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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Portland

Portland

There's so much catching up to do since our last post!  This week alone has equaled traveling through/to 2 provinces and 4 states.  That's a whole lotta miles that we've put on,  more roadside bathrooms than I ever care to admit to, listened to some really amazing podcasts, taken in the most beautiful country side, and made it back home feeling full/exhausted/inspired/excited/blessed/happy/ready to be back to our life here at home - all the feels.  

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Sensitivity + Gatherings

Sensitivity + Gatherings

Have you ever spent your time doing something that leaves you with this off feeling that you just can’t shake?  Social engagements and interaction often cause this for me.  I am a pretty sensitive person.  Not sensitive as in thin skinned.  Sensitive as in I pick up on everything going on around me and absorb a lot of energy and emotion. Energy and emotion where others are able to be like a rock in water and allow it to flow over, around and off of them, not through them.  I’m more like sand in that analogy. So after social interaction I often feel like I have a lot to process.  I used to mistake this quality in myself as weakness.  Sensitivity is often equated to being weak, the opposite of strength and empowerment.  But things are only weaknesses if you own them as that.  And since sensitivity is not necessarily something I want to change about myself, instead I’ve changed the way I see it in the context of my life.  Being sensitive has now become my superpower that I’ve just started learning how to manage. 

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Colours of Spring

Colours of Spring

I'm finally feeling my creative juices flowing again!  It's taken awhile.  Creativity isn't something that just surfaces at my beck and call.  For me creativity is a sort of magic that seems to just happen when it happens. Seemingly at random.  And when it hits you grasp it and run.  It's deeply associated with the seasons both figuratively and literally.  And it's finally March!  We've turned a corner and I feel hope and creativity returning all at once.     

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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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Style // Finally Fall

Style // Finally Fall

Weather is a big topic of conversation in Calgary.  Truth be told, Calgarians are never very happy with the weather.  The only chance Mother Nature has in winning our favour is when it's November, we are anticipating snow and instead, we get 20+ degree celsius temps.  We never had a chance for fall until this last week happened.  

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Natural Cold Remedies

Natural Cold Remedies

Being sick is the worst.  This time of year seems to bring out the colds in people.  I was going to say there's nothing like having a cold during the winter months, but really there's no good time to get sick, and colds during the summer may even be worse.  In any case when either of us begin feeling that dreaded scratchy throat, runny nose, or itchy ears we have a natural health care regime that we promptly begin.  As per my philosophy on health and wellness I think it's important to provide your body with what it needs to fight off any illness rather than take meds to lessen the symptoms momentarily.  (Obviously there's a place for said meds too, because let's be honest, relief from that stupid one nostril being plugged for any amount of time can provide a little light at the end of the tunnel.)  Here are the things I keep on hand once those symptoms start popping up, in hopes of lessening the degree of sick.

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