"I'm the First" By, Nancy Alexander
To Expose A Floral Supplier/Vendor List…
Today, I am soooo excited about my new book! I literally have been working on this for almost two (2) years! Yes, that's what I said. Well, you know…life happens…we get a little behind…new thoughts take the place of old ones…and you start over again.
Then, surprisingly, the second revision was better than the first, and the third revision was better than the second, and so on… So thank Heavens for detours and delays! There are many good works — and some upsetting works — that God has orchestrated in our lives. These touches from God have caused detours, renewals of life and spirit, health and marriage, and a new appreciation for what really matters!
These detours have been so instrumental in my life, my work, my success, and my joys. But today, I want to talk about a detour that put me (us) on a path to much success and happiness! My husband Steve and I have literally been working 30 to 60 hours a week for quite a while now on this new book. And from these hours of writings have come many new inspirations, topics, and desires for other books in the future.
Since it is not Formally named yet, for now, we'll call it:
"The FIRST Secret List of Floral Design Suppliers — EVER PUBLISHED!"
I really wasn't kidding when I said this process started almost two years ago. So many of my customers and friends who have purchased my instructional videos on wreath design have been calling, writing, and emailing me wanting to know where I purchase my supplies. They are learning to make wreaths similar to mine but without the types of supplies I use (at reasonable prices), they just couldn't get the exact same look that they loved so much in Ladybug Wreath Designs.
Above you can see a sample of one of the wreaths from www.ladybugwreaths.com. Our wreaths are different, "wild & woodsy", inspired by nature and filled with "critters"! Each one is on a "wild birch" base which is totally and completely unique to us. In this new book, my customers will have the opportunity to purchase supplies such as these to make their own wonderfully beautiful wreaths!
Okay, now back to the book. This one literally started as a one page spreadsheet almost 20 months ago. I kept trying to work on it, to finish it so I could get it out to my customers, but was always held back. I knew it needed more, I knew I wanted to give my customers much, much more than they could ever expect, but what?….and how?…. So, I waited. I prayed. God has His own timing and I am learning to be patient and wait on Him.
During these last months, God has inspired my creative spirits in such a way that I am speechless! This book will be well over 150 pages long! It is chock full of so much information that my customers will jump for joy! Each of them will benefit from my twenty-five years of experience in the floral design field and will have my hand-picked list of suppliers that is exclusive only to Ladybug Wreaths. These are wonderful companies and vendors with exceptional products and most with reasonable prices. I searched, experimented, and placed many orders, formed friendships, and work relationships with these suppliers, so…to me…they are the BEST!
So, as I start back working today on this book, I just wanted to post on my blog as to what I have really been up to. I want you to know that I am doing something that has been inspired by God and I am happier than I have ever been. We have also started on books of other subjects such as: Business: Storefront, or Internet; How to be Cured From Fibromyalgia; Yard Sales as a Business Resource; How to Paint, Distress, Yard Sale Furniture; Painting Flowers, Ivy, etc. on Old Furniture; Decorating Your Home With Color; Searching and Finding Your Own Style; How to Sell on eBay; and… Taking Professional Pictures of Your Items for Sale!