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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Look what can happen in a year!

It's official! Coriander Girl has been open for one whole year!! And today just happens to be the day my very first employee starts! And, if you can believe it, it's also the day I start writing for Weddingbells! September 2nd is a significant day in my life for some reason. And Yesterday wasn't too shabby either, Tyler and I finally moved into our beautiful new home. We still can't believe we're homeowners. One might think I'm bragging but guys, I need you to know just how stunned I am by all of these blessings. It really is true, that when you decide you deserve to be happy, things become so much simpler. I made a commitment to myself not long ago to seek out lifes pleasures and look what I found, PLEASURE!!
My heart is spilling open with gratitude to all of you for your unwaivering support and kindness. I started this blog when the shop opened as a diary of sorts for me to remember this experience. I never expected anyone to read it, let alone like it. I'm blown away that you like it! In school I was told constantly that my essay writing was far too verbose, like one giant run on sentence. I guess Mrs. Goyer didn't realize I was preparing myself for the blog world, but how could she? The blog world didn't even exist yet!
The second year in business is supposed to be better than the first, I'm not sure how that's possible. All I know is that if it's even half the adventure I had this year, it's gonna knock my socks off all over again! Come into Coriander Girl this Saturday and receive a $5 posy with any purchase!
I'm going to go dance this night away... in my dreams. Sleep well dear hearts.

Alison xo

8 comments:

karyn said...

amazing! al, what a wonderful year you've had. congratulations on everything you achieved in such a short time. you made it all happen and it's an inspiration!

Janessa said...

Congratulations, Coriander Girl! I sent you an e-mail -- I'm trying to get up the guts to start my own business, and I must say this post was quite inspiring.

Thank you!

Also, if I weren't in Chicago, I would TOTALLY come to the shop on Saturday to receive a $5 posy with my purchase of your wildly lovely arrangements!

Here's to many more exciting and successful, flower-filled years!

shira said...

Congratulations to you! Lots of good wishes for the year to come.

Urbanstems said...

Lady C..delighted for ya. I hope your dancing around the shop celebrating or your new kitchen!!You rock my flower friend. Sinead x

M.M.E. said...

Congratulations on all of the amazing things in your life right now! What wonderful news about your shop. I know the 2nd year will be an amazing one for you. Your flowers are so inspirational to an artist like myself. Thank you!

colores said...

Congratulations! Please continue like this!!!!!and all the best for the forthcoming years!!!

Jenn said...

Sending a big ol' "Yipeee" your way for your fantastic success and happiness throughout the last year!! And I truly believe that it's only going to keep getting better. Congratulations darling, you are so very deserving of the good things that have come your way.

Denise said...

You deserve it!! Congrats on your anniversary and all the good things coming your way. I am with you every step of the way. You rock!