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The role you play as a consumer of the fashion industry is critical for the healthy future of our planet, and ourselves. Do you know how many toxic chemicals are leached into the environment from the fashion & textile industry? Take a look at this video from Greenpeace.

Governments can create laws around environmental issues, but nothing will have a greater, faster and more sustainable impact than... Read more
Here is our all new, step-by-step photo guide to tying a long scarf into a turban. Esther, our model, is wearing one of our classic, very popular Long Tying Turban Scarves (See more of our products at Suburban Turban Headwear) . These come in a huge range of on-trend colours from neutrals to brights, jewel-like shades and more!) Step 1

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There are plenty of charitable causes that accept well-made, hand made greeting cards to spread hope, cheer, and joy. Two that immediately sping to mind are Operation Write Home , which collects cards to send to soldiers deployed overseas for them to use to write home, and Kards for Kids , which collects cards for the nurses at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to distribute to the children in their... Read more
Do I love my hobby? Most definitely.

I have a great sense of fulfillment and pride when I finish a project. I easily get inspired to make something new. I admit it, I am a crochet junkie. I can't put my crochet hook down. I've been known in my entourage as 'Hatty Nady' for a while now.

My 'hatty' days began many moons ago!

The girls in the family know to come to me when they need a... Read more
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Cuba, and I saw the most beautiful sight. The sunrise .

The air was quiet while everyone slept. The sky was painted with reds, yellows and oranges, streaked across the horizon. The sea looked like an infinity pool, it seemed to just end and steeply fall. There was a flicker of light where the ocean meets the sky and then that small flicker opened up to show a slit... Read more
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown

When I was growing up there was a definite range of attitudes towards Mother’s Day. At one end of the continuum, the day was considered a sentimental bid from the card companies for our hard earned dollars. At the other end of the continuum Mom was served breakfast in bed, and swamped with cards and little items. Then Mom went back to being Mom, doing... Read more
Finally, we’re moving towards Spring , after a long brutal seemingly never-ending winter. That is to say, a real winter, like we haven’t had in a long time here in Southern Ontario. We’re in April already, and temperatures are still dipping below the freezing mark each night! Well never mind. It’s winter’s last gasp. No matter how hard it blusters and carries on and refuses to leave,... Read more
This reminds me of Play-doh, except incredibly advanced. Seems like it'd be fun to try, and even getting things "wrong" could work out. Plus, clearly creates brilliant ideas: who doesn't want to see Buddha on a treadmill?? (Must click!) Read more
These shoes, not boots, were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do - they'll walk you wherever you want to go thanks to GPS technology installed right in them! And they don't even look like space shoes, they're a pretty sleek, well-heeled leather pair.

Do you think this could be a trend that will catch on?

Another question: what happens when it rains??? Read more
A few years ago my neighbor found two baby squirrels; the cat had gotten the mother and the babies had puncture marks.

Did I want to raise one? Sure, my nurturing nature kicked in. So I took it right in the middle of yard work.

Now what? I went online and found a wonderful article on how to raise and release squirrels.

The most important thing was NOT to use puppy milk from the pet store. It will kill... Read more



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