February 27, 2012

Decisions, Decisions....

With the feeling of spring that keeps teasing us with a warm day here and there you can't help but notice the daffodils and other spring flowers that have started to bloom. What we want to know is which of these Spring beauties is your favorite?! Whichever you decide on you can't go wrong, they are all beautiful.


February 23, 2012

Bridal Shows Near You!

This week no matter which end of Knoxville you live on there is likely a bridal show or open house near you.  Check it out and we will see you there!

Club LeConte Open House
Thursday, February 23
6 - 8pm
800 South Gay Street  
Knoxville, TN 37929

Knoxville Expo Center Bridal Show
Sunday, February 26
12 - 5pm
Knoxville Expo Center
5441 Clinton Hwy
KnoxvilleTN   37912

Foothills Bridal Bridal Show
Sunday, February 26
12 - 5pm
Knoxville Airport Hilton
2001 Alcoa Hwy
Alcoa, TN 37701

February 22, 2012

2012 Dogwood Arts Festival House & Garden Show Designs for Dining

With all of the bridal shows, open houses and Valentine's Day that we had going on last week you would think that we couldn't fit one more activity into our busy schedule...right? Wrong! We are gluttons for punishment.  The great thing about the Lisa Foster Floral Design team is that one person will come up with an idea and then that idea proceeds to bounce off the walls and from person to person until we have figured out logistics and have a plan. Don't get us wrong, with planning comes trial and error. In the end it always seems our team pulls together for success. This year our ideas for the Dogwood Arts Festival House & Garden Show Designs for Dining came from a little bit of cabin fever and a general love of the color yellow!
Our 2011 tablescape was inspired from an actual Dogwood Artists print that involved lots of moss, river rocks and some birch. This year, they decided to leave it up to the artists to come up with their own creations. So please, close your eyes and image sipping on some Earl Grey tea and nibbling a fresh zesty lemon square, on a spring day. Possibly in a magical forest surrounded by fireflies (our thoughts exactly!). We wanted to do something completely different from last year which helped set us apart. Two colors yellow and white. That was it, simple and clean. We absolutely loved how it turned out and apparently so did everyone else!
We really want to thank everyone on our team for their hard, hard work. Our thanks also extend to our friends who voted for our table, we didn't think we had a chance this year because the competition was so great. Everyone had beautiful tables filled with creativity.
Check out some of the photos and tell us what you think.



February 9, 2012

The Challenge for Guys on Valentine's

This post is dedicated to all the guys out there! Many men think that making women happy for Valentine's Day is a challenge but in all reality it's not. Here are a few tips to help you through this holiday dedicated to love.

First and foremost, realize each woman in the world is unique and different. If you love her then you know her better than most... right? Well, here is a thought, do something unique for her! If she loves purple don't get her red roses, get purple. Your sweetheart will notice that you remembered her favorite color and be even more excited about her gift. Or if you can figure out what was in her wedding bouquet maybe get her an arrangement of those flowers (BROWNIE POINTS)!

Second if your girl is health conscience don't go for the heart shaped box of candy. Not only did you throw her diet off, but you have also forgotten she is trying to be good! Women love it when you remember things. Opt instead for maybe a box of chocolate covered strawberries to share. The chocolate level isn't too bad and it's a fruit. We will have some chocolate covered strawberries from Marble Slab! Or forget the chocolate all together and figure out her favorite snack. Some girls love salty more than sweet.

Also, escape the hustle and bustle of dinning out on Valentine's Day. It's a mad house in most restaurants and that doesn't scream romance. How about looking up some yummy recipes online and making her something at home (send the kids to grandma's house!) and open a bottle of wine. Or order take out and pretend it's homemade, just hide the evidence (wink)! She will not only appreciate the night off from cooking dinner but also will be impressed with your new skills with the skillet. Just be careful because she may expect you to start cooking more often!

You still have time to do research. If you need further assistance call us, we are experts in sending love. Good luck men... and Happy Valentine's Day!

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