Sunday, December 31, 2006


i have had a nice break with not much going on in the way of storybook, no doubt that i have been busy with all the other things that needed my attention. i found myself needing to be creative with flowers this morning and put this together in one of our valentines vases. storybook is well prepared to deliver unique and original flowers for this coming lovers holiday. our selection of vases and containers is really fun and i am looking forward to putting more pieces together that have flare.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

neena says goodbye to grandpa

neena an employee of storybook lost her grandfather this past week. She was able to arrange his funeral flowers for his casket and sides as well as a few other family pieces. having expereinced this myself i hope that it was a spiritual thing for her and very healing as well. this was her first time doing a funeral and she did a fabulous job, i barely helped her.i know her grandfather is smiling down on her so proud!

Monday, December 18, 2006

busy weekend

WOW! things were busy this wknd. started with a pro bono bouquet for andrea bishop. she won it at the noni bridal show. then on to donna ackerson's wedding. all white flowers, isnt this bouquet amazing i loved it. then to nadia & rene's big event on saturday. i love the picture of her bouquet in the vase that is in the snow in my back yard, you can see our wonderful view of the whole valley. there are also a few pics on site at southworth hall. this was a fun one, this family really knows how to party. Brown brothers catered the event and it turned out beautiful.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


This order was called in by friends of mine for another friend who just had surgery. Hope she is doing well and enjoying this different array of flowers. there are two doezen roses packed into this vaseas well as lots of gerberas.

Mary Potter

Mary Potters bridal flowers were done a while ago back in october. i forgot to take my own pics and it took this long to get some from the photographer, they turned out good. mary has been one of my favorite brides.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Rosa Funeral

These are flowers from Rosa's funeral she is the mother of a friend of mine. She died on November 25th of lung cancer at the age of 61. Funerals continue to be a joy to me, its a different joy than weddings (i still love that joy more) but it still feels necessary. the top is a spray from several neighbor friends next is what the family chose as their casket package and the last is the casket piece in our cooler, it didnt feel right to take pics on site today. i stayed up late last night to put these together so they would be extra fresh monday morning. busy day!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

everyday flowers

storybook just recently has started taking credit card orders so this has enabled us to take care of designs for everyday flowers, like for birthdays, anniversaries, babies, funerals and all sorts of stuff. we are excited about this, though we do intend to keep our focus event based it will be nice to have the option on slow days. this is an order for a company called cluster resources, one of their employees had a baby and we put this together and delivered it for them.

saylors hair

i couldnt help but list this funny story on my blog. when my oldest daughter (not pictured) was 3 she put an entire jar of bag balm in her hair. nothing seemed to get it out, it took several weeks to wear itself out. My daughter saylor (pictured) has decided to now follow in her older sisters footsteps and now at the age of three has caked her own hair with a perscription diaper rash ointment. this time around it has been a bit worse because the ointment is white and not clear still it mimics our previous incident nearly exact. i am laughing about it!

Monday, November 20, 2006


There is not much i want to say about today, this is the Andrews bouquet. the bride loved it!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

real or not real that is the ?

so what do you think, real flowers or not? obviously i wouldnt ask if they were real, but dont they look really good. these are for a bride from washington that is getting married in utah and having several receptions. she thought it might be more econimical to do silk, i am usually opposed to silk and like to work with fresh with maybe only a few synthetics mixed in, but if i do say so myself i really like this one and it might change my perspective just a tad!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

last night i put together a casket piece and two sprays for Sarah Shepherd. She was a developer and team member for LDSLIVING magazine. she was young and beautiful and i am sure she will be greatly missed. i dont do funerals near as often as i do other things but i find myself in an interesting state of mind and spirituality when i do and i need that, it feels good to reflect for a moment. this funeral has made me decide to add sympathy flowers back to our web site, they have always been a part of our company but not a focus but i think i want to bring them back in to more focus. i wish her family and friends the best and send my sympathy.

Friday, November 10, 2006

today was a great day! storybook donated 5 centerpices to the cystic fibrosis foundation black tie fundraiser. they will hold a silent auction and we are hoping that are pieces make lots of money for them. nichole, who just joined the company, designed and carried out two of the pieces herself. it felt so good to do this. i know how these families feel and what they need, because my own daughter saylor has a serious illness-disability called spina bifida. i really wanted to design several pieces all different to appeal to different tastes and so this foundation can maximize the funds they raise. my favorite piece was the orange gerberas, but then i am a little strange. the picture hardley does it justice.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

today i picked up a disc from steven @ portraits by steven. he was the photogrpaher on the gardner wedding, the pictures are beautiful and i loved working with steven. cant wait to work with him again. so more pics of the gardners for you to enjoy!

Monday, October 30, 2006

halloween pumpkins

its the night before halloween and we are just getting to pumpkin carving. at our house its more like parent carving when the kids are 6,5, & 3 they turned out well this year if i do say so myself. i especially like mine, the haunted house.
it was fun, i love this time of year!!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

pro picture for courtney's bouquet

Today was a busy day. started out with a late wakeup after a rough night and a trip to the floral supply for flowers for a funeral arrangement. got so busy that i neglected to take a picture of it. It was for my friends matt & angi, one of matt's clients died in a car accident, Dr. Wayne Young. later this evening i met with a few clients and caroline from elements by caroline dropped by to give me a disc of pics from the white's wedding. this picture of courtneys bouquet is far better than mine. i also didnt take any pics of her centerpieces so it is nice to have one now.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Courtney White's Wedding

This is a pro bono wedding of sortes that i offered to do for some people i know who really needed the help with their daughters wedding. its late and brooke and i have been working for almost 48 hours with few of those hours sleeping, needless to say this bouquet turned out nice. oh & the Gardners coudnt have been more thrilled with their design.

Brooke Gardners Wedding

tonight was brooke Garnders wedding. Storybook did full event design on this wedding. Brooke & I worked until 4:30 AM and then got up at 7:30. we have been doing on site design all day. Neena Anderson and my cousin Ben were a big help on this one. we are tired!!! this is the grooms boutineer. watch for more pics!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

brooke gardners bridal bouquet

Brooke has been one of my favorite brides of all time. I have loved working with her and her family and cant wait to carry out my designs on her wedding day. she came to get this the night before her bridal sitting, it was a busy day for me as i was getting our family ready for my daughter storie to have surgery. i still love what i do and art even in the midst of chaos.