Entertainment

Golden Themed Graduation Decor Ideas

May 29, 2018

Graduation Decorations That Go for the Gold

Graduation truly is a time to sparkle and shine—and using gold in your party décor will also put you right on trend. Gold is everywhere these days and in many different ways: foil, leaf, glitter, tassel, etc. Here are a few easy ways to make your graduation the one that outshines the rest!

Duct tape, you’ve come a long way! One of the simplest ways to customize and add some pizzazz to your centerpieces is to wrap a piece of gold duct tape around the vase and write a message on the tape. This gold duct tape is actually dry-erase as well—what could be easier! Continue Reading…

Gifting

What Pairs Best with Rosé Wine?

May 22, 2018

Come May 1st, rosé becomes a staple in nearly every home across America — and for good reason. Wine lovers like that it’s not as heavy as red wine but still packs enough punch to bring out the flavors of grilled meats. If rosé will be gracing your brunch, lunch, or dinner table this summer (and it really should) make sure it’s adding to your meal by pairing it with the right foods.

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

What to Get Your Sister for Her Birthday

May 17, 2018

You borrow each other’s clothes, spend your nights talking about boys, and sometimes get in the occasional fight — that’s right, we’re talking about your sister! Through thick and thin, she’s the one person who has had your back since day one.

With her birthday coming up, don’t you think it’s only right to get your sister something stylish, sensible, heartfelt, or maybe a nice mix of all three? We think so! Celebrate the day your best friend came into this world by getting her something that’s perfect for her lifestyle and personality.

Three girls holding and laughing loud on a rooftop party.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Everything You Need to Know About Corsages and Boutonnieres

May 15, 2018
A close up of pretty corsages on the writs of teenage girls at their prom.

It’s a good thing April showers bring May flowers, because with prom, graduation, and wedding season officially upon us, we’re going to need all the flowers we can get!

If this is your first time buying a corsage or boutonniere, or heck, the first time you’re hearing these words entirely, have no fear! Their names may sound a bit intimidating, but they’re somewhat of a right of passage to buy — so long as you know a few key things.

A close up of pretty corsages on the writs of teenage girls at their prom.

What’s a Corsage?

A corsage is a small bundle of flowers that women typically wear pinned to their tops or around their wrist at special occasions. From bridal parties to prom-goers, corsages hit their peak popularity around May and June. Continue Reading…

How-To's

Flowers That Speak to the Heart

May 8, 2018

I love putting the right combination of flowers and container together to create a gift that speaks to a person’s heart. This time it spoke to my heart as well because I was creating a Mother’s Day gift for my granddaughter to give to her mom, my daughter-in-law Lina.

Lina and I both love objects with a story and history, and she has always admired my collection of Made in America hobnail milk glass from the Fenton® company!

I have given Lina a few pieces over the years, including this cachepot. It’s one of my favorite shapes and sizes. It looks stunning filled with fresh-cut flowers and just as fabulous when empty with an LED votive light inside. It gives the milk glass a pretty warm glow.

Once we chose the container, it was time to choose the flowers for our bouquet. Olivia knows what she likes and pink is her favorite color!

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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Wine Tasting

May 7, 2018

A Unique Mother’s Day Activity to Wow Mom

Spring is here and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you started to think about how you can show mom just how much you love her and how special she is? Hosting a Mother’s Day wine tasting is a fun way to spend time with mom for you to enjoy the holiday together!

The planning and preparation can be as much fun as the event itself! Getting together with a few of your and moms friends to plan a Mother Daughter Wine Tasting party, makes for a great girls day and for a guaranteed good time. In addition to the mother/daughter ideas, a Mother’s Day wine tasting for the whole family (21 and older of course!), can be equally as fun!

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A rustic, natural Napa Valley-inspired wine tasting can make for the perfect setting to incorporate so many of the most popular trends: burlap, chalkboard, mason jars, monograms and Made in America.

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Floral Events & News

Royal Wedding Flower Predictions

May 5, 2018
Close-up photo from a bride holding her pink wedding bouquet

The wedding you’ve been dreaming about is almost here — no we’re not talking about your wedding, we’re talking about the royal wedding! In just a few weeks, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle and, quite literally, the eyes of the world will be on them.

If there’s one thing the royal family has become well versed with lately, it’s keeping every detail of a wedding secret. Not until the bride walks down the aisle will we all know what her dress looks like, how her hair is done, and, most importantly, what flowers she chose! That being said, there’s no reason why we can’t take a peek at her past flower preferences and share our predictions for what flowers she’ll choose.

Royal Flowers Throughout the Years

Before we talk about Meghan and Harry’s wedding, let’s take a minute to look back at all of the marvelous flowers that have come down the aisle before them.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100, $50, $30, and $10

May 2, 2018

From scraped knees as a kid to high school breakups, your mom has been there for you every step of the way. So when Mother’s Day comes around, you know it’s the perfect opportunity to turn the tables and show mom how much you care about her. And what’s the best way to do that? By giving her something that she’ll cherish and remember for a lifetime.

And because mom is the beautiful angel that she is, odds are she doesn’t want you breaking the bank for her sake. That’s why we’ve put together a list of crafts, gifts, and experiences you can excite mom with this Mother’s Day, no matter what your budget is.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

May 2, 2018

When the pressure is on to get mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift, it can be hard to find something that seems good enough for the woman who gave you everything. But lucky for you, we’re here to take some of the pressure off of your shoulders. When it comes to mom, keep these three words in mind: thoughtful, personal, and beautiful.

All mom really wants this year is to know that she’s loved and appreciated. Make her feel like the luckiest mom in the world (and score some major brownie points) by getting her: Continue Reading…