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Thinking About Africa

23 Jun

It’s hard to believe next Sunday I will be in Kenya. I feel excited, nervous, and a little astonished that I am going on this incredible adventure. My heart is full. I hope to come back to Saskatoon a better person with a renewed sense of purpose.

Part of the reason I started this blog was to share the work of other creatives that inspire me. Below are some beautiful, handmade objects from Africa. The boucherouite rugs and toy animals are made from recycled materials. The textiles are made according to traditional African techniques. I love the colours, creativity and ingenuity that go into the creation of these home décor items and toys!

Africa Excitement -2North African Boucherouite Rugs.

Africa Excitement -5Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling.

Africa Excitement -3Maasai Necklace. Mudcloth Fabric. Kenya Print. Kilim Throw.

Africa Excitement -1Le Souk textiles found on decor8 and Design*Sponge.

When I return there will be a canvas waiting to capture of glimmer of what I experienced with Free The Children and Me to We. It will be a difficult artistic project, but I’m up for the challenge.

xo

Summer Desktop Wallpapers

2 Jun

A dear friend, one of the strongest, happiest, smartest women I know, shared an article on twitter this week about why powerful women make the best friends. “Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison. It makes you better.” I couldn’t agree more!

For the sunshiny month of June let us take a note from Ann Friedman and remember – “I don’t shine if you don’t shine”.

This month let’s share the love and celebrate each other’s awesomeness.

June2013-001 Kinnon Elliott.

June2013-002Paper Leaf.

June2013-003Oana Befort.

June2013-004Siobhán Gallagher.

June2013-005Asia Pietrzyk.

XO

Spring Desktop Wallpapers

30 Apr

YAY it’s May! This month I decided to do something different a showcase some beautiful desktop wallpapers (that are not necessarily calendars). These wallpapers are fresh, minimalist, and perfect for spring. Happy May! Bring on the sunshine, flowers, and double digits. I can’t wait!

May 2013 002Paper Leaf.

May 2013 001Julie Lee.

May 2013 003Katie Fiddler.

May 2013 004Breanna Rose.

April 2013 Desktop Calendars

2 Apr

Well it’s April and there is still snow and ice on the ground in Saskatchewan. As I said last month, hopefully warmer weather is just around the corner. My not-so-secret wish is the snow will disappear by my birthday! Until then I will console myself with a grilled cheese sandwich (see bottom of this post).

April 2013 001Fine Art and Freckles.

April 2013Jason Krieger.

April 2013 003Oana Befort.

April 2013 004Paper Leaf.

April 2013 005Kinnon Elliott.

Wine-Cheese-Grilled-Cheese-6-reduced-1024x679BS in the Kitchen.

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and my friends at BS in the Kitchen are posting a new grilled cheese EVERY DAY. This is quite an (indulgent and impressive) accomplishment. My favouite grilled cheese to date: Wine & Cheese Grilled Cheese! AMAZING. A great sandwich to celebrate my birthday later this month, with a side salad to balance the meal, and a glass or three of wine!

Happy April!

Best Easter Egg DIY

25 Mar

Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket. Enjoy these DIY Easter egg treats!

NEON DIP-DYED EGGS...neon dip-dyed eggscraftberrybush 549craft thread eggsDreamy Dyes & Dietlind Wolfdreamy dyes eggsEaster Egg Candle - Real Eggshell Candle Pink Vegetable Wax Candle Eco-friendlyeaster candle eggs DIY EASTER EGG DECORATIONSunconventional diy eggs Embroidered Eggsembroidered eggs (x1)SEWING 101- EMBROIDERED EGGSembroidered eggs (x2)ENTERTAINING- EASTER EGG DECORATING PARTYdecorating party eggsFlowered Eggsflowered eggsDIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Ballsmarbled cake eggshomemade cadbury creme eggs homemade cadbury creme eggshuevos-pascua-1polkadot eggsOmbre Easter Egg Decorombre eggs WE LIKE IT WILD- FRESH EGGSfresh flower eggs

Happy Easter!

XO

International Women’s Day

9 Mar

A modern progressive world needs equality.

I want to take a moment to celebrate International Women’s Day. March 8 marks a celebration of resilience, femininity, and the achievements of women around the world.

All women deserve the freedoms of health, education, and justice. All women deserve the power to give themselves and their families the best possible future. I am so incredibly fortunate to live in a time and place that is largely respectful of gender rights. We need to remain tenacious for future sustainable change.

Enjoy this mashup of girl-power, feminism, and equality.

Lunafest.

IWD001hubbubbuckle.

IWD003Sarah Julia Clark.

IWD004Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl’s Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village and Feminist Ryan Gosling.

IWD005MartinCline.

IWD006Red Prairie Press.

IWD008Do you sign emails xoxo?

IWD0013Madison Park Group.

IWD009You can be girly and a feminist.

IWD0012

Santigold – Girls.

IWD0011

March 2013 Desktop Calendars

4 Mar

It’s March! Hopefully this means warmer weather is just around the corner. Get a head start on spring cleaning this month by tidying up your desktop calendar.

March2013-001Jason Krieger.

March2013-002Oana Befort.

March2013-003Paper Leaf.

March2013-004Kinnon Elliott.

XO
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