30yrs of marriage. I’m sure they can tell stories of love, struggle, trials, triumphs, and many more.
Growing up with divorced parents I always find a soft spot in my hearts for couples that stick it out when it’s so easy to throw in the towel. A love that lasts a lifetime. @fiercelassie contacted me last week for a custom banner. They had just been up here to my village celebrating 30yrs of married life. I am so honored to send them a piece of my home to display in their’s. A home that’s full of a lifetime of love and memories. A milestone I am striving towards. We celebrated 13yrs married and 16yrs together this year. How about you? How long have you been married?
I mushed a few blueberries with black acrylic paint on birch bark. I think back to the invitation from my beloved friend @wolfstarjazmin and time of healing and plant medicine, blueberry picking couple years ago with her in Kenora! #blueberries#love#birchbark#detail
Attended the opening for the Algonquin canoe build in Maynooth this morning. If you are in the area stop by beside Sunrun/Hastings Highlands Community Centre. Check out this amazing process Chuck Commanda and his apprentice go through to build the traditional birch bark canoe. Tickets will be sold to raffle it off with proceeds supporting the Algonquin community. #birchbark#canoe
Since I'm not into grinding coffee beans lately I washed out the grinder to powder xylitol. It's the best way I've found- less mess and I don't need a whole lot usually. It has to be ground as it doesn't dissolve like sugar. Making chocolate peanut butter fat bombs and xylitol is my favorite sweetener. Derived from birch bark - it's actually good for your teeth! (Body can't digest a pile at once so no gorging on xylitol brownies *ahem* and NOT ok for dogs)
My favorite from last week’s new releases. When I started this maker journey, I didn’t see it going past baskets. Even just a couple months ago words and burning were not on my radar. I like to play with pretty words for my own sake while journaling, but I never really put thought into this. Now I can’t get enough. It’s become relaxing for me. Meditative as I letter a bit of scripture or work on “just the right look” of a word. I crave it now and it calms my mind. Now my oldest is jumping on board the lettering train. I’m excited to see where this new path takes us.
More banners will be in the works this week. What word or words would you like to see next?
Magnolia garland by @maydarlings 💕. #believe#havefaith#wordsthatinspire#farmhousestyle#bannerdesign#handmadebanner#woodburning#birchbark#handlettered#letterallthethings#prettywords
Hoyo de Monterrey
Serie Le Hoyo
Wonderful cigar. Smooth and smokey. Tight seams, flawless cap, and a beautiful brown sugar wrapper with a few slight imperfections that can only come from the skilled and graceful hands of a talented roller. Absolutely beautiful. The draw was impeccable and the smoke was creamy and light.
Cedar, caramel, nutty, brown sugar, earthy...like a warm summer day in a field of grass and hay, flowery notes on the retrohale, fruit, hints of an herbal tea, and a very subtle cinnamon spice.
Overall, stunning. I had a few issues with an uneven burn, but it even itself out through the second third. It went out twice on the final third, but that may have been due to great conversation and laughter with a few awesome friends. Very mellow smoke with a relaxed finish. Recommended!
Side note: I took this photo next to a hand-crafted birchbark canoe made by hand. No nails or staples...it was made in the same manner as a full sized canoe. Incredible. It was gifted to my wife and i today by a very kind and generous older couple. I am grateful.
Birch Bark Stud Earrings $23 + $2 shipping.
Harvested Birch from our family trapline.
Surgical steel. Hypoallergenic earring post.
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I am attending an art residency in Banff at the end of August and will need to take multiple unpaid days off from my full-time job. So grateful for everything this year but also know I need to continue to work hard to make my dreams come true and take care of myself 😁 Starting with selling these birch studs. Birthday! Personal! Christmas gift!