Administrative Professional Humor

This year, Administrative Professional’s Day is April 23rd.  How will you show your admin professionals that you appreciate them?  There are a number of different ways.  Take them out to lunch, give them the day off, or give them small gifts like candy, flowers, or even a nice bonus.  Administrative professionals are the lifeblood of any office.  They keep everything running smoothly, make sure you know exactly where you need to be, and they guard your time.  No one gets to see you unless your administrative assistant lets them past.  They’re your protector in many ways.  And, on bad days, they’re not above bringing a little humor to the office to cheer you up.

There are some great quotes by administrative assistants and professionals that are perfect for Admin Professionals Day.  Here are five humorous quotes you might want to share with your administrative professionals on the 23rd.

“If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you.” – Morris Hite

“My Boss frequently gets lost in thought. That’s because it’s unfamiliar territory.” – Unknown

“Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.” – Ariel Dorfman

“And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought.” – Arthur Bryant

And a quote you never want to forget:

“Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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Holiday Fun in St. Petersburg, Florida

How do you celebrate Christmas in St. Petersburg?  Well, there are many things to do in and around the city.  If you haven’t been out and about this holiday season, why not take this week to really go see what the community has to offer?  You’ll find Santa, some great Christmas shows, and much more.  Whether you want a small, local gathering or a huge event, you’ll find something to suit your tastes.

The classic ballet “The Nutcracker” will be performed at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts.  This performance, the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, will be held on Dec. 28th at 3:00 and 7:30 pm.

The Morean Arts Center is hosting Season’s Eatings, a holiday exhibition of food!  It will run through the end of the year.  You can also attend a special class to learn how to blow your own glass ornament.  Reservations are needed, and the cost is $75, but you will go home with your own unique ornament you hand-made!

Santa will be in various locations in St. Petersburg now until Christmas.

The Holiday Lights Display will be visible along the waterfront.  Take the entire family out for this fun experience!   After that, you can visit Bayshore Drive near Vinoy Park to see the Giant Greeting Cards.

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Thanksgiving Traditions to Start

Does your family have any traditions you celebrate on Thanksgiving?  If not, why not start one?  A tradition doesn’t have to be old.  In fact, anything you usually do on Thanksgiving could be considered a tradition if you do it every year.  But if you’re looking to start a special Thanksgiving Day tradition, here’s a great idea: a pot-luck experimental meal.

How does this work?  Each year, every person selects a new recipe that they’ve never tried before to make for dinner.  Everyone gets to try cooking something new, and everyone gets to eat new foods.  You also don’t have to worry about people not liking a dish.  No one knows what it will taste like, and since it’s the first time anyone has prepared these dishes, no one should feel badly if it doesn’t turn out right.

Why make this a tradition?  It puts a new spin on Thanksgiving, especially for those who are tired of the same old turkey and dressing meal.  Everyone gets the chance to try making something new, which can be a lot of fun.  You might stumble onto a recipe that everyone really enjoys.  Plus, if everyone comes together to prepare the meals, that adds even more fun to the day.

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Halloween Party Checklist

Are you having a Halloween party this year?  If so, you might need some of the following:

•    Spooky decorations
•    A costume for yourself and your family members
•    Candy for trick-or-treaters
•    Some fake cobwebs
•    Some yard decorations like fake tombstones or bats to hang from your porch
•    A great punch recipe (anything red that looks like blood will work)
•    Some scary finger foods and desserts that look like severed fingers, eyeballs, etc.
•    If you’ll have kids at this party, you may want to have some party games for them
•    If this is mainly an adult party, you might want to look for some Halloween-themed liquor or mixed drink recipes
•    Spooky Halloween music!  Create a play list of popular songs like “The Monster Mash” or the Ghostbusters theme.

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Fall Flower Colors Make a Great Decorating Palette

Now that the seasons have changed and autumn is here, it’s time to change your home décor and color scheme from those bright, cheery summer colors to the brave, bold colors of fall!  Because these colors are so bold, a little of them goes a long way, so you can very easily change the entire feel of a room just by making a few small changes in color.

The main colors you’ll use in your fall décor are the colors of falling leaves and autumn flowers.  Think red, dark orange, and bold but not incredibly bright yellow.  Brown is also usually used in fall colors, although most people use it sparingly since it’s not, by itself, a very interesting color to decorate with.  You can also bring in some dark green and even a little bit of dark purple to use as accent colors, but don’t go overboard with them.  Use these colors in combination to create a beautiful autumn theme throughout your home.

You definitely need to add a few fall flowers to your decorations.  Basically, go with any flowers that work with the color scheme of red, yellow, and orange.  For example, sunflowers are absolutely amazing as a fall flower.  Other great flowers include dark red and orange roses, marigold, daisies, chrysanthemums, and lilies.

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Late Summer Flowers

Just because we’re into late summer doesn’t mean the flowerbeds are going to start looking sparse.  On the contrary, there are a lot of really awesome and beautiful flowers that bloom between August and October.  The se late summer and early fall flowers can be just as bright and colorful as their summer counterparts.  In fact, many of them rank among the most popular flowers!  Here are a few of these gorgeous late summer blooms.  Some of them are pretty common, but some are rare or not as well-known.

•    The small white aster
•    Jimsonweed
•    Sweet Everlasting
•    The White Vervain
•    The Calico Aster
•    The Nodding Burr Marigold
•    The Evening Primrose
•    The Partridge Pea
•    The Arrow-leaved Tearthumb
•    The Morning Glory
•    The New England Aster
•    The Slender Speedwell

Do you have any of these flowers growing in your garden?  If you do, post some pictures of them!

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How to Care for Flowers During the Summer

It can get very hot during late July and August.  You know how hot you are even when you’re inside with the air conditioner blowing.  Now imagine how your flowers must feel!  While summer brings with it gorgeous flowers, it also attacks those flowers with unending heat.  Here are a few things you can do to keep your flowers living during the driest, hottest part of the year.

1.    Keep them watered as much as you can.  This may mean watering them daily.
2.    Make sure you follow your city’s water rationing laws, if there are any.  In some areas, you can only do major outdoor watering on odd/even days.  The last digit of your address usually determines which days you can water.
3.    Don’t water during the hottest part of the day—wait until later in the evening so less water evaporates.
4.    Storms may help water, but they can also damage plants.  If you have flowers in pots, consider bringing them indoors during major storms.
5.    Fertilize your plants.  This will give them the nutrients they need to say healthy during the heat.

These are just a few things you can do to help your beautiful flower survive the summer heat.  If you’d like to see gorgeous flowers indoors as well as outdoors, give us a call.  We deliver gorgeous summer flowers in St. Petersburg, FL, daily.

Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July can be a lot of fun.  Often, the holiday is celebrated outdoors with a cookout.  While many people go outside only to watch fireworks displays or even fire off their own, there are many other things you can do outdoors on the Fourth of July for fun.

Cookouts are an Independence Day tradition for many families.  Dad would fire up the grill and cook hamburgers, hotdogs, and other food.  While many people cook outdoors, most people prefer to eat inside because of the heat and the bugs.  However, if you have a picnic table and a shady spot, you might enjoy eating outdoors.  If you don’t want to eat your whole meal outside, wait until the fireworks show begins and take some snacks out with you, such as some cool, refreshing watermelon.

Even if you don’t eat outside, you can have some outdoor fun during the afternoon or early evening.  Outdoor games can be great for the entire family.  Kids enjoy doing daytime fireworks like Black Cats and smoke bombs, too.  Even little kids can get into the fun with the small poppers that they throw on the ground and, later, sparklers.

If you don’t do fireworks yourself, many local communities put on firework shows.  If you can’t see them from your home, head out to a good spot and take your lawn chairs and coolers.  Sit back and enjoy the show!

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Mother’s Rule Book

When you were growing up, did it seem like your mother had millions of rules?  She probably had one for just about everything you wanted to do!  But these rules were all for one purpose: to teach us how to be the best person we could be.  Here are a few different rules your mom might have had.

•    Clean up your room!  This was really just a rule to teach us to be clean and organized when we owned our own homes.

•    Eat your vegetables!  One fact of life is that as we get older, our bodies start to break down.  Having a balanced diet can help prevent that.  Eating vegetables, fruits, and other foods we may not necessarily like but are needed for a healthy diet will help keep the body functioning properly.  Mom was just trying to make sure we would live to a ripe old age!

•    Don’t watch more than an hour of TV!  This was mom’s way of making sure we would go out and play or do something active instead of sitting in front of the TV, computer, or video game all day.  It kept us healthy and, hopefully, gave us an appreciation of exercise and being active.

Did your mom have these rules for you?  She probably had them and a lot more!  But they were all for good reasons.  Show your mom how much you appreciate everything she did to keep your healthy and safe by giving her a great Mother’s Day flower bouquet in St. Petersburg, FL, on Mother’s Day.

April Flowers

Are you ready for April?  As the first full month of spring, April is full of gorgeous flowers and bright, cheery days.  That’s why a number of people plan April weddings.  If you’re having your wedding during this month, here are some of the most popular flowers to use.

Roses, naturally, are used in weddings all year around.  However, some roses start blooming in April.  If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you might want to take that into consideration.  Blooming roses can look great as part of your décor!

How about tulips?  They’re in season during April.  Actually, April is usually the last month for tulips to bloom, so if you want them fresh, now’s the time.  Since tulips come in many different colors, you can match them to your wedding theme pretty easily.

The calla lily is another great flower that’s popular in April weddings.  It comes in a number of colors, plus you can find smaller versions of the calla lily if you don’t want the larger size.

Another nice April flower for weddings is the daffodil.  Its bright spring colors will really pop at a wedding and can be a nice way of bringing in some light.

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