3 ways to tell if a florist is good

a standout atlanta florist Recently my best friend, who is my daughter’s Godmother, sent my daughter flowers. They came from Carithers Flowers, an Atlanta florist. They were beautiful. More importantly, they lasted a very long time. Arrangement longevity is what catches my attention in a florist. So many people can create gorgeous arrangements. But what makes a florist nearby a good…

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fall kitchen tablescape

fall home decor with grape wood While I make our Dining Room centerpieces large, I prefer small scale fall home decor for our everyday kitchen table. On this tablescape I used grape wood which I’m super obsessed with these days! I layered the table with burlap, then a flipped a woody tray upside down to use as a pedestal and topped…

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why I use silk flowers

real or artificial real touch flowers? I stumbled upon a wedding a year ago and being the flower lover I am, I poked my head in while the florists were setting up to ogle over the flower arrangements. Since I always have a camera on me, I snapped a few photos to save. I can’t help but do this. Flowers…

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3 ways to not kill your flower arrangements

keep flower arrangements alive longer You bought some new flowers at the grocery store or farmers market. Yay! You’re feeling so happy, right? But then two days later they’ve croaked. Sad! These three tricks including learning how to cut flowers and the best cut flower food will keep flower arrangements fresh longer. For me, flower arranging is such a calm and…

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3 ways to keep hydrangea from wilting

fresh hydrangea hydrangea wilting? no problem! Fresh hydrangea are my favorite flowers. I love the fullness of their blooms, the colors they come in and they just have this joyful summer feel that make me happy! We have at least 13 hydrangea bushes in our landscaping, one limelight hydrangea tree form and three limelight bushes. I cut them weekly during…

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why you should add a boxwood hedge to yard

tips to add a boxwood hedge to yard Perfection. That’s my favorite word to describe a boxwood hedge. If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll find pin after pin all featuring very tailored, crisp boxwood hedges that frame gorgeous flowers. I love the contrast of the structure a boxwood hedge provides to counter balance my beloved hydrangea. In fact, my…

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flower friday – tulips!

Be like a Tulip “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were…

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flower friday – white arrangements

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m a bit pressed for time this week so I won’t be going into detail like I usually do about a specific flower. Instead I thought I’d provide some flower arranging inspiration. These are the lobby flowers from the Four Seasons Orlando (read my review on this hotel if you haven’t already.) We’ve been fortunate enough to…

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