July 14th, 2014 — Flowers, FTD
Unlike most of the Gulf Coast flower gardens that are not doing well in this summer’s heat, DW Florals and Gifts is full of blooms. The owner, Theresa Sobnosky, is exquisitely talented with using what she has in the cooler to create custom arrangements.
She shared that her knack for fashioning custom arrangements comes from her ability to read people. Sobnosky has over 30 years of experience in the floral business and stated that although she is not a visual artiste, she is able to look at her flowers in the cooler and automatically know how to set them in the vase. This energetic florist also involves her clients in the process and shares her knowledge with both existing and new customers.
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Local Flair and Nationally Recognized
DW Florals and Gifts is a part of Florists’ Transworld Delivery, the worldwide delivery floral service which services 13 cities in Galveston County. FTD acknowledged DW Florals and Gifts last year as one of its top 250 florists of 40,000 plus. Although Sobnosky has this national recognition, her approach remains locally focused.
She attributes her success to knowing her customers and shared that she has customers who only want daises so she has to keep them in stock for these special persons’ birthdays and anniversaries. She also credits her good service, free delivery in Santa Fe and low countrywide delivery costs as key factors that keep customers happy and returning.
DW Florals and Gifts also gives great support for weddings. The shop assists those brides who want to make DIY centerpieces through an order service which ensures that fresh flowers get there on time and properly processed to ensure that the arrangements meets satisfaction. Sobnosky can also assist with corsages, buttoners and favors.
DW Florals and Gifts is offering a special on roses for the summer so you can purchase a 12-rose arrangement for just $25. As usual, Santa Fe delivery is free, and for other cities in the county, there is $10 surcharge. You have the option of several fantastic container choices including paint cans in an array of colors and glass pieces by Vera Wang.
December 23rd, 2013 — Flowers, Gifts, Mothers Day
Despite the busy holiday season, many people are thinking ahead, and have plans in mind set for future holidays. For Mothers Day 2014, which will take occur on Sunday, the 11th of May, there are numerous gifting options to stay ahead of, each of which is sure to bring a smile to her face.
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Numerous decorative items can be considered as a delightful Mother’s Day gift. Scented soaps and candles, herbal and otherwise, make excellent gifts, especially when paired with your mother’s favorite colors or scents. In terms of more practical applications, numerous household items can be selected that fit with your mother’s interests. If she enjoys gardening, consider purchasing garden markers or equipment for her to use, or if she enjoys baking or cooking, then numerous appliances can be taken into consideration to find a practical and thoughtful gift for her to enjoy every time she engages in her hobby.
Flowers are among the most popular gifts, with various options available that can each send a memorable message to your mother. Roses are some of the most attractive flowers that can be gifted, with various aesthetically pleasing arrangements that can be chosen to represent your sentiments. Tulips and lilies are also popular choices, with large blooming features better chosen in certain bouquets, so as to immediately dazzle.
November 22nd, 2013 — Mothers Day
Related By Chance, Family By Choice
Can a mother-in-law and her new daughter-in-law ever have the chance to get along and have a good relationship?Author Deb DeArmond tells us in her new book “Related By Chance, Family by Choice” that this is indeed possible.
Most of the conflicts experienced by both mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law stems from the mother’s strong love for her child. There’s a powerful bond between mother and son and it’s hard for the older woman to simply let the son go and be with his wife. She has been raising her child for a long time and now another woman will simply take him away from her. Unfortunately, whenever the older woman tries to reclaim her son, the more both the son and her wife goes further away from her.
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Fortunately, both women don’t need to fight for this important man of their lives and work for a better relationship instead. In her book, DeArmond uses practical advice and help from the Bible which can help create a harmonious relationship between the two women. She cites the story of Ruth and Naomi whose relationship lasted even though Naomi’s son has already passed away. By constantly relying on one another, Ruth was able to find employment and another husband as well.
As a mother of three sons, DeArmond added both her personal and practical knowledge about building the relationship between the two women into the book. The book covers various subjects such as the perceptions of both women, how strained communication affects their relationship and even the roles of both sons and fathers in their lives.
October 23rd, 2013 — Gifts, Mothers Day
Best Mother’s Day Poems 2013
Mother’s Day always brings out a deluge of chocolates, bouquets, gift baskets and boxes for gifts that most moms will love. People also start scouring for Mother’s Day poems to add a personal touch to a gift or a card. Unlike before, when you had to go to the bookstore or the library and look for poems and inspirations for a good poem, now you can search for an instant poem online.
Where to Find the Best Mothers Day Poems 2013
There are so many websites that offer unique and inspiring Mother’s Day poems. You can even find sites that have writers who can write unique poems for that specific occasion, for a specific person. Nothing says more than a poem that was written especially for your mom. For a few dollars, a writer can do that for you and you can present it to Mom in any way you like. Great ideas would be to have the poem printed on a photo of your mom or your mom with you as a baby, having the poem engraved or having it printed and framed as a desk ornament. These are just a few of the ideas that you can do with a poem, whether it’s one you paid for or you found online for free.
There are so many creative ways to give a poem as a gift for Mother’s Day. Whether you want to be lavish and extravagant or just want to keep it simple, adding a personalized Mother’s Day poem to any gift can make it more significant and memorable.
September 14th, 2013 — Flowers, Mothers Day
“The Little Couple” Traded Mothers Day 2013 Flowers
For Mothers Day 2013 flowers were not the perfect gift given to Jennifer, mother and one half of the dynamic “The Little Couple” which airs on TLC. This mother’s day was truly special as it was her first. Although she had to work, her husband Bill and their new son Will were determined to make it a special day that they would not soon forget. After deciding to make tasty homemade cupcakes for his mom, Will and his dad set out on an adventure to create the perfect present for Jennifer.
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They ended up at The Mad Potter, a local pottery store in Houston, Texas. Handmade gifts come more from the heart and truly hold a special meaning for mothers all over the world. Bill decided that a creation by Will would become the ultimate mother’s day surprise. At the pottery store, they chose a cute cupcake platter on which they would serve their sweet pastries. After painting the platter and most of his face and hair, Will was assisted in putting his hand prints on the dish. They also chose a travel mug to paint, as Jennifer is a coffee fanatic. This piece was also finished with the bright purple addition of little Will’s hand print. These personalized gifts were not only items that she could use, but lasting reminders of Jennifer’s first mother’s day. Bill and his son had a fun filled day and made a special memory together all while making a truly thoughtful present for Jennifer.
July 23rd, 2013 — Flowers, Gifts, Mothers Day
The Benefits To Giving Flowers For Mothers Day
Mothers Day is the only holiday where you commemorate and celebrate your mom for all they have done for you. However, finding a gift perfect for them can often be a daunting task, as the last thing you want is for them to not like the gift. If you want to give your mom the best Mothers Day gift, then you must consider giving them flowers. Flowers is a universally appreciated gift that your mom will love for sure. The thing about flowers is that they have such a wholesome feel that can mean so much. Whatever flowers you get for them, they will see the effort you put into getting them a great gift.
The Benefits To Giving Flowers For Mothers Day
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The main benefit to giving flowers is the fact that it is just such a nice gesture that has so much meaning. Although they won’t exactly last forever, the joy they can bring for just a couple days will truly make anyone happy. Flowers are a sign of joy and happiness, making them one of the best things to give to someone like a mother. Moms dedicate their entire lives taking care of kids, with the love and care they bring into people’s lives just makes you a happier person. So what better gift to give than the symbol of happiness? Now that we know that flowers will make the best Mothers Day gift, what type of flowers should we give our mom?
What Type Of Flowers Should You Give On Mothers Day?
There are so many types of flowers out there and it can be quite confusing to choose the right one. However, the answer to this question lies beneath your mom and her personality. You can’t exactly give the same flowers to do completely different moms, you have to know what type of things your mom likes and incorporate that into the flowers you give them. If you still don’t know what flowers to give them, consider just giving them a bouquet of flowers. Bouquets are beautiful and have a lot of color, but just bare in mind that they are a bit expensive.
Whatever flower or flowers you give to your mom, remember that they will appreciate the effort and thought you put into giving them a gift on this great day. Mothers Day is just all about making your mom feel special and so giving them flowers will already do the trick.