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Black Friday sale all month long

A Black Friday sale all month long, for all of your events in 2019 & 2020:

A $50 deposit before December 1 will reserve your date in my calendar AND get you 10% off your total order!

Whether it’s a corporate event, trade show, wedding, prom, graduation, birthday, or retreat in 2019 or 2020….whether you want balloons, hotel room decor, a wedding arch, or a backdrop – simply pay a small deposit on your decorations now and you have half of your planning already taken care of.

Don’t know exactly what you want yet? No problem! We will work out the details as we get closer to your event date.

If you’re planning an event in 2019 or 2020, call or text 865-223-5865 today to take advantage of this great offer!

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*Cannot be combined with any other special offer. $50 deposit is a non-refundable retainer.

 

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Spread the Love – Opening Closed Doors Knoxville

It is time for another spreadthelove post, today at Opening Closed Doors Knoxville. There are several blessingsboxes located throughout the Knoxville area – this particular one at 2928 Sutherland Ave. Additional boxes are located at

198 W Woodland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
2910 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849
941 Virginia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921
1008 Beaumont Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37921
4005 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
206 Timothy St Knoxville,TN 37914

Anyone can fill them with donated items like food, water, personal hygiene items, and anyone in need can take something from the box.
Give what you can, take what you need – no need to go big: one toothbrush, one bar of soap, one can of tuna, one bottle of water can mean the world to someone who’s struggling.

I think those boxes would be a great idea all over EastTN!

Don’t forget to tell me who I should visit next!

And if you’re planning an event in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or the Smoky Mountains, please give me a call – I’d love to help you decorate it.

Happy Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day, and here in East Tennessee, the Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum celebrated Earth Fest with environmental education, speakers, demonstrations, music, food, and craft beer.

Maybe you are wondering why I am writing about Earth Day. I’m a balloon decorator, after all, and balloons are bad for the environment – or so we are told – just like plastic straws and styrofoam packaging, along with everything else that’s not “natural”.

11215808_10203360085443004_3151797875611114993_n.jpgOne thing you should know about me is that I’m pretty big on being “green”.
I drive a Prius. I recycle. I eat (mostly) organic. I bring my own grocery bags. I keep bees and chickens and I’ve raised Monarch butterflies. And when I told friends that I’d create balloon decor, they responded with “YOU do WHAT?! But you’re such a tree-hugger!”

Well – I think it’s possible to love the environment, to protect it, and to still use balloons to decorate events.

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Because I’m one of only 2 balloon decorators in East Tennessee that fully composts all latex balloons.

The vast majority of balloons that I use are made from 100% biodegradable latex. And all of the balloons that I use in my decor end up in the large “digesters” of the Sevier Country Solid Waste Facility. There are only 5 facilities like it in the whole world. They use state of the art technology to compost waste at much higher temperatures than can be achieved in a regular compost pile at home.  And with the help of bio-solids, all latex balloons (and all the waste from Dollywood and all the other attractions) break down into 100% pure “black gold” Grade A compost within just a few days – which I have picked up by the truck load to put into my vegetable garden.

If you ever get a chance to tour the facility, I’d recommend that you go see it. It’s certainly very smelly, but it’s also very impressive and highly educational. It’ll give you a whole new outlook on waste management and a great appreciation of modern technology and engineering at work to save the planet.

Aside from composting all latex balloons, I also reuse all my framework and base plates, and I recycle the few foil and plastic balloons that I do use in my designs. I avoid helium whenever possible. And of course I don’t do balloon releases, because releasing a balloon is littering, no matter how pretty it might look as we watch them fly into the sky.

So, if you’re planning an event in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, please give me a call – I’d love to help you decorate while protecting our environment, including our beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Spread the Love – Shining Light Equestrian Inc

I really needed a break after February’s 28 days of #spreadthelove, but now it really was time for another Spread the Love delivery today at Shining Light Equestrian, Inc. in Knoxville Powell.

The founder Sara McGinniss provides horse therapy, therapeutic riding, and horseback riding for disabled and non-disabled people ages 4 to adult.

Want to see Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on a Clydesdale? Come to the  Grand Opening on May 11 from 10 am to noon at 2724 Lakewood Lane in Knoxville!

See you there!

Spread the Love – Sevier Co. Linemen

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

With last weekend’s weather, I felt that day 28 of #spreadthelove was a good time to thank the Sevier County Electric Company linemen for working for us day or night (sometimes day AND night) to restore our power.
Send them or your local electric company’s linemen some love at www.sces.net by letting them know what a great job they’re doing in any weather to get our power back on.

I didn’t get to speak with them directly but am told they enjoyed the balloons, thank you card, and the bag of candy bars I left for them. I have a feeling that if I asked them how we can help make their job a little easier, they would tell us to cut our trees under and near our power lines (or at least allow them to be cut by the utility companies), and as a balloon decorator I have to add: don’t release balloons because they can get tangled in power lines and cause outages.

This is my last #spreadthelove delivery for now, because it’s the last day of February. I plan on doing these videos a few times a month from now on, so stay tuned – and don’t forget to let me know who to visit next!

Spread the Love – Sevier County Humane Society

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
My family loves animals, so on day 27 of #spreadthelove we were a little distracted by the cute and adoptable pets at the Sevier County Humane Society. Sable and Ruby are so smart & sweet – It was very hard for my my daughter (who takes these videos) to not take them home to with us. Send some love to the Sevier County Humane Society staff and volunteers, tell them what a great job they are doing for the animals, bring them some treats (for humans or pets – either will be appreciated!), and find yourself a new furry family member that will give you unconditional love.

Spread the Love – InterFaith Health Clinic

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 26 of #spreadthelove is at InterFaith Health Clinic in Knoxville. They provide accessible, affordable & quality health care to low-income working uninsured – medical, dental, and mental health care, prescription drug assistance, and special care, all from one location!
Send them some love by letting them know what a great job they are doing in our community. Sign up to volunteer if you are able to, get your tickets for the Casino Royale Fundraiser on April 6, or even donate your product or service for their fundraiser!

Spread the Love – Random Acts of Flowers

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

On day 24 of #spreadthelove I’m at Random Acts of Flowers in Knoxville. They reuse flowers from weddings, funerals, and event venues and bring them to people in health care facilities to spread hope, kindness, and happiness.

And they just celebrated 100,000 deliveries in Knoxville alone! Go send them some love and tell them what a wonderful job they are doing in our community. Got some vases, flowers, or time? Donate it to them and help them spread happiness and kindness!

Spread the Love – Beardsley Community Farm

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 23 of #spreadthelove is at Beardsley Farm in Knoxville. Their 1,500 volunteers help provide food to local organizations to relief hunger, and you can also get food baskets through their workshare program.
Help them TODAY by coming to their volunteer work day starting at noon, and then go get FREE SEEDS at their SEED SWAP from 3-5 today. That’s all happening today despite the rain!
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Spread the love – Mobile Meals

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 22 of #spreadthelove is at Knox County Mobile Meals in #Knoxville. More than 60% of the more than 1500 people they serve are over 85 years old and live alone with no help – the meal delivery may be the only contact they have all week. Send their #volunteers and staff some love, let them know that they are appreciated, or sign up to help if you can!
#surprisedelivery #seniors #mealsonwheels #mobilemeals #sevierville #pigeonforge #gatlinburg #sevierville