“Wow this is like, really good” she looked at the flowers with her head tilted. Confused. ⠀ ⠀ I know what she meant. She meant she didn’t expect it from us. ⠀ ⠀ I smiled and nodded and replied “thanks, I know” and then as well as a Viking Woman can, I sorta skipped away with a hairflip. ⠀ ⠀ Sorry not sorry. Look, we flower out of a 3 car garage with a giant tractor implement parked in it. There’s a mousetrap under the stairs. We use a hose for water supply. ⠀ ⠀ No part of any small business is glamorous. But damn is the challenge fun and exciting and the work rewarding. ⠀ ⠀ So much of it is owed to our clients. Who SEE the garage. And read the blog. And know the story. And trust us still. With zero doubt or hesitation. They know we create beautiful things we stand by. ⠀ ⠀ Hire people you like. People you trust. Hire someone you wanna be friends with. Come up with crazy ideas. Pitch them. Any creative will be receptive and excited. ⠀ ⠀ And triple bonus points if it’s me and you say “let’s put something up in the air” because - that’s my favvvvvvv. ⠀ ⠀ Happy Wednesday lovers. ⠀ Clinks⠀ ⠀ Xo ⠀ ⠀ K ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #upnorth #northernmichigan #puremichigan #weddingflowers #weddingplanning #flowers #farmHER #floraldesign #petoskey #harborsprings #traversecity #leelanau #engaged #theknot #girlboss #mackinacisland #goodvibesonly #vsco #walloonlake #charlevoix #bayharbor #bride #bridalbouquet #sweetwaterfloral
Barn beams on display in the store and in the shop. #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #antique #rustic #rusticwedding #reclaimed #reclaimedwood #walloonlake #crookedlake #burtlake #harborsprings #lakecharlevoix #upnorth #puremichigan #lake #cottage #cabin #petoskeymichigan #greatlakesreclaimed
A perfect sunset.
8 years ago, I was wearing dresses and makeup on regular basis. 4 years ago, I cut my hair and wore different clothes to feel more comfortable during college. I also finally understood and accepted that I’m gay while slowly coming out. 3 years ago, I met a trans person and it clicked, like the puzzle piece I didn’t know I needed because I didn’t know it existed. 2 years ago, I explored my gender identity. 1 year ago, I started going by my preferred name at work, with friends and family and started opening up about being transgender. Today, I go by he/him pronouns openly. Today, I am proud of who I am, who I will become and never will be ashamed of my past self. The key to building yourself up and growing is to still be kind to the child in you, and that’s what I will always continue to work on. Here’s a shout out to everyone- you are beautiful, you are strong, you are brave, my friends. I am and will always be proud of you, wherever you are on your journey. As Gandalf said, “Not all those who wander are lost.” ❤️ Happy Pride month 🏳️🌈 #transgender #pride 🌈 #pridemonth #lgbtq #transmasculine #pridemonth2018
I thank God everyday for you ❤️