Thursday, June 25, 2009

Virtual road trip

My mini "interview" is up on the TransCanada Team blog. The team is making their way accross the country in honour of Canada Day and our Team contest.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Slug death trap

This spring my poor basil was victimized by slugs. It was looking limp and the leaves had numerous holes in them. There was barely a leaf decent enough for me to eat. So here was my solution:

1 small container + a little left over beer = 1 eco friendly slug trap.

After one week of "refills", my basil is already looking healthier. (Sorry it rained all weekend, so I'll get a post "slug" photo next week.)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Canada Day Road trip and Giveaway

The Trans Canada Etsy Team is having a virtual road trip and we are giving away two amazing prizes! The promotion runs from June 20th to July 1st.

During this time, when you make a purchase from a participating shop, you automatically earn one ticket into a prize draw for every $10 you spend (before shipping is added to the total). So if you spend $10, you will get one ticket. If you spend $50, you get 5 tickets.

If you mention the promotional code "Road Trip" in the notes to seller when you check out, you can earn one additional ticket into the prize draw.There are two incredible prizes!A $350 Prize Pack consisting of all these handmade items:

And a $175 Handwoven Rag Rug:

The rag rug was woven by Pegg, FiveForty, using tshirts that were sent to her from all the participating team members across Canada. It's gorgeous and big, measuring 34"x55"! It is a wonderful collaboration bringing together our members from coast to coast, and beautifully executed by Fiveforty through her artistry and skill.

So here is how you win! From June 20th to July 1st, any purchase you make from the participating shops will get your name into the draw. You get one ballot for every $10 that you spend. On July 2nd, we will draw for the winners. Remember, if you mention the promo code "Road Trip" when you make your purchase, you will get one extra ballot!

Be sure to check out the TransCanada Team blog from now till July 1st for mini interviews done with each seller (including myself).

Here is a list of participating shops and prizes that each shop has donated to the prize pack. Remember, you earn 1 ticket for each $10 you spend (prior to shipping costs) in these shops:

Jewelry & Accessories:


Cards & Journals:

Bath & Body:


House & Home:

Handmade Supplies:

We hope you have fun participating in our virtual road trip, Happy Canada Day! Winners announced July 2nd.

*It is also possible to get one entry without making a purchase by writing a short essay describing your favorite Canadian thing (place, person, food, book, band, artist etc) Tell us why you love it and what it means to you. Then, send in your entry by contacting Sara through her Etsy shop.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Some new tops

I've been busy stocking the shop with my new style of summer scarf tank top. Each one of these tops is made using 2 vintage scarves. One for the front and a complementary print for the back (not pictured)

Acorn - available in a size small

Vintage bouquet available in a size Large

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Quick tomato salad

Here's one of my favorite tomato salads

- Bunch of tomatoes, cut into bite size
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped thyme ( I used lemon thyme from the garden)

Place tomatoes in bowl, top with sliced shallots. Mix all dressing ingredients together in small bowl and drizzle on top of tomatoes mix. Easy Peasy!

Now if only my tomatoes could grow in my garden (insert long sigh!)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Another weekend deal

Just wanted to let everyone know I'm having a weekend sale starting Saturday till Sunday midnight (EST). Save 15 % when you mention "spring graduate" at tangente's checkout.

So many great deals on Etsy this weekend, I may have to go shopping myself.


Related Posts with Thumbnails