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DIY | Homemade Flower Food // JustineCelina.com
Create, DIY, Dwell, Flower Education, Flowers, Food

HOMEMADE FLOWER FOOD RECIPE

Today I’m publishing a different kind of recipe than you’re using to seeing on these pages — for Homemade Flower Food! If you frequent our FLOWER archives, you’ll have read a lot about flower food here at JustineCelina along with our flower care and conditioning tips. But did you know you can actually make it at home with just 4 ingredients — and you probably have all of them in your home right now? Today, flower maven Rebecca Dawn Design is sharing her Homemade Flower Food Recipe with us, a secret weapon among professional florists to prolong the life of any bloom.

If you’ve always wanted to know how to keep your flowers from fading, are looking to brush up on your flower care skills or are looking for a DIY alternative to premade flower food packets, you’ve come to the right place! Come hang out with Rebecca and I today while we chat about a simple combination of household and kitchen staples to keep your flowers looking fresh and perky. Also, how darling are these Double Bloom Hellebores? Continue Reading

DIY Floating Spring Centrepiece // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, DIY, Dwell, Flower Arranging, Flowers, Pantone, Spring

DIY FLOATING SPRING CENTREPIECE

Many of us are bringing fresh flowers into our homes this spring — but despite our best care, all flowers eventually fade. Today I’ve teamed up with my friend and incredibly talented flower designer Rebecca Dawn Design to share an extremely simple (and extremely beautiful!) DIY Floating Spring Centrepiece — the perfect way to extend the life of blooms that are on their way out! All you need is a large serving bowl, fresh water and a handful of blooms — either repurposed from a less than youthful arrangement, or foraged from your garden! We’re covering everything you need to know to create a showstopping centrepiece to infuse any space with the fleeting beauty of spring blossoms — expert flower arranging skills not required.

You guessed it — we’re still drawing inspiration from Pantone’s spring palette and highlighting a melange of gorgeous spring blooms in soft shades of Pale Dogwood, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Hazelnut and (of course) a hint of the Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery. Kick back with Rebecca and I tonight as we show you how to create this easy going, pastel hued centrepiece to adorn your coffee table, dining table, or enliven your al fresco entertaining this season!

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Shoes of Summer + End of Season Sales // JustineCelina.com
Create, DIY, Fall, Fashion, Shoe Guides, Summer

SHOES OF SUMMER + END OF SEASON SALES

When I asked a few months ago what kind of content you’d like to see more of here at JustineCelina, I got a resounding request for more shoes! Well, ask and you shall receive, my friends — I’m thrilled that you love shoes just as much as I do! Today I’m chatting about my favourite shoes this summer and shopping end of season sales to find the best deals. I’m also sharing a few tips to transition summer shoes into autumn! Did you know fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd? That means there’s almost one full month of summer left! When the sun is shining in Calgary, I’m planning to embrace it and wear my summer shoes for as long as possible! I’m also sharing a fun and easy DIY pompom sandal that’s a great, inexpensive way to try the trend and customize it to suit your personal style. Now let’s chat summer shoes, shall we ladies (and gents)? Continue Reading

Foraged Prairie Wildflower Bouquet | Calgary, Alberta, Canada // JustineCelina.com
Create, DIY, Flowers, Inspiration, Summer, Travel

FORAGED PRAIRIE WILDFLOWER BOUQUET

I’ve been dreaming this post up since I first started blogging here at JustineCelina — and I’m elated to finally be able to share it with you today! Typically, people associate the mountains with wildflowers, but our Canadian prairies are brimming with wildflowers and gorgeous natural foliage, too. Rebecca loves to create foraged arrangements and bouquets whenever she travels, so I was excited to explore the prairies with her in search of some inspiring ingredients for our Foraged Prairie Wildflower Bouquet! Come along with us today as we forage the lush prairies near my childhood home in rural Alberta and Rebecca creates this absolutely stunning, no cost bouquet. She’s also sharing her expert prairie foraging tips and guidelines to inspire your next weekend adventure!

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Al Fresco Summer Dining Inspiration // JustineCelina.co,
Create, Creative Process, DIY, Dwell, Entertain, Food, Inspiration, Occasions, Summer

AL FRESCO SUMMER DINING INSPIRATION

One of my favourite things about summer is spending time in the serenity of country and getting outside. I welcome any chance to dine al fresco (meaning: in the open air) and today I’m walking you through how I pulled together this unique outdoor dinner party on a budget. This earthy, upscale celebration is inspired by the Easy Vegan White Mushroom Pizzas on the Grill I created for The Food Bloggers of Canada to celebrate outdoor summer entertaining!

Tonight I’m sharing my insider tips for creating and styling memorable gatherings — from my favourite sources for inexpensive entertaining essentials, to foraging for unique pieces in the prairies, to a simple copper-themed DIY. I also chat about the gorgeous (but budget friendly) Rebecca Dawn Design florals, inspired by the wild beauty of our Canadian summers. In the true spirit of al fresco dining I invite you to bring the inside out and join me for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc on a gorgeous summer evening among the swaying grass and tall trees! Continue Reading

DIY | How to Make a Summer Flower Arrangement with Rebecca Dawn Design // JustineCelina.com
Create, DIY, Dwell, Flower Arranging, Flowers, Summer

DIY | HOW TO MAKE A SUMMER FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

Have you ever wanted to learn about Flower Arranging? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today Rebecca Dawn Design is sharing her expert flower arranging tips and showing us how to create this colourful summer arrangement in a step-by-step, illustrated tutorial! I’m so fortune to be able to work with Rebecca to bring flower content to JustineCelina and I want to take a moment to acknowledge just how lucky we really are to be able to learn from her. In addition to being my friend, she’s also one of the industry’s most talented flower designers and a fantastic teacher. I’ve learned so much being able to work alongside her and I couldn’t be happier or more excited to be able to share it with all of you! Today Rebecca is spilling her flower design tips and insider tricks as Milton Photography captures it all on film — so grab a notepad and a glass of wine and let’s learn how to arrange flowers together! Continue Reading

DIY | Foraged Lilac Arrangement // JustineCelina.com
Create, DIY, Flower Education, Flowers, Summer

DIY | FORAGED LILAC ARRANGEMENT

This June, it’s all about lilacs here at JustineCelina! Today Rebecca Dawn Design and I are continuing to share the lilac love and showing you how to create your own DIY Foraged Lilac Arrangement at home. Not only are these little purple blossoms gorgeous, they’re also free — making it simple and accessible to create a no-cost arrangement in your home this summer. Bring the outside in to preserve your lilacs a little while longer and add splash of purple to your space while enjoying their timeless beauty and intoxicating scent! We also share our urban foraging and lilac care tips, along with design inspiration for this modest bouquet that celebrates the stunning textures and tones of June’s blossoming plants. If you want to learn more about lilacs, you’ll love this post! Continue Reading