The Lovely Sewjourner

The Lovely Sewjourner

I’ve always loved fashion, even from a very young age. I remember when I was five and six years old, sketching and designing my own line of funky and unique pieces that I aspired to create once I was tall enough to see over a sewing machine. As an adult, I've created The Lovely Sewjourner, my  very own clothing line... and those childhood dreams are becoming a reality.

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To Be Heard

To Be Heard

- Adam Lorenz

I recently found myself alone on a bus. The purr of the engine and the rumble of the tires on the road somehow made it serene, a momentary sabbatical during a busy day. As suddenly as this tranquil moment began, it ended with an incoming passenger throwing their bag into the bus and yelling at the driver as they boarded. They were livid, and I might add they had a unique talent for articulating a variety of certain four letter words all towards the public transportation system. And as they made their way to a seat in the back they finish this tirade with: ‘I know it’s not your fault.’

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A Fall Inspired Cheese Party

A Fall Inspired Cheese Party

- Caroline Potter

Sharing a meal together is one of the most joyful and intimate of events throughout human history.  Since the beginning of time, we have been coming together to feast and enjoy the bounties of our labor and the beauty of our harvest.  Finger food is comfort food and creates an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.  Fall is such a beautiful season to entertain as the air cools and the leaves turn vibrant in color.  Gathering around coffee tables, fireplaces or even fancy dinning room tables is a time to connect, laugh, fellowship and enjoy the many blessings we have.

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Be Love, We are All Humans

Be Love, We are All Humans

- Carissa Woodwyk

It’s that time of year again when our children ride away and walk away and wave goodbye. Our hopeful and curious eyes watch them until we can’t see them anymore. And we’re left there, standing, without them.

Part of us feels relieved because we just won our 7 hours times 5 days a week back of having to meet the needs of at least one extra child. And part of us is wondering how this year will change our children in both good and hard ways. And part of us is jumping up and down, eager to have the extra time to connect with friends and the grocery store and the mall and projects, without kids. And part of us just wants to sleep for a few weeks after a busy, high energy, feeding-hungry-mouths-all-day summer. And maybe even for some, part of you is resistant to the school calendar because you deeply value pouring your whole self, your whole time, into your children and the silence and ticking clock are killing you.

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Decorate With Flowers

Decorate With Flowers

Flowers are the greatest way to instantly brighten up your home. Easy and fast, it's one of the cheapest options too! Choose seasonal blooms to add a variety of colour and texture to your living space - bright, fresh and colourful in spring and summer, and warm and woody during the cooler months. Use plants and branches in the winter months when flowers are scarce. Herbs work year round. Overflowing bowls of herbs in the kitchen are beautiful and have a gorgeous perfume. I love walking into the kitchen in the in morning and being assailed by the scent of the herbs that have heightened overnight.

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