Summer brings some of the most beautiful things. Dreamy blushing bride protea...whose season is so short you pounce on them when you see them. Pounce with the quickness. In the next two weeks I have 8 weddings, prepare yourself for photos.

I will prepare myself for late nights and chips for dinner.


Charlene & Chris 7.17.10

After braving a street fest, an over-abundance of college campus tours, traffic for miles and more tourists than the little town in which I grew up in knows what to do with itself Rebecca and I managed to set up Charlene and Chris's wedding. Everything was pink, shades of the richest raspberry to the softest ballet pink. (I'm sensing a 2010 wedding trend here....)

Then, when all was said and done...we jumped in a river, laid on a bridge in the sun, drank slushies, ate onion rings and soft serve ice cream and drove around the back roads till dark. All in all a pretty typical summer weekend in the middle of nowhere.


shots o' life.

I often get people at the shop asking what the inside of my house looks like...or how they wish I could come decorate their house...some even ask to live in the store. So instead of inviting them all over (my couch is only a love seat...and I'm a really bad host) I thought I would just post some a few shots of life. Its a colorful world in which I live....

Zabby & Sam 7.10.10

Its been 4000 degrees here. The kind of hot where you can feel your skin sliding off your body, your hair is constantly damp and there is no possible way to keep cool. Even with the waterfalls, swimming holes, lakes, ponds and rivers galore around here, jumping in them pretty much feels like swimming in a giant bathtub. (pretty though...right?)

So imagine the amount of joy I felt when the heat finally broke due to rain and I got to deliver a wedding on top of a mountain!? OoOOoO cool weather how I love you so. I could have rolled around in the grass up there for hours, but alas I had to set up a wedding. Both Zabby and Sam quickly laid it out in one word for me. "FUN"...there was to be nothing formal, stuffy or at all boring. They were there for a good time. So in a round room, on top of a mountain, in a building with a bouncy house outside the window I set up their wedding. Personally...I'm kinda in love.



Isabel called me 4 days before her July 4th wedding in hopes of getting some small bouquets made. I was automatically concerned about getting the appropriate things for her on such short notice on a holiday week, but in the end I was pretty much in lust with the giant buttery yellow dahlias and wee little fever few I was able to get. After standing and staring at the bouquets all done, I kept throwing out the work "precious"...which I usually despise. I mean really, who wants to be called precious? But...well these were, and just for that one day I really liked that word.

(it also seems to be that Rebecca is now matching her shoes to the flowers I make her hold)

(the flower holder extraordinaire just felt like showing you how excited she about these bouquets)