Monthly Archives: January 2012

Scabiosa Pods

The cake that inspired the post…

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image via Clayton Austin Photography

Don’t you love those pods?

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image via Flora Fauna

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image via Tend

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image via Sweet Pea Floral Design

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image via Steven Bruce Design

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image via April Flowers

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

1310 Lauryl Lane and sweet and saucy

image via Lauryl Lane and Sweet and Saucy

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image via Jesi Haack Weddings and JL Designs

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image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers

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image via Bloomers Flowers

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image via Bunch Studio and Lane Dittoe

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image via Natalie Galasso Designs

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image via Jessica’s Country Flowers and Raw Photo Design

Happy Tuesday!

More Wreaths

…because my flower friends can never seem to get enough!

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image via Saipua

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image via Birch and Lisa Lefkowitz Photography

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image via KG Designs and Mariee Ami and Arden Photography

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image via Blooms by Martha Andrews


image via Blossom Sweet

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events

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image via Shea Hopely Flowers

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image via Laura Miller Designs 

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image via Planet Flowers

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image via Botanica and Ryan Joseph Photographs

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image via Miss Pickering

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Blush Floral Design

Happy Monday!

We All Break The Same

I’m overwhelmed by the depth and magnitude of hurt I’ve heard about and witnessed in the last week. Several different people…in different situations…but the hurt is the same. And it’s deep. And it’s life altering. And I wonder…why aren’t we more open about our struggles? Why do we feel the need to keep our hurts and flaws under cover? Honestly, we all have hurts and by keeping them concealed we hurt ourselves and make others feel they are alone in their struggles. Pride, I guess. I don’t believe it’s God’s plan for us to handle our hurts alone…we need Him and we need other people who can help us when we’re too tired from the struggle to continue on. And it takes risk on all of our parts…the risk of being honest about our shortcomings, the risk of “getting involved” in someone’s struggle, the risk of experiencing the flood of pain that comes with the struggle, the risk of being seen differently by others once they know about our struggle…but, in the end, we all break the same…if we’re really honest.

Risk the ocean…there’s only grace…

Cascading Bouquets

My jaw dropped when I saw this bouquet from Nadia Di Tullio…love it so much…

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…so, I figured today is a good day to explore some cascading designs…

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image via Flaurie and Shinn Photography

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Stephanie Grace

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image via Cashmere Floral Design

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image via Flowerwild

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image via Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

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image via Faith Flowers

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image via Jessica Ruisan Photography and Chanele Rose

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images via Jane Packer

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image via Renae’s Bouquet

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image via Karen Tran

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image via Clementine Posy

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image via Mondo Floral Design and Focus Films Photography

Ok, I realize some of these are more teardrop than cascade, but I love them all and wanted to share…

Thanks for the inspiration, Nadia!