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Reflections on My First Year as a Florist

Happy New Year, lovelies!

I hope this day finds you full of hope for the year ahead and fond memories of what’s behind. I’ve decided my 2018 can be summed up in three words, clarity of mind. It’s amazing the peace and clarity that come when you allow your mind to rest. I officially launched Ida Mayes Floristry in April this year out of a need to commit myself to the pursuit of things I love, things that bring me joy and fill my soul. For those of you who are new to Ida Mayes Floristry, let me backup; Ida Mayes is my “side-hustle” as the kids call it. I am a nurse by day and wedding florist by night and weekends (although my mind is typically occupied with all things floristry). My ideal life includes farmland, a wrap-around porch and row after row of cut flowers.

I kept waiting for the right time to start my business, always thinking there wasn’t enough time in the day to devote to another job, and many days there isn’t, but I finally decided enough was enough of the daily grind I was in. I switched nursing jobs allowing myself some space to breathe and then began to come to terms with the process of building creativity. Things don’t happen overnight, over a year or even over 5 years, it’s a constant climb and you don’t get anywhere without taking those first few steps. So, I decided to simply start with one step.

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Step #1: Get a Wholesale Account.
In order to do that, I had to have a business license.

Step #1: Get a Business License
Step #2: Get a Wholesale Account
You know what you need for a business license? A name (unless you’re a “doing business as”).

Step#1: Choose a Business Name
Step#2: Research what “doing business as” means.
Step #3: Get a Business License
Step #4: Get a Wholesale Account

And this is how one step turned into 5, then 10, then 15 first steps and before I knew it, 2018 turned into minorly successful year of side-hustling & doing what I LOVE. Sometimes slowing down to realign your priorities and quiet your mind can result in something so special and unexpected, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to get started.

All that being said, 2018 turned into far more than I ever anticipated for this little business of mine and I am more excited than ever to see what fun 2019 has in store for us. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I can’t wait to start the new year with you!





Fall Wedding in the Woods-Texas Styled Shoot

Our Texas Woods styled shoot last September was inspired by the change of seasons that comes so suddenly from Summer to Fall in central Texas. Each year we move so quickly from 100-degree weather to torrential downpours and 30-degree drops in temperature, that we end up with a juxtaposition of sun-scorched browns and oranges of Summer with new lush greenery of Fall. This shoot was meant to highlight both the delicate and harsh, the flowy and structured, the burnt and the lush—all the contrasting loveliness Texans know and love.

Flowers & Styling: Ida Mayes Floristry
Rentals: Texas Staged Homes
Cake: Paige’s Bakehouse
Calligraphy: JP Stationery