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January 7th, 2013 | Crafting It Forward

{ image source: creature comforts blog aka my new favourite blog!}

I’m sure you have seen this floating around facebook. My lovely friend Kaitlyn decided to post it on her blog instead, and I’ve decided to do the same as well. But I’m changing it up a little bit…

I will send a handmade mystery item, by the end of the year, to the first 5 7 people who comment on this post. Leave your email address in your comment and I will contact you for your mailing address.

So basically the only thing I’m actually changing is the number of people who can sign up hah! I thought I’d add two extra spots. Hope to see some of you guys participating & posting this as well :)

Edit: thanks everyone for your interest! All 7 spots are filled now. I still encourage you all to post this on your blog too and spread the love! The first 7 people were: Sarah, Kaitlyn, Chelsea, Aaron, Melanie, Holly and Cris! :)

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November 12th, 2012 | Pumpkin-patching with Melanie!

Meet Melanie! I had the pleasure of working with this lovely little lass before she moved to Alberta about a year ago. When she came home for a week long visit for the holidays we set aside a day to play some catch up with each other. We went to a local farmers market and pumpkin patch for the first half of the day. This place seriously has some of the best fudge. I picked up some pumpkin pecan and maple chocolate for myself.

It got a little chilly and it started to rain so we made the best of the situation and headed just down the road to one of my favorite antique barns. (Ok it’s actually 3 huge barns on one farm.) I picked up a really neat teacup that had a metallic silver ombré on the front, a large floral print on the inside and gold on the handle and around the rim. Melanie got some really unique vintage glass pieces for jewelry storage. She also also surprised me with a book that I had been eyeing and a new mug for helping her redo her blog. It was a great day, my only possible complaint is that it ended haha!

I dressed for comfort & climbing hay bails, but here’s what I wore anyways!
Top: H&M (kids dress)
Leggings: H&M
Owl necklace: Forever 21
Ring: H&M
Boots: Aldo
Jacket: H&M

Don’t forget to visit Melanie and say hi!

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November 5th, 2012 | isavirtue Stationary & blogger spotlight

I have a bit of a blogger crush on Kaitlyn Patience . She’s always been one of my favourite bloggers – and not just because she’s a fellow Canadian who shares my name ;). She always finds and creates the most inspiring things, and really believes in writing letters and mailing cards. I’m a huge fan of snail mail, its so sad that technology has killed it. There is just something so special about receiving letters.  She always manages to package her letters so beautifully and has the most creative envelopes you’ll ever see if your lucky enough to get something mailed to you from her. (Not to mention this lady has the neatest handwriting I have ever seen! I always feel like I’m reading a letter from the queen when she mails me ;) hah!)

She also has her own etsy store, isavirtue. (Last year I hosted a giveaway for store credit to her shop so some of you might already be farmiliar with her work. She also frequently makes an appearance in my side bar) She creates cards, stationary, notebooks. She also has just released some really cute Christmas gift tags for the holiday season in her shop. I definately getting some I’m just trying to decide on what ones.

I got so excited when I recently received a package in the mail from her. Kaitlyn mailed me some mini-packages of her work I might like.  I’m. In. Love.  The paper quality is so nice to write on and the colours were just phenomenal. I loved my stuff so much I was almost afraid to use them because they were so nice I just wanted to keep everything forever. I seriously just loved the stuff so much that I had to share it with you guys. If you want to check her out here’s some links: Blog / Shop / Twitter.

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