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Its Kiwi Time! May 18, 2011

I love Etsy treasuries, you always find some gems that you may never have found on your own. Today’s treasury is by LunaDiArgento an Etsy artisan specializing in felt & fabric jewelry.

‘It’s Kiwi Time!’ by LunaDiArgento

Enjoy


Bohemian style, lime lace ea…

$14.00

Spring Creamy White Tulips P…

$15.00

Green tint Enamel Ring

$74.00

The Sea Urchin Bag

$122.00

Trefoil handmade wool felt h…

$15.00

Lime – Peridot heart shape…

$18.04

Lime Green Curly Long Scarf,…

$10.00

The Mad Aroma of Wild Limes …

$18.00

Fabulous Pebbles shoulder ba…

$63.00

Sparkling Green Crystal Tria…

$60.00

Eye Pillow – Rockin’

$10.00

Oui, je t’aime- A perido…

$27.00

Lime Green Scroll Earrings

$32.00

Torch Fired Enamel, Copper -…

$30.00

Ring Beaded Lime

$17.00

Paradise Shea Butter Soap

$5.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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Wishful Wednesday – Jumbo Hammock Chair May 26, 2010

I saw this item on one of my favorite blogs the other day Paper*Cake Finds and knew right then that this was my newest ‘crush’ item. In Montreal today it is a balmy 32 degrees with 45% humidity making it feel more like 36 (for my American friends this means: 97). It is a real rarity for May weather, considering last summer we only got about 2 weeks of this type of weather during August. So let’s be clear, I am not complaining in the least, I would rather this gorgeous weather than the wet, rainy, cool temperatures from last year. Bring it on!

I would enjoy it a lot more with this Hammock Chair from RiseNShineFarm on Etsy. Everything would look nicer, feel cooler, especially with a small table next to it for my drink *wink*

Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

Jumbo Hammock Chair by RiseNShineFarm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Crafty Friday – Early Spring March 5, 2010

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Yesterday my sister took her son during spring break to the Ste Anne de Bellevue Eco Museum, a private, non-profit, 11.3 hectare educational wildlife park – operated by the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society – where you can take a stroll with or without the children year round and view beautiful animals in their natural habitats.  My children love it there, my daughter especially could watch the otter swim for hours on end, although she often reminds me that she doesn’t like porcupines because they are stinky (and they are!).

My sister had a rare surprise yesterday, never before had the black bears come out of hibernation so early! It must have been quite the event because even local television reporters were running amok asking for interviews. I have a fabulous feeling this means our glorious weather is here to stay! The snow on my front lawn is patchy at best, the roads are nasty and dirty and daily I see more children out on their bicycles (still getting stuck in little pieces of ice). I love this feeling, it takes me out of a my yearly winter blues funk.

Today’s Crafty Friday feature is things that make me feel like spring –

:: SPRING IN A POT ... wheat grass garden kit :: by Bunnie

Spring Bluebirds and Flowers Cotton Print and White Cotton Chenille Dish Towel/Cloth Set by MamasBabyLove

Emerald Spring, Handmade Lampwork, Sterling Silver Chain Necklace by OVGillies

Spring Blossom Double chain necklace by LittleWhiteDresser

Swarovski Heart Earrings - Peridot by Krystallized

Crochet Strawberries Coasters - pink set of 4 by MonikaDesign

Water Lily on Black - 8x10 by InletImages

 

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