Instagram Inspirations ~ Erin from Floret Flowers


We scroll, we click or double tap to like. We share and we connect with people all over the world, who we have never met... The beauty of modern technology.


I find many inspiring persons and new accounts via Instagram and safe them by making a screenshot. I use it like a mood board - to remember to go back and read their blog, loving a color combination, learning how the right angle on a photo makes it look better, the inspiring way someone has styled a room or I find a creative idea  - the list goes on. But I noticed that strangely enough I had stopped sharing what I love or who I find inspiring.

Back in the day, when I started blogging in 2010 on my Daydream Living blog, I did it so many times. I also miss writing the way I used to - as if I'm sitting next to you and we are chatting away with a tea and some cake. If it was possible to sit with each and everyone of you, I would!

I truly believe that sharing is caring, so from now on I will share more of what I find and love, here on the blog and on Instagram. 

Today let's start with Erin Benzakein from Floret - @floretflower

Meet Erin with her huge & beautiful rainbow coloured flowers. photo credit: Floret Flowers
Meet Erin with her huge & beautiful rainbow coloured flowers. photo credit: Floret Flowers

Erin and her husband Chris - together with the help of their 2 children and their Floret team - run a flower farm on 2 acres of land. Now, before I found her Instagram feed, I didn't know that more and more people are starting their own flower farming business - in the country side and even in the cities (urban farming is quite popular here in the States).

I'm from The Netherlands, and grew up with seeing flowers all the time. I'm a big flower lover! Flowers are pretty expensive in the countries we have lived and buying them was not a daily thing for me anymore. So seeing Erin's photo's - filled with gorgeous big blooming flowers - made me click 'like' and follow her right away. Her story is truly inspiring and they have chickens! (for those of you who don't know this, I would love to have one or two chickens... for real).

Floret not only sells flowers, seeds, bulbs and handy tools but they also offer workshops on how to run your own flower farm - which is truly gracious of them to share their knowledge. Currently Erin is working on her first book, which will be published next February. I truly love to read along and see how their passion is growing their business.

If you want to have a look yourself, go to their beautiful and inspiring website or visit their Instagram account @floretflower.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Maureen x