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My Happy Place Says Everything!

This photo will forever make me laugh and here’s why:

I received a phone call from Arkansas Life Magazine and they said they wanted to feature me as one of the seven Arkansans who are “just as good at getting dressed as running successful businesses” (their words not mine). They also said they’d like to photograph me in one of my favorite spaces, a place that makes me truly happy.

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My Priority

Miami was an adventure. My flowers were scheduled to be waiting for me in my hotel room when I arrived, but because of inclement weather, they were stuck in Memphis. The Miami wholesaler was closed by the time I landed in Miami and I wasn't able to get my flowers until just hours before my client needed her bouquet. Thankfully everything worked out and she loved her bouquet and her portrait session was a huge success.

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The Family I Choose to Have

A while back I was on the beach in Puerto Vallarta with my friend Lindsey Meyer. We've been friends since we were eight years old. We talked nonstop for four days. We laughed and drank margaritas and I can't remember the last time I had that much fun with a friend. We talked a lot about sisterhood. My sister died when I was young. I adored my sister! Since the day she died, I've lived each day of my life feeling that void and simply knowing it can never be filled. It's just something I have to learn to live with, continually.

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Pain and Perspective

This week was hard. It was really hard. It was one of those weeks where nothing went right, no matter how much I tried. It was one of those weeks where my team needed things from me and I was constantly behind schedule. I'm a person who admittedly likes to be in control and there was a lot out of my control this week.

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My Favorite Birthday Tradition

It doesn’t really feel like my birthday until I’m riding up a mountain in an open air sleigh to Beano’s Cabin.

The past three years, we’ve spent my birthday in Beaver Creek, Colorado. For my birthday meal, we take a sleigh to this magical lodge called Beano’s cabin. After a chilly ride up the mountain, we leave our shoes at the door and slide into cozy slippers provided by the lodge.

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The Importance of Being Alone

Tired, overstimulated, worn-down, anti-social. This is how I feel when I don’t have alone time.

A few months ago, I spoke at Florabundance Design Days. I LOVE getting to speak to fellow floral designers and business owners. At Florabundance, I got to see industry friends, meet Bloomers, and even participate in demonstrations from some of my favorite designers. What’s better than that?

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Welcome to the blog

Hi! I'm Jessica Zimmerman, top wedding planner and floral designer.

Born and raised in Arkansas, I’m a proud wife and mama to a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old twin boys. A true believer in freedom, flexibility (and of course, incredible flowers), I’m wholly devoted to creating a life I love to live every single day–not just on the weekends. From travel to business to weddings, this blog is full of features designed to inspire other busy mamas (and businesswomen) to make a living from their passion without giving up their lives.

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