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Bring Your Pet to Blumz Ferndale This Saturday and Win Big!

This Saturday, December 10th Blumz by JRDesigns in Ferndale is inviting you to bring your pet into the store to win big this holiday season.  We love pets and we love meeting our neighbors so we are inviting you to bring your furry friends into our Ferndale store wearing their favorite holiday outfit!

From 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday we will be taking a picture of every pet that visits us and we will be posting those pictures on our Facebook. Then, over the next week we will be asking all of our followers to vote by liking the photo of the pet that rocked their outfit the best. After a week, the pet with the most likes will win a $50 dollar gift certificate for their owner to stock up on holiday decor or pick up some fresh flowers this holiday season.  Ferndale is kicking off the holiday season on Saturday with their Holiday Ice Festival so we wanted to get into the fun. Visit Blumz Ferndale with your pet, take a photo and you will be entered to win big this holiday! Plus, you can check out all the cool gifts and decor that we have in stock for you or another pet lover in your life!

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The Story of Sweetest Day

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Sweetest Day every October?  Well, here is the origin story of the holiday.

"Over 60 years ago, a Cleveland man, believing that the city’s orphans and shut-ins too often felt forgotten and neglected, conceived the idea of showing them that they were remembered by the distribution of small gifts. With the help of his friends and neighbors, he distributed these small remembrances on a Saturday in October. During the years that followed, other Clevelanders began to participate in the celebration ceremony, which came to be called “Sweetest Day.”

 In time, the Sweetest Day idea of spreading cheer to the underprivileged was broadened to include everyone and became an occasion for remembering others with a kind act or a small remembrance. And soon, the idea spread to other cities all over the country. Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in October as a day to make someone happy. It is an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed. It is a reminder that a thoughtful word or deed enriches life and gives it meaning".

Many of us see Sweetest Day as a holiday for couples like Valentine's Day, but its actually a very different holiday.  It is a day to do something sweet for all the people in your life! So, celebrate Sweetest Day with all the sweets in your life this Saturday, October 15th!

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WHAT: 
Blumz by JRDesgins is hitting the streets of Detroit on Wednesday, October 19th to hand out 1000+ flowers to Detroiters to help brighten their day as part of the National “Petal it Forward” campaign sponsored by SAF. Each person will receive two bouquets- one to keep and one to share.
WHY: 
The “Petal it Forward” program is in response to the release of new data from the Society of American Florists (SAF) showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers. Research shows that both giving and receiving flowers yields these positive results! 
WHO: 
Blumz by JRDesgins:
Ferndale: 
503 E Nine Mile Rd
248-398-5130
Detroit:
1260 Library Street 
313-964-5777
Ann Arbor:
By Appointment Only 
WHEN: 
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
11 am- 2 pm 
WHERE: 
Campus Martius-
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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Blumz by JRDesigns is looking for unique local vendors to participate in our annual ladies night out party taking place on November 11th, 2016 inside our Ferndale store. Admission, food and drinks are free to attendees so that they have more money to spend at your booth! We usually have over 200 people come through the store in just two hours! If you are interested in vending at this years event please email sadie@blumz.com to get more information. We are looking for 20 vendors and when we are full we are full, so if you are interested please reach out now!
Blumz will be picking the best of the best, not everyone who applies will get in!

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This years Ladies Night Out will take place on November 11th, 2016!!!

Blumz by JRDesigns Fun, Festive, and FREE 2016 Ladies Night Out will be a night to remember! We will have a variety of local vendors in house so you can get your last mintue shopping done while enjoying food and drinks for local companies. Admission is FREE to all! There will also be a silent auction and all proceeds from the auction will benefit Thaw. To learn more about Thaw visit: www.thawfund.org

Event Hastag: #BlumzLNO

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Blumz by JRDesigns will be hosting a terrarium building class on Tuesday, October 18th.  Each person who attends will be building their own terrarium to take home at the end of class. We will also be sharing some tips about plant care and gardening so you know how to keep your new terrarium happy. 
The class will cost $35 dollars a person; this includes all the basic materials to make your terrarium. We will also be offering a free wine tasting and snacks to anyone who attends the class. 

The $35 fee includes: 
2 succulent/ cacti
A vase
Soil
Sand
Moss
Cut Class
Colored Glass
Status
Blue Thistle
and Billy Balls

There will also be some add items on available for purchase so bring some cash with you in case you want to make your terrarium extra special. 
Register for the class now to guarantee your spot, space is limited.
*To register sign up using the link below and choose in store pickup at the Ferndale store on October 18th! 
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Please email sadie@blumz.com if you have any questions about the class or payment!

SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS HERE!

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When you think of Michigan weather you probably think of snow. It's true that we have some very harsh winters but we also have really beautiful summers. For a few months of the year the sun peeks its head out from behind the clouds and the colors of summer start to bloom all around us.Blumz by JRDesgins likes to take full advantage of the summer by planting our own flower garden where we grow some of the most beautiful buds that you have ever seen.
This year's garden features an assortment of fresh flowers including yarrow, dahlias, campanula, dusty miller, hosta leaves, echinacea, sunflowers, snapdragons, marigold , zinnias, gomphrena, feverfew and more. We will be using these fresh Michigan grown flowers to create unique arrangements for our customers that will last,  there is nothing better than getting something fresh from the source. 
If you would like to purchase an arrangement made fresh from the garden click here or stop in and pick out something that we just picked! 

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Flowers have been utilized in many different ways throughout history. They are used to commemorate life, death, happiness, sorrow, love, remembrance, and sometimes they are given “just because”. Flowers are special because they do not last forever. Instead, flowers are an experience. If flowers lasted forever they would just be another item that we can own, but no one can own a flower, they can only capture and appreciate its beauty for a moment in time. The uncertainty, the smell, and the glamour of flowers make giving and receiving them one of the most extraordinary ways to show your love, appreciation or thankfulness to someone else. 

Everyone should experience the glory of fresh flowers, so we are giving away a bouquet a month for the next 6 months. We want to give you the priceless experience of fresh blumz. If you would like to enter to win flowers for yourself to enjoy please email your name to sadie@blumz.com . We will draw one name at random at the end of each month and we will email a winner. That person will get to experience what we have been talking about. We guarantee that once you have felt the specialness of flowers you will understand why we love them so much! 

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Every year on February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day. People send flowers and candies to show their love and appreciation for their partners, friends, and family.  We love Valentine’s Day and we love celebrating love. In fact, we wish everyday was as magical as Valentine’s Day so we came up with a fun way to stretch this year's holiday out a little further.   

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday February 14th  this year we think it would be fun to send flowers and candies a little earlier in the week before the holiday. This way, you can stretch your celebration out over a weekend or even a full week.  Instead of rushing out to get something at the last minute you can  pre-arrange to have flowers sent before the weekend even starts, your loved one will be extra surprised!

We love the idea of celebrating Valentines Day throughout the week, so we came up with an incentive to get you to send those flowers a little earlier this year.  If you order flowers and have them delivered to someone on or before Friday, February 12th we will include a box of chocolates and a balloon for FREE. The only thing that's better than getting an unexpected Valentine's surprise on your doorstep is getting an even bigger surprise for the same price.  

We will also be giving away some prizes on Friday January 29th, February 5th and 12th. To enter to win a prize you must post a picture on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and hashtag it #blumzforgetmenotfriday.   You can take a picture of whatever you would like but we would love to see pictures of flowers, plants, or your Valentine! Prizes will include gourmet truffles, chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels, gift cards, gift baskets and more!

Call us or visit Blumz.com today and place your Valentine’s Day orders early this year.  If you would like to order online please use the code VDAY2016 at checkout, if you want to call in an order simply mention this promotion to one of our sales associates and we'll make sure that you are taken care of.

Don’t leave your lover out in the cold this Valentine's Day while you run up to the store and pick up whatever last minute stuff you can find, send them something unique earlier in the week and warm their spirits this year.

Ferndale: (248)398-5130 503 East Nine Mile Road Ferndale MI 48220

Detroit: (313)964-5777 1260 Library Street Detroit MI 48226  

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So, you just had flowers delivered to you, now what?

  • Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting.
  • If your flowers came in plastic, remove this as soon as possible.
  • Do not place your arrangement near fruit or in the path of cigarette smoke. The ethylene gas is detrimental to many flower types.
  • Avoid placing flower arrangements in windowsills and other areas with full sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating.
  • Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

How To Keep Your Flowers Looking Fresh

  • Keep your vase filled with water! All flower and foliage stems should be submerged. Flowers stay fresher, longer when they can get a drink!
  • If your flowers came in a basket or other container with foam, add fresh water every day.
  • Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements.
  • Watch your water. When it gets cloudy it’s time to change it out.

Changing The Water In Your Flower Arrangement

  • First remove any dead or dying flowers from the arrangement.
  • After carefully removing the good flowers, clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to deteriorate even quicker. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  • Replace the water and mix in the flower preservative provided by your florist, according to the instructions on the packet.
  • For best results, cut stems with a sharp knife at an angle about one to two inches from the bottom. This allows them to better absorb water. Do not use scissors to cut your flowers because they can crush the stems and prevent water absorption.
  • Place loose stems or wrapped bouquets of fresh flowers in your water mixture as soon as possible.

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Recently, The Knot released an article featuring the 5 traditions that they think are here to stay. Their list included:
1-The Wedding Cake
2-The Bridal Shower
3- Not Seeing Each Other Before the Wedding
4-Carrying a Flower Bouquet 
5- The Rings
We have to a agree these traditions are still a big part of most ceremonies today.  In fact, the bouquet is one of our favorite wedding traditions.  Our team understands how important the bouquet is. Bouquet styles range from textured and wild to traditional and tight and everything in-between.   Most brides have a idea of what their bouquet will look like before they ever walk in the door.  And, when they don't we are happy to help them explore their options!  It is important to pick a good floral designer and make sure that they understand your vision.  It is also important to let them know what flowers you love, a good planner will help you find the blooms that you desire.   There are so many ways to design your bouquet and there is literally no wrong way to do it.
 Call Blumz by JRDesigns today and let's a keep this beautiful tradition alive for years to come!
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The floral wedding crown has become a huge trend over the last few years. This are a great way to skip the veil and do something different (although they can also work with a veil, depending on what you are going for). They can be created more more natural for a bohemian look or made to be a bit more upscale for a classy more traditional wedding look.  We have fallen in love with this trend and are glad to see it catching on.

Some wedding parties even order floral crowns or hair accessories for everyone in the bridal party.  This is a great way to keep all your girls matching without making them wear the same jewelry.  Everyone from the maid of honor to the flower girl can participate in this trend. 

Blumz event and marketing team even made a few crowns to wear to the Grand Circus Gala last week.  It was a fun way to dress up our outfits.  Floral crowns are also a great trend for nights out and for music festivals. 

If you would like to learn more about floral crowns or find out how to order one for your event, festival or wedding contact Blumz by JRDesigns at 248-398-5130 or 313-964-5777. 
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Did you know that Blumz by JRDesigns has an event space located within the walls of their Ferndale store on Nine Mile? This space is rented out throughout the year for all sorts of events including baby showers, work parties, weddings and more.  This year on the 20th of November, it will feature 20 local vendors, food, drinks, and a one of a kind shopping experience called Ladies Night Out that will help holiday shoppers get a jump start on their gifts.

We are looking for 20 local vendors who would like to participate in this year's Ladies Night Out event. Since we can only feature 20 vendors we want to make sure that each vendor brings something special and unique to the table. We want shoppers to get a once in a lifetime experience that they cannot get anywhere else.  If you are a vendor who thinks that you make or sell something special please send an email to sadie@blumz.comthat explains who you are and what you do.  If it sounds like your business may be a good fit for the event we will email back details on how to sign up to be part of the fun. 
Please send your submissions in today, we will be reaching back out to everyone as soon as possible. We looking forward to hearing more about each and every one of the potential vendors out there and we hope to see a lot of you at the event on November 20th! 

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