Entries by Kimberly Davenport

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The design it yourself Tropical Sunset floral arrangement has Helicona Caribea, Heliconia Psittacorum, red ginger, Song of India, ti leaf, maraca ginger, echevaria succulents, and palm leaf. Using florist foam, you can easily create an intricate, beautiful design. I usually do my tropical arrangements in florist foam, the blooms tend to be heavy and this […]

History of Mother’s Day

The History of Mother’s Day In the United States, we celebrate Mother’s Day as a special holiday dedicated to honoring moms for everything they do.  Although there might be a variation of customs associated with different religions and customs, most people choose to pay homage to dear old mum by a show of gifts, cards […]

Trending Hue is Lavender

Long before Pantone chose Ultra Violet for its 2018 Color of the Year, there was the unmistakable aroma of lavender in the air. We noticed this soothing pale shade popping up everywhere, from fashion runways to cookware, contemporary products and interior schemes, a refreshing change from modern design’s preoccupation with primary colors. It may be easy […]

Some Easter Symbols and Meanings

Easter eggs & baby chicks– Eggs and chicks symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. An egg also is a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or re-birth. Easter bunny – The rabbit, […]

Shamrocks, Leprechaun and the Blarney’s Stone

History of Shamrock, Leprechaun, and the Blarney’s Stone Welcome to the tidbits page of Patty’s day. Here you will find interesting notes on Shamrock, Blarney’s Stone, and of course, the Leprechaun. Happy Patty’s Day! In written English, the first reference to the Shamrock dates from 1571, andin written Irish, as seamrog, from 1707. As a badge to be worn on the lapel on […]

St Patrick’s Day

While St. Patrick’s Day may not make the list of major holidays, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a fun chance for your kids to experience a little extra magic. Think back to your own childhood– don’t you remember trying to catch leprechauns? Kids love the chance to make believe and a day filled with leprechauns, […]