I’ve spotted a Green Thumb Mom – Diane from DK Mommy Spot.

The first sentence in “About dkM” states that Diane is a work-at-home mom who is fascinated with herbs, natural remedies, and healthy cooking.  What better floral bouquet to honor Diane this Mother’s Day than this creation made entirely of fresh cut herbs, nestled in a farm fresh country crock and decorated with a simple wooden spoon?  I love the natural beauty of this bouquet. The amazing fragrance of the lavender, rosemary, and spearmint is relaxing and yet invigorating at the same time.  Diane could simply enjoy this bouquet as is or she could keep it close at hand in her kitchen and break off a sprig of this or a snip of that to use while cooking meals or creating at home natural healing remedies.

Q&A with Diane from DK Mommy Spot

What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you?

Stand true to yourself.  Sometimes our decisions are less than popular, and it doesn’t matter what the world thinks of you as long as you make the right choice.  Hold your head high and ignore dissenting comments.  They don’t even deserve retort.

What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children?

More than anything, I want my son to be able to think for himself and make his own decisions according to his conscience.  I guess that ties in with standing true to yourself, doesn’t it?  If he follows what he really believes to be right, he may not be popular, but he’ll be able to live knowing he’s doing the right thing.

What’s your favorite Mother’s Day memory?

Well!  This one is odd and doesn’t start out that good.  I once bought my mother one of those reclining lawn chairs that fold up for Mother’s Day.  While carrying it through the store, it popped open like it was alive and hit a guy on the knee.  He seized the opportunity and jumped and hollered – I mean loud – claiming he was going to sue the store.  He limped, carried on, insisted on seeing the manager.  He shouted dramatically and made a very embarrassing scene, and I had to sit there and wait for the proper authorities to arrive while all the shoppers stared at the horrid 20-year-old who apparently beat a guy twice her age with a lawn chair.  Right in the middle of his “show”, he suddenly stopped limping, paused a second, and said, “Naw, I’m fine,” and walked away.  Just like that!  It was like a switch was flipped – thank goodness – and I got to go home with the abusive chair.  My mom loved the chair, it never attacked her, and we all enjoyed a great laugh!  Told you it was a weird Mother’s Day memory!

Check out Diane’s blog DK Mommy Spot and follow her on Twitter – @dkmommy

Diane, DK Mommy Spot – Green Thumb Mom


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the 1-800-Flowers.com brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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