Oooooohhhhhhh, Monday!!! It’s the beginning of another week, and I’m getting back in the swing of my work as a blogger after a fun-filled weekend. In the middle of my social media marketing, a notification arrived from Lysa Humildad, Sagebrush Farm, NV blog. Much to my surprise, I read that exciting news that I have been selected for a Blogger Recognition Award! I felt so honored that Lysa would think of Food Flowers and Festivities, especially considering I’ve only launched two months ago!
I’m sure you’ve contemplated starting a blog for a long time. You have drooled over beautiful blogs that are established and thought to yourself, ‘hey I’d like to try that some day!’ You decide that you are not going to say some day one more time! You are going to go for it! You spend months perfecting the look of your blog, writing engaging content, and getting your site up and running. Now you’re ready to launch your blog, and NOW the work begins! It can be very overwhelming to know where to start promoting your blog. Below we have included some ideas to get you started on the right path.
It’s lime season at the Lam household which means lots of lime-aide, freshly squeezed lime to enhance our food, and yes, even limes in my flower arrangements! We have an AMAZING cocktail tree in the backyard. This tree has grafts of many citrus fruits in a single tree so you do not get a huge amount of each citrus when the season arrives. We get Meyer lemons, grapefruits, limes, and mandarin oranges all in one tree! Cool, right? If you live in a zone where you can grow citrus, I highly recommend this tree (I would say zone 7 or lower). Now for the flower arrangement; you could create this arrangement with Meyer lemons, fruits that are a little more cold hardy (would do ok in zone 8).
We have a Mario birthday party that’s just around the corner! We wanted to design shirts for both my boys, my husband, and me. Don’t you think it would be darling if the boys had shirts that read bros for life? Mom and Dad would have a super mom and super dad shirts that were appropriate for Super Mario Brothers. We did Mario-themed shirts here, but you could use the steps below to create any kind of shirt! We will show directions on how to create your own designs and how to make a shirt using a pre-made template or picture from the web.
I love a decadent treat as much as anyone else, but I also know that I cannot eat treats every day. Monday through Friday, I attempt to eat very clean and stick to my exercise schedule. I’m not a dietician or a personal trainer, but I have lost 60 pounds and have kept it off for a couple of years. Below you will find my favorite smoothie recipe that I have four mornings of each week.
I love a good party, but one year, I just felt a bit tired and overwhelmed. I’m sure that many moms can relate to this feeling, right? You still have your creative juices flowing, but this year the kids really kept me busy. As a family, we decided we were going to do something different for Evan’s birthday. We packed our bags and headed to Universal for my older son, Evan!
A friend was celebrating her daughter’s 1st birthday. Her vision was to create a garden full of cupcakes that reflected her color scheme. She had an array of pastel colors which included pale pink, violet, and white. She enlisted me to create flowers on top of her cupcakes. The cupcakes and all the other details of this party were so special!
I’m a creator at heart, so it’s not in me to feel like I have to be at either my phone or computer all the time. Luckily now I use a great scheduling app for Instagram and Pinterest called Tailwind. Before, I would set up Instagram posts on Tailwind, but then I still had to be on the phone at the time Tailwind suggested to post these photos. I would either feel like I had to constantly watch my phone so I didn’t miss these alerts, or I would get busy with life and forget to post at the most optimal time. NOT ANYMORE… Tailwind now has auto posting!!
Cupcakes have so much potential to be spectacular and are FAR less work than a cake. So… have fun with your cupcakes and show off your beautiful color scheme and theme of your party. Feel free to buy cupcakes, frosting, or the embellishments for the top of the cupcake.
My favorite bento box treat… Octopus hot dogs! Hot dog octopuses create the most clever sea-themed lunch! Of course, I had to include goldfish with the octopuses. Edamame steamed with a little sea salt gives your kids healthy options in their lunches. My children love edamame, and I’ll bet yours would too!