Notebook

Notebook Day: What is Bullet Journaling?

This international holiday is worth taking note of! Today, 17 May 2018, is officially Notebook Day. Everyone has tried journaling of some kind, in their life. Whether they actually stuck to the practice, is a different point entirely. Journaling involves writing down your thoughts, ideas, feelings, goals and more. By putting them down into words, you are able to understand them better. There are numerous benefits associated with journaling. These are five of such benefits:

PERSONALISED NO MATTER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Encourage a loved one with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘No matter how you feel’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts!

Stretching your IQ

According to various studies, language learning has a positive correlation with intelligence. Journaling gives you the chance to explore language in a meaningful way. If you spend a lot of time writing, you will eventually find the need to expand your vocabulary in some way. The extent of one’s vocabulary is often directly related to a person’s intelligence.

Achieving Goals

A journal becomes the context of your dreams. A journal is not only where you record your insights and inspirations, it is also where those insights become solidified and real. The ‘achieving goals’ aspect comes into play once you begin strategising a plan to execute those insights and ideas. Writing your goals down signals to your brain that ‘this is important’. Your brain will, therefore, flag any opportunities and tools to achieve that goal.

PERSONALISED DON’T QUIT NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Encourage a loved one with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘Don’t Quit’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion!

Emotional intelligence

We’ve already discussed the benefits that journaling has on your IQ, but let’s take a look now at the benefits it has on your EQ. Among other things, EQ relates to your ability to perceive and manage your emotions, as well as that of others’. By journaling, you are working through your emotions and are, therefore, increasing your self-awareness. This internal familiarity will help you to relate better to others.

Healing

Translating events into language can actually affect the brain and immune functions. It helps lower stress levels, reduces anxiety and depression. By describing negative emotions in moderation correlates with improved health. Once events are organised, they become smaller and smaller, and then they eventually become easier to deal with.

PERSONALISED GOAL DIGGER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Help them reach those goals with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘#GoalDigger’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts!

Creativity

Writing brings out thoughts and ideas that you never even thought you had. Journaling helps you exercise those expressive muscles. Practice free thought writing when you can. Giving yourself the opportunity to think freely without judgement will improve your ability to generate ideas.

What is bullet journaling?

Bullet Journaling is a method of journaling and note-taking that uses bullet form as the core structure. The main idea behind the journal is that you jot down quick notes instead of writing long sentences – rapid logging. There is not a specific journal you need to use to do bullet journal although, if it is too small, it will be impractical. It is ultimately a combination of a To-Do List, a Planner and a Diary. When you’re jotting down your quick notes, you’ll use a few symbols to mark them:

PERSONALISED EVERYTHING TOGETHER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Product Description: Spoil that organised someone with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘Keeps everything together’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion!

  • Write an “x” over the bullet to mark to-dos that are now complete.
  • Write the less than symbol (<) over the bullet to show that that task has been scheduled
  • Write the greater than symbol over it (>) to show that the task has been “migrated”. This means that you didn’t finish it today/this month and that you’ve therefore moved it to another day/week/ month list.
  • Use a dash for quick thoughts, notes, or smaller events.
  • Write an open circle to mark big events.

Whatever way you look at it, journaling is beneficial. It has a way of organising your thoughts, processing your feelings and achieving your goals. The process helps clear the mind and keep calm in times of chaos. It helps with memory retention and comprehension. It just helps. NetFlorist also helps in that it delivers personalised stationery (journals, notebooks, pencil cases and more) to customers, nationwide! Do it now. Place your order and try your hand at journaling this Notebook Day!

PERSONALISED FRIENDSHIP NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Show a true friend how much you value them with this special gift. This A5 or A4 60-page blank ring-bound notebook is branded with a unique friendship cover design, which is personalised with a name. Make your bestie’s day with this special gift!

 

Iris

Top 6 tips for iris care

An iris is a flower that is usually blue, purple, white and/or yellow in colour. The ornamental bloom is native to Eurasia and North America. The name ‘Iris’ originated from Ancient Greek Mythology. The goddess who personified the rainbow was named Iris. The legend says that irises were planted over the graves of women. By doing this, Iris was summoned to help guide said women on their journey to heaven. The Egyptians adopted this legend in their own way; Irises have commonly been depicted in Egyptian palaces. With a history like that, it’s easy to see why the iris is still a bloom of stature in the 21st century!

See more: PROTEA FLOWER CARE TIPS

STATELY IRISES IN A CEMENT POT

R339.95

Iris

The stately iris flower is known for having the meaning of royalty. It also represents wisdom and respect, which makes for the perfect of appreciation. The iris flowers are bedded in moss and ruscus in a stylish cement pot. Show a loved one your appreciation by sending them this stunning Stately Irises In a Cement Pot.

Among other things, the Iris is the birth flower of February, the national flower of France and is the 25th wedding anniversary flower. Some of the most common meanings of the flower include royalty, faith, wisdom, hope, and valour. So, the iris is beyond a doubt a popular flower choice for nearly every occasion.

ARTISTIC IRISES IN A BOX

R489.95

Iris

Forget ‘Starry Starry’ night, the ‘Irises’ paintings by Van Gogh and Monet are truly the stars of the show. Much like their painting equivalents, this stunning artistic arrangement of Irises and yellow roses in a special occasions gift box, will steal the show for any and every occasion! Spoil a loved one with this breath-taking arrangement from NetFlorist today!

Now that you know more about the history and symbolism of the iris, let’s get down to the core of the blog post – iris care. Despite its fairly ‘divine’ origins, the flower is fairly hardy, reliable and easy to grow. There are over 300 variations of the species iris although the most common iris is the bearded iris. An iris is made up of 3 large, outside petals and 3 smaller, inside petals. The outside petals are known as ‘falls’ and the inside petals are known as ‘standards’. A bearded iris is so named because they have soft hairs along the centre of the falls. Below are our top 6 tips for iris care:

  1. Plant them in a sunny spot, in late summer. The plant needs to be planted in well-drained soil and so, it must get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
  2. Prepare their beds. Low-nitrogen fertilizer is recommended. The soil also needs to register at a pH level slightly less than 7 (neutral). A granular fertilizer should be used twice a year – in early spring.
  3. Air to breath. A beared-iris needs good air circulation. Plant them about 40-45 cm apart from one another.
  4. No mulch! Mulching retains soil moisture. This is the last thing you want for your iris plant. The good news is that the iris is therefore also drought-resistant!
  5. Don’t trim iris leaves. Don’t trim iris leaves after they have finished blooming. Leaves carry on photosynthesis for next year’s growth. You can, however, cut off the brown edges of the leaves.
  6. Transplant. After 2-5 years clumps might become congested and stop blooming. Divide and transplant the rhizomes in fresh soil. The best time to replant irises is straight after bloom.

See more: ARUM LILY

TULIP SHAPED VASE OF ROSES IRIS AND TULIP

R739.95

Iris

Show someone special how much you care with this gorgeous White Tulip Pot Treat. A vibrant arrangement of yellow roses, orange tulips, blue irises and ruscus is displayed in an elegant white tulip pot which will certainly be the focal point of any setting. Make someone smile and send this floral arrangement with NetFlorist!

NetFlorist boasts a variety of cut and planted iris flower gifts. The irises have been arranged in vases, ceramic pots, baskets, moss baskets or more. Stunning combination bouquets and flower arrangements can also be found on the site. The blue and yellow iris has been paired with tulips of different colours, yellow roses, lilies, latifolia and more! Visit netflorist.co.za and place your order today. NetFlorist will also complete your Mother’s Day flower delivery. You know, just in case the special occasion has managed to slip your mind…

See more: TULIPS ARE BETTER THAN ONE!

Jewellery

Jewellery as guaranteed go-to for Mother’s Day!

Jewellery is ultimately purely aesthetic. Although jewellery doesn’t just qualify as a gift for women, it is traditionally thought of as one. Jewellery is the ultimate go-to gift for special occasions. Many may claim that jewellery is a generic gift void of meaning, but we disagree. It has no productive value but, to many people, it can embody great sentimental value. This sentimental value, therefore, makes it a great Mother’s Day gift idea! NetJewel – NetFlorist’s sister – has completely embraced this fact, this Mother’s Day.

SILVER HEART SET WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA

R299.95

Jewellery

All you need is love, but a little jewellery never hurt anybody! Order this Silver Heart Outlined by Cubic Zirconia ahead of time and have it delivered just in time for Mother’s Day. The sterling silver heart-shaped necklace has an adjustable sterling silver chain and it is set with cubic zirconia stones. The jewellery piece has been placed on a long life rose in a glass jar. The unique, yet beautiful packaging is sure to take her breath away!

It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly women began cherishing precious gems, but one thing is for sure, the tradition is not a new one. Women love to look beautiful, this is why many of them choose to adorn themselves with sparkling accessories. The link it inherently biological and it helps reminds us that we are ultimately animals! But that topic makes many feel a little uncomfortable so, let’s not dwell on that for too long.

SILVER CUBIC PAVE RG HEART STUDS

R449.95

Jewellery

A good pair of earrings illuminates the skin and accentuates the jawline. These studded earrings serve both functions perfectly! The heart-shaped studs are fashioned from sterling silver and are rose gold plated. The earrings are further detailed with 62 x round clear cubic zirconia stones. Illuminate and accentuate your mother’s beauty by sending this gift to her via NetJewel. Order today for nationwide jewellery delivery!

Mother’s Day lends itself to gifting jewellery with meaning. There are a variety of jewellery options available in NetJewel’s Mother’s Day range. There are generic options, personalised jewellery options, and occasion-themed jewellery. Take time to browse through our extensive collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, charms, watches, and more!

SILVER 925 HEART MOM RED CUBIC CHARM

R579.95

Jewellery

This mom-themed charm perfectly embodies the Mother’s Day sentiment. The heart-shaped charm is fashioned from sterling silver and is detailed with small red cubic zirconia stones. The charm is also considered a Pandora compatible charm. This fact ensures that you most definitely can’t go wrong with this jewellery purchase!

A common symbol in the Mother’s Day range is the heart. There is no love greater than that shared between a mother and her child. Respect for this love demands to be shown throughout the course of the year but, most especially on this special occasion. Another symbol is that of the infinity sign. The infinity sign generally symbolises eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love. Again, it is clear that a jewellery piece that sports this symbol, is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, 2018.

JENNA CLIFFORD SILVER INFINITY BRACELET

R569.95

Jewellery

The infinity bracelet is master crafted in Argentium silver (960) and features the age-old symbol of eternity and boundless love. The bracelet is available in two lengths. This ensures that the bracelet is guaranteed to fit your mother’s wrist perfectly. The bracelet measures 19cm or 16cm. Place your order for this Jenna Clifford Silver Infinity Bracelet today, and have it delivered with NetFlorist.

 

If your main concern is that the jewellery piece won’t successfully communicate your appreciation and the sentimentally you generally strive for, opt for a personalised jewellery piece.  The Memi brand is particularly perfect if you are looking for a jewellery brand that has a vast range of personalised jewellery. A personalised jewellery piece can be treasured for years to come. Every time your mother wears it, she will be reminded of this day and her children’s love!

9KT ROSE PERSONALISED INITIAL DISK ON BLACK SILK

R1499.95

Jewellery

The bracelet is a black silk cord wrap bracelet with a sterling silver button clasp. The bracelet is detailed with a  9KT rose gold round 15,0mm disc. The disc is available for free personalisation. Upload your mother’s initial to be engraved into the precious metal. The metal thickness 0,80mm. Get this 9Kt Rose Personalised Initial Disk On Black Silk delivered with NetFlorist.

Whatever way you look at it, you can’t go wrong with a Mother’s Day jewellery gift! And with the large variety, you are bound to find a piece that will perfectly suit your mother’s jewellery taste. Be sure to place your order ahead of time to ensure that there is no disappointment on your side or your mother’s. If jewellery just doesn’t cut it, have a look at NetFlorist’s complete NetFlorist’s Mother’s Day flower and gift range!

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars Day is a fully-fledged Star Wars holiday that is officially celebrated once a year. The idea of a holiday was not created by Lucasfilm, but the film company has fully embraced the day in the spirit of fandom! Ultimately, the day was created by the fans for the fans. Fans choose to host movie marathons, dress up in Star Wars attire, and host parties on 4 May, every year.

The phrase, ‘May the 4th be with you’, is a clever play on words. If you are not familiar with the franchise then you may like to know that the original line in the movie is, ‘May the force be with you’. The use of ‘May’ and ‘4th’ in one sentence is a clever play on words. The wordplay therefore perfectly lends itself to the special occasion!

This year, NetFlorist has chosen to embrace the world-renowned Star Wars Day. Our site is populated with various themed gifts, perfect for fans of the Star Wars culture. Here are our top 10 picks for the special day. Place your order online today for Star Wars gift delivery across the country!

PERSONALISED STAR WARS CANDY JAR

R299.95

Star Wars Day

May the force be with you this Father’s Day! Surprise your dad with this sweet candy jar, which has been personalised with a unique ‘May the force be with you’ sticker. The candy jar is filled with either an assortment of Lindt truffles(30), Ferrero Rocher chocolates, or mini Bar One chocolates.

PERSONALISED R2 TEA2 MUG

R149.95

Star Wars Day

R2-D2 would be really proud of a mug like this! Impress the Star Wars fan in your life with this adorable R2-Tea2 mug design, which is personalised with the recipient’s name. The cute gift is undeniably punny!

PERSONALISED PETROL YOUR SPOTTER T-SHIRT

R169.95

Star Wars Day

Surprise someone special in your life with this awesome t-shirt with a unique ‘Luke I am your spotter’ design. The t-shirt is also personalised for that special touch. *Available in small, medium, large and extra large.

PERSONALISED STAR WARS GIANT CUPCAKE

R599.95

Star Wars Day

Star Wars fans will just love this Star Wars Giant Cupcake, no matter their age! A giant vanilla sponge cupcake is covered in fondant and is detailed with butter icing. Star Wars decorations made out of fondant, top the cake. To make it even more special, the cake can be personalised and it comes presented in a black luxury keepsake box. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg, dairy. All our products are Halaal.

PERSONALISED FATHERS FORCE WINE CRATE

R399.95

Star Wars Day

Spoil your father, who knows the ways of the force, with a bottle of Raka Spliced (750ml). The bottle of fine alcohol comes presented in a wooden crate with perspex lid, which is engraved with an amazing ‘Ways of the force’ design. It’s also personalised with a message, making this one special gift for him!

PERSONALISED STAR WARS T-SHIRT

R299.95

Star Wars Day

Make that Star Wars fan’s day with this black men’s t-shirt, which features a cool Star Wars design. This is a great personalised gift for him! *Available in small, medium, large and extra large.

STORMTROOPER MAN CRATE

R399.95

Star Wars Day

If the man in your life loves his music, all things Star Wars and craft beer then this is the perfect gift! The Stormtrooper Man Crate contains an ultra cool Stormtrooper Notebook, a CBC Lager Craft Beer, and Reverb Folding Headphones, which is presented in the coolest man crate. He’ll be able to enjoy his craft beer, whilst listening to music and writing in his notebook. Spoil him with this amazing man crate filled with hours of entertainment!

COFFEE TROOPER BRO BUCKET

R399.95

Star Wars Day

Have this coffee trooper bro bucket delivered to the ultimate coffee lover! The bro bucket includes personalised ‘Coffee trooper’ mug, 100g Mexican coffee beans, a powerbank with the capacity of 2200 mAh, a USB and a Micro USB cable. The powerbank has a lithium-ion battery and it comes in an aluminium casing. Place your order and have the unique gift for him delivered next-day, countrywide.

PERSONALISED FLORAL TROOPER SHIRT

R299.95

Star Wars Day

Spoil the ultimate trooper with a black ladies t-shirt, which features a unique personalised floral trooper design. It is undeniably the perfect Star Wars gift for her, for any occasion. *Available in small, medium, large, and extra large.

PERSONALISED STORM POOPER ONESIE

R179.95

Star Wars Day

Brace yourselves, the storm pooper is here! This white long-sleeve 100% cotton onesie features a cute ‘storm pooper’ design which can be personalised with a name. This unique baby gift is perfect for a baby shower or just because! *Available in 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

Mother's Day

Leave your mom jarred this Mother’s Day!

Naturally, we will encourage you to place your Mother’s Day gift order for nationwide delivery via NetFlorist BUT, we’re also always interested in bringing you other gifting solutions. A common, inventive and money-saving gifting option is always DIY. Pinterest is packed with DIY projects that the recipient of your gift is bound to appreciate, but is ‘appreciate’ enough for you? Wouldn’t you rather love to leave your gift recipient absolutely jarred?

Lilac Bath Time Jar – R269.95

Mother's Day

Wash away those troubles and have a soak with bubbles. Spoil a loved one to the perfect bath time treat – small round glass keepsake jar filled with a large bath fizzer, 2 medium fizzers, a body sensations soap and a massage oil. There is really no other way to enjoy a bath. Send this pamper hamper with NetFlorist today!

Mother’s Day is around the corner, which means that you have less time to find the perfect gift for the special occasion. It is incredibly difficult to find a gift that shows your mom the respect and appreciation she deserves; one gift simply doesn’t sum up the roles she has played throughout the course of your life. So, although it is is nearly impossible to find that one gift that does it all, we can always try our hardest.

Personalised Floral Mothers Day Candy Jar – R239.95

Mother's Day

If you want to keep your mother happy this Mother’s Day, surprise her with our Personalised Nougat Mother’s Day Candy Jar. The jar is bound to satisfy her sweet tooth. Order this personalised candy jar with her name on it and have it delivered in a medium gift box.

Consider skipping the traditional gift wrapping route and rather opt for a jar. There are numerous online tutorials that instruct you how to assemble a gift jar. We’ve taken the time to comb through those articles and select the top DIY options specifically suited for Mother’s Day. Below are our top three picks. We have, however, decided to add some of our favourite ‘jarred’ gifts to the article just in case you decide that DIY just isn’t for you!

Spa in a Jar

She has spent countless hours running after you and your family. She works herself to the bone trying to balance work, family and regular household chores. Your mom, without a doubt, deserves to be treated to some pampering. Do so in the form of this Spa in a Jar!

You will need:
  • A clean mason jar.
  • Handcream and lip balm.
  • Nail file.
  • Face mask.
  • Bath bomb and bubble bath.
  • Hair treatment sachet.

Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set – R189.95

Mother's Day

Add your own personal touch this Mother’s Day with this Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set. Two jars have been filled with dried and diced strawberries, macadamia nuts, and speckled eggs. One jar’s lid reads, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and the second is available for personalisation. Add your personal touch with a special message for your mother. The jars are neatly and safely packaged in a gift box.

Winter Survival Kit

South Africa is officially in autumn but winter is fast approaching! Here is a winter survival kit that is everything your mom didn’t know she needed! This is the ultimate gift for mom this Mother’s Day.

What you’ll need:
  • A clean mason jar.
  • Gloves and thick socks.
  • Hand cream and lip balm to combat the dry air.
  • Hot chocolate sachets and mini-marshmallows for garnish.
  • Hand sanitiser, because washing your hands can be quite a challenge with the water being so cold.

Mothers Day Black Forest Cupcake Jar – R99.95

Mother's Day

Wish mom a Happy Mother’s Day with an individual Black Forest Cupcake Jar which is filled with layers of chocolate cake and a sweet cream filling, which is then layered and topped with a black cherry filling and shaved dark chocolate. This yummy treat is packed in a black keepsake box with unique ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ label. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg and dairy. This product may contain nuts.

Sewing kit

This Mother’s Day gift is both inventive and practical. As your mother will most likely be the one to sew that loose button back on or hurriedly fix that loose hem, this portable sewing is sure to come in handy! Kit the jar out with sewing essentials but choose to go the extra mile when it comes to the pincushion. Surprise your mom by transforming the lid of the jar into a pincushion!

What you’ll need for the pincushion:
  • A clean jar with ring and snap lid.
  • A small, colourful piece of material.
  • Pillow stuffing.
  • A glue gun.
What you’ll need:
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Needles
  • Pins
  • Buttons
  • Tape measure
  • Thimble
  • Stitch ripper.

Perfectly Manicured Gift in a Jar – R499.95

Mother's Day

Make her feel extra pampered with this amazing hamper which consists of a compact mirror and hair brush, a white turban head wrap, a manicure set, EOS lip balm, and EOS hand cream, all packed into a 2-litre glass jar! This unique gift will make any gal’s day!

There is certainly no harm in opting to take the easy way out. Seriously, you will find no judgement here! Scroll through our Mother’s Day range and simply place your order for delivery. Order before 9 May 2018 and NetFlorist will throw in a free box of Lindt chocs. Do all of this from the comfort of your device!