Category Archives: Inspiration


November 18, 2018

Petty and Annoying

For some reason of late, I have been over using the word ‘annoying,’ which in turn makes me feel petty and annoying. I’m not sure what started me on it, but I’m not fond of my use of it. Annoying to me is petty and negative, and I would prefer to look at life positively and with gratitude. I believe what is annoying will pass, but what I’m grateful for is everlasting. So that I don’t...

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November 04, 2018

Flower Color Guide

Darroch and Michael of Putnam & Putnam recently spoke at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), and I was fortunate enough to attend. If you haven’t heard of them, they create stunning and elaborate floral designs that you must check out. At the NYBG, they gave a synopsis about how they got started in the business, where they are today, answered questions about floral design and introduced th...

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MY 300th BLOOM

September 09, 2018

My 300th Bloom

Last week I posted my 300th bloom. It all started one day in August over six years ago. It was, and still is, a simple idea: sharing the beauty and power of flowers. It’s not a physical bouquet of flowers, but it’s a digital flower on Wednesdays shared to brighten your day; to create a connection with nature, as we all are so connected to our computers, tablets and smart phones. I have writte...

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August 12, 2018

I have always loved rainbows

I have always loved rainbows. When I was in junior high school, my mom helped me to decorate my bedroom with a rainbow theme. We found the perfect comforter that had a huge rainbow on it. With my mom’s eye for decorating and my rainbow theme, my room was transformed into a bright and joyful place to be. I hope you can take a moment today and celebrate being alive, too. Gratitude and adventure i...

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June 03, 2018

Flowers Inspire Me

Flowers inspire me, not only with their inherent beauty, but with all that they have to teach me with their strength, wisdom, joy, and grace. They inspire me by how intricate they are, yet what simplicity and joy they bring to a moment, to life. Each one has a certain vulnerability that I admire, too; a willingness to share something almost personal. Every bloom bears all from being so delicate, a...

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February 18, 2018

I Am

I’ve been watching the winter Olympics in PyeongChang as many of you are, and one female competitor had on her gloves, the words: “I AM”. It’s a very powerful statement. It reminded me of the first time I saw something like it, a few years ago, when our hostess was seating us for breakfast. I noticed the tattoo on her foot: ‘As I am’. The latter may look like a statement of complacency...

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January 28, 2018

My Word for 2018

Last year, I choose one word for 2017 that would encourage me throughout the year to work on being a better version of myself. My word for 2017 was ‘grace’. I know there were many times when I could have handled things with more grace than I did, but I do feel that by having the intention, I was more conscientious of my actions and worked on acting with grace. I will continue to work on it as ...

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January 22, 2018

The Whole Point Of Being Alive... - Oprah Winfrey

MY TWO CENTS The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be…If anyone has accomplished this, it’s Oprah Winfrey, from her humble early beginnings to her incredible and positive influence that she has today. I know it isn’t an every day thought of mine, but I’m trying to work on becoming the person I am meant to be. One way I work on this is by...

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January 21, 2018

Blue Lotus

I often hear about the color of the year, but I don’t think about how it infuses itself into our view. It inspires the world of interior decorating, graphic design, fashion and so much more. The Pantone Color of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet (purple), is a favorite of mine and has been most of my life. I grew up with my bedroom painted in lavender along with a gingham bed spread and pillows that m...

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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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