Friday, January 30, 2009

What happened??

Sooo.. over the ice and snow didn't make it onto the blog... Hmmm? Why? because I am not proficient in uploading things from other sites-- no, really I'm not even a little bit knowledgeable. 

I was going to post about how I am truly over the snow and ice -just like everyone else. Then I found this nifty 14 minute or so-movie on YouTube- titled Validation. Totally precious and it made me smile and I wanted to share it and of course my lack of internet knowledge didn't allow me to upload the link-- so now I have something new to learn.. Anyway, the movie was just what I needed after all of this snow and ice.

So... now on to more fun things... Today, UPS came with one of our purchases from Chicago. That's right! Today we received some amazing Shea Butter Hand Cream. Wonderful, Lavender scented and plain Shear Butter. I tried a little of the sample tin and it's really nice. It's not a heavy scent which is good. What really surprised me - it is not greasy. We tried the product while at the market so I already knew it wouldn't be- but trying it again-I was very impressed. Our hands get very dried with damaged cuticles and this should do the trick for us and you. 

Hopefully, we can get it on the floor tomorrow. You can try it for yourself and let us know what you think. There will be samples and even some little ones available for purchase to keep in your purse. 

Thanks for reading and have a good weekend!

Sooo.. over the ice and snow!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A lot of ice...

Today was interesting.. most people were home due to the overnight snow and impending ice showers. I did make it to the shop for two reasons, I had funeral work to be delivered and better than that, I had flowers coming from Florida.

After shoveling and chatting with the Schimpff's of Schimpff's Confectionery.. I got the funeral work out. But no flowers from Florida.. where were they?? It's cold out and they need to be in the shop-being told how beautiful they are. I know that sounds weird but it's like Christmas when the flowers arrive. We want to see how pretty they are, how fluffy, how fragrant. We just enjoy it.

So, by 10 til 5- the flowers came- finally. I felt bad for the Fed Ex guy-- he still had a long night ahead of him.  So I sent him on his way and ripped the box open. What did I find?? Beautiful pink kangaroo paw, lavender roses, pink cymbidium orchids, purple campanula, gorgeous fragrant white hyacinth- which I might use for my wedding this weekend- There are purple dendrobium orchids, pink, white and purple lisianthus, sunny yellow gerbera daisy and more.

Unfortunately, because of the crazy weather, we will not be open tomorrow. Typically, this is not something I do. But considering most places we would have to drive to may not be easy to access- this is just the safe thing to do. So back to work on Thursday.

So, in the mean time, I have lots to do on the computer to keep busy. So stay warm!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

A New Look and some New Products

In May, we will officially be in Jeffersonville for 7 years!  Although the 'Birthday' is not for another 4 months or so...we're already giving ourselves presents. Typical girls- we just can't wait.

Our first present is new business cards. We love our signature purple- but my fabulous graphics girl-and wonderful daughter Jen, created a totally fresh look for us. She took a wonderful Cassis Clematis and worked it with lime- our new color in the shop. I think it looks perfect. It's current, a great color combination and just the beginning of some new changes we're making this year.

Another change is a new look on our website-  This won't take place until after Valentine's Day. Our goal is to combine all of our information onto one site rather than two as we currently do. Currently, our .com site mainly focuses on the wedding and event side of the business. Our .biz site features arrangements available for delivery.  We will be reworking the site so you will be able to easily find what you're looking for. We want you to get a better glimpse of what we do in the shop. We want you to have better visuals for all of the options available to you when your need to place and order for a delivery.

Our biggest change is eliminating generic arrangements. These are the ones you currently see on the .biz site. These are provided to us by the wire services. Unfortunately, these photos are not a really good representation of what we do. Our regular clients know that. So, away with them. We always prefer to create our arrangements with the least restrictions possible. We want to create with the flowers dictating where they are to be placed. We want to place as many premium flowers in your arrangement as possible. We feel that these generic arrangements don't reflect that mindset. We know our clients have great taste and prefer the focus on the flowers...creatively arranged, chic, and natural in appearance.  So, ask and you shall receive.

Shortly, we will be receiving some of the new products we have searched for. They include great gifts for gardeners, beautiful vases, clever gifts for co-workers and corporate giving. We'll have some new greeting cards, beautiful silk florals and more.

We've been asked to instruct some floral design classes in spring. So stay tuned for more info on that. We're very excited to be teaching again and it should be fun for everyone.

That's a snippet of some of the good things to come. We hope you enjoy the new things as they are revealed. We're looking forward to an exciting new year. We hope you enjoy it with us. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Just another reminder for ordering online..

Just a reminder that you can always click here on our blog to place an order too. Just to the right of the screen is says- click here to order flowers- and you can do just that. That one click will link you with the new direct2florist site and our personal page.

So, bookmark our blog, catch up on what's going on in the shop, look for any specials here on the blog- most promotions will only be posted on our blog- and shop for flowers.

If you have any questions just email us or give us a call at 812-288-2388.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Order Our Flowers for Delivery Here!!

We're very excited to announce that we have a new source for you to use to order our flowers online. It is Our actual link is -

We are always looking for the best most cost effective way for you to order our flowers online. Our current website is through a traditional wire service. You place an order, they take a percentage of the amount you've paid for flowers and we get reimbursed the difference plus a delivery fee. And lately we've been thinking Hmmm?? We can do better~

We found This company started in Europe and is now available in the US. It's very simple- to place your order online or just view some photos and call us direct with your order. If you place the order online, the price shown includes the tax and delivery and a flat $6. service fee. This covers the direct2florist link. Plain and simple. 100% of the money you spend on the order for flowers goes to the flowers.

We have always filled our web orders an incoming orders from another state to us for full value. We do know that there are many shops that don't fill to value and that's not fair to you. So we're making some changes in 2009 and this is one of them.

We will continue to add photos because we've just gotten this site up. If you want to call us direct for the order you're welcome to do that. Just know the site is there should you need to order in your jammies after hours. If you forget to copy the link just go to and type in the zip code 47130 and click on our shop- it's very easy!

We will keep the original site of up until after Valentine's Day. But it will eventually be taken down. We will also have an area on our site that will allow you to link into the site. We're hoping to have that officially up and functioning by March.

We truly appreciate your support of our business. Please let us know if ever there is a suggestion, compliment or complaint. We're here for you. Thanks and have a great day.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Look for us at the Special Occasions Wedding Show

We will be at the Special Occasions Wedding Show tomorrow! Join us at the Expo  Center in the West Hall. The expo is scheduled from 11am until 4pm.

There are over 100 vendors scheduled to exhibit. We have not done this show in quite a while. Because it is not the typical set-up we're accustomed to, we will not have as much on display. We will have some beautiful florals to display, but as always, for our undivided attention scheduling an appointment is best.

We hope you'll stop by. Happy wedding planning.