Monthly Archives: March 2010

From Beautiful Bride to Wonderful Wife

My husband referred to his “awesome wife” while having lunch with a co-worker last week who then asked, “Dave, how long have you been married?”  He replied, “Almost 7 years, but we’ve been together for 12.”  “And you still think your wife is awesome?” his co-worker  asked.  I imagine this is where Dave said, “She gets more

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Pink Initiative Vendor Sponsor Spotlight

Pink Initiative is a collective of wedding industry professionals and private donors dedicated to funding awareness, outreach, education and research for breast cancer and I am now a proud participating vendor!  I am happy to be the first florist on board, too!  I was featured on the blog on Friday which we think is pretty cool.  Check out

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 11)

When the weather gets warmer and the sun is shining I’ve always loved a good sun tea.  I’ve spent countless summer days placing a pitcher in the sun to capture that heat and make my brew, but last summer when I heard about refrigerator tea while listening to The Splendid Table I gave it a shot and said

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Pink Protea

I definitely have a soft spot for the unique and unusual Protea blooms and have a few more images of protea to share with you today.  These pink protea are not the “pincushion” variety, but there are many stamens layered in the center of the flower.

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Pincushion Protea

The unusual & exotic Protea are some of the most interesting flowers around.  These are some images of a two-headed pincushion protea I shot this morning.  Both blooms are on one stem.  This family of flowers is probably one of the oldest groups of flowering plants which may date back 300 million years!  Can you tell why they

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Dancing Shadows from Snippet & Ink

I am seriously in love with this image.  It is so cute, romantic, fun and oh so creative!  It was posted on Snippet & Ink the other day and I could not resist sharing it here, too.  I was not able to find the original source of this photo–try as I might!

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 10)

It’s Arthur’s Fault!  I found out that Arthur actually lives up the street from me when I met his wife on a walk with my husband one lovely summer day so this “local love” is about as local as it gets!  When I bought his black bean & garlic sauce at the Jericho Farmer’s Market and tried the

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Floral Artistry bridal bouquet on WeddingBee.com

My super sweet and lovely bride, Heidi, who was married in August 2009 submitted a photo of her bridal bouquet to WeddingBee.com.  Her inspiration was Ben & Jerry’s blue and green and her natural, DIY style was a lot of fun to work with.  Check out the picture in the WeddingBee gallery here!  Below is a shot I took of Heidi’s

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St. Patrick’s Day Flowers

Top o’ the Mornin’ and Happy St. Patty’s Day to ‘ya! Both of my grandmothers are of Irish descent so I do tend to acknowledge this holiday by wearing a little green in their honor.  My sister and I were lucky enough to go on a trip to Ireland with my paternal grandparents and got see what real green rolling hills look

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Love & Beauty, Planet Venus

Image via Wikipedia I heard this morning on VPR that Venus will be visible again tonight (another sign that the seasons are changing!) until about the end of the summer and when I looked up “planet Venus” I found that it was named by ancient astronomers for the Roman goddess and represents Love & Beauty.  Since I deal in the business

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