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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Themed Nomination – Music Festival

It seems like summer is the season for music festivals.  There is an incredible variety of festivals almost every week-end, something for everyone from jazz, folk, R+B to reggae, techno and world music. Of course every music festival has vendors selling their wares from serious handmade to outrageous fun stuff only to be found (and […]

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Themed Nomination – Full Bloom

What is blooming in your garden right now? From June to August my garden is a festival of color and I’m sure that many of you are enjoying the blooms of the season either in your own garden or in those of the community where you live.  If you live further South you may experience […]

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Themed Nomination – It’s Summer Time and the Eating is Easy

Most of us eat so much better in the summertime! We eat what we grow and we can shop locally for so many more nutritious foods. Plus those farmer’s markets just make everything look so good that even the kids are eating their veggies without a battle (sort of). So for this week’s theme let’s check […]

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Themed Nomination – Time Flies!

In July 1993, a second was added to the official time clock which I guess is maintained in some kind of official way in some kind of official place. Concrete proof that time flies and our own clocks just can’t keep up – with how fast-paced our lives have become since then, I would not be surprised […]

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Themed Nomination – Surf’s Up! Hit the Beach!

The bikini was “invented” in July, 1946 and named after the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the site of atomic bomb testing. It might take something equally explosive to get me into one right now although I did get a 2 piece this year with an awesome skirt- just like grandma used to wear my hubby […]

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Themed Nomination – Vintage Celebrates Un-consumption!

Team EcoEtsy includes an amazing group of vintage sellers celebrating the incredible fashion, furniture, jewelry, tools, art and bric-a-brac that represent our very diverse history. And since the use of vintage pieces in our lives is an important act of un-consumption let’s take a look at what our team has to offer:   VintageByAlexKeller offers this gorgeous framed silhouette of Martha Washington […]

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