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How Stuffing Balloons = Birth Control Lesson

Often, we have hilarious moments at Above the Rest!  After all, are working with balloons, so it’s a given, right? One this particular day, I was teaching my staff members, Jennifer Hamilton and Piper Wells, how to stuff  balloons.  How in the World Does that Become a Birth Control Lesson? First you need to know […]

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Doggone Fun Birthday Paw-ty Balloons

Above the Rest balloons dog theme birthday party in pinks

I am blessed with awesome clients.  Often, I get triple blessed.  How?   First, they are kind. Second, many are creative with a desire to make a fun atmosphere. Third, occasionally, they end up being some of my favorite students from back when I was taught school. Recently, I got a triple blessing when I […]

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The Joy of Adopt a Grandparent Balloon Buddies

For the past 11 months, I’ve been focusing a lot on how to keep my Knoxville business, Above the Rest Balloons, afloat in light of how all special events were abruptly tossed out all windows like dirty bath water. It’s been difficult for sure during this Covid induced era. At the same time, I’ve learned […]

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Balloons = Joy

Sometimes, I learn lessons in the least expected ways.  Often, they come from my awesome clients. You see, one of the joys of repeat clients is that they often become friends, and we end up in interesting conversations. Recently, one such client came by to pick up a birthday design for his neighbor’s son who […]

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4 Lessons on How Water Damage Improved my Balloon Business

On June 6, 2020, my husband and I arrived home at midnight after the most relaxing, inexpensive vacation we’ve ever had–to a water leak.  So much for an inexpensive vacation. A tiny hole in our refrigerator water line was spraying water, apparently all week, which meant water puddled up, under, and around the entire kitchen […]

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Creating the Perfect Paw-ty!

Hi all, I believe that all events we decorate are important and special events to the planner, the guests, and us.  There are some events, though, that have that extra special feel for me as the decorator.  One of those events happened this past Saturday.  We got to decorate the Perfect Paw-ty for a 4-year […]

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Despicable Me 3 & Wearable Costumes

One joy of being a grandma is getting to occasionally take my granddaughter to the movies.  This time, we went to see “Despicable Me3.” There were enough humorous moments to keep it somewhat entertaining for me.  My granddaughter rated it as a 3 out of 5 (she’s 8 years old) While it wasn’t at the […]

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Balloon Releases and Important Information You Need to Know

You’ve seen balloon releases I’m sure.  They fly the sky with beautiful masses of color as they gracefully float up in the atmosphere. People of all ages have loved watching balloon releases, of course.  They have  help us celebrate moments of much joy and excitement like the beginning of football or baseball season, grand openings, weddings and many […]

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Back to School Excitement

Going back in my memory from my teaching days in Knoxville, I know that Monday, August 8, was a day filled with excitement and stress for parents, children, bus drivers, principals, and yes, teachers!  I remember the excitement of that first “Back to School” day–getting to meet the smiling new faces and introducing myself to the children […]

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What? Organic Balloons?

Organic style balloon bracelets to adorn columns at a birthday party Psst…Here’s a Secret! Latex balloons are Organic! Now the secret is out! Well, to me it’s not really a secret. I’ve known for 10 years that the balloons I use in my company are a 100% naturally organic substance created from rubber trees. I […]

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