Mother’s Day is officially behind us now, and it was the best Mother’s Day ever!! The key to it’s success was No More Wire Services. I felt no stress whatsoever and was a very happy camper on Sunday.
All the deliveries were located from the Applegate Store to Jacksonville, it was perfect. I want to extend a big thank you to my awesome drivers, Barb and Gail, and Captain Chaos, the delivery dog. Look, we’re all smiling, and a week later I am still smiling.
No more worrying about how many lilies or alstro or roses because you just MIGHT get orders for the Fields of Europe, or some other arrangement that every other Bloomnet Florist is doing. Not to say I didn’t make beautiful arrangements of them, I did, but now it’s my own design, color pallet, flower choice, vase, etc,etc,etc,….
I really don’t know what took me so long, but I’m glad I finally did. Wire services become an addiction after a while, kind of like working for a big corporation, because that’s what they are.
You think just because you get a paycheck, you gotta stay. WRONG ANSWER. I’ve kicked that addiction, and it’s the happiest I’ve been since I’ve owned the flower shop. People are shocked at how happy I am. It’s amazing!!
So now on with the rest of my life. Time for the big store clean out. Flower buckets, baskets, vases, plush, anything 1800 flowers is going. The next thing is to get ready for the organic meat cooler and holding some flower arranging and pressed flower art classes.
With that said, here are a few of my favorites from Mother’s Day. Thank you again to all the loyal customers, and helpers, from drivers to Web Designer, to flower cleaners.
Good night all.