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Top Tips for Making Mother’s Day AWESOME!!!

Somethings never change, and never need to. Mother’s Day is just one of those things. Why fix something that ain’t broke? Mums have for the longest time been the happy recipients of breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolate and jewelry; essentially little pieces of ‘luxury’ items that they so often go withoutAnd that’s just it isn’t it? I was always brought up believing that if you need something, that you will buy/get it for yourself. All the extra little things we may want, wait…they have to wait…..because let’s face it, there is something new and shiny every week that will take our fancy.

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Mums will like anything from you, that much is certain. But mum loves when you listen  and get her something she may have made a flippant comment about, or mentioned that she would love, in an oh-so-(UN)-subtle fashion. Not every mum is the same this much is true, but some gifts will always hit the mark based on traditions or even what they did for their own mums, and the nostalgia that comes with that.

Any mother in this world knows that the day that baby comes into your world, things change inexplicably, unimaginably. I have no problem buying things for my kids, and would like to give them the very best opportunities in life. But since becoming a mother, I am AMAZED at just how little I need to be content. If I had managed to have this realisation before I had kids, I think it’s fair to say I would be financially more comfortable. Who knew you never needed fancy clothes to go out in? Who knew you would barely manage to put on lip gloss let alone a face full of makeup? That’s another saving there.

Florist with Flowers appreciates Mothers, including the greatest mother of all, Mother Nature. So, this year, we have two great prizes to giveaway.

The Little Veggie Patch Co- How to Grow Food in Small Spaces, By Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember,  is a great resource for creating your own edible garden, with a complete A-Z of edible plants. Yum! One lucky mum will receive a copy, PLUS you’ll also receive a box of cards with planting and harvesting tips for your favourite 28 vegetables. The total value of this prize pack is $65.md 3

PLUS a second lucky mummy will also receive a copy of the book, valued at $45.

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Mum probably doesn’t need a lot to make her happy, BUT the key to making her day great really just requires a bit of thought:

1.Think about the things you know she loves, but so often goes without.

Does she love fresh flowers for the house? We can certainly help with that! You can check out our range of Mother’s Day gift bouquets here. Maybe she likes trashy magazines? Who doesn’t love a bit of escapism? Why not get her a subscription for some of her favourites.

2. Think about what she loves to do when she has time to herself.

Does she love having a massage, or a pedicure, or a lazy brunch on Sunday mornings? Getting her a voucher for something she enjoys is the perfect way to show that you listen and notice what makes her happy.

3. Think about how you can help facilitate some time for her to have to herself.

Mums tend to put themselves last so they are looking after everyone else in the house first. Can you help with the chores so she can have a couple of hours of time out?

4. Schedule some time with her one- on- one

Mum loves spending one on one time with her favourite people, whether that includes husbands, children or grandchildren. Plan an outing that you can enjoy together as a surprise for her. She’ll love that you showed initiative.

5. Write down the ways she makes sure you know you are loved and cared for

A perfectly composed card message from Hallmark is nice enough but what mum will love reading is your unique way of telling her how appreciative you are for all that she does. No-one can do that quite the way you can, and that’s what makes it so special.

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Our dedicated team have been busy this week visiting some of the farms and monitoring our stock for you. It’s all hands on deck with this family owned business, and our youngest team member Joshua is fast learning the ropes. It’s certainly not too late to make a special order, and if you have something unique in mind, do not hesitate in contacting our team on 02 9871 1666.

Fwf x

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The Motherload- Gift Ideas for EveryMUM

You know that Valentines Day is a crazy day for florists right? Of course.

But did you know that Mother’s Day is actually busier????

Firstly this is because not everyone has a lover, but everyone does have a mother or mother in law, grandmother or mother figure in their lives. On top of that, because Mother’s day falls on the second Sunday of May, families tend to go out for celebrations as most people have weekends free. This often impacts whether they decide to have their fresh flowers delivered, or whether they order flowers online and collect them in-store. It also impacts whether they order flowers Mothers Day itself, on the Sunday,or whether Saturday or even Friday is more appropriate. So the reality is, that unlike the craziness of one busy day like Valentines Day which is like a sprint, Mother’s Day actually takes place over three days, so can feel more like a marathon!

Florist with flowers is delivering throughout Sydney Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May. We also have trusted affiliates throughout the country (and the world) that we can use to get a special delivery to the lovely lady/ies in your life.

We’ve literally got something for everymum.

But if that is all a bit vast for you, lets break it down….

Delicate Delights for Mum:

Does mum tend to like softer colours, muted palettes, and things that are more feminine and delicate? Using a blend of soft pastel tones, these items are perfect for mums who prefer softer hues.

With colours like lavender, pistachio, lemon, marshmallow and strawberry…..Gosh, it feels like i’m in a gelato store and don’t know which flavour to choose!

Here’s our top picks:

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The Gorgeous Pink Bunch “Honouring Mum” includes a soft blend of lisianthus, disbuds, gerberas and roses.

If you are looking at something self contained so mum doesn’t have to worry about finding an appropriate vase, “Mother’s Garden Delight” has you covered with a soft pistachio ceramic pot filled with a garden blend including chrysanthemums and roses.

 

Mum’s Midas Touch:

Some people are born with the god given gift of keeping things alive, and saving plants from the brink of death! My mum is one of those people….you know the ones….you have cared for your plant and done everything right but for whatever reason, it just isn’t happy. Enter mum. Plant makes complete turn around within days or weeks and flourishes under her loving touch. The Midas Touch.

We have a selection of plants as always, but these are a couple of our favourites:

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Every knows a cyclamen plant is always a winner. These brightly coloured flowering plants are easy to look after and have a beautiful flower and foliage display.

My latest love is this oh-so-gorgeous white ceramic jug with your very own long lasting succulent plant inside. These heavy earthware jugs have been glazed in a glossy off white and will match any decor. They are an eye catching display which will give mum years of enjoyment.

 

Bright and Bold Mumma:

Does mum like stronger colours and bold statement pieces throughout her home, wardrobe or accessories? Maybe the usual fluffball bouquet isn’t her style, or cup of tea….

Try a grouped arrangement, or strong bright colour tones to gift mum something more in line with her aesthetics.

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Our bright and vivacious bouquet is a uber cheery mix of sunny sunflowers, lisianthus, gerberas and roses. The bright and clashy colours will add that ‘pop’ and pizzazz that the dark corner is crying out for!

Our gorgeous grouped vase is filled with feminine mix of pink disbuds, roses and stunningly scented oriental lilies with lush foliages. It differs from the usual, in that the flowers are strongly clustered in a modern style.

We have so much more on offer, so you can check out our whole range and see if something else takes your fancy. Or why not call our friendly staff and talk about something special?

Whatever you decide on, I know mum will just love that you have chosen something for especially for her.

I’ll just leave you with this thought

They say the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest….sheesh! I’ve still got 38 years to go!

Fwf x

 

 

 

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Floressence – sweet smelling gifts for Mum

Nothing quite compares to the sweet fragrance of flowers, if anyone in the world knows that, its us.

As well as gifting mum with fresh flowers this Mother’s Day, why not explore the idea of giving her beautifully fragrant luxury products, or products inspired by flowers. Here are some of our personal favourites…..

Flower Filled or fragrant Chocolates:

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Flowers? Check. Chocolate? Check.

You have got all bases covered with deliciously decadent chocolates from Belle Fleur. This Sydney based family chocolatier has had four generations crafting fresh, handmade chocolates every day and are always pushing the creative boundaries. With Lemon Myrtle, Violet, Wattleseed, Eucalyptus and Rose featuring above, like me you can create your own selection online choosing from their boutique range. There is no comparison to the quality of the Belgian couverture, fresh local dairy products and ingredients sourced from around the globe, and the craftmanship that goes into each and every one of these chocolates is simply a work of art.

Got the chocolates, but now need the flowers? Check out our range here.

Scented diffusers

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Let mum fill the bathroom, lounge room or sunroom with sweet, subtle floral fragrances from these diffusers. With no flame to speak of and no ash, diffusers are a great alternative to candles or incense. We stock a range in store or you can view some pieces here.

Floral scented Perfumes:

Now I ain’t going to lie, I have a massive crush on all things Marc Jacobs, and his perfumes are no exception. Currently on rotation at my place is Daisy Eau So Fresh, Oh Lola AND Dot, but I can also vouch for the pure divinity that is Daisy Dreams, as well as the original Daisy. If you like floral fragrances, or think Mum does, MJ will definitely have something for you. Many other brands also offer floral fragrances, and even if the name is not a flower itself like the two pictured above, many fragrances feature soft florals in their overall bouquet.

If you find this kind of choice just WAY TOO HARD, fear not! Choosing a fragrance for anyone is a BIG task. If you do not know for sure that Mum loves it, maybe err on the side of caution and instead opt for a floral fragranced hand cream or hand wash for the bathroom. If it really isn’t her thing, you’ll see it sitting in the guest bathroom next time you come around, so pick something you like at least!

Not sure you have the confidence to pick out a frangrnce? What about a fragrant bouquet- Check out our gorgeous Mother’s Day range here.

Hand creams:

Crabtree and Everyn has an amaxing range of floral inspirations.: from handcream, perfumes, body wash, moisturisers and more…. Image: Kas loves make up

There is no denying that Crabtree and Evelyn has a handcream range second to none! Lavender, Rosewater, Lily, Iris and the sweet floral scents of Summer Hill are all classic fragrances that any mother, mum-to-be or grandmother is sure to appreciate. You can check out their range online or go in store to smell, touch and immerse yourself the floral fantasy.

Team a supple hand cream with a fresh posy or bouquet from our Mother’s day range and you will have all bases covered.

Floral fragranced Candles:

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We LOVE Ecoya and have always supported their products, and with soft floral scents like Lotus Flower,  and crowd pleaser Sweet pea and Jasmine it is easy to appreciate why. The Metro Jar is sleek and understated and would suit any decor with its clean lines and neat packaging. Come in store to see what is on offer!

Another new love of mine is Aquiesse; a unique range that includes candles, handcreams and diffusers inspired by nature. The candles are presented in a super sleek textured tin design, together with its own unique matchbox cleverly hidden within the lid, come saucer.

My personal favourites:

Coastal Hyacinth; Light Citrus, Leafy Greens, Jasmine, Water Hyacinth, Cedar & Sultry Musk

Pink Peony; Pink Peony, Cherry Blossom & Green Ivy

Moonlit Petals; Night Blooming Jasmine, White Gardenia & Warm Musk

Shoreline; Ocean Air, Coastal Flowers & Precious Woods

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Well, I like many other mummies out there, could do with an extra pair of idle hands to help wrangle these kids I’m trying to raise. While I’ve been blogging this evening, my darling husband has been lying on the couch next to me snoring. He has probably missed the memo that Mother’s Day is coming, so do me a favour, use your elbows if you need to make sure you are not overlooked this year….Gentle reminders may just get missed- they do here! 😉

Fwf x

 

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