I am a born and raised Southern California girl who is a self-proclaimed flower snob. In my over 10 year career I have earned a college degree in floral design, ran a wedding flower business, studied with a master florist in Germany and achieved the high honor of accreditation from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). As far back as I can remember crafting has been a huge part of my life and I am passing the addiction to my daughter! Just ask my husband how I have taken over his garage with my projects! I am now semi-retired to focus on being the best stay at home mom ever, and still getting my flower fill when I am working with Jen to bring beautiful floral designs to Something Turquoise. My favorite flowers are daffodils, amaryllis, anthuriums, and gardenias, and I still love to learn new techniques and explore interesting design styles.