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A Sante Fe Florist With A Custom Approach

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.

Sante Fe Florist

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Local Flair and Nationally Recognized

DW Florals and Gifts is a part of Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD), 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.

Weddings

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.

Roses Galore

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.

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Preparing Gifts For Mothers Day 2014

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.

Preparing Gifts For Mothers Day 2014

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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.

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Wedding Flowers – From Bride Bouquet to Outdoor Receptions

There is much to be organized as a wedding approaches and choosing the correct wedding flowers plays a vital role in setting the perfect mood at the church and reception.  From the bride bouquet to the decorations in the church and the reception room, flowers provide the icing on the wedding cake.  Guests gathered at the church for the wedding ceremony will have their eyes fixed on the bride and her bouquet and photographs will always include the wedding flowers.  It is therefore required to give them much thought.

The bride bouquet is made up of a number of flowers – commonly miniature roses -which come in colors such as yellow, red, pink, orange and white. Bouquets carried by the bride should complement the wedding dress worn. If the flowers in the bouquet are of color that is a complete contrast to the wedding dress, then the ensemble can have a haphazard look to it that does not befit the occasion.

The size of the flower bouquet carried by the bride should match her body frame. For a bride who is short the bouquet should be compact enough for her to carry it comfortably. If it is too heavy or wide then it might look a bit odd in her hands and make the bride look small.  Similarly, taller and well-built brides should have a much bigger bouquet than the bouquet carried by a shorter bride.

Wedding florists have considerable experience in arranging flowers for special occasions, particularly weddings. The wedding couple is always free to give their suggestions or requirements to the florist.  Flower decorations in the church and the reception hall should virtually always be handled by a florist or a professional wedding planner, even if the budget for the wedding is quite short.  There are design complexities involved in making flower decorations to tastefully cover the length and breadth of the reception hall.

Wedding flowers that are used for decorating the reception hall can be white in color to match the color of the wedding gown worn by the bride, but the availability of flowers is mostly dependent on the season in which the wedding is held. A wide variety of flowers are available during the spring and summer season, but choices are more restricted for a winter wedding. The higher quantity and wide variety of flowers available in the summer and spring can lower the cost of wedding flowers during these seasons.

A spring or summer wedding affords the additional choice of holding the reception or even the wedding outdoors, and if this is chosen by the bride and groom then beautiful outdoor flowers can complete a perfect outdoor wedding.

About the author:

Claire Jarrett runs Marketing By Web and recommends Anne Harding, who are a wedding shop Bristol

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Which Flowers to Deliver

Knowing the right kind of flowers to deliver for different occasions is important — you’d hate to offend someone by sending the wrong flower to a funeral or a wedding. Since most of us aren’t certified florists or floral arrangers, we depend on flower shop employees to help us pick flowers to deliver. Want a handy guide that shows which flowers to deliver to which occasion?

Wedding

Seasonal flowers are best for weddings. Select light colored and more delicate flowers at spring time, and darker, richly colored flowers in the fall or winter.

Anniversary

Picking anniversary flowers is tough — it is best to know the kind of flowers the receiver wants. Pick seasonal flowers combined with a fruit basket. Matching a flower to the receiver’s personality, and adding your own special touch, are key to pulling off anniversary flowers.

Friendship

Yellow roses always mean “friendship.”

Valentine´s Day

Roses are traditional, but you don’t have to buy red. Consider sending a group of roses of different shades, like red, bright white, or yellow.

Father´s Day

Think Dad doesn’t want flowers on his special day? Think again. A big bouquet of strong and beautiful tropical flowers is perfect.

Mother´s Day

We know Mom wants flowers on Mother’s Day — send carnations, scented narcissi, or lily of the valley.

New Baby

Brightly colored flowers are the best way to greet a new baby.

Thanksgiving

The best Turkey Day flowers are Chrysanthemums, but any of the following will work: gerbera daisies, roses, carnations, alstroemeria, lilies, wheat, solidago, monte casino, marigolds.

Halloween

It can be difficult to find good Halloween flowers, so consider combining a small Jack o Lantern with a simple flower bouquet.

Birthday

Bright and colorful flowers are best on birthdays. If you know the receiver’s favorite flower, send a bouquet of those.

Christmas

There are some traditional Christmas flowers, including holly with green leaves and red berries, poinsettia plants with red or white flowers, and even Christmas cacti with green leaves and pink flowers.

Easter

Traditionally, White Zantedeschia aethiopica (also known as Calla Lily), a bouquet of white Roses, a trio of standard white Carnations, or lime green Euphorbia robbiae are the flower for Easter.

Sympathy

Funerals or other occasions for sympathy call for gladiolas, white Carnations, or white Daisies.

Just Because

When you want to put a smile on someone’s face, send them a surprise bouquet. Send an assortment of traditional flowers such as chrysanthemum, mini carnations, and greenery.

Hospital

Check with the hospital beforehand to make sure they don’t have restrictions on flowers. Otherwise, send bright flowers, red or yellow, in a pretty vase.

Housewarming

To beautify someone’s home, send them something simple and elegant. A large bunch of fresh seasonal flowers in a pretty vase makes an elegant housewarming gift.

Graduation

There are two traditional flower gifts at graduation time — lilies of different colors combined in a bouquet, or a combo of red, yellow, and blue flowers of any type.

Will Roby contributes articles about flowers to deliver and other topics at the AskDeb.com questions and answers blog.

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Answering the Age Old Question- What did you do today?

We all want to be great parents that are involved in our children’s lives. However, once they start to school that becomes harder in so many ways. We are no longer present for a large portion of our child’s day and have to ask them to share about their experiences. Unfortunately, when they are young, they are only concerned with when can they go play or what’s for snack. Then, the older they get the less they want to share about their daily routine. So, we get the iconic answer to “what did you do today?”…..”nothing”. Of course, we all know that answer leaves out quite a bit of the details of our child’s day. We also know that, in general, our kids aren’t really trying to hide anything from us they just don’t want to waste their time talking about events that have already occurred.

So, what can we do to improve this situation? First and foremost, we must make time to talk with our kids on a daily basis. I have found that just in general conversation, I can make more connections with my teenage son than I ever get from the “what did you do today?” question. We also need to stay up to date on what is happening at our kids’ schools. Most elementary school will send home newsletters, homework folders or other communication forums. Middle and high schools will generally have some sort of webpage with information about current class or school events. Many of these school websites will also have teacher webpages with information about their specific class. All of these can be starting points for conversation with your child. You will already have a handle on what they are doing in school and can start the conversation more specifically like “How are you enjoying learning about recycling?”.

I know we all wish we could just attach a bullet camera to our child’s head and monitor them where ever they go. But remember, as much as we feel the need to support and protect our children, part of being a parent is learning when to give them some freedom and let them grow! Just keep those lines of communication open and don’t get frustrated by the “nothings and I don’t knows”.

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Special Gifts for Mother’s Day

Special Gifts for Mother’s Day

Spring time has come and the surroundings are blossoming again after a cruel winter time. This spring season is the perfect moment for us to spend quality time with our mothers and celebrate the gift of life. The best gift we have received is life itself. We should always be grateful for that.

Mother’s day is a special occasion during spring time which gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation for our moms. A great way to do that is through giving a unique special gift to your mom on this important day. Chocolates are one of the most popular gifts on this occasion. If your mom loves chocolate, give her a homemade chocolate cake then lavish it with icing and ice cream. You can also decorate the cake with flowers. She will truly appreciate it!

Flowers coupled with a personalized greeting card are an awesome gift idea. This year, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is giving you two wonderful choices of tribute cards. The funds raised from the sale of these cards will be donated to the foundation for further cancer research. The first option is the “Strength” card. It displays three flowers which respectively symbolize strength, support and love of a mother. The second option is the ‘Wisdom’ card, which aims to show gratitude to a mother for all the advice and guidance she has given through the years.

You can own both of these cards for only a donation of $10 each. Your mother will appreciate it if she finds out that the touching card she received is also helping find a cure for cancer. You can take a look at these cards and many other gifts at:

Breakfast in bed is another terrific gift idea for mom. You can also arrange to give her one whole day to relax at the spa and be treated like a queen. If your mother enjoys books, get her the book that she has always wanted to buy. Better yet, get the hardbound copy of her favorite paperback novel. There is practically an endless stream of ideas you can think of that could make your mom happy on Mother’s Day.

If your mother is crazy over cooking, small kitchen appliances would make wonderful gifts. You can also give some recipe books that contain dishes your mom has not tried cooking before. On the other hand, if your mom is working and busy with her career, you can give her four to five little cards with a coupon on each card that she can use for her personal transactions. The ideas are never-ending. You just have to be imaginative.

Lastly, do not forget the mothers who are expecting to receive simple gifts from their husband and children. They would truly be happy if they know they are loved and appreciated on this special day. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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Mother’s Day Date

Mother’s Day Date Mother’s Day is a holiday that is set aside 1 Sunday every May to celebrate your Mom for the beautiful person she is. It’s a way to say …

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