Friday, March 30, 2012

Just hoppin' to say, a week from today...

You don't want to miss out on the Easter Bunny's Macarons, as we are still taking orders for a box of 6 or a box of 12.  Delivery will be a week from today at Firefly.  Need more information, go here.
Have a great weekend, Nan

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Website

I am excited to finally announce our NEW website for Firefly!  With that being said, I have so much more to add as far as product, but that is exciting for me too. As the store has a PLETHORA of PRODUCT, I am putting together best-sellers, unique offerings, and that just requires a little more ol'chicken scratch!  Unlike the OLD site,  I now have the capabilities to "NanMan" this myself, which just makes me so HAPPY!  What I also like about the new site is that it is all encompassing, featuring  some of my favorites things, like my Blog, Pinterest, Events and Store Happenings.  I feel like it is a very well rounded representation of me and Firefly.  Even if you have never been in, I think you can peruse this site, and get a gist of what we are about!  In the weeks to come,TWO NEW Collections will be added, so come back and come back often.  As my wish for this site, is that it is constantly evolving and growing, as my store does EVERY DAY!

A BIG thanks to my sister-in-law Haile and Garland for making this happen, Nan

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Magic Happened Here

My handsome brother, Ben and his equally handsome friend, John and those amazing Skyline Tents!
 Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

Well, I have some GLAD NEWS to report from Thomasville, GA. The wedding I worked on so feverishly this past Fall, is in the current April/May Issue of Garden and Gun.  This is the first wedding that Garden and Gun has ever featured, and I am so proud, pleased, and appreciative.  I also realized that I couldn't share this "GLAD NEWS", without sharing my deepest gratitude to the talented folks that made this happen.  Everything about this particular Wedding, I feel was already cosmically decided, and it just took execution by very talented, hard working professionals. I was just the conductor, so to speak.  It was really something to conduct, and again the "players" were amazing and most importantly, humble.  There were no EGOS present here, and that is why this weekend,in late October was so MAGICAL.  It  takes a village to "raise a wedding" and I thank you all for making this day SHINE.  Megan and Nico are so appreciative of everyone's contribution,  that I can't even begin to express.  A day, truly does not go by, that Megan doesn't reflect on that weekend with a swell of love and gratitude in her heart. I thank you. I thank you. I thank you. WE DID IT!

The "Village" People listed below:

Disclosure: I blame Ram for the Ramblin' BECAUSE

If  Ram Singletary(Singletary's) had said,"NO" then this would be a very short post, as my role of wedding planner would have started and ended on the same day. Floral Design is just the beginning of what he brings to the table.  Needless to say, this was my first phone call... Windee Willoughby, who turned the dormant garden into an Impressionist Painting, Hector Beltran, my painter for life,  Sweet Mark(Ram's right arm and left leg) and his darling son for "shooting" 300 shotgun shells, pink at that,and then reloading them with sand, Jackie Ellis(my second phone call) for executing design concepts to delivering sausage biscuits,gift crates, and for tackling the logistics of transportation, Charles for being steadfast and jumping in, Daryl House(good as gold), who transported heavy objects for the wedding and then with his fantastic ensemble, transported our guests all over Thomas Co. and then some, PSG(Production Support Group), truly the pinnacle of lighting and sound,Brenda /Andrew Tents for putting up with my constant revisions, Elizabeth/ Beachview Tents for coming through with last minute linens and beautiful furniture, Andrew/D.C. Rentals for holding my hand, Liz and Miles, at Skyline Tent who erected THE most amazing tents, and  was as easy on the eyes, as he was to work with, Lauren Johnson(rock star), Hugh Acheson's right arm and left leg, who had everything in Apple Pie order, Hugh Acheson and Ryan Smith(obvious rock stars and so cool), for providing a flawless, gorgeous meal, Hugh's Team/Staff (especially Ryan, Nol, Catie, and Amy), and our local staff, that made the delivering of food to 300 people look like a walk in park, Carol, Mary Lane, and Lisa( babysitters extraordinaire), Katie Wharton (breath-taking cakes), Shawn/ Christian Oth Studio( darling and a pleasure), Stephanic/ Coral and Tusk, Katrina Lewis and her singing ladies, Debbie and Sarah, Shanna Murray(her decals throughout the wedding were amazing-see Deer with sign), Mae Mae, Betsy Dunlap, Leslie, Katie at Skyline, and I know I am forgetting someone(sorry), my husband for enduring me, and lastly, Howell, Sharon, Megan for entrusting me.  Your family means so much to me, and I did not want to disappoint, so thank you again for the opportunity and the honor.  It was truly a magical weekend, Nan

P.S. I tried to link everybody that I could, but if you need additional info, please contact me, I will be glad to help.  If you need my services or curious about my store, Firefly, go here to read more about that, as I would love to design an event for you!  This is a new website, and NEW collections will be added in the weeks to come.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

News, but not THAT NEWS...

I am still in a holding pattern on MY news, but I do have some other fun reports that need your attention.
At the Store, we have a sign-up sheet for a special EASTER TREAT. The Thomasville Townie, Bunny
Byrne is making beautiful Macaroons for this Easter.  Here is the low down.  Come in and sign up for a box of 6($10.00)or a box of 12($18.00), in a melange of flavors including Satsuma, Lavender, Raspberry Lemon, Pistachio, and Raspberry. Bring a check or cash, as Firefly is not profitting at all, as I just want to share the LOVE. The Easter "Bunny" will deliver boxes to Firefly on Friday, April 6th for pick-up. They are boxed beautifully for gift giving.  They are also delicious and incredibly beautiful.  I, personally, will be putting them on my Easter Table, in a little man made bird's nest( available at Firefly) at each person's place setting. I love Easter!

Alright, now just a general FYI, on my family's list of MUST- DO's, is to see an amazing band play at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  Yes, of course I have a band in my mind, and GUESS who it is?  Michael Franti!  Guess who is going to be at Red Rocks Amphitheatre? Michael Franti and Spearhead! Guess who can't go?  We can't!  The boys will be at an awesome camp for three weeks, and I will be doing the Tango in Buenos Aires, and hopefully my husband will be fishing on the Gulf somewhere. SO, someone I know, needs to gather up their children and plan a trip around this concert, and report back to me.  Here is the Link. Tickets go on sale March 24th.  There are some amazing concerts there this Summer like Steve Martin, Blues Traveler(love), and James Taylor.  However, with kid's and to really blow their minds, with love,laughter, and dancing-  Michael Franti is the TICKET!

Monday, March 19, 2012

It is Monday...

I took this last April in Sonoma, California. 
It is Monday...which means tomorrow is TUESDAY, which means I am excited about SOMETHING BIG! What if it is not  here on Tuesday?  Then it will be Wednesday, or Thursday, or Friday...Yes, I am freaking out in EXCITEMENT and my face is breaking out too, which is not so exciting. I can't wait to share with you!   Wahoo, Nan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hello Hello

In General, I am just checking in to let you know what is going on at The Fly and in my world...

In  the store, we can't seem to catch up with the boxes of NEW STUFF coming in...I ,apparently, lost my mind in NYC.  Also we are just plain busy, which is great too.  Our EASTER GOODIES are hoppin' out, as fast as they are hoppin' in.  We have several brides registered, and babies- to-be too.  I am also working hard on a new website, that I looking forward to sharing with all of you very soon.   You can follow me on Pinterest .  Here is the link today, but the clever logo above will stay for your Pinterest pushing!  I am really digging Pinterest right now, and I have to limit myself time wise.  It is a fun, creative outlet, and surprisingly, has really motivated me to finish little odds and ends around the house, that otherwise I may have never gotten around too.  Also, some of you may or may not know that I wore a different hat this past Fall.  I did my first Wedding, as in Wedding Planner!  It was amazing and crazy and crazy beautiful.  I would love to do more of it, regardless, of size.  In fact, smaller would be better!  Anyway, stay tuned for more on that front.  Whispers and fingers crossed, this wedding that I just mentioned, will be featured in my FAVORITE magazine soon!  Have a great day on this gorgeous day, Nan