When I was little, my mom worked as a floral designer. I grew up cutting Queen Anne's Lace with her on the side of the road, de-thorning roses, taking trips to the wholesaler, and watching her create huge beautiful arrangements for weddings. She taught me so much and recently we had a blast collaborating to create a flower arranging how-to for Your Williamson Magazine.
This past weekend the most amazing women (my girlfriends and sister) combined forces and threw me the loveliest baby shower. Since I'm the one usually throwing and styling parties, it was hard for me to sit back and not participate in the planning (even though I tried!). They did the most beautiful job without my help and I couldn't wait to show you a little snip-it of it here.
This year when YOUR Williamson magazine asked me to design an Easter table for their April issue I was thrilled because I adore Easter! I totally have my grandmother to blame ... it's her favorite too. Growing up, I remember Easter Egg hunts in her Williamsburg boxwood garden, beautiful Easter dresses (one year I even wore a matching hat), family photos and lunch after church around her long dinning room table.
January is a hard month. It's right after the holidays. We're all a little heavier and have a little less money. It's cold and sunny days seem few-and-far-between. The "winter blues" have set in. I've found myself having to make an effort on a daily basis to stay motivated and have to make a conscience effort through the cold months to keep my energy up.