Thursday, December 31, 2009

Katlin Neese Wedding

A Wedding to remember.............. in the Blizzard of 2009! What would have been a 1 1/2 drive, turned into a 3 hour drive throught he snow. Not many cars on the road! Condensing everything into one vehicle was a challenge, but it worked out without eliminating too much. Many guests of course could not show.
The wedding turned out beautiful: the reds against the snowy background were bright and cheery.
Brides theme of red, white, black, and polka dots inspired pomanders of flowers suspended from the ceiling.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Rose Radio "A Wedding Day At The Eden", November 1st, 2009. Lancaster Pa

I was delighted to meet many brides looking for florists, guest favors, among other wedding items last Sunday. It was a first for Splints & Daisies to set up at an Expo- FUN! We will definately be doing this again.

One lucky bride won her Bridal Bouquet free!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wedding Expo at the Eden Resort

Splints & Daisies will be exhibiting at the WROZ Rose 101.3 Wedding Expo at the Eden Resort. November 1st! Getting married? Come check it out!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MC Rec Craft Show

Manheim Rec Center Craft Show coming up on October 17th......... Held at the Manheim Central Middle School. Same day as the Classic Car Show on the square.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

LVC Arrangement

I had gotten away from drieds for a while.... mostly because the colors just aren't as vivid as fresh & silk. However, I was asked to re-create an arrangement seen by the President of Lebanon Valley College, done in all dried. This arrangement includes: salal, hydrangea, larkspur, statice, pinto berries, and peonies. It stands an impressive 28" tall, in a heavy cast-iron urn. 

The meanng of "Local"

Most of us HOPEFULLY don't think of buying at Walmart as buying local, just because it's the local Walmart. But even these big chain stores are jumping on the bandwagon. Check out this article on the meaning of local:  Dirty Tricks On Localwashing

"The city did agree to remove from its press materials and Web site a reference to a study that found that, for every $100 spent locally, $45 stays in the community. The problem was that, according to the study, conducted by the firm Civic Economics, the figure was accurate only if the money was spent at a locally owned business. Shop at a chain store, the analysis found, and only $13 of that $100 spent stays in the community."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mary Hernley's Flowers

Made with beautiful flowers from Mary Hernley's farm in Manheim, these altar arrangements graced the front of our church on Sunday. Mary sets up her flowers for sale every weekend in Mount Gretna. Fresh, homegrown, and chemical-free! I love purchasing from her, knowing what I am getting is not loaded with all sorts of pesticide chemicals. Scraps from our designs go right into our compost pile, so even the waste stays local!

Monday, June 29, 2009

So I'm really bad at this blogging thing. I've even forgot my user name, password, and everything else associated with my being able to log in and actually post anything. But all is well now! I've remembered! (And written it down now).
Currently I am having a SALE on Fresh Basil soap. Made with sweet-smelling basil essential oil, this soap is a summer pick-me-up like no other.  Wrapped all pretty-like in special pretty green paper, tied with pretty green raffia. Currently on sale for $4 per bar!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Eco/Green Scene

Just to rant and rave a little........
Question yourself: Has the Go Green bug bitten you? Or have you really woken up and discovered that you need to change? Do you just want to fit in, and not be embarrased by walking out of the grocery store as the only one with plastic bags? Or do you really see the point in the reusable fabric bags?
It's a good thing and a bad thing, this eco-friendly thing. See, in the past year (in Lancaster area anyway), it has blossomed so quickly. Good thing in that it is becoming easier to BE GREEN. Bad thing, in that it has happened SSSOOOOOO quickly, you can tell it's the new trend. Trends spread like wildfire, and it's the new thing that everyone is talking about. However, how many of these people are going to stick with it, and how many really care?
My guess is many will continue to tote there fabric totes. Many will continue to wear shirts displaying a green message. Many will say "yes, that strawberry is organic". But will they really see the meaning behind it all?
Well......... I don't think they see the meaning. I don't think they understand. The media has been so hype on spreading the news, but not the reasons why. See, the other day at the grocery store, I watched a lady tuck a bottle of a yucky cleaner into her eco-friendly tote. ARRGGGHHH!!!! It does not much good to carry a reuseable tote, then go home and spray an antibacterial chemical laden poison all around your home, washing it into our water ways, poisoning our fish, then eating the fish, then dieing of cancer from eating a chemically laden fish. For one, she needed only wash her counter down with a spray of vinegar, or maybe a few drops of lemon essential oil. Then she would have for one) saved her $3-$4 dollars worth of cleaner two) saved the bottle it came in (which she probably later tossed into the trash when no one was looking) 3) not poisoned her family with chemicals 4) not killed good bacteria along with the bad, and helped create super bacteria 5)not poisoned our water 6)not given some sort of disease to someone caused by carcinogens in our water.
These "green cleaners"? Not so green. Part fof the trend. If they really wanted to be green, they'd stop making ALL OF THEM! We don't need this crap!
More ranting later, I'm sure........................

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Earthy Bridal Bouquet

Just finished up today.... An earthy bridal bouquet. This one was fun to make, plus the driftwood holes will allow it to be hung as an art peice to enjoy for years to come. Available for purchase on my ETSY site at

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Whoo-hoo! I'm a blogger!

So this blogging thing is new to me- I can't keep up with technology. If you would have asked me 2 months ago about a blog, I would have thought you had a speech problem, and were asking about the log my dog drug out of the fire pit. My high-tech (or atleast in my eyes?!?) BFF Pam spoke word of this blogging thing to me, and here I am. Pam has been my friend since 4th grade. In 5th grade after I moved away to Amish country, I would go to visit her and feel like I was stepping into the future. It's great to have someone who can point you in the right direction all the time! Thanks Pam! (Psstt.... check out her beautiful bags & purses at They are lovely!)