S T R E T C H E D
What do you do when you are stretched for time? You have so much to pack into a week and so little time? This past week I was involved with Maker Cities (a new Etsy prototype) and their first one was launched...
DIY Etched Spoons
Taken from and photos via designmom.com A few warnings: As a warning, it does get crazy hot and can 1) burn skin, 2) burn a whole through clothing and 3) make burn marks on anything it comes into contact with....
I Feel Old
At a conference this week talking with a lovely 24 year old intern at the company.  She’s working 24/7 this week but keeps smiling.  She informed me that as soon as she flies home on Tuesday, she packs up her...
A Special Handmade Gift To Say You Care
Looking for the perfect gift to treat a new mom or someone with sensitive skin? Introducing our newest member of the Two Blooms family birthed from articulation to creation. I created these gifts that are ideal for tender skin, perfect...
Back to the Beginning
It’s interesting the way life works. Years ago when we moved to Victoria, I had a group of friends who were all artists like me. I even started a “Dead Poet’s Society” gathering  (we had a different name but at...
Being In The Moment
It’s day 31 and I’m still blogging and will continue to do so. Are you living in the moment? This is something I find myself asking? A month or so ago I was watching this medical television show and one...
The Classic British Dessert Recipe
Years ago my mom went to England and loved the way they served custard. They poured it from a pitcher (they made it thinner, so it poured.)  Ever since then we’ve made it often for a dessert. The creamy yellow...
Living and Loving the West Coast
We are bringing you a sneak peak behind the scenes of the personalities of Two Blooms Design Studio featuring sisters Caron & Michelle. What do you love about working with Michelle? I love working with my sister, she is one...
DIY Saturday Gift Giving Mugs, Bowls & Saucers
This is the last DIY in our 30 day blog challenge and I wanted to share something really fun. It’s a great  project for kids and adults. You will need nail polish in whatever colours you’d like. Word of caution...
Discipline Through Doing
We are now on Day 28 and I can hardly believe it. I accepted this 30 day blog challenge with hesitation not because I couldn't do it. I mean coming up with things to say wasn’t that hard and the...
6 Men and 2 Blooms
We were meeting a friend for coffee (and in our business, that’s considered a vacation :) and we were relaying a recent disappointment. He listened intently, bought us coffee, gave us a hug and tried to help.  We loved him for...
Kissed by Nature
Your face is a delicate area and there are so many skin types and sensitivities so we wanted to create a face moisturizer that was light yet absorbed into the skin and left it soft and feeling hydrated.  Our ‘Rose Geranium’...
New York New York
We flew to New York  a few years ago and stayed in the Chelsea District and absolutely loved it. The food is amaaaazing and in the 10 days we were there we actually had way more eateries to try but...
Matcha Tea Go Go Bars
I love Matcha Green Tea lattes. We’ve even used it in our soap for a lovely green colour.  There are days when I’m on the go a lot like running a bunch of errands and I don’t want to go...
Shake It Up
Remember when you were a kid and you built forts, skateboarded, made mud pies etc. Then your mom would or dad would say let’s go for ice cream and you’d drop everything and just go. When you're an adult it’s...
Mind Blowing Way to Take Macro Photos with an iPhone
To all of my American friends “Happy July 4th” I hope you have a great day. As I’m Canadian we had our celebration on July 1st and instead of going downtown to watch the fireworks which is what we’ve done...
You Big Ole Beautiful Soul
This is the second version as I write through tears because I lost that moment of the first draft when my browser decided to quit and I lost everything I had written.  It was a moment I can’t get back...
Why Typing Isn’t To Blame
Long ago, I missed a week of high school due to some cold/flu sickness going around.  It was the week that we learned the numbers row in typing.  STOP READING if you don’t recognize the word t-y-p-i-n-g, this post will...
Our Aromatherapy Sprays - Spot On Trend Now
Why? We started making our all natural aromatherapy sprays years ago as a way to cool off in the heat.  Throw one in your gym bag or purse and have an on the go instant pick me up to brighten your...
Travel Tuesday - Amazing Arizona
I received my B.A. in English in California and 3 of my friends were from Arizona so naturally I visited more then once.  While I have so many memories of Arizona one of my fondest is visiting the Grand Canyon....
Epic Fail Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
See that photo right there, yup that's right folks I was drawn in an lured by such deliciousness. A little bit of history here I'm a 'cinnamon roll' connoisseur. Where ever I've lived I made sure to find the best...