Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Stress Busters

KB10109_w4Believe it or not, recent behavioral studies have uncovered quite possibly the simplest way to improve emotional health and wellbeing – flowers. Considering the fast-paced and highly-stressed lifestyle most of us lead today, this comes as a welcome discovery. Besides exercise and other personal lifestyle changes as stress relief, flowers can also be used as a way to feel better and more relaxed.

It has been found that being around flowers triggers uplifting emotions like happiness. Flowers are also able to enhance good feelings such as life satisfaction and also affect people’s behavior in a social situation.

As natural and healthy mood moderators, flowers have the power to:

  • Immediately alter moods
    When someone receives flowers, happiness is almost instantaneous, displaying excited smiles indicating extreme pleasure.
    • (This result occurs in all age groups.)
  • Affect moods in the long run
    People who receive flowers are more likely to be less anxious, depressed and restless. They experience heightened enjoyment and are more satisfied with their lives than those who have not received flowers.
    • (Think of seniors in retirement homes.)
  • Create intimate bonds with others
    Being around flowers makes people more sociable and leads to increased contact with others, especially friends and family.
    • (The “Valentine” Effect.)
  • Brighten up spaces and create a sharing atmosphere
    Most people position their floral arrangements in highly visible places such as the living and dining rooms, and in hallways and entrance halls. In other words, the flowers are placed in areas where visitors are welcomed.
    • (An instant “I value you” message!)

There's no two ways about it – with such a compelling argument, there's no reason why we should let stress get the better of us. Especially in the present day environment, anything that helps us feel better is most welcomed! Surround yourself and your loved ones with flowers, and see the difference for yourself.

Friday, April 3, 2009

It’s Prom Season!

We are busy preparing an assortment of corsages and boutonnieres for the multiple proms in our area.  We feature a range of wristlet options for corsages… freshwater pearl, crystal, shimmery slap bracelets, decorative wire and traditional elastic.  We also carry several accent choices for corsages and boutonnieres… crystal butterfly clips, crystal and pearl accents strands, bouillon wire in an assortment of colors and styles, crystal flowers and other decorative additions.  Stop by to see our full selection and to place your order!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Valentine's Day

Can you believe Valentine's Day is right around the corner?  We have been busy getting the shop ready.  If you have not made plans yet, it might be a good idea to start thinking about what you want to do.  February is right around the corner.

To get you in the mood, here are some gorgeous flower arrangements from Better Homes and Gardens.  These are just a few, go to their website for more ideas and inspiration.

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Also, click here to see some of our posts from last year.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Exciting News

We had some wonderful press coverage at the end of the 2008.  We are proud to announce our selection as Readers' Choice Best of Atlanta Florist for 2008 in Atlanta Magazine. This honor means so much to us since it is a reflection of our level of customer satisfaction in the community. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who voted for us!

One of our weddings has also been featured in the Knot Magazine Atlanta Spring 2009 edition.  Click here to see the online version.  We are thrilled to see the flower pictures - taken by the very talented Scott Chester of W. Scott Chester Photography - that they chose to feature. 

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It’s a New Year!

All of us at KaBloom (Marianne, Linda, Don, Michele, Laura, Tim and Cooper (our newly initiated delivery driver) rang in the New Year with much excitement and anticipation. We were wondering how the economic meltdown in the last part of 2008 would affect the business and we’re happy to report that the holiday season from November to December was good to us. We had such beautiful Christmas trees and wreaths on display at the shop and received many oohs and aahs from customers shopping or just looking.  Thank you, Don!


And now all the left-over ornaments and adornments are an incredible 50% off! That also applies to all other holiday items – and fall items (still some left!) are at an all-time-low of 60%.



We have to clear out all these items in preparation for the florist’s busiest day of the year – Valentine’s Day! New vases, new plush, new designs are waiting in the wings to go on display, but we need the room. Take advantage of our sales!!!

Heart-shaped rose photo is courtesy of Jerry Downs

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fall Weddings

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I guess it is time to post some fall wedding ideas!  Check out these beautiful fall inspired flowers.  I love the idea of using natural materials.  The bark covered vases are gorgeous.  The boutonniere with the kumquats and eucalyptus pods are super cute too.




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Pictures from and The Knot; click on each picture to get more details.