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DIGITAL BLOOMS MARCH 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS // JustineCelina.com
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Winter

DIGITAL BLOOMS MARCH 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS

It’s March 1st and that means it’s time for another installment of DIGITAL BLOOMS, where I team up with my friend and ultra talented flower designer Rebecca Dawn Design each month to create 3 free desktop wallpapers! Except… plot twist — this month, there aren’t any flowers! March is going to be an incredibly exciting month here at JustineCelina for a few reasons — first, it’s my Blogiversary month (I hit publish on my very first post almost 2 years ago!), it’s the first month of spring (hallelujah!) and I have some amazing plans in the works (including travel — and you’re coming with me!). I think you may be able to tell from all the exclamation points in this paragraph just how thrilled I am to be able to share all of this with you!

March seems like the perfect time to celebrate Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery (are you sick of hearing me yammer on about Greenery yet?!), by incorporating this refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings, into March’s Digital Blooms. Pantone coined 2017’s it hue as ‘nature’s neutral’ and this month we’re showing it off with an array of exotic green foliage! While we may not see the first signs of spring’s natural greenery in Calgary this month, we can refresh our digital devices with this reviving, restoring and renewing hue. We hope you enjoy March’s Digital Blooms — click through for 3 free Greenery inspired downloads sure to freshen up the background of your completer, tablet or phone just in time for spring!

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February 2017 Soundtrack // JustineCelina.com
Flowers, Music, Winter

FEBRUARY 2017 SOUNDTRACK

Are you looking for some fresh tunes as we transition into spring? My February 2017 Soundtrack has you covered with 3 and a half hours of upbeat alternative, indie, electronic, a little hip hop and some fresh new releases! I’ve been discovering most of my new music lately via Spotify’s Discover Weekly (a personalized playlist updated every Monday) and Release Radar (new releases based on your preferences updated every Friday) so there’s definitely been no shortage of new music here at JustineCelina headquarters! I also discovered Spotify’s Brain Food playlist, which features almost 6 hours of mellow electronic music — exactly what I like to listen to while I’m thinking, working and creating!

Standout tracks this month include Lost Boy Crow’s Stay a Little Longer, Marian Hill’s Down (which I also recognized in an Apple commercial towards the end of the month!), Big Wild and Tove Styrke’s Aftergold, Violet Day’s Your Girl, Khai’s Aberrant, Local Native + Charlotte Day Wilson’s Dark Days (Live at ACL), Geotic’s Actually Smiling, Bridget Kearney’s Wash Up, Sun Airway’s All In, Kidswaste + Chelsea Culter’s More Colours, Little Ocean’s Northern Eyes, Fracture’s Lowcast, pronoun + Funeral Advantage’s a million other things, Middle Kid’s Edge of Town, Flor’s Hold On, Alvvays Archie’s Marry Me, The Lumineer’s Cleopatra, The Chainsmokers + Coldplay’s Something Just Like This and General Crush’s Wide Escape (which I just discovered today!). Happy listening!

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All About Roses | Mother of Pearl Hand Bouquet // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Flower Education, Flowers, Spring, Wellness, Winter

ALL ABOUT ROSES

Well hello, everyone! It’s been a week since my last blog post — I took the long weekend off from blogging to enjoy some quality rest and relaxation — and it was absolutely fantastic! I headed to the mountains on Saturday for a peaceful drive, a much needed massage at my favourite spa and an incredible meal. I also slept in, caught up on some housework, read a book and generally just enjoyed a slow, semi unplugged weekend without my camera (yep, still working on that balance thing we talked about!) How did you spend your long weekend?

This week I’m back at it — feeling refreshed, renewed and so excited to bring you another collaborative post in our ALL ABOUT series where Rebecca Dawn Design and I team up to educate you about everything you’ve ever wanted to know to know about a certain flower! In honour of love month, it’s been All About Roses here at JustineCelina and today we’re reintroducing you to February’s quintessential bloom, the rose. Learn about common and unique varieties, what to look for when purchasing roses, as well as how to care for and condition them so you can enjoy them for up to 14 days. Rebecca also shares her secret weapon for reviving droopy roses — you’re not going to want to miss it! There’s so much pretty in store for you today (did you know flowers are one of my favourite things to photograph?) as we take a closer look at Vendela, Quick Sand, Mother of Pearl, Cappuccino, Precious Moments and Roseberry rose varieties.

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DIGITAL BLOOMS FEBRUARY 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS + CHOOSING TO SPREAD LOVE // JustineCelina.com
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Winter

DIGITAL BLOOMS FEBRUARY 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS + CHOOSING TO SPREAD LOVE

We’re embracing love month in full force here at JustineCelina with February’s DIGITAL BLOOMS! Each of our 3 free desktop wallpapers feature a romantic, feminine, uplifting palette and the classic elegance of Roses complimented with cheerful Ranunculus (cause you know I love ’em!) and vibrant Hellebores. Roses are a timeless symbol of love, but did you know they also hold special significance based on their colour? This month, Rebecca Dawn Design selected some exquisite rose varieties for us to work with — including Vendela, Quick Sand, Mother of Pearl, Cappuccino, Precious Moments, Roseberry and Spray Roses. I bet you’ve never seen anything like them!

If you’ve always wanted to learn more about roses, stay tuned later this month for a coordinating flower education post, but for now you can enjoy our special DIGITAL BLOOMS Love Edition on the background of your computer, tablet or phone! We hope these lighthearted blooms bring you joy and lift your spirits — just looking at them makes me happy! Click through to download your free desktop wallpaper and be sure to pass this post along to anyone who could use a little pick me up. Let’s all do our best to spread a little extra love, kindness and compassion this month — our world sure could use it right now.

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An Eclectic, Globally Inspired Arrangement // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Dwell, Flower Arranging, Flower Education, Flowers, Pantone, Winter

AN ECLECTIC, GLOBALLY INSPIRED ARRANGEMENT

While I’m all for embracing the crisp, snowy aesthetic of our Canadian winters, towards the end of January I find myself craving some serious colour! One of my favourite things about fresh flowers is their ability to infuse any space with their radiant energy and a cheerful pops of colour — so I thought it was the perfect time to share the inspiration behind this Eclectic, Globally Inspired Arrangement Rebecca created for our Cozy Girls Night In (it’s awesome to have a friend that’s also a brilliant flower designer!).

This eclectic arrangement is a true melting pot of colour, texture and origin — showcasing blooms and greenery from Australia, South Africa, South America and Madagascar united with seasonal Snowberries foraged near Fernie, British Columbia for a unique, global flair! If you’d like to dip your toes into flower arranging, are interested in care tips or flower identification, Rebecca Dawn Design and I have you covered this weekend. You know the drill — pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on the fireplace and get ready to learn more about some unconventional, international blooms and flower arranging cornerstones in the January installment of our FLOWER ARRANGING series! Continue Reading

Digital Blooms January 2017 | Free Desktop Wallpapers // JustineCelina.com
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Winter

DIGITAL BLOOMS JANUARY 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS

Start fresh and welcome 2017 with a brand new digital wallpaper for your devices! This January, our DIGITAL BLOOMS are set to a crisp, clean palette of whites and greens to greet the new year with a sense of freshness, balance and tranquility. If you’ve been following along this winter, you’ll have heard me mention Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery, which is described by Pantone as a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings. Rebecca Dawn Design and I just had to incorporate this beautiful shade into January’s Digital Blooms to set the tone for a fresh new year, full of endless possibilities!

Our ethereal lineup of flowers and foliage includes a mosaic of Hydrangeas, Ranunculus, Parvifolia Eucalyptus, Roses, Spray roses, Nerine and Cala Lilies for a muted palette brimming with soft, delicate textures. Download January’s 3 flower based desktop wallpapers and enjoy the beauty of these beautiful white blossoms on the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long — absolutely free!

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Luxe Holiday Floral Inspiration | Moody Winter Flower Arrangement with Black Magic Roses, Black Baccara Roses Gem and Lace Spray Garden Roses, Liqustrom, Hypericum, Allium, Lisianthus, Scabiosa, Chocolate Lace, Cotinus, Photina and Grevillea by Rebecca Dawn Design // JustineCelina.com
Create, Entertain, Flower Education, Flowers, Inspiration, Occasions, Pantone, Winter

LUXE HOLIDAY FLORAL INSPIRATION

Can you believe there are only 8 sleeps until Christmas? The air is crisp, the city is covered in a fluffy, white blanket and adorned with twinkling lights — I’m definitely getting into the holiday spirit! To help share that festive feeling, I’ve teamed up with the ultra talented Rebecca Dawn Design and Genevieve Renee Photographie to create some Luxe Holiday Floral Inspiration for you in a one-stop resource for your seasonal flower needs. Whether you’re creating your own centrepiece for a dinner party, searching for hostess gift ideas or looking for expert care tips to prolong the life of your holiday arrangement, you’ll find inspiration here!

Today we’re dishing every detail of this stunning, oversized arrangement — combining exquisite holiday blooms and unexpected foliage with a dramatic, jewel toned palette to create an avante garde centrepiece. Flowers posses an innate ability to elevate the ambiance of any celebration — there’s no better time to bring the beauty of fresh blooms into your home for family, friends and guests to enjoy! Pour yourself a glass of holiday cheer (Pomegranate Vanilla Mulled Wine, perhaps?) and curl up in front of the fireplace on this frosty Saturday while you gather holiday floral inspiration and learn all about winter’s most covered blooms! Continue Reading