With everything closed on the holiday the shop-a-holics were left with little to do… Except one thing they’ve been wanting to checkout for years. Geo caching.
the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.
So today I downloaded the app from geocaching.com and found a few right near our house (and in the way to Tim Hortons!). The kid gathered a few “treasures she could pass along, and we were off.
We followed Google maps until we went off the trail, and then had to use the app compass to find the exact spot.
Let me tell you, this one took us a bit because we had no idea what we were looking for, but eventually we got down into the muck and saw it really was simple.
Bee made the log notes and I transferred the loot.
A good day. And a good discovery of yet another trail just around the corner.
As a special summer treat, the great Toronto store who carries my line will setup one awesome artist + a craft for the day, right out front of the shop. Guess who was picked for June 22 – U ROCK!!
Join me between 10-5pm in front of Wise Daughter, 3079 Dundas street west, Toronto – in the junction – to make something monsterific, and totally unique … And then do a little shopping under the U ROCK tent.
Its so great because this same weekend is the summer solstice festival throughout the junction, from noon to midnight. The community will run their regular flea market, plus entertainment, activities and even a ferris wheel!! I personally will have to wait till my show ends, but what a great after show activity it will be.
Now the hardest part… I can only offer ONE craft, but my brain (and pinterest board) is full of so many activities I just can’t decide….
Toilet paper roll monsters?
Salt dough creatures, similar to these cupcakes?
Mini monster dolls?
Painted rock monsters?
… Which one is your favorite?
Read the interview tiny brushstrokes had with me in “Portraits of Home Made” where she talks to mommy artists around the world to see how they do the wonderful things they do.
As a parent, ok even just as a person, when im shopping and fall in love with that shirt in the window, i want to fill my closet with every colour. And … if there are similar styles or matching pieces … well i want all of them too!
Might be all that retail experience ground into my brain and flowing through my blood, but i dont think its right to buy a shirt and then struggle to find the rest of the outfit from within the depths of your closet. You gotta wardrobe shop. Purposely buy styles that blend. Pick items from the same designer and season because they will automatically fit together, and keep things consistent. That being said, i fall for the later more than often, and just buy a whole outfit!
Makes me sad looking at my own line though. I feel im lacking that “wardrobe”effect offering only t-shirts. So … i need a bit o’help from you.
Are you on pinterest? Get on it! Add me, then i`ll add you. Then, each time you add “pins” i will see it on my own wall (I’m in there a LOT. I don’t ever miss an update) so what i ask is that you add thing you would buy for your kids… pants, skirts, sweaters, jackets … anything – boys things especially. If your inspiration turns to sucess, you will get one of the new products, for FREEEEE! i love free.
(And i haven’t forgotten about the 200th post prize i talked about earlier… it will be a fun freebie for ALL my fans, but I need my own computer back to finish it)
This amazing little art shop in Coburg ON is having a little holiday soiree … And I am so jealous I can’t be there in person. But you should go!
Artist Katie Flindall of moonhouse art will display her new treehouse inspired works on Friday December 7th 4pm-6pm at Impresario Artisan Market 37 King Street West, Cobourg
But also you can check out the animal mask family photo booth! cider and cookies! magical music by Elizabeth Barlow! a tree in the gallery complete with fairy ladders! And of course your always welcome to shop in the market area .. So much family fun planned, makes me wish I had a teleporter… Or lived closer lol.
Be sure to look up impressario art market on facebook for more events and tidbits from the gallery and artists. (yes! Urock has goodies there too)