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Digital Blooms August 2017 | Free Desktop Wallpapers | Design 2 // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Spring

DIGITAL BLOOMS AUGUST 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS

August is upon us and we’ve created something completely different for this month’s set of free digital wallpapers! In the most time consuming (but totally worth it!) set of DIGITAL BLOOMS to date, this month Rebecca Dawn Design and I were inspired by airy summer fabrics, tapestries, textiles and on trend, embroidered floral details. We invite you to decorate your tech with 3 free floral designs intricately woven together with a mosaic of curated summer blooms — including Italian ruscus, white hypericum, spray (pompom) chrysanthemums, green hydrangeas, white wax flowers, white spray aster, pink hypericums, weeping podocarpus and pink larkspurs.

Add a beautiful, bohemian touch to your tech this month by clicking through to choose from 3 free digital wallpapers and enjoy these sweet summer blooms on your the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long! August’s palette features a tranquil palette of crisp white, natural green, warm coral, vibrant citrine and pastel pink intertwined in inspired harmony. If you’re looking to refresh your tech with something understated yet interesting this summer, we would love for you to download our August 2017 Free Desktop Wallpapers! Continue Reading

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

Digital Blooms July 2017 | Free Desktop Wallpapers | Design 3 // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Spring

DIGITAL BLOOMS JULY 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS

Flower friends, welcome back for a very festive edition of DIGITAL BLOOMS — where we’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with an explosion of vibrant, fiery flowers! This month, Rebecca Dawn Design and I were inspired by warm, sun drenched days, summer celebrations and… you guessed it, the spicy side of the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report — specifically, Flame. Pantone describes this sizzling, red based orange as fun loving, flamboyant and vivacious. It’s a beautiful summer hue and I can’t wait to work with this fiery shade across categories this month here at JustineCelina (orange is one of my favourite colours to wear during the summer — and did you read that Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is back in stock?!).

Spice up your tech this month by clicking through to choose from 3 free digital wallpapers and enjoy some sunshine on your the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long! Our July 2017 Digital Blooms feature Ranunculus, Double Tulips, Narcissus, Asclepia and Genista set to a sizzling colour palette of golden yellow, vibrant orange, warm coral and Pantone’s striking Flame. Happy Canada Day everyone — thanks for stopping by this weekend to celebrate with us! Continue Reading

June 2017 Soundtrack // JustineCelina.com
Flowers, Music, Summer

JUNE 2017 SOUNDTRACK

Looking for a fun playlist for your summer adventures? I’ve got you covered today with my June 2017 Soundtrack! This lighthearted, easy listening playlist features 3 hours and 15 minutes of indie, alternative, chill electronic and tropical house with a dash of hip hop — perfect for roadtrips, backyard barbecues, picnics, Canada Day festivities and anything else you may be getting up to this summer! It’s full of good vibes and pairs well with carefree, sunshiny days.

I feel like I say this every month, but I discovered so many new artists and tracks I’m excited to share with you. A few June standouts include Shallou’s Truth, Zave & FAL’s Always, Ryan Playground’s How About We Believe, Steve James & RKCB’s In My Head, Coolwater Set, RAC and JVZEL’s The Coast, Satin Jacket’s Olivia, CIRRRCLE, A.G.O, Ami Ide and Jyodan’s Cycle, The War on Drugs Thinking of a Place, Brett’s Tell Me All The Dreams You’ve Been Having, Tyzo Bloom & Casey Cooks Tip Toe, Odesza’s Meridian, Lanks & Airling’s April, LEO ISLO & Tontario’s Coexist, KROY’s Go, Holmsey’s Wilder, Y.V.E. 48 & LissA’s Nothing to Say, Kygo & Ellie Goulding’s First Time, Awae, Damned & Layna’s Hold Me, Real Estate’s Darling, Slushii’s Sapient Dream, Ben Phipps & Ashe’s Don’t Look Back, Blood Culture’s Phospholipid, Olukara & LoVibe’s Dark Skinned Girls and Bien’s Spinning on Blue. Cheers friends — have a great long weekend!

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All About Peonies | Purchasing and care tips | Coral Sunset Peonies // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Dwell, Flower Education, Flowers, Pantone, Spring, Summer

ALL ABOUT PEONIES

Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a fresh collaborative post in our ALL ABOUT series — where the lovely Rebecca Dawn Design and I team up to educate you on an of the moment seasonal flower. We’ve already covered Tulips and Roses — but this June, it’s All About Peonies here at JustineCelina! Today we’re dishing everything you’ve ever wanted to know about everyone’s favourite summer bloom.

Whether you’re purchasing Peonies this summer or trimming some from your garden, consider this All About Peonies post your one-stop shop when it comes to summer’s most beautiful bloom. Today we’re sharing alternate names and meanings, colours and varieties available, vase life, what to look for when purchasing, as well as how to care for and condition your Peonies so you can enjoy them for up to a week. Rebecca also shares her expert tips for getting your Peonies to open more quickly! Otherworldly Coral Sunset Peonies (yes, we’re still drawing inspiration from the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report and into millennial pink) take centre stage in today’s history lesson for the Peony obsessed — they’re my absolute favourite variety!

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Digital Blooms June 2017 | Free Desktop Wallpapers | Design 1 // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Spring

DIGITAL BLOOMS JUNE 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS

It’s Peony season and I bet you’re just as excited as we are! Peonies are some of our favourite flowers — so, to welcome the first month of summer here at JustineCelina, our June DIGITAL BLOOMS are dedicated to Peonies and flowering trees! The trees have finally started to blossom here in Calgary and this month we did a bit of urban foraging, capturing local Apple and Mayflower blossoms to compliment our stunning Coral Sunset and Snowball Peonies. Our 3 free June 2017 Free Desktop Wallpapers bring the best of our spring landscape straight to your tech so you can enjoy these gorgeous blooms all summer long!

The pink craze continues here at JustineCelina this month, as does the obsession with the Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report. This June, Rebeca Dawn Design and I are crazy for watercolour inspired hues of soft coral, warm violet and creamy white juxtaposed with fresh greens. We kept our designs simple to let the exquisite beauty of our Coral Sunset Peonies sing (seriously — have you ever seen a more beautiful flower?!). If you love Peonies and soft, pastel hues, click through to download June’s tech wallpapers to the background of your computer, tablet or phone — absolutely free! And if you’d like to learn more about Peonies this season, stay tuned for an All About Peonies FLOWER EDUCATION post hitting the blog later this month. 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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