? Will you be having friends and family over to your house, or will you be attending a Thanksgiving dinner party? If your schedule includes heading over to someone else’s home this Thanksgiving, you know the drill – you should never show up empty handed! That said, today, we wanted to share some of our favorite Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas – here are a few things you can bring:

thanksgiving-turkey-dinner-host

  1. Flowers. Not only will your host enjoy looking at their flowers once the holiday is over, but they’ll also make for the perfect centerpiece for their Thanksgiving table! These Thanksgiving flowers are primarily made with orange, red and yellow flowers (perfect for the season), so any one is sure to add an additional festive feel to Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving Centerpiece- Fields of Europe
  2. Gifts for entertaining. Your Thanksgiving host is going to be doing a lot of entertaining, so how nice would it be for them to have some new accessories to use? For example, this wine tool kit will help with a lot of their beverage needs, and these fun personalized mason jars will give everyone something new to drink out of! (Speaking of wine kits and mason jars, beer and wine are always great gifts too)  Continue Reading…
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Everything You Need to Know About Friendsgiving

November 12, 2016

Thanksgiving is traditionally spent around the dinner table with close family and friends, but in recent years, a new tradition has popped up – “Friendsgiving.” You may have heard of this before, but in case it’s just a term to you, we want to get specific and really fill you in.Friends Around Dinner Table for Friendsgiving

What is Friendsgiving?

To put it simply, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving dinner or party that you have with your friends. It can be hosted on any day surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, but popular evenings are on the Wednesday before (commonly referred to as Thanksgiving Eve) or the Friday after – aka, Black Friday. Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

Bees, Extinction, and its Effect on Life

November 7, 2016

Just last month, we opened a discussion on the monarch butterfly, and specifically how they are in danger of going extinct. To recap, the effects of climate change in particular are a huge threat to monarch butterflies, especially because many predictions suggest that climate change will result in colder, wetter winters – this, in turn, could result in monarch butterflies freezing to death. Additionally, the forests that many monarchs seek out in areas such as Central Mexico have been damaged and destroyed lately due to severe storms, and some experts say that similar weather patterns in the future are going to continue to make their current homes uninhabitable.

Unfortunately, monarch butterflies aren’t the only insect that are in danger of going extinct – bees might be too (and potentially even some birds and beetles).

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What do Flower Colors Mean?

November 3, 2016

When you see a flower, what is the first thing you notice? Is it its size? Its shape? Its scent? Or perhaps…is it its color? A flower’s color is one of many factors that makes nature so beautiful, and today we’d like to pose the following question: do you know what each color means? If not, we do! Let’s take a look:

A mixed rose bouquet of different colors

Red: Although red flowers are most commonly associated with feelings of true love and passion, they can also be used to convey respect, desire, and courage. Our favorite flower species available in red are roses (of course – these are a classic, but keep in mind that they also come in other colors too!), tulips, geraniums and poppies.

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