Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Hi my name is wendy just in case you did not notice i am a florist by trade my main business is wedding flowers and i do lots of stunning designs, (see my website at http://www.oasisflowerdesign.co.uk/) and help alot of brides every year achieve beautiful results for there weddings the most important day in a girls life.

This being said get married is not cheap, hell it is actually one of the most expensive things you will do in your life! and sometimes the rising costs are just too much for everyones budget. While i would always advise any bride to pay someone to do there flowers if they can afford to, simply because of the skill and more over the time invloved. I no myself from experience as i did my own wedding flowers, being a florist i could not trust anyone to achieve the results i knew i could achieve myself, and more over felt strange to pay someone to do something i could do myself at a vastly reduced cost!

However how i looked on the day and my stress levels on the day became secondary importance, my nails for a start, when you do flowers you do not tend to have great nails, just look at a florists nails next time you pop into a flower shop! and there was no leisurely lie in or champayne breakfast for me i was up and making flowers displaying everything etc....

So again if at all possible and your budget allows it pay someone to create those stunning blooms that transform your day, and leave you relaxed and ready to enjoy your day.

However if this is simply not possible and your budget just quite simply will not stretch, creating your own flowers is an option. It is all about doing simple but stunning displays, which are more about knowledge (that i can give you) rather than skill, it is also about picking the correct flowers that will last and knowing how to condition them so that they last as long as possible enabling you to produce the flowers in advance and not the day before or even worse the morning of your wedding. There are two ebooks that i think would be of interest to you which give you lots of ideas and step by step instructions on how to create the flowers for your day, just click on the links below, if you have problems clicking just copy and paste onto your address line



on top of which i will be updating my blog with different simple ideas that you can also follow.

good luck and i hope the info here will help. Should you need any further help send me an email you will find a link on my website, where ever possible i will try to help and talk you through any ideas or problems thanks wendy, p.s. let me know what you think as well thanks w

Monday, 10 August 2009

what dog can i have? i have asthma

Which dog can I have? I have asthma!

I have been wanting a dog for over two years but unfortunately my husband suffers with asthma badly, and can tell if an animal has lived in a house as soon as he enters even if they are no longer there!!

So, after a lot of research into dogs I have found one that will not affect his asthma. Meet sherbet our 15 week old puppy, he is a Bishon Frise and they have very tight curls so that their hair does not shed. The hair only comes out when you brush it. This in effect is what reduces the asthma or allergies.

Allergies actually comes from the pet dander which is actually the skin, and where we get the name dandruff from, all pets have it obviously and when hair comes out it will have a bit of dander or skin on it, which is what causes the allergies.

By having to take the hair out yourself you are obviously eliminating the ability for the dander to get everywhere carpets cushions furniture clothes etc…. and we are all well aware of how difficult hair can be to remove from furnishings so it stays there causing a reaction for the asthma or allergy suffer, every time they go near it. The only way to take away the reaction is to get rid of the dander or neutralise it somehow.

And the big question has it worked? Well yes is the answer it has, at first he was still getting some problem and could feel him asthma flaring up but sometimes I feel that this can be brought on by the thought of an animal rather than the animal its self. I also as a precaution bath Sherbet every couple of weeks and have bought a product called pet cleanse which goes on each week very easy to use and this neutralises the dander. I have had no problems at all since and having got him at 8 weeks we are 7 weeks on and have the beginnings of a happy family.

The last note that I would like to add is the importance of training your puppy, as although asthma and allergies are predominantly brought on by dander they can also be brought on by saliva and urine, by training your dog properly to wee outside and to not jump up etc…. you can eliminate any further problems, this for us is on going at the moment but we did get this online book which has helped us immensely, as I had no idea of how to train a dog. It teaches you very quickly how they do not know what you are saying but will read your body language and it is amazing how we can be saying one thing and our body language is telling something altogether different!!
Well see for yourself click on the link below and see what you think, hope you found this interesting w