The Flower Chef (and a giveaway!)

BY Jen

The Flower Chef  Book

This post was made possible by Blogger Babes. I received a complimentary copy of The Flower Chef in exchange for my honest review. Thoughts are 100% my own.

I love cookbooks. I don’t often make recipes exactly like they are written, but I love sitting down and flipping through a cookbook with beautiful photos and getting inspiration for my own creations. I just received a beautiful book called The Flower Chef which is basically a cookbook filled with “recipes” for amazing flower arrangements, complete with gorgeous photos for each. It doesn’t get much better than that right?

Let’s face it, flowers just make your home happier. I definitely don’t have a green thumb (ok…I kill pretty much every plant that enters my home) but I love experimenting with floral arrangements. This book gives so many tips and tutorials, many of which were completely new to me! It starts with the basics like what supplies you need, info on certain types of flowers, buying and prepping flowers and how to care for your arrangements. I love the chart that shows what seasons certain flowers are usually available! Then the book goes into pretty much every way to work with flowers: wrapped bouquets, floral foam, a tape grid to hold flowers in place, and many other super creative designs. My favorite section is the last one, where she thinks outside the vase and gets super creative. I’m talking boxes, candelabras, baskets, fish bowls, pitchers, branches, table runners and many more amazing ideas. I am picturing every surface in my house covered in flowers, but I may be getting a little carried away ;)

This book would be great for anyone from the flower rookie to the flower enthusiast and would make a wonderful gift (Mother’s Day maybe?). The “recipes” are super easy to follow for anyone but the best part is you can get the basics from the tutorials and then let your imagination run wild with your amazing creations! I have have been busy flipping through all of the beautiful photos and getting inspiration, but I can’t wait to start making my own arrangements!

Want your own copy?
I am giving away one free copy to a lucky reader! There are 3 ways to enter and you get one entry for each…do all three to increase your chances of winning. You have until April 20th to enter. A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on April 21st. Enter here:

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Want more ways to win?
The Flower Chef, Luna Bazaar and The Blogger Babes have teamed up to bring you a #DIYFloralArrangement Pinterest contest. Here is how to enter:

#DIYFloralArrangement Pinterest Graphic

And check out these awesome prizes:

1st Prize - #DIYFloralArrangement Pinterest Contest

So what are you waiting for? Pick one (or all) of these awesome ways to win this beautiful book and start creating! You can also get your copy on Amazon here.

This post was made possible by Blogger Babes. I received a complimentary copy of The Flower Chef in exchange for my honest review. Thoughts are 100% my own.

22 Comments on The Flower Chef (and a giveaway!)

  1. Colette @ restyle it wright
    4/15/16 at 8:38 am

    I also do NOT have a green thumb but LOVE having fresh blooms around. What a beautiful book!! Congrats on the opportunity to review it!

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    • Jen
      4/15/16 at 8:48 am

      I’m glad I’m not alone with the black thumb thing haha. I always feel bad when I kill plants!

      Reply
  2. Madelyn
    4/15/16 at 8:52 am

    Omg! In my dream alternate version of my life I own a little flower shop + make adorable flower arrangements for a living. This book would be like one tiny step towards making my regular life my dream life. πŸ’–

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    • Jen
      4/15/16 at 8:55 am

      I love this! :)

      Reply
  3. Lacy
    4/15/16 at 9:25 am

    Sounds like a great book! I love fresh flowers in my home but I could definitely use help on how to arrange them.

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  4. Tess
    4/15/16 at 12:52 pm

    I love this idea! I always see floral arrangements that I like but sometimes don’t know the name of the flowers included to be able to purchase them. Also great for inspiration!

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    • Jen
      4/16/16 at 10:00 am

      Great point. It also gives good substitutions if you can’t find certain flowers!

      Reply
    • Jen
      4/15/16 at 2:05 pm

      Haha, yes. Low fat, low carb, gluten free ;)

      Reply
  5. Kim
    4/16/16 at 9:31 am

    I LOVE flowers and when I try to arrange them, they don’t look so great. This book would be awesome!!!

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    • Jen
      4/16/16 at 9:58 am

      There is definitely a lot to learn in it!

      Reply
  6. Natosha
    4/17/16 at 7:49 am

    I would love to have this book, so that I could learn to arrange flowers for gifts and special occasions.

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  7. Cassandrea @ Chews and Brews
    4/17/16 at 8:57 am

    Really interesting book! I LOVE cookbooks – have an obsession – and if this is like a “cookbook” for arranging flowers, I need it!! :)

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  8. ten b
    4/17/16 at 5:57 pm

    This book looks really awesome. I love beautiful flower arrangements, but can’t imagine them on my own – I’m more “follow the instructions” than creative. Thanks for introducing me to this great book.

    Reply
  9. Lindsey
    4/18/16 at 4:21 pm

    I love using blooms from my garden supplemented with grocery store flowers to create gorgeous and wild looking arrangements for my home!

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  10. Alicia
    4/18/16 at 6:13 pm

    This looks like a beautiful book! My daughter is always picking flowers for me, so now I can have ideas on arranging them!

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    • Jen
      4/18/16 at 6:24 pm

      What a sweet daughter!

      Reply
  11. Jamie | Sugar and Wine
    4/18/16 at 7:30 pm

    I am so challenged with floral arrangements and flowers. I would love some guidance. :)

    Reply
  12. Samantha
    4/19/16 at 7:37 am

    I love gorgeous books like this! I have always been interested in flower arranging, so I’d love to read this!

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  13. Maureen
    4/19/16 at 8:04 pm

    Flowers bring life and happiness into the home. They help with lifting moods and just add a smile. I would love to be able to bring that to my home.

    Reply
  14. Jessica
    4/20/16 at 5:04 pm

    This looks stunning. During our wedding planning process two years ago I really fell in love with floral arrangements. It had never been an area which I had really focused on but in the last year I have found floral arrangements so inspiring! I think that book would help to fuel my new found love of floral arrangements and of course help me to create a stunning home!

    Reply

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