Friday, June 27, 2014

friday links

It is the July long weekend, already, wow! also half the year has gone by. There is something exciting about the start of summer. Being able to take holidays, wherever that is for you, whether it is a road trip to a beautiful lake, cabin, campground, summer rental, or spending time with friends and relatives for long weekends, or just chilling in your own backyard. The change of pace and scenery refuels us for the next couple of months.

My long weekend agenda is wide open, no pre-planned plans, just going with the flow. How does it get better than that!

Celebrating Canada Day on July 1st! if you are staying in Olds check out the Canada day activities for families at Centennial Park from 3pm-6pm

Here are a few cool Canadiana-made goods;

skin care from the east coast

ahh the scent of some of your favorite things, this is a cool web site

from Nelson, BC, some handmade eco friendly finds

oh, one more thing, two of your favorite sites in one... an app that combines Facebook and Pinterest called Facebook Paper, find out more at

quote of the day;
"when people show you-or tell you- who they are, believe them the first time, they show you and show you, and you still don't believe what you see! why does it take 29 times?"
Maya Angelou

Friday, June 13, 2014

friday links

Today is charged with energy. It is Friday the 13th, and a full moon, if you are at all superstitious this would be the day to see what comes up!

Olds is having their annual "summeroldstice" next Saturday, June 21. If you have a craft, home business, or a special skill to share book a table and show it off.  In the uptown core there will be vendors, music, entertainers and car show. Something for everyone to see and do.

The one thing we all take for granted and use everyday all day is the internet ever wonder how it really works?

In 60 seconds Jim Carrey gives some very inspiring words

A rainy weekend is ahead, a good time to catch up on some reading, napping and baking and watch the flowers grow!

quote of the day;

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." –Chinese Proverb

Friday, June 6, 2014

friday links

Woke up to +2 and the furnace going... brrr,

If you are a bedding out plant person and love this time of year to pot up some planters, hanging baskets and flower beds, it never fails to wait until the first full moon of June which is Friday, June 13, for fear of frost and the four letter word SNOW is still possible. My plants are safely tucked in the garage waiting for me this weekend, I have waited long enough!

It seemed like the magazines and books I came across this week all followed the new gadget, techy items available to us. These lights were very cool, and yes I am sure they come with a cost but one can dream.

and then to accessorize them they have color cords

take the time to read the story of these two very inventive entrepreneurs and earth friendly guys

quote of the day;
"Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring

to the world is completely original and cannot be compared."
Brene Brown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

friday links

Rain Rain go away, come again another day.... nice to have the rain to wash away the dust and turn everything vibrant green. The lilacs are starting to bloom, the apple trees are in blossom and the perennials are showing their beauty, ahh the joys of spring.

Graduation is this Saturday in Olds, lots of families dressing in their finest and attending the ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of their son or daughter. As a proud mom of my own grad, I cant wait to go and see the big day that marks his passing of grade 12.

A theme to the links this week, in one word KINDNESS. A very small, simple word that packs a lot of power. Just being kind to yourself and others can truly make a huge impact...

Wayne Dyer puts it quite simply in this youtube

and the next time you are asked if you need a bag for your purchase, keep this in mind, a little change will go a very long way to help

quote of the day;
"It's all really very simple. You don't have to choose between being kind to yourself and others. It's one and the same".
Piero Ferrucci

Friday, May 23, 2014

friday links

This past week lots and lots of sundresses, shifts, strapless, long maxi's, and breezy dresses came into the store, try one on for the long days of summer ahead.

Check out the 2014 collection for summer dresses

This blog is a mini pinterest for DIY projects

The month of May started my favorite time of year for markets, every town and city has one or more to check out, this link has the indie craft fairs across Canada

Shout out for "The Picket Fence Market" is coming up! June 14 from 9am-1pm at 5205-52 Street, Olds, always treasures to find

quote of the day;
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage by considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them; every day begin the task anew."
- Francis de Sales

Friday, May 16, 2014

late friday links

The May long weekend is upon us, as many of us will pack up the tents, campers and head to the great outdoors for some R&R, some choose to enjoy the quietness that staying at home in your own back yards brings. Whatever you do with the first long weekend of the season, embrace the longer days, warmer weather budding trees and flowers that are starting to pop up.

Here is a site to find all the campsites in Alberta

The best part of camping is the camp fire and the smores, yummm

This blog has so many vegetarian recipes, and yummy things to make

For the country girls out there, this video rocks!

Have a safe long weekend!

reFind is open Saturday 10-6pm and closed Sunday and Monday

quote of the day;
"Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If you mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life."
- Wu Men

Saturday, May 10, 2014

friday posts

It is mothers day this Sunday. Reach out and call, email, or better yet spend some time with your special mom this Sunday. I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend with my mom to celebrate it early.

Back from a week holiday, heading into the store on Monday to see all the new consignment that came in while I was away!

Follow reFind on Facebook, there are postings every day on different items in the store.

Spring cleaning is starting at my house, going through cupboards, closets, pantry, drawers and the garage, oh and also the outside flower beds and shed get a good purging. Starting to feel a bit lighter already.

Who better to guide us through a spring cleaning than Martha Stewart...

I am still making my grateful list everyday on the chalkboard in my kitchen, front and center so not to miss it each day

quote of the day;
"We must know how to design our lives. We are all artists, and each day is a canvas".
by author Janice MacLeod "Paris Letters"

Friday, May 2, 2014

friday links

Late posting for Friday links, I am away on a holiday and the password was changed! So here goes...

A much needed break to the west coast to see family and some nice greenery, ocean and hiking. As busy as one can become, life is calling for some down time.

April was a great month, a big shout out to all the consignors bringing in fun spring items and to the many customers who came in and found something to add to their spring wardrobe.

Moving onto a new era of parenting, with both kids grown and moving out, this blog brought me back to the joy and wonder of young children

For all the single ladies out there

Three simple things to give you a great start to your day... seems like common sense...

quote of the day;
"the soul should stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience"
Emily Dickenson