Flowers

for your

TEXAS
LIFE

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, Lone Star Living is the bouquet that changes with your Texas life. With new bouquets and arrangements each month, you can keep your space feeling fresh. Dazzle your guests with gorgeous floral displays or brighten someone’s day with any of our ready-to-gift products available at H-E-B.

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Flowers for your

TEXAS LIFE

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, Lone Star Living is the bouquet that changes with your Texas life. With new bouquets and arrangements each month, you can keep your space feeling fresh. Dazzle your guests with gorgeous floral displays or brighten someone’s day with any of our ready-to-gift products available at H-E-B.

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This Month’s

BOUQUET

See what’s inside your bouquet this month and bring out your inner florist with our featured D.I.Y of the month!

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Looking for Texas inspired ideas for your Home, Holidays and Occasions? We’ve got you!

2020 in Review: 3 Important Life Lessons Learned

Were you one of those folks who thought 2020 was going to be “your year?” Yeah, so did we. Many of us began the year with new resolutions, goals, and plenty of excitement. While for many of us things were off to a great start, they quickly spiraled downhill with the start of the pandemic. Life was great, and we didn’t know what was about to hit us! Then COVID-19 struck and our lives were turned upside down.

2020 will go down in history books as the year that changed us all. It changed life as we knew it. We learned how to slow our lives down and give up things we really wanted, take on new responsibilities that we didn’t actually want, and find ways to cope with and manage our new lives. Although we’ve all wished that things would return to normal as quickly as possible, one thing is for sure. Last year taught us many life lessons.

What Were Those Lessons?

OK, so most of us wouldn’t agree that 2020 was the greatest year ever. Sure, many positive things may have come out of it, but the reality is that for many of us, it was one of the hardest years emotionally, mentally, and financially we’ve ever had to endure. However, there’s a purpose underneath it all. Through each hardship faced in life, there are important lessons learned and while last year wasn’t necessarily everyone’s “favorite year,” adversity sometimes teaches us some of our favorite lessons.

Here are the top three:

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Both literally and figuratively. Don’t ever feel guilty for having to slow down. Keeping yourself busy all the time isn’t always something you should strive for. The pandemic forced many of us to stop and smell the flowers. COVID-19 had a way of pausing our lives and slowing us down, not only when it comes to work, but within our personal lives as well.

Many of us welcomed this wake-up call, while others took some time to settle in to this new normal. If there’s one important learned lesson that you can take with you into the new year, it’s this one. Work a little less and live a little more. Enjoy the little things in life like buying yourself flowers and setting aside a little “me time.” Finding some work-life balance is something we’re all still figuring out, but a lesson we’re glad we learned, nonetheless.

Never Miss a Chance to Let Someone Know What They Mean to You

Life is short. COVID-19 changed so much, in so little time. Hospitals everywhere were swamped for months, and we were sometimes forced to say goodbye to loved ones a little bit too soon. Although 2020 made us fearful of being too physically close to one another, we also learned how interconnected we actually are with each other.

Not to mention, we learned the importance of never missing a chance to let someone know what they mean to us. By volunteering and following social distancing guidelines, we began to step up and take care of one another.

Say It With Flowers

In 2021, vow to be compassionate and look for ways to connect with those you care for the most. Can’t see them in person? Leave some flowers at their door. Want to spend some quality time together? Schedule a Zoom date. We can overcome these hard times this year, but only if we care for one another.

Count Your Blessings

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Last year, we all lived similar realities. We each stayed home, many of us made more family time, and made use out of the things we already had. Rather than worrying about the things we don’t have and all the things we wish we had, 2020 taught us to just be.

That can mean spending less, decluttering more, and making room for dreams and expectations. It’s important to live and enjoy the things we have today because tomorrow is never a promise.

Carry These Lessons Into 2021

Hopefully, you were also able to find some silver linings last year. The best part of these learned lessons is our ability to learn from them and use them as guidelines to make 2021 even better.

What’s the biggest lesson you learned in 2020? Let us know on our Instagram page!

Ladies of Lone Star: Rebecca Lamus

It’s no secret that flowers make us happy! Whether you’re growing, buying, receiving, or just looking at them, they always have a way of making us smile.

That’s why we have some of the best and happiest employees! That’s why we want you to get to know each and every one of the ladies making the magic happen here at Lone Star Living. Our employees therefore help make us who we are and have helped our workplace culture bloom. We’re certainly proud to have them as part of our Lone Star Living team.

Meet Rebe

If you follow us on social media, you may have noticed some of our fun story highlights. That’s our very own Rebecca Lamus at work! “Rebe,” as we affectionally call her around the office, is our social media specialist here at Lone Star Living. Not only does the create content for our brand, but she assists in producing videos and photos as well!

We interviewed Rebe to understand what it’s like in the day of a social media specialist. Read on to find out what it’s like creating social media content around flowers!

Q: Can you briefly explain what a typical day as Lone Star Living’s social media specialist looks like?

A: A typical day involves managing social platforms for Lone Star Living (checking the likes, comments, etc.), preparing new ideas for Lone Star Living content, and creating stories.

Q: How long have you been working as a social media specialist? How about in the floral industry?

A: I’ve been working as a social media specialist for 5 years, and 1 year and 5 months in the floral industry.

Q: What’s the coolest part about working with flowers?

A: The coolest part is getting to know so many types and varieties of flowers that I didn’t know existed. Not to mention, I love having flowers at home all the time.

Q: How do you decide what to post?

A: It’s all teamwork. I follow the strategies we create for the content, but sometimes it’s still very difficult to decide what to post.

A lot goes into the process. You have to really take into account what day it is, the audience, the mood that the audience may be in that day, etc.

Q: Social media trends are always changing. How do you stay on top of the latest floral content ideas?

A: By following different floral companies and always researching what’s new in the world of social media. I also find ways to apply this all to the world of flowers.

Q: We hear you’re famous in Texas. Can you explain?

A: LOL! Granted, besides being the social media specialist for Lone Star Living, I’m also sometimes (all the time actually) the model for the photos we post. As a result, I guess that does make me be famous in Texas, hahaha.

Q: What do you most enjoy about working with Lone Star Living bouquets?

A: I really enjoy working behind the scenes for Lone Star Living. I love being part of the magic behind every post.

Q: As a social media specialist, you spend a lot of time online. What is the most bizarre flower fact you’ve ever read?

A: The most bizarre fact I’ve read is that Leucadendron can be both male and female. In other words, it’s a hermaphroditic plant. I never thought that a flower could be both genders!

Q: If you were a flower in a garden, which one would you be and why?

A: I would be a white rose because it is one of my favorite flowers. They represent purity, loyalty and youthfulness, which are all qualities I possess. I also love that they are romantic because I LOVE romance (cheesy, I know).

Q: Name one interesting use for flowers you learned on the job that you didn’t know before working in the floral industry.

A: One interesting tip I’ve learned is the use of tape to remove pollen from lilies. Pollen can stain your clothes after all, so it’s pretty useful. Additionally, remember to cut a bit of the stems off your flowers.

Naturally, this helps them to take in more water, meaning they will also last longer as a result. I actually didn’t know that until I began working with flowers.

Next time you see Lone Star Living post an Instagram highlight, pay attention to the details! Rebe poured her heart and soul into it!

Thanks for making our social media happen, Rebe, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

In 2021, Bring Flowers Into Your Life More Often

Are you ready for a happier year? We think everyone is! 2020 opened up with Australian wildfires and a new Persian Gulf crisis. Then from there, it really went downhill. We are so relieved we’re in 2021.

Although we won’t know if 2021 will actually be better, there are lots of things we can do to turn our frowns upside down and create our own happiness. By training our minds to not only look at things in a more positive light, but also finding small ways to make our lives happy, we can make the best out of what’s yet to come.

Bring On the Flowers

Adding flowers to your home décor is a great way to make your home feel alive and like a place you want to be in. When you think about how to improve your mood, flowers may not always come to mind. Sometimes switching out old furniture or painting the walls seems like the first “go-to” when designing a positive ambiance.

But did you know that all you really need is flowers? They’re an environmentally friendly, budget-friendly, and beautiful way to liven up your home. Not to mention, placing them in different places around the house can make it look warmer and friendlier. And let’s be real: Who couldn’t use some of THAT in 2021?

Still not convinced? Here are other reasons you should incorporate flowers into your life more often in 2021.

Adds a Pop of Color

It doesn’t really matter what type of flowers they are; they always seem to liven up the house! With H-E-B’s curbside pickup, you can choose your favorite Lone Star Living bouquet that will be sure to add the prettiest colors to your home. There’s nothing like setting a bright bouquet in your kitchen so that you can get a glimpse whenever you walk by.

Adds Natural Perfume

Forget the incense! Flowers aren’t just beautiful to look at. Another way they can lift your mood is by adding a fresh natural aroma to any room! Some flowers can even improve your home’s air quality.

Make a floral arrangement centerpiece for your living room in order to add a botanical scent and some color.

It’s as simple as swinging by your local H-E-B and picking up your favorite Lone Star Living bouquet. Then chop and drop them into your favorite vase.

An Inviting Touch

Make sure to add flowers to your porch a little more often this upcoming year. Decorating your home’s entry with a bouquet is a great way to welcome guests and add a little style to your home. Also, add two bouquets in pretty vases on each side of your entryway for a grand entrance and to create some balance and harmony.

Easy on Your Pocket

Can you think of a more budget-friendly way to glam up your space? Flowers are an inexpensive way to make your house look appealing. For under $15, you can switch out your Lone Star Living bouquet every month and give your home a new look and feel. Not to mention, all your flowers need is sunlight, flower food, and a little bit of love.

Just Buy Yourself the Flowers