Mother’s Day Flowers

My senior year of high school I had a class that started at 7am. We lived about 15 minutes outside of town, so that meant I had to leave around 6:30 to get there, park, and get to class on time. Which meant I had to wake up around 5:30 to eat breakfast and wake up fully before making the drive into town. 

Let’s just say, as a teenager, I hated getting up early. 

I had never been a coffee drinker up to that point, and no one in our household drank coffee, but my mom, looking for a way to help me wake up (probably so I wouldn't nod off while driving), decided to introduce me to it. Knowing I probably wouldn’t drink it black, she dressed it up with Irish Cream creamer and sugar, put it in a to-go cup, and sent me off to school. 

Well, it worked. And for that entire year, my sweet mom would get up and make a pot of coffee just for me. It may not seem like a big deal, and on the list of things my mom has done for me over the years, it probably is a small thing. But that is kind of the point I’m trying to make. 

Moms get formally recognized once a year on Mother’s Day.

They get a card, maybe some flowers, and maybe we thank them for being a good mom to us. But the small stuff rarely gets mentioned. And that small stuff that moms do on a regular basis, day in and day out, adds up to a mountain of stuff. Without which, the world would probably stop turning. 

So thank your mom on Mother’s Day for being the amazing mom that she is. She deserves it.

But remember to thank her for all the little things she’s done for you throughout your life too (and probably continues to do, if she’s anything like my mom). Send her flowers on a random Tuesday or text her just to say “I love you”. It will probably make her day, and Lord knows she deserves to be appreciated more than once a year. 

However, if you're looking for flowers that will stick around longer than a week, check out our Vintage Floral Collection, here. Tell your mom we sent 'ya! ;)

Thanks, y’all!

Like many great discoveries in history—chocolate chip cookies, Post-it notes, the Slinky—Kris and Kelley Denby came up with their popular Texas wall hangings almost by accident.
In 2013—about a year into their sputtering business of repurposing furniture, called Hemlock & Heather—the Denbys decided to make and donate something to a silent auction that would benefit the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West. Kelley, who is from West, asked her husband to build something “Texasy.”
So Kris came up with a colorful wall hanging made entirely from reclaimed wood and in the iconic shape of Texas. It sold for $150. 
“People just went crazy for it,” recalls Kelley. “We were like, Maybe we’re on to something.”

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