Monday, January 31, 2011

new product

Wow! New necklaces are just beautiful! I want one in every color. They are just glitzy enough but not over the top that you can't ware them with jeans. Stop in and make your self smile with a little bit of bling.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bed and Breakfast in Haperville GA

We had a fabulous trip to Atlanta GA. We stayed in an awesome Bed & Breakfast called Maison LaVigne. Eileen the owner is a Paris trained chef and cooks like a dream. Her infectious personality makes your stay warm and memorable. Most guests who stay once keep coming back for more delightful food and comfy beds. Thanks Eileen, hope to see you on our next trip down. Lesa

Sunday, January 9, 2011

To carry the rock, or not to carry the rock!

You can sure tell we do not spend a whole lot of time in the city. We were at the expo for MNLA in Mpls on Thursday and Brandon, an employee; won a huge rock. We parked quite aways away and our thought was, "Jeez, now we have to carry this rock miles and miles!" We'll it wasn't quite miles but it would have felt that way..... So we decided to leave Brandon and his rock behind while we went to get the car and we would come back and pick him up. Smart thinking huh? Well we all had to climb the escalator because they had shut it down already, ugh. We walked a couple of blocks BEFORE we realised we were lost and were going the wrong way. We turned around and walked all the way back and down the escalator. You should have seen Brandon's face, boy did we laugh. We went the right way, and walked, and walked.... Finally we found our parking garage, found the car and watched another gal looking for her car. At least we weren't the only lost fools that night. We drove out of the parking ramp, of course we didn't know which turn to take so we did the smart thing and guessed. Wrong, we drove by and couldn't get to Brandon so we waved and went around the block a second time. We found the correct turn after much debate and found him standing out side with his big box. Now we had to fit the dang rock in the car. Well we couldn't quite get the box to fit so he ended up tearing the box off the rock, mind you it is very cold out side and were freezing all for this rock; and pushing it between the seats. Now that I think of it, I wonder how hard it was to get the rock out once they got to his car. All of us laughed and said it is so funny how when you take people out of their element how they respond. When deciding to meet were wondered how long it would take to get to the city with traffic, leaving in the cold dark in the early morning and going home in the cold dark at night. We all decided we would rather follow a hay truck any time than be stuck in city traffic. At least the 6 of us car pooled so we had each other to laugh with. I guess the moral of this story is, being with friends makes even the dumbest things funny, thanks for the laughs you guys! Lesa

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Green Expo

Today the 101 Market employee's went to the green expo in Minneapolis. We listened to some fantastic speakers and learned about new products. I actually got to smell the roses, and run my hands through the sage bush, aah. It's a touch of spring and brings a smile to my face. It is great to be able to go to these seminars to re-group and re-charge for the coming spring. We are looking forward to sharing all the new things we learned with you this coming season.
Happy coming spring!
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

To decorate Christmas trees, or not to decorate Christmas trees

We have been crazy busy trying to get Christmas stuff out early. My question to you is do you want to see Christmas this early or should we wait until after our Corn Maze (Nov 1st)? When I was at AIFD symposium they suggested getting Christmas out early so people would not feel guilty for buying for themselves and by getting the product out early, this way it helped spread out the Christmas buying time out for people. Let me know what you think?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One of the best things about the floral industry is......

Now that I have accomplished my goal to get my AIFD, I would like to continue to grow. The Minnesota State Florist Association has an accreditation called MNCFD. This is a program that encompasses the whole of running a business, design and fiances. I think I am going to apply my self to achieving this next. I love to grow and learn, next year I will go for my PFCI: which is a professional speaking accreditation. It is fun to have goals and to push ourselves, this way life is never boring. Rock on and keep learning! Lesa Killian CFD, AIFD Inductee.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flowers, The Beauty of Flowers!

There is nothing better that waking up and opening your eyes to the beauty of flowers. Enjoying the scent and look of fresh flowers on at your bed side makes waking up on the right side of the bed possible every day. Having flowers around the house can only raise the spirits of all who see them. There have been studies done that having flowers in the work place make people more productive and happier employees. Raise the spirits of those around you, enjoy some flowers. Your worth it!