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Earth Day FREE Shipping April 22, 2011

Did I say FREE Shipping? Oh yes I didi! Today only, for Earth Day, I'll be picking up the Canada Post tab and shipping any coffee sleeve to you. I'm helping you make the switch from the old carboard slippy sleeve or double cupping. Check out my selection and I'm sure you'll find one that will suit your style.

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year? Are you making any changes? Driving less? Using less power?

check out this link –>> http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&sc_id=67807&seller_id=41529&op=new

 

Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

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My Favorite Vanilla Latte March 24, 2011

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So its not always possible to venture off to Starbucks for a latte.. but its ok to fake it!

Here’s my recipe for a Yummy Low Fat Sugar Free Vanilla latte:

1 shot of expresso (you can substitute extra strong coffee if you like)

1 cup of 1% milk (or skim) heated

2 packets of splenda (or other sweetner)

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

Milk it all up and put it in a take out cup (or even Starbucks takeout cup) and pretend to have spoiled yourself. Because you have, right?

Tara xoxo

Pretend you just went out and spoiled yourself - no one needs to know you made it at home!

 

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

 

Crafty Friday – April Showers April 9, 2010

Bumbershoot. Earrings. by clevergirl

april showers may bring flowers by calobee

PLAYING IN THE PUDDLES - Red White Umbrella - Nickel Free Stud Earrings by TheFlibbertigibbet

Reusable Coffee Cuff - Spring Showers by boutiquekarma

Rain Cloud Artisan Sterling Silver Necklace Labradorite Iolite by popnicute

April Showers Letterpress Notes, Set of 5 by paperlovelypress

Puddle Jumping - Guinea Pig with Umbrella and Raincoat Art Print - 8 x 10 by WhenGuineaPigsFly

 

March Madness – Giveaway of one lucky coffee cuff March 1, 2010

Here we are in the month of March. I think March is a great month, it signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Here in Montreal there is a distinct difference between the beginning and end of the month as the snow thaws and spring begins to reveal itself ever so slightly. Spring is like a new beginning and in Montreal it always kicks off with the St. Patrick’s day parade. The parade is a joyous celebration where everyone is Irish – all the vast cultural communities head to the streets for a grand celebration. Usually, remarkably the weather is gorgeous (sunny and mild) signalling that spring is here. Of course it could also be the ‘special’ beverages that make the crowd feel a tad bit toastier.

Of course, once upon a time I was one of the lively (please read slightly inebriated) parade goers screaming and dancing at the sidelines. They were fun times, and public drinking seems almost tolerated at this one event in Montreal as long as things remain peaceful. I think the rowdiest I got was maybe singing slightly off tune. Here’s to Saint Patrick’s day being a week away and to celebrate we will be hosting a giveaway right here on the Boutique Karma blog! I’m so excited..

First I’ll let you know what the prize is:

Coffee Cuff - Lucky Clover

You could win your very own Lucky Clover coffee cuff to strut around with on Parade day, going to the office, on your walk around town, while your kids are swimming in the pool, etc. It’s a super cute cuff with an Irish flair, do not be fooled, you could use this one year-round. The contest will run until Midnight Friday March 5th, and the coffee cuff will be sent out on Saturday morning in order for the winner to receive as rapidly as possible.

here’s the details on how to enter & win extra entries for each entry, only #1 is mandatory:

1. Please take a look around the shop and tell me your favorite item:  ARTFIRE or ETSY

2. Please tweet about this contest, making sure to @boutiquekarma so I can count your entry  (limit 1 extra entry per day)

example: check out this fun contest on Boutique Karma and win! https://boutiquekarma.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/marchmadnesscontest/ @BoutiqueKarma

3. Become a fan on Facebook, if you are already just mention it and it will count: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boutique-Karma/132339529999?ref=ts

4. Refer someone and have them name you as the person who sent you here and receive a bonus entry

5. Follow me on twitter

Good luck to everyone!

Tara

 

Boutique Karma – Cafe Collection January 31, 2010

Spotted Owl

Over a year ago, when I first contemplated opening shop I was knitting (something that seems so far off recently), and I was making different colored coffee cuffs for my trips into the city. I was so excited by this idea that I wanted to share them, and when I saw the price sellers were offering on Etsy I decided this idea was ludicrous and went on to offer different things. Along came my other lines: casserole carriers, crayon roll ups, coasters, eye pillow & bobo packs.

Many people who follow me on twitter or know me in the ‘real’ world will know that I LOVE coffee! I’m sadly addicted and dependant on the drink. I’m a slave to my fabulous coffee maker and in moments of crisis I will trudge through the drive through (or brew some in my Tassimo). Yes, I did separate coffee maker from Tassimo. I have a wonderful grind & brew machine which make glorious coffee.. my Tassimo is a nice quick fix/latte maker. This being said ‘make what you love’ kept nagging at the back of my head. So over the holidays I had made these cute coffee cuffs for friends & family to go with their Christmas gifts and I’ve had these Mug Huggers in the plans for such a long time that I decided it was time to launch the Cafe Collection line.

The coffee cuffs are a beautiful way to accessorize your take out coffee in the morning (noon & night). They are an extension of your personal style, keep your hands from burning, and a green way of doing away with the disposable paper sleeves certain companies use or double cupping from other competitors. Most of my coffee cuffs will only be available in my store once, they are made from the last piece of material after cutting my eye pillows. Less waste = greener studio.

My Mug0-Huggers are so cute & fun. I’m so happy with the finished product. There is an inner lining of Thermolam batting to keep your coffee a touch warmer and your hands warm nice and comfortable. They secure through the handle using a small and discreet elastic with a vintage button.  I’m purchasing buttons upon availability at http://www.enfo.etsy.com an organization selling items to help low-income families in their area.

Lotus & Leaves

Daisy Dream

Spa Roundabout

Gothic Weave

Remember – all items are available at my Artfire & Etsy stores for your shopping convenience!