Life Lately: Farm One Forty

January 03, 2022

The weather has finally afforded us the opportunity to go outside for the first time in a couple of weeks. We were asked by family friends if we would like to join them on a hayride at Farm One Forty, and we didn't pass up on the opportunity. Not only did we get to visit with friends, but we also got some hot chocolate by the firepit and the chance to see nature in winter (I will never pass up getting to be around horses).

The best part about it all was getting to learn about the work of Farm One Forty and how they are taking farming to the next level, while still keeping it old school and making it easily accessible to the public. I grew up visiting cousins on the farm, and that provided me with experiences that my child has not had many opportunities to receive, so it was really nice to be able to show him with a little piece of what life on the farm can be like.

2021: The Year In Numbers

December 31, 2021


For a third year, you have made the Curled-Up Pup enamel pin the most popular item in the shop. It makes my heart so happy that the drawing of my little dog has resonated with you so much. We continue to donate $1 from every enamel pin, card, and art print sold, and were able to donate $30 to our local SPCA this year (thank you!!).



Also thanks to you, the best selling cards in the shop this year were Chosen MomGoodbyeSorry For Your Loss, and Dog Baby. Not to be outdone, Moon of My Life and Sun & Stars were among your favourites. It's nice to see such a variety of cards that can be useful in your lives!


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As for the blog, The Importance of Rough and Tumble Play was our top post this year, quickly followed by the story behind the I Love You x 15 card, the book review for Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler, and The Importance of Letting Children Complete Tasks on Their Own.


Just like with the cards in the shop, it's wonderful to know that there are so many different blog posts that you can find here that provide you with information, or that you just enjoy reading. 


Take care in 2022!! We'll be right here with you :)


What We Love: Christmas Edition 2021

November 29, 2021

 


This adorable felted wool ornament was made by Kayla Frioult of Woolwood Studio in Nelson, BC. You can find it and so many other amazing items, that she makes with such attention to detail, in her shop. Her little needle felted Bumblins make me smile!



As a long time fan, I personally think that Lights always makes amazing covers of songs, including Happy Xmas (War is Over). Her smooth and soft vocals over a simple melody with a soft but driving beat just mellows me right out for the holiday season.


You know how much I love penguins! These earrings of penguins wearing Santa hats from Sunnie Creative would add the perfect amount of holiday cheer to your earlobes, plus they remind me of the artwork on some of our holiday cards (I told you I love penguins!).

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