The Pleasure of Missing Out

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Going out, having fun, socializing, networking and being part of what’s happening is good, exciting fun and healthy. But sometimes is great to go off the grid and just RSVP NO. You will find that there is pleasure in just not attending every social event that comes your way. You don’t have to, furthermore, often times you really shouldn’t. If you happened to catch the Huffington Post article More Americans Embracing POMO (The ‘Pleasure Of Missing Out’) Read the full story, it is in fact, ok to not attend every invitation. There are many reasons to enjoy the POMO.

HW0_486256We, being who we are, and by that we mean just fabulous humans that get to play with flowers, are here to offer you ways to bow out of attending yet another summer hoedown this season with a lot of class.

Firstly, as Al Roker said in his morning segment, don’t be the “maybe I’ll make it” or “I’ll try to make it” person when you know all you’ll be doing that day is wearing your yoga pants drinking you yummy glass of wine binging on episodes of Game of Thrones. If you know you are not going then say so, there is no need or reason for you to create false expectations. But say it in a way that the person who invited you doesn’t feel insulted. Send flowers. Shocker! We know. It doesn’t have to be a ginormous arrangement fit for a king’s palace. A tasteful, artful and well created arrangement of fresh flowers with a note saying “Thank you for inviting me to you shindig, sadly I won’t be able to make it but hope these flowers brighten you day in my absence (because we all know I am the life of the party)” Obviously you can leave the last part out, sadly not everyone has the delightful sense of humor you do.

Sometimes, the invitations require you to travel, buy a new outfit gift for your host and book your lodging. All that is saying is more travel expense for you. And here you are meticulously planning and budgeting your summer vacation to Santorini or Disney World or anywhere. Now you have an invite that will require you to fly across the country which will inevitably put a dent in your vacation loot. Well guess what, you don’t have to go. Here is your chance to RSVP “gosh, I’m sorry but no but here are some beautiful flowers to thank you for valuing me enough to want me to be part of your party”.HW0_474534

These days, with everyone posting “look how great my life is and look at my vast social life” posts on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, and incessantly Tweeting about it may lead you to believe that everyone is having a much better and fun life than you to. Not true. If you’ve read the article, on average, people attend 4 social events a month. That’s once a week. so if you go to happy hour with your coworkers one day, to lunch with your friend one day, brunch on one sunday and watched a game at a bar another day you are living the average life. And like you, the majority of people use any excuse to get out an event to netflix and pizza at home. Full disclaimer, I’ve used an imaginary BarBEQue to get out of a real one, simply because it was a great day for a nap and just didn’t feel like “people-ing” that day.

As mentioned before, we are pretty great people and we love our customers. In fact, we love them so much that we want to encourage them to experience the POMO. Soooo… we are offering a competition on Facebook. You tell us about you best POMO story on our FACEBOOK page and whoever gets the most likes to pick up from our store a $100 arrangement, and if you live or work in our delivery area we will deliver them to you. It’s simple, post, get the most likes, win. This competition will run until midnight July12th. Parameters for the competition will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Make sure to like and follow us for future competition posts. Who doesn’t love free flowers, right?!

 

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Anniversary Themes to Help Your Shining Armor Stay Polished

If your anniversary is coming up, you should start putting some thought into how you’re going to celebrate. Now it’s true that people generally celebrate milestone anniversaries in a large way and usually do something small and personal for other years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your 37th anniversary in style. It might not be your 25th or 50th, but every anniversary is an important date. It marks another year of love, romance, and companionship, and it needs to be observed. Here are some unique and different types of ways of celebrating your anniversary.

Focus on a theme. If you both love a certain sports team, use the team’s colors in your gift wrapping or decorations, and get tickets to see them play if possible. If your first date was seeing a movie, work the movie into your celebration. You don’t even have to go quite this far—your theme could simply be something like your favorite colors. Just by adding a theme to your celebration, you can make the day feel a little more special and less of “oh, it’s just another anniversary dinner.”

Recreate your first anniversary, or your first date, or even your honeymoon. If you went to a certain restaurant, go back there, or recreate the meal at home. Take a weekend trip to where you spent your honeymoon if it’s possible, or just reenact your first date. You could even take some of the best parts of several dates and create the perfect date.

Of course, if you want to be traditional, you can do a little research and see what material goes with which anniversary. We all know silver goes with 25 and gold with 50, but did you know your 22nd anniversary is supposed to be celebrated with something copper? Or the 13th with lace? If you make it all the way to your 75th, you’re supposed to celebrate with a diamond set in a gold setting.

There are many more anniversary themes you can go with, and it’s all up to you. After all, it is your anniversary! If you were married near Halloween, you could have a costume party. If you were married on St. Patrick’s Day, go green. Whatever you do, make it personal. Celebrate the anniversary of your wedding in such a way that it makes both of you happy and reminds you of all the little reasons you got married in the first place.

Don’t Forget Anniversary Flowers!


Gift Baskets Make a Perfect Gift

A candy gift basket makes a nice gift

A candy gift basket makes a nice gif

Deciding on a gift for a co-worker or acquaintance can be difficult.  Sometimes it can even be difficult to decide on a great gift for a friend or family member.  Gift cards mean you don’t have to pick out something, but they’re also very impersonal.  Flowers can say too much sometimes, and they aren’t always the best gift for men.  But if you buy something from a store, you run the risk of getting something the person doesn’t like or already has.  So what’s the solution?  How about a gift basket?

Gift baskets make a perfect gift for several reasons.  Most gift baskets feature fruits, candy, and other snacks.  This is a great gift because you can never have enough food.  Gift baskets are also unisex and can be personalized for a man or woman.  For example, some gift baskets do have themes designed for one gender or the other, but many work for both.

The biggest decision you’ll have to make with a gift basket is what you want in it.  Some people try to avoid junk food, so you’d want to go with a fruit basket or gourmet foods for them.  Others love their junk food and would be thrilled to get a whole basket of chocolates.

Two other things may impact your decision.  Do you want a gift basket that has an extra or two in it?  For example, some gift baskets do have a small flower arrangement with them, and some feature mugs or a bottle of cider.  The other decision is size.  Do you want to go with a huge gift basket full of different foods that can feed a family, or a medium sized one that’s perfect for one person?

Once you’ve made these decisions, all you have to do is select the appropriate basket and send it to the recipient.  Taa-daa, the perfect gift!

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