Simple fall décor. When I use the word “simple”, it usually means one of two things – 1) I’m not finished with the project so therefore it is “simple” or 2) I’ve done the project so many times it feels comfortable to me and therefore “simple”. My front porch is a little of both. I’ve […]
The holiday season is all about traditions, isn’t it? One of my new favs is Sarah’s Christmas Tree Party, so this is a rewind from a couple of Christmas’ ago. But it’s still one of my favorite trees. As a little girl, hanging homemade ornaments and silver tinsel on our tree, I’d never have dreamed […]
Welcome! I put together a few Christmas photo collages to join the phone at Melissa’s Christmas Home Tours. As I looked at each grouping I realized that this year I decorated with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. There’s a theme for each area, but they are all different. Wanna […]
How To Make an Easy Bow For Wreaths & Garlands My video tutorial for making a Florist bow got a wide range of comments. Everything from Yeah right to Thanks for breaking it down into steps. If you’ve ever tried making a big loopy florist bow and had a lessthangreat result, I have a super […]
I suppose you’re completely done with your Christmas decorating by now, right? Or, are you like me and about halfway nearly finished? Lemme ask you a question: do you use ribbon to decorate? Of course you do! Ok, maybe you’re not like me and have ribbon-bedecked wreaths, garlands, centerpieces and trees (yes, treeze, plural), but […]
I wrote this post a while back but the floral design tutorial is pretty comprehensive so I wanted to share it again this year. Many, many moons ago I owned a flower shop. Note I didn’t say I was a ‘florist’. That skill set didn’t come until years later. Let me explain. First Husband wanted […]
The final chapter of the story of the first funeral I did as a florist – and why you shouldn’t open a business with absolutely no experience.
GATES? Yep, gates, folks. You’ve seen them around, haven’t you? Big, beautiful, wrought iron gates decorated with a simple green wreath and a huge red bow. Well, not on these gates, thank you very much! I’ve done these gates for a few years now. The Homeowners Association hired me after one of the property managers […]