Themed Nomination – Saving 2nd Base – It’s Mammogram Month!

lolailo recycle wine cork corkboard for breast cancer awareness month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrating 25 years of awareness, education and empowerment. NBCAM is dedicated to educating women to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-breast exams to identify any changes and scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their health care provider. So, for this week’s themed nomination […]

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Themed Nomination – It’s National Craft Week – time to get your craft on!

artisan clay pendant

American Craft Week is October 1-10th (is 10 days a week now?) and there are happenings in many states including a 2 day Crafting a Nation conference in Washington DC next weekend! So, for this week’s themed nomination let’s choose a favorite craft and find a team member’s piece that represents that genre! Ever since […]

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Themed Nomination- Confucius

la pomme live laugh love

 It is time again for the weekly Themed Nomination. September is sometimes a difficult month to find items of interest to highlight. School is underway, it’s not quite Halloween. So, what is a blog contributor to do? Search high and low, of course! And, I have found an interesting theme for sure- Confucius. Today, September […]

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Themed Nominations- Autumn Equinox

SewnNatural's Mod Marimekko Picnic Blanket / Bright Harvest Garden

     Thursday, September 23 marks the Autumn Equinox for this calander year. Equinox is derived from the Latin words “aequus” and “nox” meaning “equal night” which describes the balance of light and dark hours within this time.  In many traditions, this means a day for celebrating the harvest and many cultures have festivals to mark the event.  So, for this week’s Themed Nominations, […]

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Themed Nomination – Back to School


This, the last day of August, signifies the end of  summer and also the return to school, university or college for millions of students. For some families the coming days will be exciting and also a little heart wrenching as they prepare for the very first day of school in their child’s life. I remember […]

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Themed Nomination – Being Unique


There is  nothing like handmade if you’re looking for something unique or unusual. I am constantly amazed and inspired by the incredible variety of styles, shapes, color combinations and personal expression in items which have been made by hand. One of the qualities I admire most is authenticity.  It is a wonderful thing to be […]

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Themed Nomination – Out and About in the Great Outdoors.


Partially inspired by Jen’s wonderful Monday article about frogs, this weeks’ theme is a celebration of the great outdoors. During the summer months in  North America millions of people participate in a variety of outdoors adventures. Where I live in the mountains of BC in Canada we love to explore our beautiful environment through hiking, […]

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