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Welcome I've been a very busy wife, mother, puppy sitter, wreath & silk floral designer for 25+ yrs. I've been interest in beautiful designs for as long as I remember. I've dreamed about having my own shop, where I can design & create pieces that are not only beautiful but unique & very colorful. That dream is now a reality! A huge thanks to my husband for donating office space for me, my son for all his help when needed & finally my daughter Melissa, a NYC Director of Marketing & Digital Media for teaching me about business, marketing & turning my hobby into a growing business. It started out just for family & friends, craft shows, open houses, now ETSY, eBay, twitter, & Facebook. Since I am now an official empty nester, I've expanded my business to decorating homes, business storefronts for the holidays, & staging homes for realtors. I really love what I do. I'll be happy to share my thoughts, decorating tips, creative ideas, my daily, sometimes crazy thoughts & adventures in the life of a mom, wife, floral/ holiday/home staging designer etc... Enjoy! Sandy

Friday, April 22, 2011

Home for the Holidays!

Hi There!  Thank goodness it's Friday!

I haven't written in a few days, had to work, also worked on my arrangments, listings, errands, and not to mention cleaning my house after not having much time to do it since Tuesday!  My daughter Melissa, (my Etsy, facebook, twitter and craft show business manager....  lol) came home today, I am sooooo happy.... missed her so much.  I always like to have the house "just perfect" or as close to perfect as I can so when she comes home it's an ahhhhhhh feeling :) and I want her to realize how much she misses home :) Not so easy when I haven't had that much time to clean up after my 18 year old son, Christopher, who I love dearly and my wonderful husband Chet, my three dogs and of course myself.  It seems for the few days and long shifts that I do work, things just PILE up and get away from me, until Friday night. In between I try to get to my shop on my days off to work on my wreaths and centerpieces and at night squeeze in listing and posting pictures. Not to mention, because it's baseball season, going to or watching the Yankees on TV with my husband.  The reality is I think I thrive on trying to stretch my self very thin (I wish literally hahaha!!)  The good news is I got everything done that I wanted to, the house was ready, her room was dusted vaccumed and waiting for her.  Her little poodle was waiting for her and I couldn't wait to get home to give her a hug! It's so nice to have another female in my house to hang with besides my adorable dogs. (sorry Lola, Tasha and Baby!)

Anyway it's Easter weekend, and alot of family time so the craft part of my life will have to be put on hold for a few days, except for this silly computer which I think I'm becoming addicted to.... haha..  My mother-in-law is Italian and makes the best homemade sauce, homemade ravioli, Easter Pizza (Ham and Cheese and Egg) my favorite, and I'm sure homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs...... we will be eating dinner there, then of course..... an attempt AGAIN at a AAA Yankee baseball game!  And AGAIN it's supposed to rain uggggg.  I did get to make 2 new pieces this week and I really love the Mother's Day one, I would love it myself ;).... I'll post them below..... 

And now it's Friday night, Christopher's out, Melissa's out, Chet is out....fast asleep haha the dogs are fast asleep.... all is quiet, but so nice to know that when I wake up, rain or shine, my family will all be here at home..............just the way I like it :)   

This adorable frog arrangement is on reserve for someone but I do have one more that I will be making!
One of my favorites "Mother's Day!"

Have a wonderful Easter to everyone, enjoy your families........
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  1. Hi Sandy...Nice blog site...Happy Easter

  2. Hi Sandy:

    I really enjoyed your blog..the frog arrangement is adorable, it made me smile!

    Happy Holidays.