Introducing Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate

Flowers for Everyone are excited to announce a new addition to our chocolate range.

Kennedy & Wilson chocolate is handmade on a small property in Gruyere, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. In addition to their chocolate making business, Kennedy & Wilson also operate a small wine label. Chocolate and wine – what better combination?

Featured in the April 2015 edition of Country Style Magazine, winemaker and chocolatier Peter Wilson, approaches the process of chocolate making as he does wine making. ‘Peter applied his winemaking nose and palate to the art of making chocolate and used the finest imported and local ingredients’, explained Country Style.

Peter is quoted saying, ‘We wanted to make something that tasted like chocolate and not sugar. And a chocolate that could be evaluated the way that you judge wine – its complexity, is it true to type, does it taste like the regions of the cacao that went into the blends?’

Although Kennedy & Wilson is particularly known for their rich dark chocolate with a 70% cacao content, they also make delicious milk chocolate using a 48% blend, creating an intense but creamy flavour. Plus all their chocolate is gluten free!

Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate

Flowers for Everyone are offering Kennedy & Wilson’s famous ‘rusty tool kit’ dark chocolate tin for lovers of dark chocolate (their tool shapes making fabulous gifts for sending men) and their super cute milk chocolate teddy bear gift box (a delicious treat for mum when sending flowers for a new baby). Ken nedy & Wilson Chocolate Bears

We also have a selection of delectable 100g chocolate bars in four different flavours – creamy white, milk chocolate freckle, milk and dark chocolate blend with coffee, and milk chocolate with honeycomb. They make fabulous little additions to flower bouquets at an equally fabulous price. Wilson & Kennedy Chocolate

Flowers and chocolates made with love in Australia from quality ingredients – what better combination? Okay, add a bottle of red wine into the mix and you have absolute perfection!

NEW! SYDNEY ONLY WINTER OFFER: Flowers & Chocolates

Cyclamen & Chocolate Teddy Bears

Spoil mum and welcome a new born baby into the world with a beautiful winter cyclamen plant and box of Kennedy & Wilson milk chocolate bears starting from $67.00 plus $10 delivery in the Sydney metro.

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Tulip Café

Send a bouquet of 10 dancing tulips and foliage accompanied by a gift wrapped bar of Kennedy & Wilson blended milk and dark chocolate with ground coffee beans (100g). On sale for $51.50 Available for Sydney delivery only, a $10 delivery fee applies.

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A Gift for the Boys

Send a stylish, modern bromeliad plant in a stone pot with a tin of Kennedy & Wilson rusty dark chocolate tools for only $80 plus $10 delivery in the Sydney metro.

bromeliad plant and chocolates

Rainbows & Freckles

For new baby gifts or to celebrate a girl’s birthday, this super fun gift of Willy Wonka rainbow coloured roses and Wilson & Kennedy Milk Chocolate Freckle Bar (100g) is a crowd favourite! Starting from only $89.50 (for bouquet and chocolate). Available for Sydney metro delivery only. A $10 delivery fee applies.

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Rose Gelati & Honeycomb Chocolate

One of most popular flower arrangements, the Rose Gelati vase of multi-coloured rose blooms has been teamed with a bar of Wilson & Kennedy Milk Chocolate & Honeycomb Shards (100g) for only $99.00. Available for Sydney metro delivery only. A $10 delivery fee applies.

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Why We Love Our Mums

Katy Perry sings about it. It is the most fabulous gift our mother’s give us other than life. It’s unconditional love.

When we rob our mother’s of sleep for years on end, they still love us.

When we throw tantrums and scream ‘I hate you!’ in hormonal teen angst, they (admittedly feeling hurt!), still love us.

In our youth we are often guilty of being thoughtless and ungrateful for all the sacrifices our mother’s make for us. It’s only when we start to become more responsible for our lives, have children of our own, or go through hardship and realise the precious value of our mother’s love and support, that we realise how absolutely amazing and special they are.

There are many ‘commercialised’ days of celebration in the western world, but Mothers Day is one of those days that represents such an important person and reason for celebrating, it transcends the ‘commercial pessimism’ over the likes of Valentine’s Day and Christmas.

It may be enough to simply give your mum a big hug and whisper in her ear ‘I love you’. A homemade card each Mothers Day is a gift as precious as rubies. You might take her out for morning tea or cook her dinner. Buy her flowers. Or a new handbag. However you choose to appreciate and celebrate the awesomeness of your mother is a personal choice. And at the end of the day, what is attached to any of these gifts, whether humble or extravagant, is the unconditional love you return back.

So this Mothers Day Sunday 10th May, wherever you may be in the world, take the time to say thanks to your mum, for all they have given, and all they will continue to give. There’s no expiry to a mother’s love.

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Winter Cyclamens Have Arrived!

With the advent of cooler weather come all the delights of winter flowering blooms and plants. And the cyclamen is high up on our favourites list of gorgeous plants to give as gifts throughout autumn and winter.

Beautifully displayed in a neutral stone-look pot* and tucked in with fresh green moss, these cyclamen plants are perfect for either indoors or outdoors, adding a splash of colour on a cold winter’s day.

Available in two sizes and a variety of colours including tomato red, watermelon pink, candy pink, pastel pink, mauve and pure white, our cyclamen plants make ideal gifts to send hospitals, homes or offices for any occasion.

Did you Know? Cyclamen flowers are perfumed – generally pink, purple and white are more heavily scented whilst the bright red variety have less scent.

EXCELLENT VALUE – ONLY $56.00**

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*The pictured pot is exclusive to Sydney flower deliveries only. For deliveries outside Sydney, an affiliate florist will recreate our style and presentation as closely as possible.

**Price excludes $10 delivery fee.

CARING FOR CYCLAMEN  PLANTS

Potted cyclamen are often considered ‘spent’ once they have finished flowering, but they can last for many years if properly cared for. Some plants flower well into spring, but during summer cyclamens are dormant, so put the pot on its side in a shady spot in the garden. By January they will start to re-grow and that’s the time to repot them.

To get the most from your cyclamens:

  • They can be susceptible to grey mould. Lift the leaves and water directly into the soil to avoid wetting the leaves or tuber. Let plants drain after watering and avoid leaving the pots sitting in water.
  • Liquid feed every couple of weeks using a fertiliser for flowering plants.
  • Learn to twist and tug to remove spent leaves and flower stems. Do this by reaching to the base of the stem and removing it gently but cleanly.

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Sources

http://www.homelife.com.au/gardening/plant+guides/plant+guide+cyclamen,5335

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1355731.htm

 

 

Five Ways to Spoil your Mum on Mother’s Day

Attention mums! What is your idea of the perfect Mother’s Day? With exception to a proper sleep in, an entire new wardrobe, a full time cook/cleaner and resort holiday?

We’ve put our heads together and come up with what we believe are the top five ways to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day. Anything you would change/add to this?

1. Mothers Day Flowers (naturally!)

As florists we are a little bias, naturally we are going to choose Mothers Day flowers as our number one way to spoil mum! Delivered to your door or collected from the florist shop while you do a run into town for takeaway morning coffees. They really do make mums feel pretty special 🙂

2. Breakfast in Bed (after a decent sleep in)

Although going out for brunch is a treat too, breakfast in bed is something that doesn’t happen that much throughout the year. Maybe with exception to your birthday. And it’s something the kids can participate in too. Might involve some under-boiled egg disasters but it’s always the thought that counts, and the fact you don’t have to get up and do you hair and make up to go out for a bite. A hand-made card on the tray is always an extra special touch.

3. A Massage, Manicure or Bubble Bath

This is a mums-only gift that can occur while the family clean and tidy the house, do all the chores etcetera. And if that’s not possible, then run mum a post-brekkie bath, put on some relaxation music, and make her another cup of tea. Finally, hand over some of her favourite magazines so she can simply chill out and soak in bubble bliss to the sound of the vacuum cleaner getting pushed by someone other than herself!

4. Lunch Out

I say lunch out, because although BBQ’s and picnics are fun for the family, unless they can be fully catered and coordinated for 100% by everyone else, it’s not all that much fun for mum! Lunch out could be family fish and chips at the beach followed by a stroll, or a family-friendly pub with a playground for the kids. Either way, it doesn’t involve any cleaning up. Like!

5. Gold Class Movie

The perfect end to the day. Hire a babysitter and enjoy a kids free date night to put your feet up and indulge in a movie of your choice, dinner served to your reclining chair, and one or two glasses of vino.

So there you have it. Our top five ways to spoil your mum for Mother’s Day!

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The Best Mothers Day Movie List

Mother’s Day picnics are great. But so is lying on the couch watching a good movie. Which mums don’t get to do very often. So why not snuggle under a blanket on the couch all together with some chocolate and cups of tea, and have a movie marathon? Mum’s choice of movies of course. Here are some of our suggestions for the best Mothers Day movies to look for in your local DVD store.

Mrs Doubtfire, Beaches, Grey Gardens, Mamma Mia, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Kids are Alright, Bridget Jones Diary, Mermaids, About a Boy, The First Wives Club, and Chocolat.

Plus check out these other classic recommendations for a Mothers Day movie list below. We confess, many of them are tear jerkers, some you may have already seen a hundred times 🙂

1. Steel Magnolias

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The movie that shot Julia Roberts to fame. Also starring big Hollywood names Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Sally Field. And one that requires a box of tissues. Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. (172 mins)

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross that stars Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts.
The film is about the bond among a group of women from a parish in the Natchitoches, Louisiana, area. The movie is based on a 1987 play Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, which in turn dealt with the playwright’s experience with the death of his sister.
The title suggests the main female characters can be as delicate as magnolias, but are as tough as steel. The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning. – lankalion

2. Mother India

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code. (172 mins.)

Mother India (Hindi: मदर इंडिया, Urdu: مدر انڈیا) is a 1957 Hindi film epic, written and directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raaj Kumar. The film, a melodrama, is a remake of Mehboob Khan’s earlier film, Aurat (1940). It is the story of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha who, amid many other trials and tribulations, struggles to raise her sons and survive against an evil money-lender. Despite her hardship, she sets a goddess-like moral example of what it means to be an Indian woman, yet kills her own criminal son at the end for the greater moral good. She represents India as a nation in the aftermath of independence.
The film ranks among the all-time Indian box office hits and has been described as “an all-time Indian blockbuster” and “perhaps India’s most revered film”. The film won the National Film Award for Third Best Feature Film in 1958. Mother India belongs to a small collection of films, including Kismet (1943), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Sholay (1975) which continue to be watched daily throughout India and are considered to be definitive Hindi cultural film classics. The film was India’s first submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1958 and was chosen as one of the five nominations for the category.  – lankalion

3. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. (112 mins.)

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Robert Getchell. It stars Ellen Burstyn as a widow who travels with her preteen son across the American Southwest in search of a better life, along with Alfred Lutter as her son and Kris Kristofferson as a man they meet along the way. This is Martin Scorsese’s fourth film. The film co-stars Billy Green Bush, Diane Ladd, Valerie Curtin, Lelia Goldoni, Lane Bradbury, Vic Tayback, Jodie Foster (in one of her earliest movie appearances), and Harvey Keitel.
Ellen Burstyn won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance, and the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Film.  – lankalion

4. Terms of Endearment

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma’s marriage the movie follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter’s family problems. (132 mins.)

Terms of Endearment is a 1983 drama film adapted by James L. Brooks from the novel by Larry McMurtry and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson. It covers thirty years of the relationship between Aurora Greenway (MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Winger).
The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Jack Nicholson, and Best Actress for Shirley MacLaine, and four Golden Globes.  – lankalion

5. Step Mom

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A terminally ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her former husband’s life who will be their stepmother. (124 mins.)

Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris.The film was successful.Sarandon won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress and Harris won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor  – lankalion

6. Hope Floats

Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.(114 mins.)

Hope Floats is a 1998 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, and starring Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr. and Gena Rowlands.
Birdee (Sandra Bullock) is an unassuming housewife whose life is disrupted when her husband (Michael Pare) reveals his infidelity to her on a Ricki Lake-style talk show. She goes home to her mother and the small town in which she grew up where everyone knows of her televised marital collapse. Things only get worse as a family tragedy brings her ex-husband back for an official divorce. Meanwhile an old friend, Justin (Harry Connick Jr.), has entered her life, sparking a romance. While Justin’s intentions are clear and good, Birdee struggles with the decision to let him fully into her life.  – lankalion

7. Stella Dallas

A low-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future. (106 mins.)

Stella Dallas is a 1937 American film based on the Olive Higgins Prouty novel of the same name. It was directed by King Vidor, and stars Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, and Anne Shirley. Stanwyck was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Shirley for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.  – lankalion

8. Places of the Heart

In 1930’s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends. (111 mins.)

Places in the Heart is a 1984 drama film that tells the story of a Texas widow who tries to keep her farm together with the help of a blind white man and an African-American man during the Great Depression. It stars Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, and Terry O’Quinn.
The film was written and directed by Robert Benton and filmed in Waxahachie, near Dallas, Texas. – lankalion

9. Sophie’s Choice

A mother has to make a very difficult decision. (150 mins.)

Sophie’s Choice is a 1982 American romantic drama film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. The film stars Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Peter MacNicol. Alan J. Pakula directed the movie and wrote the script from a novel by William Styron, also called Sophie’s Choice.
This is widely regarded as one of Meryl Streep’s finest performances[according to whom?], and it won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography (Néstor Almendros), Costume Design (Albert Wolsky), Best Music (Marvin Hamlisch), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Alan J. Pakula). – lankalion

10. Erin Brockovich

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An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply. (131 mins.)

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film is a dramatization of the story of Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts, who fought against the US West Coast energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Roberts won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors’ Guild Award and BAFTA for Best Actress. The film itself was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Soderbergh at the 73rd Academy Awards. It is based on a true story, and the real Erin Brockovich has a cameo appearance around 9’10” as a waitress named Julia, her first name being Roberts’ first name.  – lankalion

11. The River Wild

Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (108 mins.)

The River Wild is a 1994 thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, and Joseph Mazzello. The story involves a family on a whitewater rafting trip who encounter two violent criminals in the wilderness.  – lankalion

12. Mrs Miniver

A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. (134 mins.)

Mrs. Miniver is a 1942 American drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, and Teresa Wright. Based on the fictional English housewife created by Jan Struther in 1937 for a series of newspaper columns, the film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director.  – lankalion

13. The Sound of Music

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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and with the musical book written by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Ernest Lehman wrote the screenplay. The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. It contains many popular songs, including “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, and “The Lonely Goatherd”, as well as the title song.
The movie version was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria; Bavaria in Southern Germany; and at the 20th Century Fox Studios in California. It was photographed in 70mm Todd-AO format by Ted D. McCord. It won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and displaced Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all-time. The cast album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.  – lankalion

14. Gypsy

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose. (143 mins.)

Gypsy is a 1962 American musical film produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass is based on the book of the 1959 stage musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable by Arthur Laurents, which was adapted from Gypsy: A Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee. Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics for songs composed by Jule Styne. The film was remade for television in 1993.  – lankalion

15. Forest Gump

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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic comedy-drama romance film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century.

The film differs substantially from Winston Groom’s novel on which it is based, including Gump’s personality and several events that were depicted. Filming took place in late 1993, mainly in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Extensive visual effects were used to incorporate the protagonist into archived footage and to develop other scenes. A comprehensive soundtrack was featured in the film, using music intended to pinpoint specific time periods portrayed on screen. Its commercial release made it a top-selling soundtrack, selling over 8 million copies worldwide.
Released in the United States on July 6, 1994, Forrest Gump was well-received by critics and became a commercial success as the top grossing film in North America released that year.

The film earned over $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. It also garnered multiple other awards and nominations, including Golden Globe Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards, among others. Since the film’s release, varying interpretations have been made of the film’s protagonist and its political symbolism. In 1996, a themed restaurant opened based on the film, and has since expanded to multiple locations worldwide. The scene of Gump running across the country is often referred to when real life people attempt the feat. In 2011, the Library of Congress selected Forrest Gump for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.  – lankalion

So there you have it. A selection of (mainly tear jerker) films to put on the Mothers Day movie list marathon this Sunday 8th May.

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Sources:

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls004417458/

http://www.homelife.com.au/how+to/galleries/20+best+ever+mothers+day+movies+,30255?pos=10#pagetop

 

Mothers Day DIY for Kids

Mother’s Day will soon be upon us and what a worthy celebration it is! Now in addition to all the gorgeous Mothers Day flowers you can spoil mum with, there are some fabulous Mothers Day DIY for kids craft projects that will keep them busy and add a special, personal touch to mum’s day.

Here are some of our favourite kids DIY Mothers Day gift ideas below. We’d love to see pictures of your completed work if you would care to share them on our Facebook page!

Don’t Forget Grandma on Mother’s Day

Four generations of mothers and mothers-to-be in a photo for Grandma on Mother’s Day. What a great idea by Moose Photography. All you need is a camera and a frame. Take a photo of your granddaughter holding the frame. Print out the picture and put inside the frame, then have a photo of your daughter holding the framed picture. Print and put the new photo inside the frame. Then have one taken of yourself holding it. Print out, put inside frame, then give to grandma to have another photo taken of her holding all three generations. Confusing? Just look at the picture below and you will get the gist.

Mothers Day DIY for Kids

 Vintage Tea Cup Candles

A fun craft for older kids to try. You can purchase candle making kits from most art and craft shops (or online) and spend fun Saturday looking for the perfect tea cup in a local op shop. Detailed instructions and video tutorial can be found on this website.

Vintage Tea Cup Candles for Mothers Day DIY

Finger Print Pendant

A simple, special Mothers Day DIY gift idea for kids. All you need is some white air dry or oven bake clay from an art supply shop and your child’s fingerprint to make a pendant necklace for mum to cherish. Instructions on how to make can be found on this website.

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Cute Mother’s Day Card Alternative

This idea on Pinterest is cute and simple to make. A wooden peg, glue, paper and pens is all you need to write a secret message to mum for Mother’s Day. Cut out a little rectangle square of paper, fold the middle inside the end of the peg clip and then fold the outer layers onto the top (then glue to secure). You can always trim around the paper to have it fit exactly to the shape of the peg once glued. Using a marker pen, draw the outline of an envelope, then open the peg and carefully write your message inside (or you can do this first before attaching to peg). Cute.

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Love Heart Fried Egg

So the website I found this on is in Spanish…but the concept shown in the photograph looks straightforward enough to follow! You will need an egg ring and a love heart shaped metal cookie cutter to create this Mother’s Day breakfast with love. Spray your frying pan with oil, get it to a medium heat, then separate your egg yolk from your egg white. Pour the egg yolk slowly into the heart so that it doesn’t leak out from underneath the heart. Once it starts to set, remove the cookie cutter and crack the egg white into the surrounding space of the egg ring. Getting the temperature right so the yolk doesn’t leak out will be key to making this fabulous Mothers Day DIY idea work!

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So there you have it – cute Mothers Day DIY for kids to make mum this Sunday 8th May. And don’t forget the flowers!

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Winter Weddings Ideas: Floral Magic

Looking for winter wedding ideas? Take a look at some of these gorgeous pins we found on Pinterest that capture the essence of a winter wedding in the form of flowers. Which bouquet is your favourite? 

Wild & Whimsical

A mixture of berry varieties and full blown roses in berry tones and blush pink, with soft trailing foliage. Perfection…

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Fairytale Romance

Fit for a princess. A flowing, cascading bridal bouquet in classic white and the palest of pink, with accents of silvery green.

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WINTER-ESSENCE POSY

A compact winter bridal posy of rich burgundy red berries, rosemary sprigs, cypress, eucalypt and antique coloured roses. Love the twig ‘nest’ feature and the gold ribbon binding!

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FOLIAGE IS THE STAR

A free-flowing winter bridal bouquet of creamy roses and rich red berries is given its ‘wintery’ feel with a beautiful combination of winter foliages in interesting shapes and textures. Perfect for a bush setting or country wedding.

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SNOWBERRY QUEEN

Don’t be fooled by the regal simplicity of this all white snowberry posy. Many bunches of snowberries are required to create this massed effect! Aren’t their woody stems gorgeous?

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WINTER CORSAGES

Silverdust foliage, pine cones, a touch of eucalypt berry, a teeny succulent. Very winter, very cool. And so is the leather detailing.

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OH BABY BABY

Babies Breath – looks like tiny little snowballs and is ideal for the winter bride on a budget. There is a huge trend for these dainty little flowers arranged en-masse in Sydney these days. Love the following pic of the bridesmaids bouquets as well!

winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

BOLD, RICH COLOUR PALETTES

These winter wedding bouquets still retain the classic bridal cream, ivory and white, but pop with rich, jewel-like coloured blooms in deep, deep purple, claret and burgundy. The use of unusual foliage combinations add a little avant-garde to the design.

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winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

We hope these winter wedding ideas for bridal flowers have sparked your imagination and given you some ideas to discuss with your florist. Flowers for Everyone offer a dedicated bridal flower and wedding cake service from their head design studio in Sydney’s Homebush. If you would like to book a consultation, please email megan@Bridesinbloom.com.au or phone 02 8746 0800. http://www.bridesinbloom.com.au/

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Photo Credits: https://www.pinterest.com/ffeaus/winter-wedding-floral-inspiration/

FFE Now Recognised on Google Trusted Stores List

Flowers for Everyone, a professional retail and online Sydney-based florist, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to ecommerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the Flowers for Everyone website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.

Flowers for Everyone owner Ryan Primrose says, “we are proud and excited for our online flowers shop to be recognised by Google. Making people happy through beautiful fresh flowers has always been the ultimate driving force of our business, and now we can offer extra shopper peace of mind being a part of the Google Trusted Stores program”.

As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with Flowers for Everyone and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like Flowers for Everyone attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

Flowers for Everyone has been operated by the Primrose Family since 1999. They have four bricks and mortar florist stores located in the Sydney CBD, Balgowlah, Rouse Hill and Merrylands, as well as their popular online florist shop www.flowersforeveryone.com.au. Followed by over 17,000 people on Facebook, the Flowers for Everyone professional product and service has become a favourite amongst Sydney-siders as well as shoppers nationally and overseas.

For further information contact Flowers for Everyone on 1800 66 66 46 or email sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au. For flower and gardening enthusiasts, or to stay informed on their most current promotions and competitions, follow the Flowers for Everyone blog at www.flowersforeveryone.com.au/blog or the Flowers for Everyone Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/FFEAUS

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Special Mother’s Day Flower Deals for Super Sydney Mums

Flowers for Everyone are delivering gorgeous Mothers Day bouquets across the Sydney metro this Sunday 10th May. If you are looking for some fabulous Mother’s Day flower deals, take a look at some of our special Sydney offers below!

Plus sign up at checkout to become a Flowers for Everyone Fan and receive an additional 10% off the sale price…

The Tulip Queen – $49.00 (Save $20!)

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Send mum a pretty autumn bouquet of 20 tulip stems with fresh greenery for Mother’s Day for only $49.00 plus $10 delivery. Available in a variety of colours from juicy orange to vibrant pink, sunshine yellow to rich purple. Order this Mother’s Day flower deal here.

Oriental Lily Bouquet – $55.00 (Save $22!)

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A gorgeous Mothers Day bouquet featuring pink or white perfumed lilies for only $55.00 plus $10 delivery is a guaranteed mum-pleaser. Order these awesome flowers for Mother’s Day online.

Sugar Pink – $55.00 (Save $11!)

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Make mum feel number 1 with this pretty pink boxed Mother’s Day flower arrangement featuring roses, gerbera daisies and seasonal berries. Excellent value at only $55.00 plus $10 delivery! Buy Mother’s Day flowers online now for Sydney delivery.

Tulips with a Quality Drop – $85.00 (Save $20!)

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This divine bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers features 20 tulip stems (available in a variety of colours) with fresh greenery and a quality bottle of Ninth Island Pinot Noir for only $85.00 plus $10 delivery. Order this fantastic Mother’s Day flower deal here.

South Pacific – From $99 (Includes Free Delivery!)

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Spoil mum with this lush Mother’s Day flower arrangement featuring tropical blooms and perfumed lilies including free Sydney flower delivery valued at $10. Choose from a bouquet only starting at $99.00 or in a vase for $119.00. Order this magnificent Mother’s Day gift online now.

La French Pear Package – $164.95 (Save $20!)

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Ooh la la! Splash out on mum with a beautiful bouquet of 20 tulip stems and fresh greenery (available in a variety of colours), teamed with an exquisite bottle of Maraska Kruskovac Pear Liqueur (700ml) and an ECOYA French Pear soy wax candle in a glass madison jar (80 hour burn). Buy this Mother’s Day gift online now for $164.95 plus $10 delivery.

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Opt at checkout to pick up your Mother’s Day flowers from any one of our four bricks and mortar retail florist shops across Sydney and save $10 on delivery. Questions? Give us a call toll free on 1800 66 66 46!

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Celebrity Sons & Their Mums

Not every man is close to their mum, but these famous celebrity males have always been known to have a special relationship with their wonderful mothers. We wonder what it would be like to be the mother of a movie star or singer the calibre of George Clooney, Brad Pitt or Justin Timberlake? We’re 100% sure these men would buy Mothers Day flowers each year, no doubt about it. Oh, would love to be the florist of choice for these stars! In fact, we’d be guessing that flowers would be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to showering these deserving ladies with Mothers Day gifts!!!

A new car or private jet to an island resort? Shopping on Rodeo Drive or Paris? Or in the case of the lovely David B,  traditional British pie and mushy peas maybe? 🙂 Either way, these boys obviously think their mum’s are the bomb.

Ryan Gosling – What a Sweetie Pie!

Ryan Gosling out and about with his mum Donna. Just another reason to herald Ryan Gosling as a total honey 🙂

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Brad Pitt – Ever Devoted to His Mum

Family oriented Brad with his mum Jane, often seen as his date at red carpet events. Who needs one of the world’s most beautiful women on your arm at all times when you have your mum to step out with?

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Robbie Williams – Loving Angels

“Rumour has it Robbie wrote his most celebrated song, Angels, as a dedication to his loving mum Jan, because she ‘offers him protection, a lot of love and affection.’ Clearly, the singer is a man who loves his mother dearly.”(1)

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David Beckham – And His ‘Soccer Mum’

David never seems to have forgotten his roots, or the support he so obviously received from his mum Sandra during all those years of football training growing up (and ever since). What a mum!

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By George – The Devoted Son

George’s mum Nina has often attended this ex-eternal bachelor’s red carpet events and you can just tell by the way he is looking at her in this photo how much he adores her. She was always going to be a hard act to follow!

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Grounded Leo – Orbits His Mother

You can clearly see the family resemblance in this photograph of Leonard with his mother Irmalin. “The Hollywood star is well known for being a bit of a mummy’s boy, once claiming: “My mother is the center of my life”. (2)

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Justin Timberlake – R-E-S-P-E-C-T

You can see where JT gets his blue eyes and curly locks from. “She’ll always be my mum, you know,” he told Contact Music. “When I go home, she’ll still tell me that I wear my pants too low.”

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