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We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS


"We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS - doghouse logoEver 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.”  In fact, I can remember the very first time a customer said that to me, I replied, “No problem, we specialize in doghouse repairs.”

And so began what would one day become a national holiday. Now 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.

Get Out of the Doghouse with Flowers


"We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS - doghouse logoWE SPECIALIZE IN DOGHOUSE REPAIRS

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.

Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of the Doghouse


"Eden Florist's Top ten ways to stay out of doghouse"Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of the Doghouse

10. Always remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot.

9. When your significant other says he/she’s upset, never answer with “You’re overreacting.”

8. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

7. During a disagreement, never nod and start looking at your watch.

6. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

5. If someone has to get the “last word,” let it be the other person.

4. Follow the Platinum Rule – Treat your significant other the way they want you to treat them, only better.

3. Say “I Love You” on a regular basis.

2. Always remember birthdays, anniversaries, valentine’s day, and other important dates.

1. Send flowers for no special occasion.

 July 15th, 2014 is Get Out of The Doghouse Day…

And even if you aren’t in the Doghouse ~ be sure to order flowers from Eden Florist.

PUT ON A HAPPY FACE


PUT ON A HAPPY FACE… by Dana Wilson

 

 

“One Halloween after taking my daughter trick or treating, the doorbell rang. It was very late and I couldn’t imagine children still being out at that time of night “trick or treating.”  I said, ‘who is it?’  The voice on the other side of the door said, ‘it’s my birthday.”  I opended the door and there HE stood.  My boyfriend with an open ‘trick or treat’ bag and this angry scowl on his face.”  I just stood there trying to look happy to see him.  I was, but I was also upset.  You see,  I had forgotten his birthday!  After what seemed like an eternity ….I put on a Happy Face. He still wasn’t smiling back so I said to him “you look so cute when your angry.”  I filled his bag with candy, said Happy Birthday, and finally got a smile out of him!  Although he was upset for a while, my sense of humor and sincere regret sure helped to get me out of the doghouse!” (submitted by Dana Wilson – Milwaukee, WI)
 

Have a great story to share? Take the Get Out of the Doghouse survey: http://tulipstalk.com/DoghouseSurvey.pdf

Check out the Doghouse Survey Press Release and 2009 Contest http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=37

My Love for a Set of Teeth


My Love for a Set of Teeth by John MacNanamee

“When I first met my wife, I was a wild and crazy guy – into motorcycles.  She was (and still is) the complete opposite.  She is always well dressed and me, well let’s just say that most of the time, there’s dirt under my fingernails.   When she finally decided she would go out with me, I picked her up on my ‘chopper’  (motorcycle), which did not impress her any.  The date didn’t go too well; we ran out of gas about a mile away from her home and she had to help me push it to a gas station.  Then we got back on the chopper to go out and the front pipe came off, shot a flame and caught my pants leg on fire.  To top it off, I took her to a biker bar and she freaked out.  In order to get her to go out with me again and stay together, she said I needed to get a driver’s license, get a job and get a set of front teeth! So that’s how I got out of the doghouse with her.”
Ps. “We’ve been together 25 years (dated for 3, engaged for 18 and married for 4)  They say that opposites attract, I guess it’s true!
(submitted by John MacNanamee – Pembroke Pines, FL)

Read our story: Women Want Flowers Men Want Sex – Doghouse Survey Says http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=36

Order flowers at Eden Florist – http://www.edenflorist.com/index.php?cPath=9_18

Forget Me Not AGAIN!


This Story was submitted to Eden Florist by someone who took our original “Doghouse Survey”. (names were withheld at writers requests – and to protect the innocent)


Forget Me Not AGAIN! by Inez M.

“My husband usually gets in the doghouse when he forgets my birthday or our anniversary.  He usually remembers a day or two later when someone reminds him! That’s okay, though because he generally makes it up to me by sending me two dozen of biggest, most beautiful, fabulous red roses!  Big red roses always do it for me!

And he gets something special in return! My good mood!” (Submitted by Inez M. – Miami Beach, FL)

Read Top Ten Ways to Stay out of The Doghouse: http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=35