Before spring properly arrives, it’s a great time to brush up on the fundamentals of care and handling because even if it’s not quite spring where you are, woody stems and blooming branches are entering the wholesale markets. They are so inspiring, but can sometimes be tricky to work with, so if you find woody stems a little intimidating, or if you need a refresher, this blog post is for you!
For so many in the floral industry, winter is the time of slowing down, catching up on monster to-do lists, and (hopefully) getting a vacation in. For farmers, however, the work never ends and before winter is over, seed starting has already begun! It’s a juggling act all year of planning, preparation, and execution, over […]
Color is one of the first elements we notice in a floral design, and is a favorite topic of mine to discuss and teach. It can be intimidating and complex, so I feel passionate about taking it back to the fundamentals to establish some color confidence 😉 A good grasp of color theory is one […]
There’s a reason the Super Bowl is the same week as Valentine’s Day. A high-stakes marathon with feats of strength, skill, and endurance? Sound familiar?
Today on the blog, I share some ways to prepare your space and team for a big holiday like Valentine’s Day, including brushing up on design skills, planning energizing meals, and organizing spaces for efficiency. Check it out to make sure you’re ahead of the game!
It can be hard to take that look in the mirror and see where we need to make strides and changes but, in doing so, we ensure that we reshape our performance to be more aligned with what is right for us! Performance review and goal setting help us build an intentional and healthy business, one that serves the people we employ, the customers we design for, the community we participate in, and ourselves.
I’d like to say that every New Year, I’m full of pride and optimism (and I certainly am working on celebrating wins much more!). But, there is often a flip-side, a looming feeling of disappointment or frustration from all that didn’t happen: all the “should haves” and “could haves.” Maybe you can relate? If so, read on!
After many years of feeling trapped in this cycle, a group coaching program introduced a big change in the way I went about it all! So, today is a fitting time to share the one step I started taking to help make each year more productive, intentional, and successful! It’s not new, or sexy or groundbreaking but gosh it works: setting specific goals and being honest about my performance.