Category Archives: Lifestyle

Be Happy: Work on Your Own Personal Happiness Project

I’m still thinking about this whole feeling good and being happy thing. Of course, I immediately think of the power that flowers have on one’s well-being and state of mind, but there are so many little ways and things we … Continue reading

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Floral Cupcake Party!

Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes! I had such a great time last Friday afternoon at Hotel Giraffe in New York City. I had the opportunity to participate in a “Cupcake Party” to celebrate the launch of the NEW! Cupcake in Bloom from … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Gift Right in Your Backyard

SPOTTED NEW MOM: Dina from Momformation is dedicated to keeping parents informed on all things kids; from tips on parenting, to which shoes are best for your child. A great website for all Moms! Check out her blog. I think … Continue reading

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The Power of Scent and Color!

Both color and scent have emotional components to them. They can help to cheer you up or calm you down. They can trigger a memory or help to bring balance to your life. Here are a few facts about various … Continue reading

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An Evening of Love with Robin Thicke

I recently had the honor and pleasure of hosting a Valentine’s event for 1-800 FLOWERS.COM at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in New York City. The event featured a performance by the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Robin Thicke. Robin and … Continue reading

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Dining in the Garden of Eden

Romantic Dinner Ideas Isn’t it wonderful that Valentine’s Day is in the middle of the winter? It’s such a great excuse to shut out the rest of the world and create a sanctuary where you and your loved one can … Continue reading

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Nominate Your Favorite TV Mom!

Mother’s Day is coming soon! To build excitement for Mom’s favorite holiday, we’ve come up with a fun way to get excited and celebrate Mom’s everywhere! We’ve collaborated with nine fantastic blogging friends who have each submitted their nomination for … Continue reading

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Spotted: Sentimental Mom

Today I’m spotting a Sentimental Mom. Her name is Jennifer and she is from the blog Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. Jennifer is a girl after my own heart when it comes to her love of flea market finds and creating … Continue reading

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Spotted: Green Thumb Mom

Wow! I’m excited – I found a Green Thumb Mom. I’ve spotted Jane Marie from the blog Thyme-For-Herbs. I know that Jane loves herbs, as well as cooking, baking, quilting, and reading.  I found out from her blog that one … Continue reading

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Spotted: Tomato Soup Arrangement

I’ve spotted another Do-It-All Mom – Robyn from the blog Robyn’s Online World. I think Robyn would really like my tomato soup arrangement.  Not only does it speak to the “foodie” in her, but I also noticed that tomato soup … Continue reading

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Spotted: Traditional Mom – Stefany

I’m so happy to be spotting Stefany from the blog To.Be.Thode.  She is a Traditional Mom. My inspiration for Stefany’s bouquet, came from this framed photo that I have with the saying “Home is Where Your Story Begins”.   The bouquet … Continue reading

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Spotted: Jolly Mom

Today I’m spotting Piera from the blog Jolly Mom.  She is a Traditional Mom. I love the look and feel of Piera’s website.  It has a fun (or should I say jolly) vibe that’s both vintage and modern at the … Continue reading

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Spotted: Diane – Green Thumb Mom

I’ve spotted a Green Thumb Mom – Diane from DK Mommy Spot. The first sentence in “About dkM” states that Diane is a work-at-home mom who is fascinated with herbs, natural remedies, and healthy cooking.  What better floral bouquet to … Continue reading

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Spotted: Traditional Mom – Linda

Here’s to today’s spotted mom Linda Sellers from the blog LindaSellers.com. I’m spotting Linda as a Traditional Mom. I love the way that Linda thinks!  She really knows about branding and has such a head for business.  She takes it … Continue reading

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Spotted: Sentimental Mom – Felicia

Today’s spotted mom is Felicia Carter from the blog, Go Graham Go. Felicia is a Sentimental Mom. I know that Felicia will get a kick out of this Instructional Baby Bouquet of pretty white gerbera daisies. I found a really … Continue reading

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Spotted: Children’s Book Floral Container

I’m excited to be spotting Dee from the blog Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House. Dee is a Traditional Mom. Dee is all about her children and what is best for them.  I am sure that reading … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Spotting…

I realized that I didn’t get a chance to show my lovely creation for Christine Young our latest Do-It-All Mom from the blog From Dates to Diapers. In reading Christine’s “Top Ten Random Things You May Not Know About Me,” … Continue reading

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Spotted: Recycled Can Vases

Here’s to another week of spotting moms! I truly love this countdown to Mother’s Day. Today’s spotted Mom is Dana Adams, from the blog Mrs. Moneysaver. I know that Dana would appreciate this stunning bouquet nestled in an old tomato … Continue reading

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Spotted: Do-It-All Mom

Today’s spotted Mom is Christine Young, from the blog From Dates to Diapers. Christine is beyond a Do-It-All Mom – she is one busy mama with six children. Spending most of her days as a mom homeschooling her crew and … Continue reading

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Spotted: Red Carpet Mom

Today’s spotted Mom is Audrey McClelland from the blog Mom Generations. In honor of Audrey, a woman who has gone from the world of high fashion in New York City, to raising four boys in Rhode Island, I present my … Continue reading

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The 2010 Spot a Mom Movement Begins!!

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Spot a Mom Campaign was so successful last year that we decided to host it again. I can’t believe a year has passed, but I am so excited to be “spotting” well deserved Mommy bloggers again this year! … Continue reading

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Make Lemonade

And speaking of flowers in pitchers, have you seen the new 1-800-FLOWERS.COM commercial featuring the Make Lemonade in a Pitcher arrangement? If not, check it out here. I love this product. It’s a bouquet of white and yellow daisies in … Continue reading

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Warm Fuzzy Event Recap

Our “Warm Fuzzy Pay-It-Forward Experience” was a HUGE success. Everyone who attended really enjoyed themselves and best of all they will now keep that warm fuzzy feeling going when they share one of their floral creations with someone else. Conducting … Continue reading

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Share That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

1-800 FLOWERS.COM is committed to helping everyone get that warm fuzzy feeling this holiday season, so they are sponsoring a “Share that Warm Fuzzy Feeling” event next Thursday night in their Bethpage, New York facility. I will be there along … Continue reading

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Cupcakes For a Cause at the Brooklyn Flea

I was so excited to have participated in the Cupcakes for a Cause event at the Brooklyn Flea this year. We had a great turnout and wonderful support from CancerCare for Kids, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Cupcakes Take The Cake. More great … Continue reading

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Are You Still In The Mood For Cupcakes?

The Cherry on Top This super-size cupcake makes the best centerpiece for a young person or a person who is young at heart. Made with carnations and football mums it not only looks super, but it lasts a long time … Continue reading

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More Fun Ideas for the Dorm!

LUCKY BAMBOO Known for centuries as Lucky Bamboo, the plant is not a bamboo at all (botanical name: Dracaena), but a resilient member of the lily family that grows in the dark, tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and Africa. Along … Continue reading

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Dorm Room Decorations

With everything else you need to buy when setting up a dorm room plants and flowers probably aren’t on the top of your list, but they should be on the list! They naturally clean the air by removing toxins and … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Savvy Auntie’s Day – July 26th!

Isn’t it funny how things come your way at just the right time? I was introduced to Savvy Auntie’s Day a few weeks ago and the first person I thought of was my oldest daughter Meggie. She has always been … Continue reading

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Spotted: Maggie Gray, Green Thumb Mom

Even though the Mother’s Day holiday has passed I am still not done “spotting” incredible women who are also moms. Today, I am recognizing a garden loving mom in my life. I had originally planned to feature her prior to … Continue reading

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Spotted: Kids in the City Blogger

Today I’m excited to spot Melissa Chapman who is a mommy blogger extraordinaire. Melissa writes a weekly column called Kids in the City, which is a news website dedicated to Staten Island, NY and the surrounding areas. Melissa also works … Continue reading

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Foodie Mom – Lori, My Wooden Spoon

Today I’m excited to spot Lori from MyWoodenSpoon.com. Lori is a mother of three and the wife of a cowboy. This award-winning cook’s food blog is her pride and joy, offering everything from recipes to health and fitness tips. She … Continue reading

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Foodie Gifts

SPOTTED! Vanessa Druckman is a French Foodie living in New Jersey with her husband and three kids. Chef Druck Musings is her space to talk about all her passions: parenting, cooking, books, TV, movies, and anything else that catches her … Continue reading

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Spotted: Foodie Mom

While I don’t technically consider myself a Foodie Mom, I certainly love food! I love eating out and ordering in! But, I also love reading and trying different recipes. And of course, I love food related gadgets too. Then there’s … Continue reading

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Interview with a Mom of a Mom

Today I’ve spotted Edna, otherwise known as Grandma Henke. She shares experiences from her life with her many readers and of course her family. Grandma Henke says her motivation for staying on top of technology is keeping in close touch … Continue reading

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Gifts for the Pet Lover Mom

Today I’ve Spotted: Jan from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog. She is a former English teacher and writer turned blogger, living in Northern California with assorted people and animals. This blog celebrates the remarkable, the ordinary, and the very funny … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for New Moms

I’ve Spotted: Kelcey from Mama Bird Diaries! Kelcey is a Manhattan-mama and former journalist. This dedicated mom and her team of contributors at Mama Bird Diaries share stories and tips for moms everywhere. So after yesterday’s sneak peak into a … Continue reading

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Q&A with a New Mom

From the life of a new mom… First things first, today I’ve spotted Candace and Debbie from Mamanista! Candace and Debbie are trendy moms, dedicated to sharing their budget-friendly ideas with other hip moms. Mamanista offers helpful product comparisons and … Continue reading

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Spotted: New Mom!

Today’s Spotted New Mom: Stephanie from Adventures in Baby Wearing. Stephanie provides all sorts of tips and tricks on natural and eco-friendly parenting. Adventures in Baby Wearing offers advice on everything from cloth diapers to vaccines. It truly is a … Continue reading

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Relax and Have a Stay-cation! Spotted: NY City Mama

Don’t you wish your On-the-Go Mom would slow down enough to take a really nice tropical vacation? And if she could don’t you wish you could afford to take her on one?! Well you could give her a one-day tropical … Continue reading

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Spot a Mom Campaign Launch

On Thursday, April 9, 2009, the staff at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM officially launched the “Spot A Mom” movement with a wonderful party for mommy bloggers and the NYC media in a beautiful penthouse of the Buckingham Hotel in midtown Manhattan, just steps … Continue reading

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Spotted: A Craft Lover

You’ve been spotted! Marie from Make and Takes is today’s DIY Mom. This blog is great for the craft lover. Make and Takes showcases creative and fun craft ideas for moms and children everywhere. Visit Makes and Takes and tell … Continue reading

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Spotted: Resourceful Mommy

I think every mom has an element of DIY in her. Some just have more of it than others! One of the most dominant traits of a true DIY Mom is resourcefulness. She knows where to get it, how to … Continue reading

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A Hermes Scarf Vignette

As if a Hermes scarf wasn’t enough of a dream gift for a Red Carpet Mom, why not take that extra step and create a vignette to complement the scarf? My vignette was inspired by the Au Coeur des Bois … Continue reading

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Spotted: Momtrends and Vintage Accessories

Nicole from Momtrends: You’ve Been Spotted! Momtrends is perfect for any Red Carpet Mom. Momtrends is a great blog dedicated to helping all moms find what’s trendy and cool. Today’s vintage idea is in honor of Momtrends. Flowers and Vintage … Continue reading

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Spotted: The Perfect Shoe

This week I will be focusing on the Red Carpet Mom. To quote a song by Tom Jones, “She’s got style, She’s got grace, She’s a winner”. The Red Carpet Mom not only knows how to work it, but she … Continue reading

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Spot a Mom!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and 1-800 FLOWERS.COM has asked me to put on my creative cap and come up with some unique ideas for their Spot A Mom Movement. While being a mom puts us in a sisterhood of … Continue reading

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Add a Burst of Color to a Grey Winter’s Day

One thing you can say about New York in the middle of January is that it’s so grey outside! Everything from the air to the ground and also the buildings look grey. I love the various changes from season to … Continue reading

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Use Your Collections

I tend to have “collections” of things. When I like something I usually pick up various pieces as I go along and tend to display them together. I love to pull the seasons into my collections. Most of the time … Continue reading

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Cupcakes at the Brooklyn Flea

I visited my friends from Cupcakes Take the Cake this past weekend at the Brooklyn Flea. I don’t know how it’s possible that I wasn’t aware of this flea market before. Brooklyn Flea Market I read on Cupcakes Take the Cake … Continue reading

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