Category Archives: Holidays

6 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

April 29, 2018

6 Mother's Gift Ideas

As we all know (or should know), Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13th, so I’ve been having fun thinking about some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for my mom. Flowers and candy are always a favorite, but neither lasts as long as most of these thoughtful gifts below (especially the candy). Here are 6 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you to consider: 1. Visit a Botanical Garden or Arb...

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FLOWER QUOTE: YOU’RE ONLY HERE

January 08, 2018

You're Only Here For A Short Visit | White Roof Iris

MY TWO CENTS You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way… Lovely to think of a major golf champion having this insight. From the little information I could find, it seems from his autobiography that this was his motto for living. It would be a great motto for all of us to live by, and it seemed to do well by him. ABOUT ...

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FLOWER QUOTE: AND NOW WE WELCOME

January 01, 2018

Flower Quote: And Now We Welcome The New Year

MY TWO CENTS And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been... This quote comes from a letter the author wrote to his wife while in Capri and experiencing the excitement and chaos of the New Year being celebrated in the streets. I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but there is something very exciting about a new start and a new beginning; to think about all of...

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ALL THAT HAS BLOOMED IN 2017

December 31, 2017

All that bloomed in 2017

As I look back on 2017 and all that has bloomed and transpired with each Wednesday’s Flower and Cutting Room Floor, I’m grateful, as it continues to remind me of what an amazing world we live in. It’s quite extraordinary to look back and see such a stunning array of budding blooms from all over the world. It’s quite extraordinary to look back and see such a stunning array of budding bloo...

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FLOWER QUOTE: I HOPE THAT IN THIS YEAR TO COME

December 28, 2017

Flower Quote: I Hope That In This Year To Come

MY TWO CENTS I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something… We are here on this earth for such a short time. What’s it worth if ...

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ON THIS WINTER DAY

December 24, 2017

On This Winter Day

On this winter day, the day before Christmas, I want to wish you and yours the most happy of holiday seasons. And with all that needs to be done to prepare for Santa’s appearance, I hope you take a couple of moments and think about what this time of years means to you and what you are thankful for. For me, this is my most favorite of holidays, and I’m very grateful for all that I have, and eve...

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FLOWER QUOTE: BLESSED IS THE SEASON

December 18, 2017

Blessed Is the Season

MY TWO CENTS Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love… This is one of Hamilton Mabie’s best known quotes, and I can see why. It is an uplifting and optimistic quote, that we could all find it in our hearts and souls to engage as a whole world to promote this wonderful conspiracy of love; to be the best we all can be and to create a world where we can all liv...

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THE PERFECT GIFT

December 17, 2017

The Perfect Gift

What would mean the most to you this holiday season? Giving the perfect gift, receiving the perfect gift, or making a difference in someone else’s life? As I write this, I know in my heart that the most meaningful of all is to give to those who are in need, and I will admit that I always could do more. Each act of kindness can change the world. By donating a present to a child in need for Chri...

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FLOWER QUOTE: GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE

December 11, 2017

FLOWER QUOTE: GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE

MY TWO CENTS Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot… As mentioned below in ‘about the author,’ this quote was not written by one person, but credit is given to the Hausa people. I took it to be a general belief of the Hausa people, and one that speaks a very positive and appreciative tone. I think we would all be a lot happier if we did take the time to give thanks and in turn we ...

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A GIFT OF WONDER

December 10, 2017

Picotee Amaryllis

The holidays are such a bright and cheerful time of year. Here in the Northeast it’s even more appreciated, since all of the vivid color of the past seasons has faded away. So, I started to think about what can be done to bring color and cheer into the months of January, February and March. Then I thought, how about a gift of wonder for after the holidays: forced bulbs for growing indoors. By g...

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