Florals x Wildly Us

Florals x Wildly Us

I'm really excited to share this project with you all!  At the beginning of this year I decided that I wanted to work with my hands creatively.  Flowers felt like the most natural fit.  Growing up I would cut bunches of purple lilacs from our backyard and arrange them strategically around my bedroom.  Flowers are always at the centre of our table when we entertain (which is quite often).  In the last few years I've started growing flowers in our garden with dreams of having a cut flower garden one day.  And through the winter theres nothing quite like a beautiful bouquet to give life to home when everything outside is freezing and covered in snow.  I love the idea of flowers being at the heart of gatherings, a part of celebration, and a loving + thoughtful way to let someone know you're thinking of them.  

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Summer Solstice Dinner

Summer Solstice Dinner

Summer 2017 is officially here!  I'm a big believer in celebrating any chance you get, and summer is something to celebrate!  So, we collaborated with friends to put together this beautiful, delicious al fresco dinner to ring in sunny days, warm nights, windows open, too many glasses of rose and the first of many dinners on our patio.

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Wellness / Self-care

Wellness / Self-care

I’ve hit that point again.. There's a very distinct feeling and moment at which I begin to realize I'm starting to feel drained.  It's like the moment you're driving along and the orange gas light pops on to let you know you're getting close to empty, getting close to needing a fill.  That's me, in this moment.  Self care is easily forgettable.  For me when life gets busy, our social calendar is filled up, there are people who demand attention and care, it's spring and I'm feeling the urgency of newness, needing to get the garden cleaned up and vegetable seed orders placed, taxes, main floor ceilings that needs to be repainted - life.  And it's a balance of the thrill of knowing I'm running on empty and pushing the limits, while also being aware that I'm about to hit a wall and be empty, stranded on the side of the road when it's not fun or thrilling anymore.  

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Wellness // Green Smoothie Recipe

Wellness // Green Smoothie Recipe

The night we arrived home from our trip to Vancouver in November James and I watched a documentary.  We love documentaries, and we have always been particularly interested in issues about health and wellness.  I don't really know what it was about this documentary in particular that struck us.  Honestly I think it was more that the timing was right.  We'd watched plenty of documentaries, read all of Michael Pollan's books, and altered and changed things in our diets many times over.  But since that night, watching that documentary, we haven't eaten any meat.  

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Thoughts // Comparison

Thoughts // Comparison

Something I've heard myself say often lately is: keep your eyes in your own lane.  This is one of the things I want to hold to throughout 2017 in an effort to break free from those pesky limitations I was talking about in this post.  The comparison game is a cruel one.  Its easy to become discouraged and hard on yourself when you begin to look at what other people are accomplishing, creating, succeeding at, etc. and in turn make it about yourself and comparing what you're doing/who you are only to fall short.

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Deck The Halls // Juniper Garland x Rhosyn

Deck The Halls // Juniper Garland x Rhosyn

Rhosyn is a small business here in Calgary that creates stunning floral arrangements as well as curated, hand-made gift boxes.  I met Erica (the owner) when she created the flowers for my launch party (you can see that post here) and as soon as I met her I instantly liked her.  She's beautiful, kind, and super talented.  When I had the idea of running simple gorgeous green garland down our railing during for Christmas I asked her if she would like to create with me.  Amidst her running a small business and being a mom to three beautiful kids I was so excited that we were able to collaborate on this project.

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