Wednesday, July 2, 2008

By the Bayou Flowers

A Bed of Flowers
Memoirs of a little girl
Eva's Corner:

As a girl I loved running in a park filled with flowers & green grass. I would lay on the grass for hours beneath shades of trees staring at the blue sky.

I would run my fingers through by the grass
taking in the sites and the scents. I would pick the most beautiful flowers and run to my house to give them my mother.

I would place them in a pitcher filled with water, decorate with ribbons and grasses and place by the kitchen sink.

Today, not too many years later ;) , I find myself still being that little girl that loves to make those
pretty flower arrangements by me for you and your loved ones.

Thank you all for coming to my Open House and celebrating with me, I look forward to assisting you all in all your floral needs, meeting you in my flower shop and show you all my wonderful flowers that I have for you & your loved ones. I hope to continue to share my inner joy with you as I did with my mother.

I look to serve you and help you in making your special someone feel as special as cold lemonade at a marathon!

See you Soon!

Bayou Flowers By your Bed
A elegant spruce to your ordinary house plants!

Place these plants by your bed for zen!

Tools Needed:

1 Small Arrowhead plant (ivy, snake plant or other succulent plants preferably)

  • 1 Shallow vase (tall vases recommended for taller & larger plants or those that are not succulent plants as long as it is 1 to 1 1/2 in diameter than the root clod)
  • 1 Bag of river rocks
  • Fresh soil
  • Grain sand or chunks of foam


1. water the plant you will be transplanting the eve before you

actually do it!

2. The pot you will transplant into will need some room between

the floor of the pot to where it will sit we recommend to use

foam or grain sand about 3/4" - 1 1/2" depending on the size of

your plant. If you do not have these items place

your river rock there but only if you have enough for the top

layer. This is called drainage

3. Make a layer of soil in your new vase to cover the drainage


Step 1

Take the flowerpot into your right hand, cover the soil with the left hand (letting the stem pass between the middle finger and the forefinger), then turn the flowerpot upside down and beat it with its side slightly. It won't fall apart if the soil is a little bit moist, that's why you should water the plant on the eve of transplantation -- but not just before it.

Step 2

Pull the plant out of the old flowerpot and carefully remove some soil with your hand, trying not to hurt the roots. You may also lightly brush off soil with an old fork . If roots have strongly twisted around the clod, then you can cut dry, small roots with a knife. In case the roots are weakly developed and are seen on the surface of the clod, then you can brush off the soil more thoroughly while at the same time trying not to hurt the roots. Don't touch thick and weakly divaricate roots. If they are rotted, then cut them until you reach the healthy tissue.

Step 3

Put the plant into the middle of the vase and evenly distribute roots. Keeping the plant in one hand, add some soil with the other hand or a tablespoon for this purpose. Make sure your soil does not pass the root collar (where the stem becomes a root) Firm the soil with a sharp stick, then repeat the operation.

Attention! Large plants are planted by firmly pressing the soil with your fingers. Begonia, African violets, and other plants with thin roots grow better in mellow soil.

Step 4

Fill the gaps with soil and firm with your finger tips. Now you can place your river rocks on top to decorate and cover up your soil. If you have moss you can place this on top of your rocks for an added touch of delicacy! Water your plant abundantly unless its a cactus.

You're finished! you now have a beautiful arrangement by your bed that reminds you of being by the bayou or by the fresh Lake of the Ozarks! Each time you wake up it will remind you of your accomplishment and add some zen to your life!

Caring for the plant

The first three days make sure they are in a shaded area with minimal direct light. Spray your plant with water often and Don't, however, water them before the soil becomes dry. Once every 3-4 weeks add a fine fertilizer. Next week I'll tell you how to make great fertilizer for your house plants!

I can transplant these for you or you can purchase a plant from me like it. Let me know and I can help you!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Visual & Aromatic Centerpiece

A great Centerpiece that smells great!
Items needed:
1 bag of whole grain coffee
6 Roses + 2 Eucalyptus Branches
1 lavender
1 used bottled water
1 Vase

Step 1
Cut your water bottle to 4" high, cutting from the bottom. Secure your water bottle inside with cement glue. Hold firm for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Fill your vase with the whole grain coffee, make sure it is flush with your water bottle, DO NOT FILL PAST THIS POINT! Now fill your water bottle with water and place your flowers inside.
You now have a flower arrangement that combines the smell of your coffee, and flowers! Besides, its an easy project that looks great on your coffee table!

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Patriotic Flowers with Purpose

Semper Fi Marine!
A new way of giving through flowers

A New Beginning


Designs By Eva Rosa is very pleased to announce a partnership with the Injured Marine's Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF) through Teleflora.

Designs By Eva Rosa will donate 10% of the purchase price of our Old Glory bouquets to help provide financial assistance to Marines and sailors injured in combat, training, or who have life threatening illnesses.

Please support us and this Meritorious organization by purchasing Old Glory bouquets for all of your occasions!


About the Organization

Established in May 2004, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that has provided over 8,000 grants totaling over $21 million in assistance to our Nation's wounded heroes and families. This assistance helps with immediate financial needs and perpetuating needs, such as modified transportation, home modifications, and specialized equipment.

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to:

  • Marines and Sailors injured in combat, training, or with life threatening illnesses
  • Their families- to help defray the expenses incurred during hospitalization, rehabilitation, and recovery
  • Other service members injured while in direct support of Marine units and their families
  • Help with expenses associated with the purchase of specialized equipment, adaptive vans or vehicles, and handicap home purchases and/or modifications

The IMSFF is committed to the good stewardship of the monies entrusted to us by the American people to provide supplemental assistance to our Marines, Sailors, and their families as they face their road to recovery. The needs continue to be great; all donations large and small help continue to move this noble mission forward.


Contacting IMSFF

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Wounded Warrior Center • Bldg H49 • Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-725-3680
Fax: 760-725-3685
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
715 Broadway Street • Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 703-640-0181
online at

Shoe In Flowers

Shoe in Flowers
How to find a use for your old shoes!

Contrary to popular belief, Cinderella's stepsisters were not desperate for Prince Charming -- they were desperate for her glass slipper. Shopping for shoes is an exhilarating experience a girls out event. But what happens when those shoes grow tired and worn, should we gasp throw them away? Well ladies what if we could use our wonderful shoes for a centerpiece, a conversation tool. Something that will remind you of where you have walked and now for sure a conversation piece

Tools needed: cost $10.00 plus S&H
1 Piece of floral foam 4" x 2 1/2"
1 Bag of moss of 4x4 (optional
2 plastic bags (retail shopping bags)
6 large flowers - (1) 1 at 10"
(2) 1 at 8"
(3) 1 at 6"
(4) 3 at 4"
Use figure for Number and locations
glue gun (if using artificial flowers)
Green Filler
misc. flower filler i.e baby's breath

Step 1
Clean your shoes thoroughly, free from debris, soil or anything that may dirty your surfaces. Secondly, line the inside of your shoe with aluminum foil or plastic lining. Roll up your plastic bags into one large ball and place it inside your shoes (where your toes would be)

Step 2

Place the piece of foam inside your shoe (if fresh place your foam in water for 5 mins before) and cover it with moss. Secure your moss with wire to the foam.

Step 3
Place your flowers like showed in the picture above (1) being the tallest and (4) being the shortest. If using artificial make sure to secure stems with glue before inserting them into the foam. Place filler as shown above or in any gaps that need to be covered.

Step 4
Brag to your freinds because you're finished!!!!

Now you have a centerpiece to talk about and remember all those great times you had with those exquisite shoes of yours! Plus bragging rights for your friends!

If you need any of the supplies let us know and we can ship them to you or come in to pick out your own flowers.

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

How to Make a centerpiece of your Cake

First of all you need to see what the general layout of the hall is going to be. Your cake is one of the major attractions of your guests so it needs to be in a place highly visible yet not in the way. 1. The cake table is usually placed whithin the radius of the table of honor. Like this you have accesibility to the cake when it comes to cut it, and your guests can come and see it on their way to say hello to you.

2. Place linens on the table in order to provide that soft touch and add elegance to it. Table cloths can be added around the edges draping down in order to cover up the bottom portion of the table.

3. Top off your linenes with veil draped in arches around the table. If you want to add that extra something put white x-mas lights and ivy with the veil in order to spruce it up a bit. Once you have your cake table decorate have your cake assembled.

4. As an extra touch place ivy all around the cake with veil and rose petals.

With a few extra minutes and a few item you can make your cake table the centerpiece that it was meant to be.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sedalia State Fair Grounds

The State Fair Grounds, is an optimum place to hold an event, the halls are big and filled with possibilities. How do you picture your event there?