Monday is for MZ Studios

You know people that you meet who dream up & build amazing things to leave you wondering, how in the h-e-double hockey sticks do they do that? For me, one of those creators is a prairie guy who towers over most. I come … Continue reading

Who doesn’t like a holiday craft sale with BurnKnitDesign

For those asking where to find BurnKnitDesign – this is your lucky weekend!! & for those who don’t know it yet, here is what local duo Jess & Kyla are up to…

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“We are a freshly new start up company that connects with the modern world, while bringing a rustic & warm feeling to our work. We have our own inspirations from what we create, but thrive to customize our pieces for our customers; we tap into their creativity to make it more meaningful to them.
We offer (all custom) crochet scarves, headbands, toques, blankets, for both adults and kids; and even have sweaters & hair pieces for the little ones.
We also do (unique) woodwork. From personalized cutting boards to unique signs for your home. No two pieces are alike as most of our wood is salvaged from our very own prairie backyard.”

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~ Cozy coozies $12 ~ Bambi’s lover plaque $40 ~ Headbands for the little princess $12 ~ Cutting boards for the chef. $15/each ~

These are just a few sweet items. Email with Q’s, orders/custom work – Kyla & Jess: and this weekend find them at…..


Where: Canadian Mennonite University – 500 Shaftsbury Blvd!

What: Over 70 local HANDMADE only artisans will be highlighted at this years sale!

Find the perfect holiday gift for friends, family or even a little something for yourself.

ALSO this year – Proceeds from the Tuxedo Holiday Sale will be directed to The Children’s Wish Foundation! Help them to grant a favourite wish for a child faced with a life-threatening illness, in our very own Manitoba! Energy106 and sister station Jewel101 will be on site at the sale to help celebrate the 25th Year Anniversary!

Along with their new venue & Charity of Choice, go get your photo with Santa, lunch & refreshments. They also have a HUGE raffle!

Main St. Exchange: Eat on the East, Shop on the West

If you like carpaccio, you must try The Mitchell Block version made with Bison. I tried it for the first time yesterday while on a Mother-Daughter date night. The crispy light crackers complimented amazingly lean shaved bison that was peppered with a … Continue reading

Oil & Vinegar Mix

Whoever thought oil & vinegar couldn’t change the kitchen, they can. For those who entertain, cook & bake, or know those who entertain, cook & bake, this is something that matters… Meet Oliv. When a girlfriend, Lara, was in charge … Continue reading

Best kind of Girl Friend dates…time with a hint of floral

So one of my ever so sweet high school girl friends, Ashley, messaged me the other day saying that she had a great idea for us to celebrate my birthday together ~~~ I would have never thought of it! It will take place at…

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I am even in love with the NAME of their shop!

Now, I have only seen photos and heard snippets of things about this floral shop on social media, word of mouth, etc., and I have to say, I am excited! I know they have beautiful arrangements for weddings, parties, just because (the best), holidays. One thing I didn’t know they hosted were Workshops.

Ashley and I will be attending a Floral Arranging Workshop!!!! What a sweet way to get quality visiting time in with a good friend, learn something new and take home the beautiful creation that adds beauty and the memory of the evening to your home!

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“At Oak & Lily we love flowers and know how working with them and being surrounded by them lifts your spirits and excites your creativity! We also love to share our passion for these precious pieces of creation and believe that everyone has a designers touch!

We offer workshops through the year to help everyone hone in on their inner florist! From terrariums, to vintage containers, to mason jars, to wooden boxes, anything can become the base of a beautiful floral arrangement. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about the workshop schedule or call us to arrange for a private gathering of some friends!”

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They also carry some sweet things other than only items with petals and stems:


The prettiest cards you ever did see! All designed by local and independent artists — hand illustrated, letterpress, oh my!

Strathcona 1890 Urban Seed Collections ~ Beautifully packaged easy to grow, non-GMO, open pollinated, non-chemically treated, heirloom seeds for sustainable food resources. Edible Flowers, Junior Framer, Quick & Dirty, Bee Bouquet, and Microgreens Kit.

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1724 Corydon Avenue || 204-421-6251 ||  || Instagram

I cannot wait to share how the experience goes and photos of the arrangements that Ashley and I come up with in next weeks workshop!!! Wish us green thumbs!

Photos were borrowed from Oak & Lily’s Instagram and website