Today I'd like to introduce this week's interviewee Stephanie Kirby, owner of Blue Daisy Floral Designs. Stephanie and I recently collaborated on a photo shoot together with Biggies Bullies to help adoptable Bailey find a forever home. Stephanie created the most amazing flower crowns, wreaths and corsages for the photo shoot, and I decided that I wanted to document a part of a day in the life of a floral designer. I hope that you'll enjoy getting to know Stephanie and her dog Thor as much as I have.
Tell me where you can be found (web, Fb etc).
Facebook: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs
Tell me a little bit about your business.
The Blue Daisy Floral Designs is a floral studio specializing in weddings and events. We love Love! Our focus is to provide unique, creative design and one of a kind service to all of our clients. The studio is located in the North Hills but we serve all of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. At The Blue Daisy, we also believe in the positive power of flowers and strive to share it whenever possible, whether it be through design classes, open houses, or simply sharing bouquets with someone who might need a smile.
Tell me about your pets. How did they come into your life?
Thor is our (almost) 3 year old Pitbull who just recently came into our family. We adopted him from the Animal Rescue League here in Pittsburgh and we couldn't be more in love with him! He enjoys snuggling, giving kisses, playing with his tug toy, and going for long walks around the neighborhood.
Do you and your dog share personality traits that have helped you in life/business?
Thor enjoys getting to know people and is happy to make them smile. Doing what I do- my greatest joy is seeing a bride light up when she sees her bouquet for the first time. He is a reminder to enjoy the little and the big moments and that you have to stop and sniff the roses, even if you walk past them every day.
How does your pet support you and or inspire you and your business?
Sometimes the days of prep and designing for weddings can be stressful! So much to do in so little time. Thor makes me laugh at his silly ways of sleeping on his bed in the studio and also begs me to get outside for a break and breath of fresh air- which is usually just what I need to recharge and get the creative juices flowing again.
Do you have a favorite quote that you live by?
"Work without love is slavery." -Mother Teresa