I hate to pick favorites here but one of my favorite partnerships so far is with the fine folks at www.thebouqs.com. When they reached out to me about their on-line floral service, I was thrilled to put it mildly. Ecstatic was more like it. What woman doesn’t like flowers, right? Please tell me you don’t know any. But this service is really unique. The flowers come from volcanic regions in South America. What? South America? That is so internationally cool. Even my daughter who loves the eye roll and thinks almost everything is a yawn, said, “Flowers from South America? Now that is cool.”
So a few days before I received my bouquet, I received an email from the company and it said, “Your flowers just left Quito, Ecuador and are on their way to you.” That brings cool to a whole new level. I even did a quick social studies mini-lesson with my kids on where Ecuador is on the map and how Quito is the capital city. Did you know the Galapagos Islands are off the coast of Ecuador? Now you know I am not just another pretty face. And it’s not all fun and games down at blog headquarters. I am still chief, cook and bottle washer. Remember that expression? I will make my Dad proud using that one! Luckily, there are no bottles to wash anymore.
Anyway, when the Fedex man arrived, I ran down to get my package. He delivers many of the goodies the blog receives and this time he couldn’t resist asking: “What did you order that had to clear US customs?” “These are flowers from Ecuador”, I replied. “Oh, that is cool.” Wow, the phrase is contagious. The flowers (pictured above) were beautiful. I ordered the Ladybug bouquet and it had ranunculus and larkspur; red and violet flowers mixed in a lovely combination. They were gorgeous and they lasted about 12 days which was much longer than any other flowers I have purchased. The box they came in, the brown paper wrapping, the note inside were really well thought out. You just have to send flowers to someone special from www.thebouqs.com. It is an amazing service and they will never forget it. Please click the link below to see what I am talking about: