Outdoor market versus online
The tent has been taken out of the car, along with the folding tables, folding chairs (not the low ones, but the swanky high ones that allow you to slouch/stand), tent sides, trolley/dolly whatever it’s called, bamboo polls to support...
Salts that soothe
So my research has taken me to the study of bathing through the ages.  The Romans were known to have 3,000 people bathing simultaneously including huge food feasts, theatre and a little massage thrown in for good measure.  The feasts,...
What do you do?
Margarite and I were sitting across from each other at a community held event, in the midst of the games and airshow.  Some wise soul had decided to erect a giant circle tent right in the middle of the festivities,...
The Artisan Show Adventure
By February of every year we set our winter market schedule.  We typically do our favourite three markets and stick with that schedule.  One year we did every craft show we could find filling every Saturday/Sunday between November 1st and...
Service with a smile
To get a package from point A to point B requires several steps.  Wrap the package and affix the correct address.  Gather yourself together with sufficient postage money and go to the post office.  Yes there will be a long...
Perspective
We are at the tail end of farmers market season, which means that after Saturday the tent, the tables, shelves and all the bins of product can move back into the house.  It’s a great day of celebration in that...
Reflections
Random fact: I was the yearbook editor my junior year in college.  Motivation was having a crush on the photographer and if that didn’t work out, I also thought one of the writers was cute. The publishing company we worked with...
We all have a story to tell
My friend wanted to take advantage of the two for one price glasses that were on sale.  She admitted she had a difficult time choosing one pair of glasses (really?  I never noticed :)) how would she ever choose two...
Tis the season of the sniffle
Tis the season of the sniffle, although a mother stopped by our farmer's market today telling me that at her daughter's school, it was the season of lice.  And yes, after she left my table I started scratching my hair...
I Quit. I give up. I. Am. Done.
You know those days, its cloudy, the weather is cooler, its damp, I am rummaging around for sweaters to wear, I am eating waaaay too many carbohydrates for comfort food and its all going terribly wrong. Facebook shows me that...
Go slow. Think small.
Years ago I heard a speaker who presented 4 verbs that were the opposite of what we expected.  It was long ago so I barely remember the words, but the intent has stayed with me.  Probably because swimming against the...
Let me choose. And Love me for it.
So over here in Canada, we had our elections.  Like your President, we voted for a Prime Minister (which always makes me think of prime rib, but I digress).  Leading up to the election was some of the most un-Canadian...
Wait. There's More.
Today is day 1 of our 2nd 30 day blog challenge. I kept seeing that there would be another 30 day blogging challenge and I just smiled.  Inside my head I thought “been there, done that” and I moved onto...
Your new must have for fall winter 2015
The essential oil of lemon is going to be your new ‘must have’ for winter 2015 and at the end of this teeny, tiny blog post you’ll be wanting to send me presents. First of all, ALWAYS ask the origin...
Do you need a cupful of joy?
Today is a guest post by Victoria Guzzo. In Canada the flowers have faded, and are preparing for their winter’s nap.  Their colors have been replaced by deep colored autumn leaves.   Big orange pumpkins and other colorful squash are shining...
Smoke & Mirrors
You have to admit, those photos with inspirational quotes can just be the best.  Growing up I had a giant poster of a ballerina in leg warmers filled with holes, her toe shoes were taped up and I don’t even...
Oil to clean your face? Seriously?
Growing up with oily skin meant that I often rubbed cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol across my face.  We used to buy ugly smelling dermatology lotions that were supposed to clean your skin and eliminate pimples.  We thought that...
Toner Your New BFF
There are two bottles that sit on my dresser, our Rose Toner and our Orange Blossom toner.  Yes, they do everything they’re supposed to do.  They moisturize, they tone your face, they act as a make up remover in a pinch, they set...
Are you paralyzed by the words I can't in your life?
Just. Go. There are a dozen reasons why you can’t. In fact, there were 6 reasons why I couldn’t write this blog today.  If I told you the reasons you’d roll your eyes and probably utter an ‘oh brother’. They...
Are you finding clarity in your life?
Let’s say that once upon a time there may have been a few episodes where “Menopausal Milly” appeared amongst the Two Blooms.  And in order to calm MM, one of the sisters (we won’t name names of course) came up...
Are you living the dream?
“There’s always tomorrow for dreams to come true” just came swimming into my head.  Thought for sure it was a Disney movie with a lovely princess but actually its from “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Christmas anyone?? Been pondering dreams...