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How to Make Your Wife Feel Special on Mother’s Day

April 23, 2017

Whether she’s celebrating her first Mother’s Day as a mom or her thirtieth, it’s always a good idea to get your wife a Mother’s Day gift. When your children are young, getting your wife a gift “from” your daughter or son is a sweet gesture that she’s sure to remember. Of course, if your children are older they can send their own gifts to mom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pamper her a little extra!

Mother's Day breakfast in bed

Being a mom is a 24/7 job, so this Mother’s Day, let her call in sick. If you’re in need of some Mother’s Day ideas for your wife, here are a few that are sure to sweep her right off her feet.

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Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

April 19, 2017

Between work, school, and extracurriculars, every mom knows that your day-to-day routine often leaves little room for quality mother-daughter bonding. However, time between mothers and daughters is incredibly important, even if it isn’t Mother’s Day. Studies have shown that daughters who spend one-on-one time with their mothers have more empathy for others, better grades, and are overall more satisfied with their lives. So whether your daughter is 5 or 35, these mother-daughter bonding activities will help strengthen your relationship.

Mother and daughter hugging

No-Cost Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

Bake Something Special

Even if you don’t technically have an event to go to, throw on a couple of aprons and bake a cake, cupcakes, or cookies with only the ingredients you already have in the house. Continue Reading…

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All About The Official Mother’s Day Flower

April 12, 2017

When you really think about it, what don’t moms do? Since the day you were born, she’s loved and supported you – not to mention, she probably cooked, cleaned, had a job, and drove you to all those extra curricular activities. Even when you might not have realized it (those teenage years, anyone?), your mom always had your best interest at heart. That’s why each year, we spend one day honoring all that our mothers have done for us. And if part of the celebration includes getting your mom a little something special, it should be a carnation – the official flower of Mother’s Day. Below is a brief history about just how carnations became the symbol for motherhood.

Happy Mother's Day

The History of Mother’s Day

It’s believed the first celebrations honoring mothers were in Ancient Greece, when Romans held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. But it wasn’t until Europe in the early 1800s that we saw the first semblance of modern Mother’s Day. At the time, families in the UK and England celebrated “Mothering Sunday.” A day celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, it encouraged people to travel back to their “mother church” – the first church they ever attended in their hometown – for a special service. Over the years, Mothering Sunday transitioned into a more secular holiday, known as Mother’s Day, and was celebrated by kids giving their mothers flowers and other small gifts.

Who Was Anna Jarvis?

Anna Jarvis is considered the founder of Mother’s Day here in America. The story goes that after her mother, whom she was very close with, passed away, Anna vowed to create a day dedicated to honoring mothers both alive and deceased. Continue Reading…

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DIY Easter Craft Egg Bouquet

March 31, 2017

Turn brightly colored plastic eggs into an impressive bouquet with just a few simple steps. This DIY Easter craft can be used as not only an adorable Easter decoration, but also as a creative Easter party favor for kids! Simply fill the plastic eggs with festive treats for a deliciously sweet surprise.

DIY Easter Egg Craft Bouquet

Supplies for DIY Easter Craft: Easy Egg Bouquet:

  • Plastic, resealable eggs in a variety of colors
  • Glue dots® or similar adhesive
  • Easter candy for filling
  • Leaves – artificial or cut out of colored paper
  • Wooden skewers
  • Floral Tape

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April Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

March 20, 2017

April may be known for its showers, but those born in the fourth month make up for the seasonal downpour with their radiant personalities. So when their special day surfaces, show the birthday boy or girl just how much they shine with a thoughtful and impressive gift idea they’ll love. Here are some fun facts about April birthdays, including information about the April birth month and flower to give you a bit of inspiration for choosing the perfect gift.

April Birthday Fun Facts

April Birth Stone: Diamond

birthstone-bottle-necklace-april-89579With the brightest rays of sunshine peeking through the still-bare foliage of April, it comes as no surprise that the April birth stone is none other than the long sought-after diamond. The stone’s name is derived from the Greek word “adamus”, meaning invincible; a fitting name for one of the hardest substances found in the world. While diamonds are most commonly colorless, they can be found in shades from yellow to pink to blue, depending on the impurities of the rock.

Historically, diamonds have been used to aid in strength – from spiritual strength to physical and emotional. During ancient times, people even believed that diamonds were either tears of the gods or made of lightning bolts! Some of the earliest recorded history of the diamond dates back to around 300 BC in India, where it was valued for its reflective properties and used in talismans to ward off evil. During the Middle Ages, people would not only sleep with diamonds to strengthen their health, but would even go as far as to ingest diamonds to cure illnesses!

Shine on, you April diamond!
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Mardi Gras Decorations with Flowers

February 27, 2017

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is one of the largest festivals of the year with history dating back to the 18th century. Although the largest festival takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can bring Mardi Gras right to your own home. Here are some helpful and easy Mardi Gras decoration ideas using flowers!

Mardi Gras Mask & Beads

Use Flowers to Help Decorate for Mardi Gras

Purple, green and gold are the most popular colors for Mardi Gras, so we love using these colors in a festival floral arrangement to celebrate the occasion! The official Mardi Gras colors were chosen for a reason by the King of the Carnival in 1892 with purple symbolizing justice, green for faith, and gold for power. Whether you’re looking for a decorative centerpiece or festive conversation starter, flowers are the perfect compliment to bring some life to your Mardi Gras decorations. Continue Reading…

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Valentine’s Date Ideas for All Weather

February 12, 2017

Whether you just met the person of your dreams, have been dating for a while, or are married with children, it can be hard to break the cycle of ‘dinner and a movie’ dates. Sure they’re fun for a little while, but when was the last time you and your loved one went out and tried something totally new? Quality time with your partner can be hard to come by, so make it count when it does! No matter if you have the whole weekend or just a few hours after work, here are a few sure fire ways to spice up your average date.

Spend a Day at the Spa

Sometimes all the planning, dinner reservations and outfit changes are more stressful than fun. Instead of a typical night out, spend the day in at a spa. Relax in the steam room or get a massage and facial all at your own pace. And who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two from the masseuse that you can try on your loved one at home later. Continue Reading…

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How to Say “I Love You” in 50 Different Languages | Petal Talk

February 1, 2017
I Love You Spelled Out and Red Roses

On Valentine’s Day, summing up so much passion and adoration into three little words hardly seems to do your sweetheart justice. So, if you really want to tell your Valentine that you love them ’til the end of time, tell them in more than one language! Whether you add it to your Valentine’s Day card, or just send them a text a day leading up to the holiday, saying “I love you” in different languages adds a unique twist on this romantic saying. Here’s how to say “I love you” in 50 different languages!
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Rainy Weather Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2017

Rainy weather on Valentine’s Day can dampen your outdoor plans… but have no fear, all hope is not lost! With these rainy day date ideas, having a Valentine’s Day indoors with your special someone is going to be just as much fun… or even more fun! After all, it’s about the company, right? 😉

Couple in the rain

Go to the Movies

Let’s face it, with all of the awesome streaming available these days, going to the movies is a treat! Movie selection matters so try to pick someone you think you both with enjoy. Movie snacks matter too obviously, so make sure you get their favorites to show how well you know her (or him). Obviously if it’s monsooning, you’ll want to take the movie indoors, which leads us to our next rainy date idea..

“Netflix” and Chill

Okay, we used Netflix because we wanted this to sound catchy, but really we mean any streaming network with a movie or series you’d like to watch. We know binge-watching a new series is a favorite pastime of many, but it’s also a great indoor date idea! Start a new series with your date and plan to watch it together from then on! Get our list of top movies & series to stream this Valentine’s Day on our blog post, here! Continue Reading…

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How to Pick the Right Valentine’s Day Flowers for Your Sweetheart

January 31, 2017

big-bear-hugs-103247SRoses are red, violets are blue … and picking the perfect Valentine’s Day flower is so hard to do! Actually, it only feels like it is. When you’re looking for a truly original bouquet for your Valentine, it may seem like there are way too many options out there. But knowing what each type of flower symbolizes helps you choose the one that best represents your never-ending devotion. Not a flower expert? Not a problem! Here’s our guide to five popular Valentine’s Day flowers and their meanings so you can find the best way to say, “You make my heart bloom with passion!”

Blooming-love-premium-red-roses-in-red-vase-95285Roses

This one is a no-brainer. Roses can be found everywhere on Valentine’s Day, and for good reason. These radiant red flowers have been the ultimate symbol of romance and beauty since the ancient Greeks dedicated the flower to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Their petals practically ooze passion, and their long, slender stems give them an air of elegance and grace. Roses show your loved one that they are a true classic, so opt for these buds if your Valentine is a traditional diehard romantic.

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Tulips

Sweetest Love Tulips

Running a close second in the race for most popular Valentine’s Day flowers, this beautiful red bulb is known all over the globe as the symbol of perfect love. It gets its starry-eyed reputation from a Turkish legend in which a prince, after finding out that the love of his life was killed, took his own life. The flower was said to spring from his drops of blood, and its dark center is the proof of his flaming passion. Other tulip color meanings: cream-colored tulips signify everlasting love; white, newness; pink, compassion and affection; orange, energy and desire. So if your sweetie brings nothing but fresh, colorful excitement to your world, give them a rainbow-like bundle of tulips to show them that your love will never grow old or stale.

Bouquet You’ll Love: Sweetest Love Tulips

A-DOG-Able Lucky in LoveCarnations

These fragrant little blossoms are the sweetest expression of pure love. The white variety is the symbol of good luck and innocence, and red carnations embody fascination, individuality and affection, making them the ideal gift for the adorable, one-of-a-kind darling who’s stolen your heart and run away with it.

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