When I was five years old, I was blessed with a little sister, Rebecca Louise. The little, strawberry-blond girl with the big curls loved to make me crazy over the years … following me around, with her friends, “borrowing” my clothes and even wrecking my car at age 14. She may be the most stubborn of my five siblings, but is by far the most sensitive and kind soul. Her caring and compassionate nature mixed with that bit of stubbornness and drive has helped her grow a successful business.
Over six years ago, she began her own floral design studio, specializing in weddings. At first it was just a one-woman operation, working out of her basement. She had experience and training with other florists, but ventured out on her own. Her business quickly flourished and it was time to find a storefront. Her business continued to grow and she’s now at her third (and largest) location in Columbia, Illinois. I love her studio. I love what she does. I do not have a green thumb. I’ll stick to ink and paper!
I was able to help with her branding from day one. When she started, her style was a little more funky … oranges, pinks and all things gerbera daisy. When she moved into her current space, we transitioned to a softer look mixed with an elegant feel … soft pinks, textures, golds and black and white stripes. Sometimes things change both personally and professionally. This fall marked a fresh beginning for Becky Huffman Flowers. Sometimes you just have to take that leap. Her new name and look launched this fall. Poppies Design Studio is a mix of a little bolder, more beautiful but with a softer side … just like my sister. I know her new beginning will be full of many blessings. So, so excited for her!
Kudos to the talented Karin at TenSixteen Photography. I love her almost as much as my sister. It was a blast to watch the photo shoot we incorporated into the new look for Poppies. If you look really close, you’ll see the one and only male on the team. He’s the “baby” of our family and that’s all I need to say about that!! Definitely check out Karin’s work and leave her some love! As far as MadiLu Designs goes, well … I’ve been a little (maybe a lot) quiet on the social media front. Actually, I’ve been doing a lot more marketing, design, social media analysis, brainstorming, blogging, e-newsletters … just not for myself. It’s always good to mix things up and stay fresh. On the flip side, it’s a lot more time at the computer and my own stuff is put on the back burner! There are some beautiful designs I’d like to share and I promise to get those posted sooner rather than later! Have a wonderful week!