31 May 2012

Do you recall when I said

How much I adored the color grey - or is it gray?

Well here's a whole bunch more reasons why . . .

Urban Farmchick style without question.  Subtle shades, incredible textures and lovely calm. 

The best part, you can stay here . . .




To learn all about hope-loft and hope-house go to:

You make me happy when skies are grey, really.

The question then is - do you have a favourite shade of grey?


25 May 2012

Remember when

I said that what we needed was a good soaker of a rain?  Hmm.  Soaker indeed.
Rain it did.
At some point in my life I would love to live by a lake.  Yesterday I almost got my wish without having to move an inch.  Holy moly it rained but good.  But, the well will most definitely be full and the perennial gardens look amazing even with all of the spring maintenance still to be tackled.  A good soaker of a rain can do wonders.  
And, as I was setting up for the opening of the garden greenhouse yesterday, in between the rain and the lightening and the wind, the plants and garden treasures were placed outside of the gardenhouse walls and much to my pleasant surprise were in tact this morning.  The sun has visited off and on throughout this day and the wind is just right enough to keep the blackflies at bay.  So, we are off and running with the greenhouse opening this weekend.  Please Join us:

Friday, May 25th  10-7
Saturday, May 26th  2-4
(I'm at the country market from 8-1)
Sunday, May 27th  12-4


Wednesday & Friday 11-7
Thursday's and Sunday's  12-4
until June 17th

Be sure to stay in touch for days and hours of open garden days.
Here's to a lovely blue bird kind of weekend.  
Happy gardening.

18 May 2012

I think it's a Margarita weekend . . .

I'm feeling summer comin' on, how 'bout you?  With temps expected to be around 25 celsius tomorrow with sun, sun, sun, I'm feeling the need to share this important Margarita tale from one of my most favorite blogs . . .

y/n ~Do you have feelings of inadequacy?

y/n~ Do you suffer from shyness?

y/n~ Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas.

Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions.

Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had.

Stop hiding and start living, with Margaritas.
Margaritas may not be right for everyone.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Margaritas.
However, women who wouldn't mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

Side effects may include:- Dizziness- Nausea- Vomiting- Incarceration- Erotic lustfulness- Loss of motor control- Loss of clothing- Loss of money- Loss of virginity- Table dancing- Headache- Dehydration- Dry mouth- And a desire to sing Karaoke

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.-

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.-

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing..-

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

Please share this with other women who may need Margaritas.

Cheers to the first long weekend of summer.  Enjoy but please don't drink and drive!

{Margarita post via My Sweet Savannah}

16 May 2012

Get Growing!

Yay.  It's almost time, it's almost here. 


FRIDAY, May 25th
Saturday, May 26th
Sunday, May 27th
begin Wednesday, May 31st

10 May 2012

For mom's, mom's-to-be, mother's in kind

Celebrating mom's can mean so many things to each of us.   I suspect if you were to ask each mom, mom-to-be, mom in kind what would bring her joy on mother's day, the replies would be unique.  For some, a simple handmade card.  For others, a day all to themselves after breakfast in bed.  For others, a trip to Paris.  No matter what, I suspect that when you get right down to it, it's more about the thought of the gift than the actual "gift".  That you took the time to consider, to give thought to "mom" would be gift enough.  But, for most of us gift givers, it is as much about the thought as the gift and how simple, handmade, thoughtfully created, made, baked or grown gifts can say so much.  
This Mother's Day we've made, thoughtfully created and grown gifts that we would be as pleased to give as to receive and we think you'll agree.  
You will find these and other lovely, thoughtful gifts available at the Urban Farmchick market table when you visit the Thunder Bay Country Market, CLE Dove Building, Saturday, May 12th, 8a.m. - 1p.m.

A simple bar of handmade Lavender soap tucked in a kraft envelope tied up with a pretty ribbon.
Or, our handcrafted solid maple soap dish set . . .
Newly created just in time for gardening season, our Orange Honey Handscrub not only looks absolutely yummy and lovely, it smells heavenly after being gently scented with the essential oils of orange and rosemary.  Dried honey and milk powder gently soften while the hard scrubby work gets left to the cornmeal and orange peel.  
While this gentle "baby" soap is not new to the Urban Farmchick market table, and by the way, not just for baby skin but grown up skin too, we are offering these lovely unscented bars in a pack of 3. Tucked inside a hand stamped cotton drawstring bag allows the soap to continue to breathe.  Once the bars are gone, use the bag to hold all of your handmade soap slivers to make a soap cloth.  The Urban Farmchick stamp is created using an essential oil based solution then heat set for safe scrubbing.  Of course you don't have to use it as a soap cloth.  You can continue to refill, re-gift or reuse as a lavender sachet.  

Here's to having an utterly lovely mother's day weekend.  

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