I had the opportunity to meet some beautiful, talented ladies last year at the Good Seed Floral Business and Blooms workshop here in Austin. It is always an encouragement when you find others that understand your heart and can share in your dreams and excitement in a unique way. I know I’ve been teasing you all on Instagram with single images from the event so I thought today I would let you in on more of the fun. Enjoy!
I’m so excited to announce our first giveaway of 2019! Hoorah!
I’ve always loved nature photography and when my parents bought me my first real camera I filled it with hundreds of images of flowers. I know, totally shocking.
It’s funny how everything comes back around, 20 years later and I’m still taking photos of flowers, probably still hundreds. I LOVE capturing these blooms at a perfect moment in time, it’s more than a pretty picture, it’s capturing a unique emotion that is incapable of being recreated. The photo I chose for this giveaway, From My Hands is very special to me for the emotions it evokes and the time it was created and that’s why I chose to share it with you. I hope one of you enjoys it as much as I have. See below for the giveaway details!
Giveaway: From My Hands photography print in 11x14, professionally printed in deep matte texture.
How to Enter:
Like our Instagram announcement post.
Follow Ida Mayes Floristry on Instagram
Tag a friend who would enjoy winning this giveaway.
Extra entry given for each additional friend you tag.
Extra entry if you sign up for my newsletter.
Drawing for the floral print giveaway will take place Friday evening at 8pm CST and be announced on our Instagram page!
Best of luck, my friends!
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.
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!