Big bouquet going out to my neighbor right across the street! So happy for them. Now don’t melt in this heat. 🤪
I clipped that Distant Drum from my garden. And now the blooms are a distant memory. 😬😩 my bushes are crispy and not blooming. They won’t come back to life till the end of September. @maryclaire_photography does such a great job with detail shots. We had so many gorgeous blooms to work with!!! @the_mrs_box and @oliveavejewelry were the perfect centerpiece for this shot!!
I’m both SUPER excited for our season to start, and kinda nervous. I have LOVED my transition to freelancing for incredible designers like @carteblanchedesign @magnoliaranch and adding a few more designers this season. But man is it a ton of work! 💃🏻💃🏻so cheers to a few more weeks of playing with the kids and not standing on my feet all day 🥂. Then it’s GAME ON! This lovely photo is from a wedding I helped @carteblanchedesign with last May. One of the most gorgeous designs she has done yet. The color palette was pure magic! She executed beautifully. 😍
Our summer break is coming to an end. I have loved simple days, swimming, day trips, sleeping in, and not having any schedule. I have NOT loved my kids asking 100 times a day to use the computer, or getting asked what we are going to do? Is it just me, or was anyone else happy to do nothing but play during the summer? My kids want to be entertained! 🤔😒 I’m like, go and play with your imagination or clean the house! So while I’m super sad to end simple times, I’m really excited for my kids minds to get worked and for us to get a routine started. (Although I never get good at waking up in the morning. Someday I’m going to not have anxiety over waking up early) 😬 photo by @maryclaire_photography dress by @bhldn
Long ago I was scrolling through my instagram and came across a gorgeous arrangement on @nieniedialogues that @tingefloral put together. I was so inspired by her design that it really helped jump start me on my path to doing floral. Because I was so inspired by her design, I took a one on one class with her. It changed the way I designed and really helped me formulate my design. @marcibeefloral held one of my bridal bouquets for her niece years ago, and my design inspired her to begin her journey with floral!!!! How humbled I was to hear that! How amazing that we can all inspire one another to do things we love. Photo by @breannsbowman
I had the honor to teach a one on one bouquet class with @marcibeefloral. So glad I had the opportunity to play flowers with her! Also so grateful that @breannsbowman came along and took some incredible pictures. What’s better than friends and flowers?
Does anyone else feel like they BLEED MONEY during May? Teachers gifts, sign up for swim lessons, air conditioner bill goes UP! Geez! May and December have me going 😝! Also, it’s so freaking hot here in Mesa, AZ...BUT on the bright side, the Cactus blooms everywhere have my heart feeling all the feels! Photo by @maryclaire_photography
Ya’ll are so freaking amazing! I have been stressing about the changes that I’m making in my life and business. You guys came through with all sorts of encouragement and love. Thanks so much. Photo by @maryclaire_photography
Long before I even dreamed about doing flowers, I dreamed of being a nurse. In High School I volunteered at our local ER, and loved it. I knew it was what I wanted to do, but I let low confidence convince me that I wasn’t smart enough to do those hard science classes. Then I fell in love, got married, and quickly found myself pregnant. I felt guided to be at home with my babies. And then flowers came into my life, and I was able to marry two passions. I’ve always kept nursing in the back of my mind, but never felt right about it. Recently school entered into my mind. Just as I felt extremely guided in motherhood and flowers, I’ve felt the same with nursing. I am now on the list to go to a Maricopa Nursing School in the next year. I am starting a new chapter. Flowers will always be a part of my life. I freelance for amazing designers, and will always do that. But it’s time for me to stop doing events on my own. At first the thought was so sad, but the more I have turned to Lord, the more right I feel about this path. I can’t wait to share more about everything! Photo @maryclaire_photography