Archive | July 2015

Get Out of the Doghouse with Flowers


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And today is the 15th Anniversary of the Get Out of the Doghouse Day and Month becoming an OFFICIAL HOLIDAY.  And it all started when a customer came into Eden Florist and said “”Help, I’m in the doghouse.”   I replied, “No problem, we specialize in doghouse repairs.”

This may come as no surprise to you that ever since the dawn of time, people (mostly men) have been in the doghouse.  Imagine how much trouble Adam would have been in if he had not eaten that apple!  He might have had to spend the night (or several) in the dogasaurus cave! But that’s another story….

For as long as I can remember, people (mostly men) have been coming into my florist and saying “Help, I’m in the doghouse.”

And so began what would one day become a national holiday. Of course, Get out of the Doghouse Day is not really a celebration.  I mean how could it be?  Its more of an observance. Because most of the time people (mostly men) are looking for something to “smooth things over.”  While flowers can certainly help get back in the intended’s good graces, it is easier to be forgiven when the offender is remorseful, sincere and he (or she) ads a dash of romance.

Now, I’m not suggesting you BEG Forgiveness (unless the situation warrants it), I am suggesting that bringing home a bouquet and being open to talking it out will give you a better chance of “getting out of the doghouse.”

In 2002 my staff and I conducted a survey and a majority of women said that although they preferred to talk about their troubles, they also thought flowers were a romantic way to ask for forgiveness. For men the answer was much simpler. They prefer make-up sex. Maybe adding a petals around the house and on the bed would satisfy both!

So next time you are in the doghouse think of flowers as a start… flowers suggest romance and let’s face it, romance is what most people (mostly women) really want.

So next time you are in the doghouse, bring home a bouquet and a willingness to talk things out and you could find yourself out of the doghouse and back in the Main House.

And remember, Eden Florist specializes in “doghouse repairs.”

 

To read some fun doghouse stories visit: http://www.tulipstalk.com/category/doghouse-stories/

To submit YOUR Doghouse Story (and enter our doghouse competition) visit: http://tulipstalk.com/DoghouseSurvey.pdf.

Favorite Date Ideas and Flowers


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If you are interested in taking your date out to his or her favorite restaurant or you wanted to rent one of his or her favorite movies, you need to know what those are. During one of your dates, give your “date” a sheet of paper and a pen. Call out 10 or 20 categories for each of you to list your top 3-5 favorites. Suggestions would be restaurants, movies, musical artists, meals, television shows, books, and so one.

Be sure to list categories that would have relevance to your relationship – for example if you knew one of their favorite musical groups was coming to town, you could purchase tickets for an upcoming date.vAfter you finish your lists, compare notes and see if you have any favorites in common. Write down your sweetheart’s answers so you can have plenty of ideas for future dates and gifts.

Be sure to bring flowers to her (or him) when you pick them up for these special dates.

Buy flowers at Eden Florist in South Florida anytime!