Monday, November 30, 2009

close up and maybe a little blurry

We are very much over the name "boutonniere" and prefer to call it a buttonhole. Considering its one of our favorites, we'd like to not be annoyed after saying it a million times.

So happy the ranunculus is back (without being super expensive) because we really like those little heads.

And lastly, like any proud mother, I love looking at photos of my kids, Ranger and the Brut. We are off to make dinner before spending hours googling "purple patent boots with zipper trim"

Friday, November 27, 2009

whats up ma' sista

danielle. daniela. dani. bones. bonewar - whatever.
I'm the other, other half.

mums, pine, alstro, rovers, euc, queen annes and some pretty wax.
all inexpensive but beautiful.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another day, just breathe

I've been teaching yoga for about two months now.
what an unbelievably satisfying way to spend an hour of the day, to think of your breathing, your alignment, tiny movements along the skeletal frame, the expanse of your diaphragm, the quiet of the mind as you trapeze through asana.

Apart from working with flowers, I can think of nothing more fulfilling to the soul.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

All the time in the world

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
Erma Louise Bombeck

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eco/Eco Bouquets

Eco- Eco- ECHO? Yes my dears, ECOlogical and ECOnomical.
We had these pretties for a bridal show last week and being as how the world is still mending itself after falling apart last year, I think the word "economical" is really important. Of course, so is green and fair trade and local and organic and ahh!, all of these new things we have to worry about. Anyway, I made these using only locally grown roses, potted alstroemeria and mums, along with pine, stems and branches Ranger and I cut from the forest that morning. You don't have to spend ridiculous amounts of money to have a beautiful event. Just shop smartly. Buy locally and independently when possible (help the little guys too!) try to buy what's in season, be creative and use texture to your benefit (pine cones, shells, feathers, etc, look awesome!) and most importantly- trust that your florist is acting in your best interest. Have a budget and keep to it- you will enjoy your event more knowing you didn't have to give up your first born to pay for the thing!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


introducing- the other half

Here he is! I thought of never including a picture of Shane but figured I'd talk about him so often you'd need a reference. We were talking about how long we'd known each other and realized it's been almost a third of my life- holy cow! Pretty cool though- to know your best friend for so long.

This is at a friends' wedding. They had a photobooth and lets just say- it was the best thing EVER!