Showing posts with label shop local. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shop local. Show all posts

Monday, May 19, 2014

A Day Trip to Almonte, ON | The Handmade Harvest

A couple weekends back we ventured off the Almonte, ON for the first time. Well, let me just say we fell in love. Why hadn't we been there sooner?

Amongst all of the chaos in our lives right now... lowering our back deck, taking down fences, adding fences, building an outdoor kitchen and gardening... and, well lets not forget, a very busy 5 month old - who thinks he should be running around playing but has yet to learn how to crawl! Okay it's really not THAT bad... But it's making it nearly impossible for me to get on my blog.

Anyways, here I am. And here's our little trip to the most beautiful little town. We made our first stop at the Handmade Harvest craft show. A show unique enough that you must apply to get accepted. It was like a real life Etsy by far! (photos courtesy of my little iphone - I apologize for the lack of quality)






After spending our life savings, just kidding, we ventured over to the "main" street for some lunch and shopping. That's when we discovered the cute little cafes, bakery and gift shops, including the Tin Barn Market, Hello Yellow and Doree's Habit.










I don't think these pictures can even explain to you how nice of a town this was and what great shopping. Basically, I'll be going back as soon as I have an excuse too - which might not be until the fall - Handmade Harvest of course. But I will return Almonte - I promise you!



Monday, March 3, 2014

Sloanview Quilts | Shop Local

Alright folks... it's time to talk shop. I haven't been able to get a lot of these up here lately, but since I've been doing the marketing for it these past few days... I thought I'd share.

Sloanview Quilts is owned and operated by my mother in law. She puts together these quilts in her spare time (usually in the winter because she is an avid golfer). And she also offers quilting services to those looking to get their quilts finished. Oh and she may even take the odd custom quilt order if you're looking for one - but you'll have to take that up with her. :)




Anyways, I put together a facebook page for her "business" and I think you should go check it out. 1. because her quilts are beautiful. And, 2. because I really like the logo I created... I know I just complimented my own work.

Sloanview Quilts - check 'em out. Shop local.



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shop Local | Everyday Beautiful Photography

I don't even know where to start, other than we were totally spoiled from Renée at Everyday Beautiful Photography when Parker was just 7 days old. The photos and video we received were amazing. I can't explain how much I love them.

Here's a sneak peek right from the blog post she wrote about us:


everyday beautiful photography.

everyday beautiful photography.

everyday beautiful photography.

everyday beautiful photography.


Be sure to go on over and check out the rest (Martha + Ryan + Parker), as well as the video at the bottom.

And, because I know you'll love her work as much as I do, go ahead and like Everyday Beautiful Photography on Facebook to see what else she's been up to.

Thanks again Renée for spoiling us with your amazing talent!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Before and After | Nursery Wardrobe Makeover

Get ready for it... I'm pretty excited about this Ikea wardrobe. From the purchase, to stopping by and picking up some paint from The Sugar Post in Merrickville, ON, to putting it all together in place... Here's the before and after on one of my favorite projects to date!




Where to begin? We had the perfect little nook in our Nursery for a wardrobe and I knew exactly what I wanted. I searched Kijiji for a couple of months, but each one that was under $100 was always sold before I could snatch it up! Until, one day, it was like the heavens opened up and there it was. It's short too - perfect for our little guy. And even better, it came in at $60 dollars! I had already pinned the color I wanted and just had to find me some paint.




In my parts of town, milk paint isn't easy to come by. I thought I'd have to trek into the city to get some but something told me to Google it first. The hubs and I planned on spending a relaxing day shopping in the local towns, Merrickville especially - it's full of stores that a blogger would love. Okay any woman in their right mind would love this place. I searched up milk paint and there it was, The Sugar Post carrying Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint - sold! I dragged the husband out for the day and I fell in love.




The store was too cute! I will definitely have to do a blog post on it when I have a chance to go back and take some pictures of it's adorable setup. It's like a bloggers dream store - okay maybe like the store I could only hope of having one day. I'll definitely be going back for more.




As you can see, SNEAK PEAK.... the nursery is coming together. We picked up these cute little wooden figures from the local SuperStore. The painting is by my grandma. And, the iron owl was a gift we gave to my hubs' grandma in the past and she has downsized so we got to have it back!




Of course, the decor wouldn't be complete without a football and a little OshKosh stuffed bear. I can't wait to grab some newborn photos using these as props. 




Oh... I almost forgot. The hubs hates painting and let me tell you he loved using milk paint. We did two coats mixed evenly with water and a final with the paint watered down even more. I love the imperfections. We are supposed to put a final coat on it but I really don't want to. Oh ya, and the knobs were stolen from another dresser we recently did over. We changed the bottom drawer to only need one and these worked perfect. They were already distressed we just popped them on.




I can say I am in love. It's the perfect piece of furniture for the nursery - yes I will be sharing pics soon. Only a couple more details and the room will finally be done! Can't wait... the little guy is almost here. In the meantime, if you haven't already... you must go try using milk paint on something - you'll fall in love. Oh ya, and take a trip to Merrickville and stop by The Sugar Post - it's a must!







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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shop Local | Stevie Lee Photography

I love, love, love Stevie Lee Photography. While I still wait for an excuse to get some photos done, I thought I'd share her Valentine's Day Special with you guys. (I'm sorry if you're not local)


Stevie Lee Photography


Get a 30 minute session, 5 digital images and a photo print release for ONLY $35!

Be sure to visit and like Stevie Lee Photography on Facebook and while you're at it... tell your friends about this great Valentine's Day promotion.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Willow Wheat Spa

I've been meaning to spread the word for a while. This December, my friend Danielle has been running her spa (Willow Wheat Spa) for two years! It's located in the heart of Spencerville (the old hotel for the locals that follow me). She has great prices, an amazing atmosphere and, even better, a Black Friday Sale starting today! But, before I share the full details, take a peek inside.












Okay, now back to business. Danielle has monthly specials, but for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday she is throwing a Black Friday Sale. Tell everyone! Manicures are $15, pedicures are $20, all facial waxing is $5, get a shellac for $25 or a 30 minute message for $20. Stop by her website or call her at 613-658-3330. And... be sure to like her page on Facebook!

Now go and pamper yourself - one more day until the weekend! :o)