Here we have some fun DIY Fathers Day gift ideas. Some of the crafts are a little trickier than others, but all of them will be appreciated by your ol’ pops! Just click on the photo or the blog’s title link to get to the original with recipes and instructions. Cheers! Read more →
Fathers Day, with a seemingly positive intention, has been a controversy for many many years. The history of both Mothers Day and Fathers Day is interesting. And, regardless if you are pro-Parents Day, or against it, for me an excuse to give thanks to my father and father figures is just fine.
I have included a section from history.com about some of the history related to Fathers Day. After the short read you will find some suggestions of Etsy Fathers Day gift ideas.
The items I selected below are all handmade in Canada, and are made with eco-friendly production, eco-friendly materials, recycled materials, or all of the above.Read more →
Our story begins in 2003 with the opening of a store, Local 23. The idea behind the store was to be a showcase for all the amazing and talented friends that part store-owner Jennifer has. A place for artists alike; musicians, designers, painters, etc. After confronted with a lack of space for all the treasures, trinkets and talent the store now runs as a full throttle second-hand store, with always changing commodities. The artists however, have their place with Jennifer at a new store! The store opened in 2006 to make room for emerging designers to have a place next to experienced makers. With a desire to help people, and encourage the DIY community, Jennifer started the beautiful…Read more →
Well friends, we are already at week 5 out of 7 of my Permaculture Design Certificate. It is a bittersweet. The end is soon near, but it is not the end at all, it is just the beginning! I can’t wait to exit the program with an entire new vocabulary of knowledge and skills, and apply them to the world. Read more →
Recently Etsy has put out a new selection of Editors Picks under the title : Reduce Your Waste.
They feature everything from upcycled gifts, to reclaimed wood furniture, to earth friendly cleaning products and more. I think it’s a great idea! Although when thinking about reducing your waste, buying more items doesn’t exactly come to mind. But the idea is that these are products you will only have to buy once (or very minimal amounts) in an effort of reducing your waste that is being thrown out everyday.
For example; how often do you throw cling-wrap in the garbage? Most people, very often. Well what if there was a simpler way that could be simply washed and reused? There is! Read more →
Week 5 into my Permaculture Design Certificate course already and we are discussing different climate zones. Starting with the one we are in; humid cool-cold climates. We covered a lot of topics in the section. We talked about what classifies a humid cool-cold climate, structures, houses, frost-free sites, all the different gardens, how to extend the season, nurseries, animal systems, successional systems, farm forestry, fire prevention, heating systems, and the list goes on and on and on… Read more →
This week I enjoyed myself at the 2017 Montreal Etsy Fair! There were tons of artists (100+), and a TON of people! It was one of those events that you can’t really stop walking… You just get engulfed by the current and find yourself back at the beginning all of a sudden…. How did that happen? Nevertheless, it was amazing to see so many people come out to support the incredible local talent that Montreal has to offer! Read more →
Mama’s Day! And although I’m not completely on-board with the Hallmark-hijacked-holiday as far as its main incentive being consumerism. The original creation of the holiday was with good intent, and any excuse to appreciate our amazing mothers is okay with me. Read more →