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Groundhog Day… Yesterday, 02/02/2020 was Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl and also palindrome day. A palindrome is a when a number or word is the same front to back and back to front. The last time that happened for a date was about 900 years ago. The next palindrome event will be in 101 years on 12/12/2121, and I know for a fact I won’t be here for that one.  Everyday I start my day with coffee and listening to the Before Breakfast Podcast by Laura Vanderkam, if you haven’t given it a listen check it out. Each episode is no more than 10 minutes. Today, her show was called “ Would you live today over again?”. The premise was based on the idea from the movie “Groundhog Day” where a cynical news anchor gets stuck covering the Groundhog celebration in a small Pennsylvania town and he basically lives the same day over and over again until he embraces the fact that it is is the same day and starts living like it's the last day.  I am guilty of saying that many days are like groun

And the Color of the Year is.........

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The color of the year was just recently announced by Pantone and it is Classic Blue. If you’re anything like me, your first thought might have been BORING but after thinking about it I find that it’s not boring at all but quite exciting. Again, you're thinking Kayla, really what can be so exciting about the color blue. Give me a minute and I will explain.  What do you think of when you see the color blue or someone asks how it makes you feel? If you were to ask me I would say it makes me think of the sky or the sea, and the color of my children's eyes are a beautiful blue. The feeling I get from blue is happy, calming at times. Blue can also be a strong color, stable. It would be my guess as to why so many countries use blue in their flags. If you have ever watched when a person of power gives a speech during a time of turmoil more times than not you will most often see them in a blue tie trying to convey a sense of peace, trust and calmness.  Where

To Journal.... Or Not To Journal... That is the Question

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As I mentioned in the last blog 2020 is the year where I am striving to THRIVE in all I do. One of the steps I’m taking for my personal life growth and development actually runs parallel to my business life. I am starting the practice of journaling. I read an article about what the most influential people do each day and journaling is one of them. Now, this wasn’t an easy place for me to get to. Yes, I am super creative but my creativity has always been with flowers or cooking and baking or a craft I can do. A little backstory growing up I was diagnosed with ADD back when it was really hard to get your kids tested (think early 90’s) I was the kid that memorized the words so she could read or on a standardized test I would have amazing bubble pictures. No joke tested myself out of my IEP by drawing Christmas and winter pictures on the test. I digress, back to the journaling… For me to write my thoughts down each day seems really daunting and frankly quite scary. If I put it do

Word of the Year 2020

Recently I stumbled upon a post on Facebook asking what was your word of the year going to be. I've never even heard of picking a word of the year what it means and what I would have to do so, I did what most people would do I went to Google. After a few quick articles the idea to pick a word to model what I want out of this year really struck a cord with me. Out of the blue the word that came to my mind and has stuck with me for the last few days has been THRIVE. THRIVE for me this year has several meanings. 1. I want to Thrive in my business and not just survive in the industry. I want to become better and push myself harder than I have in the past. 2. I want to Thrive at home with my family. I want to make sure that my kids are getting all they need to continue to grow in to smart and strong little humans. I want my relationship with my husband to continue to Thrive and grow. 3. I want to Thrive as a person in my own personal growth. What I also found interesting was t

Hey..Welcome....

It’s 2020 and it’s time to dig.. But, first let me introduce myself. My name is Kayla and I am a fourth generation florist in the Ocean State. I own the family business that started back in 1932 when my great-grandmother purchased our shoppe, since then it has been owned by my grandfather until the mid 90’s or so then my uncle bought it from him and I purchased the shoppe in 2011 and have been running it ever since. I left my job in the corporate word on April Fools Day 2011 and haven’t looked back since. I couldn’t have made the jump from corporate to creative without the help of my husband and family. Now with two small kiddos it's even more important that I have the support I need to run a thriving business into this new decade.