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Montage Monday – Gemini May 31, 2010

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When I think of June I can’t help but think of my Gemini friend & daughter. Wow they are engaging, fun, and e-x-h-a-u-s-t-i-n-g, and I say that with love. I remember reading somewhere once that you can only have one Gemini in your life, I have more than one.

I was going to give you an explanation of the character traits of a Gemini, but decided against it. Instead I’ll just share a small paragraph I read on Mystical Blaze about Gemini children. It was like reading a report card on my little girl:

“For those with a Gemini child,  get ready for a ride!  These kids can be sweet, cooperative little angels one moment and infuriating monsters the next.  Gemini children are very verbal and soak information in like sponges.  They therefore tend to master the art of communication quite early, often displaying knowledge beyond their years.  This is a high-strung child with a lot of pent-up energy, so don’t be surprised if your 6-year-old Gemini claims to have “tension headaches” or other physical complaints beyond his years”

Here are some Gemini inspired indies for your viewing pleasure:

Gemini Zodiac Pendant - Handmade Sterling Silver bySStewartJewelleryArt

Zodiac Hand-tooled Leather Hair Ornament, Gemini by TheHermitsGarden

Beige Gemini birth pillow and baby blanket kit, in french, C'est pour le p'tit by OtterburnPQ

Gemini Zodiac Sterling Silver Pendant - Necklace by WireYourWorld

Gemini 3.5mm, a Gimmal Wedding Band in 18k Gold by JewelerOnTheRoof

After looking at these beauties, I invite you to check out another posting by a fellow CIC team member ‘Stuff by Xtine‘  – check out her fabulous Gemini Constellation tatoo here: , just scroll down a little bit and you’ll see the posting. Beautiful.


Montage Monday – Somewhere over the rainbow May 10, 2010

I must be feeling a little nostalgic with the release of yet another Robin Hood movie. Since viewing the preview I’ve been thinking of all my childhood favorite movies and of course the Wizard of Oz came to mind. I just loved the movie, the cinematography, the music, the characters and ahhhhh the color when it first appears on the screen! Movie Magic at its best.

Im The BAD WITCH Sign by CountryWorkshop

Womens Crochet Mary Jane Slippers-Ruby Red by cari4jc1

Rainbow Marquis Keychain by RedPanda

Earrings . Twisted Tornado . The Short Version . Sterling Silver by vickiorion

PRINT-NO BRAIN-Wizard of Oz Scarecrow-Gothic Fantasy Art-8.5x11 by gossamerfaery

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Original Artwork Printed Coffee Mug - There's no place like home by reallchic


Montage Monday – To Mom with Love May 3, 2010

Here’s another installment of beautiful, functional and lovely handmade items for mom. I found these gorgeous ideas around the popular indie venues:

Mom's Nest (c) - Set of 3 name stones in bird nest by Mom's Nest (c) - sjengraving

Island Lime Handmade Bath Salts 5oz by ConcordSoap

Like Mother Like Daughter Bellissima Hostess Apron Duet in Starling by Bellastyle

Handmade clutch purse - retro flower vines on orange by oktak

Necklace fabric Rose Red Upcycled Eco Friendly Scarf Cotton by alterdelenda

Iphone /Ipod/Cellphone/Camera Case/Cozy/Cover by pomella

Escapee airplant terrarium kit by terradctl by terradctl

Mothers Day Card // The List by PaperMango


Montage Monday – Budding Beauty April 26, 2010

Ah, Monday, another week beginning. This is the first day of my week, 5 more days until the next weekend, 5 more days until another month.

I remember growing up and my mother telling me ‘time will go so fast when you get older, take your time growing up.’ Was she ever right! I can’t believe that winter already past and that spring is here and the leaves are quickly budding on all the tress and my magnolia which I planted last fall already has a few flowers about to open. Before I know it I will be practically copying this posting to tell you how I can’t believe it is snowing already. I know what you are thinking right now.. shhhhh Tara… don’t jinx it. So, without further ado, here’s my ode to the budding beauty of Spring.

Bee Mine - Set of 6 Small 4 Petal Pinwheels by twirliewhirlies

Yellow Blown Glass Hollow Sterling Silver Crystal Earrings - Lemonade by GlassRiverJewelry

Brilliant Lampwork Bracelet with Sterling Silver by SwirlJewels

wall vase wooden jar AVOCADO GREEN by OldNewAgain

Blooming Lavendar Vegan Cupcake Soap by ajsweetsoap

Pink and White Barn Birdhouse by AmericanGirl51

Poppies by lilypang


Montage Monday – Earth Week April 19, 2010

Eco Friendly items are everywhere right now, it is not just a trending phrase anymore. People are living Earth day year round right now. However, to celebrate Earth Day & Earth Week I’ve created this small little montage today, and don’t be surprised if I make another couple of collections throughout the week. Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

Blue Polka Dot Bento Box Lunch Bag by urbanharmonie

Reusable food bags - set of three blue by kootsac

Every Day is Earth Day Pendant by christyrobinsondesigns

Mother's Day Plantable Card by witandwhistle

Scrabble Tile Pendant - GO GREEN DAISY save the earth Earth DAY by JesseJanes

Reusable Coffee Cuff in Spa Roundabout by BoutiqueKarma


Montage Monday – Maple Syrup April 12, 2010

Sugaring Off at the Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud Quebec

Yesterday I enjoyed a fabulous time at Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud Quebec. It was a timeless Quebecois experience of traditional yumminess: French Canadian pea soup, fresh baguette, sausage, Canadian back bacon, tortiere pie, omelette, sausage, ham, mashed potatoe, pancakes and a maple sugar pie. Did I mention there was a pitcher of pure maple syrup on the table and tire sur la neige (maple taffy on snow) outside?? Ok, there wasn’t any snow left on the ground and it was on crushed ice, but it’s always a fan favorite! There was a traditional live music, my daughter danced, and there was a horse drawn hay ride around the property. It was so pretty and fun, we have a great time at this location every year when we go.

Today is items that remind me of my maple syrup induced hangover, all the beauty and aroma minus the calories:

Maple Oval Lip Balm - One Tube by longwinterfarm

2 oz - CANADIAN MAPLE - BLACK Flavoured Loose Leaf Tea by IvyKeep

Maple Syrup Tree of Life Necklace by oneSeptember

MAPLE Bowl by Tellicoturnings



Montage Monday – Manic Monday April 5, 2010

“It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my  funday
My I don’t have to runday
It’s just another manic Monday”

Lyrics from the Bangles famous tune from ‘Different Light’ 1985

1985? How did that happen? 25 years ago.. WOW! If that didn’t age me I don’t know what will!!

Here’s some items influenced by the word ‘bangles’:

The Bianca Bracelet by skykoltun

Ivory Crystal Lattice Bangle Keep Bag by keepbags

Turquoise Leather Bangles with Colored Pearls by SunnyBeachJewelry

Recycled sewing pattern resin bangle (medium) by pennydogaccessories

The color Bangle by FONth

Rainbow Sprinkles Resin Bangle Bracelet by stuffbyxtine


Montage Monday – Egypt March 29, 2010

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Tonight many begin the holiday of Pesach (Passover) – which celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from enslavement in Egypt.  Today I want to showcase the beauty of one this exotic country.

Vinyl Wall Art Decals by WowWall

Nefertiti by CMandMJewelry

Pure Beeswax Egyptian King Tut Royal Head Candle

Ancient Egypt , Leather Journal, Notebook, Diary by Kreativlink

Stride Of The Nile, Egyption Fanned, Liquid Silver Anklet by JewelryByJoanne


Montage Monday – Welcome to my Seder table March 22, 2010

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In just one week we will be congregating around the seder table again. I am always excited to enjoy a fabulous meal amongst great family and friends. The anticipation for the food as we read through the story is so powerful. I salivate just thinking of tasting the matzah ball soup… mmmmm.  This year Passover falls early, falling over my husbands birthday for the first time since we’ve been together. Sadly for him, we will not be enjoying any delicious cake for his birthday, but maybe a few chocolate covered matzoh boards. He’ll get over it, especially if I surprise him with something delicious after the holidays.

Here are a few Passover goodies to enjoy & peruse:

Happy Passover - set of 4 magnets by TamarHammer

Girl Child Personalized Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Freshwater Pearl Toggle Name Bracelet by jewelryandbabybling

Avadim - An origainal DIY Matzo holder/plate - original Judacia passover gift by limoryaron

Star Of David Suncatcher by L-A-Glass

Elijah's wine cup by thesecretofstyle

Limitz - Passover (Pessah) Afikoman and Matzah Cover by Limitz

Tiny Matzah Necklace - needle felted by motleymutton

Hand painted Ceramic Seder Plate with Pictures in English and Hebrew by Extrudergirl

Mr. or Mrs. Matzah Ball by ohsewsandy

Muttzo Balls for Passover ( unleavened dog treats ) by petitfourlegs


Montage Monday – Organization March 8, 2010

With spring weather comes spring cleaning. Eeeek.

I have to admit that cleaning is something that I loathe. Not because its unpleasant, but as a stay at home mom it seems as I clean and tidy, I have a mess crew directly behind me making things worse. This is a huge roadblock in my organization.

One cool tool I found last year that I’m going to share with you is Motivated Moms. They have devised a one year check list of almost all the things you need to do to keep ahead of the chaos. I LOVE CHECKLISTS! Sure, some days, or weeks I stray away from my list, but the weeks where I have it out and accessible at least my house is clean, maybe not tidy, but clean.

Go check it out, they even have a 2 week free print out:

Here are some lovely organization items from around the web:

Diaper Bag/Organizer Cutie Owls that Grows with Baby by CourtneyRoo21

REVERSIBLE ORGANIZER BASKET . . . Black Yui Kokeshi by sewgracious

Key Rack - Repurposed Decorative Wood Molding by halfpintsalvage

Please clean it yourself Wood Sign by nesedecor

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Mod Pods Rust by allysonhill

Dishcloth Washcloth green cotton crochet three by knotworkshop

Cheerful Blooms Apron by SunlitOrchard

Fun in Flowers and Dots Desk Organizer by laughingtaffy

Del Hi Casserole Carrier by BoutiqueKarma