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How to Unite a Space With Flowers | A Cheerful Spring Arrangement featuring Hyacinths, Double tulips, Ranunculus, Larkspur, Queen Anne’s Lace, Quicksand roses, Lisianthus, Camellia, Willow Eucalyptus and Podocarpus created by Rebecca Dawn Design // JustineCelina.com
Creative Process, Dwell, Flower Education, Flowers, Living Room, Pantone, Plants, Spring

HOW TO UNITE A ROOM WITH FLOWERS


Flower children, I’m back tonight with a fresh post in our FLOWER EDUCATION series! It’s been a little while since I’ve published a dedicated flower education post — and I thought it was time to switch things up a bit! This post is a hybrid, merging FLOWER and DWELL categories — I’m sharing tips and tricks on How To Unite a Room With Flowers, in addition to the inspiration and details behind the stunning sister arrangements Rebecca Dawn Design created for our Living Room Reveal! I’ve always said that flowers are my not so secret weapon to elevate any celebration or space — I absolutely love to have fresh flowers in our home whenever possible. But today I’m sharing exactly how to select flowers that compliment your space and showcasing a variety of blooms and foliage not yet seen here at JustineCelina!

If you’d like to brighten up your space with some cheerful blooms but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Pour yourself a delicious glass of rosé (hey, it’s hump day and we’ve earned it!) and enjoy a relaxing mid-week read dedicated to creating a cohesive space that feels fresh and inviting. I’m sharing where I source inspiration for flower content as well as flowers in our home, how I select flowers the compliment decor, colour palette and even the plants in a space (our urban jungle is expanding rapidly!). Learn more about how Rebecca worked with Hyacinths, Double Tulips, Ranunculus, Larkspur, Queen Anne’s Lace, Quicksand Roses, Lisianthus, Podocarpus and Camelia to create these complimentary arrangements that perfectly invoked the fleeting beauty of the season. Cheers, friends!

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Spring 2018 Trend Guide | Lavender Love | Calgary, Alberta Fashion Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, Pantone, Spring, Trend Guides

SPRING 2018 TREND GUIDE | LAVENDER LOVE


Fashionistas, welcome back for my final TREND GUIDE of Spring 2018 — dedicated to my recent obsession with all things lavender (if you’ve been following along this spring, you probably saw this coming!). It’s been an exceptionally busy couple of weeks (I’ll be sharing some fun projects I’ve been working on BTS with you soon!), but before the lilacs faded, we managed to pop out to shoot some new style content in my hometown of Strathmore, Alberta. In fact, we squeezed this shoot into the only free hour we had on our way to Brooks to celebrate a birthday — I had to paint my nails at a sequence of red lights on my way out of the city (yes, I was driving!). All things considered, I love the way these images came out!

Regardless of current trends (or the season, for that matter!), a beautiful, flowy top (which I love so much I picked it up in 2 other colours and ordered one for my Mom!), skinny jeans, comfortable, low heels, a cute bag and a great pair of shades is what you’ll find me in on most spring weekends or casual days — another one of my go-to outfit formulas that’s ultra wearable, yet polished. But this spring, I’ve updated this classic look with a selection of seasonal trends and fresh accessories including lavender, pleats, fluted sleeves, straw bags, block heels, coin necklaces and pearls! If you want to dip your toes into the lavender trend but aren’t sure where to start, stay tuned for a few tips that will help you integrate this of-the-moment hue into your wardrobe or beauty routine this season — even if you’re not sure it’s a colour you can pull off (because you totally can!). Today I’m sharing a handful of my favourite trend highlights to carry you from spring into summer (and beyond) in style!

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Digital Blooms June 2018 | Free Pantone Inspired Desktop Wallpapers for Spring and Summer | Free Pastel Tech Wallpapers // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Spring, Summer

DIGITAL BLOOMS JUNE 2018 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS


Well hey there, June! Summer is only a few weeks away and Rebecca Dawn Design and I are celebrating with the ultimate soft, dreamy, pastel, watercolour inspired edition of DIGITAL BLOOMS! I’m obviously partial to these shades as they mimic my personal brand here at JustineCelina — and I have to say this is one of my favourite sets of free floral downloads we’ve created over the years. As I’m sure you’ve noticed (just look at my content over the past couple of months!) pastels are everywhere this spring and summer, so this month we curated a dreamy selection of Willow Eucalyptus, blue Delphiniums, lavender Garden Roses, creamy Pom Pom Chrysanthemums, pink Alstroemeria, blush Hyacinths, magenta Tulips and coral Asiatic lilies to create a beautiful, watercolour inspired ombre effect. Embrace the softer side of summer flowers and bring a harmonious, uplifting vibe to your tech with our June 2018 Digital Blooms!

You probably guessed it, this pastel wonderland was inspired by the Pantone Spring 2018 Colour Trend Report! I’ve been particularly inspired by lavender and lilac hues lately (OMG, the lilacs are so gorgeous right now!) and have been incorporating them into my creative work, home, wardrobe and even my beauty routine lately (more on that coming soon!). Freshen up your tech for a brand new season by clicking through to download a floral tech wallpaper to the background of your computer, tablet or phone — absolutely free, no strings attached (seriously… I don’t even ask for your email address!).  Continue Reading

May 2018 Soundtrack | A Single Coral Sunset Peony | Calgary Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Flowers, Music, Spring

MAY 2018 SOUNDTRACK


How is it the end of May?! This month has flown by — and that means it’s time for another Monthly Soundtrack! My May 2018 Soundtrack is a long one, featuring nearly 5 hours of my favourite tunes spanning a mosaic of genres with a focus on instrumental, electronic and chillwave. May was another work-behind-the-scenes heavy month as we brought the second installment of our SPACE REFRESH series to life — there were a lot of long hours, construction, DIY projects and photoshoots going down and this soundtrack helped to keep me inspired and focused! This is an eclectic, easy listening playlist perfect for fueling conversation, energizing work days or coming along on weekend adventures.

I discovered so many new artists this month, but I had a handful of tracks on repeat — including il:lo’s Vega, Mazde, Rromarin & Dugong Jr’s Fading Out, YOSIE & LO’s Galaxies, Shibuya Again’s Teen Daze, WMD’s It Was 9:30 and You Were Beautiful, MUNE’s Sad Boy, Ryat’s ATTLAS, Kidwaste & Sophie Simmon’s Beautiful Life, Shook’s Wind on the Water, Handbook’s Glow, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Talking Straight, Alina Baraz & Khalid’s Electric, Skinny Atlas’s Forest Child, Islandis’s Your Lover, Mtbrd’s Phone Call, Molife’s Dazed Summer, Lights & Motion’s Silver Lining, Nym’s Light Catcher and Qrion’s Hush. Oh, and it’s peony season once again! Are you as excited as I am?!

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My 3rd Blogiversary + 10 Things I Learned in my Third Year of Blogging | Tips for New or Aspiring Bloggers | A Pantone Spring 2018 Inspired Birthday Celebration // JustineCelina.com
Business, Create, Creative Process, Dessert & Treats, Dwell, Flowers, Goals, Inspiration, Life, Local Love, Occasions, Pantone, Spring, Wellness, Wine & Cocktails

MY 3RD BLOGIVERSARY + 10 THINGS I LEARNED IN MY THIRD YEAR OF BLOGGING


Friends, welcome back for my annual (and very belated!) Blogiversary celebration! My 3rd Blogiversary went roaring by on March 2nd — but to be honest, I was completely engrossed in our Living Room Reveal and some other fun, last minute projects at the time. Earlier this year I chatted about changing things up around here and creating space to let life happen — and that’s exactly what I’ve done! There’s been a lot happening here at JustineCelina lately as we get ready to reveal the next rooms in our SPACE REFRESH series (coming your way later this month!) and I simply had to prioritize my time differently to make this all possible. March was one of my most creatively fulfilling months of my life — it left me completely exhausted but also incredibly inspired! In the two months since My 3rd Blogiversary I’ve reached some milestones I’ve dreamed of achieving since launching JustineCelina and they’ve reminded me exactly why I started this whole thing in the first place. So, although it’s a bit late and I’ve been chipping away at this post when I can, I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this Pantone Spring 2018 inspired 3rd Blogiversary soirée with you!

In the midst of it all, I came up with the concept for this celebratory post pretty last minute — about 10 days before the shoot (which, admittedly, was about 2 months ago!). It was so spontaneous, but serendipitous and things just fell into place (I shot it myself one sunny Friday afternoon with my tripod and self timer). This year, we’re going all out — because after 323 blog posts, almost a million views (OMG!), 180 000 images, 2 900 comments and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears (quite literally), I truly never thought I’d get here! My third year was one of intense growth, both on these pages and off of them — I hope you enjoy reading about 10 Things I Learned in my Third Year of Blogging in this raw, honest, unabashed post (you may need a sparkling glass of rosé to get though it!). Whether you’re new to JustineCelina (and there are a lot of you beautiful people — welcome!) or have been with me since the very beginning, I’m so grateful to have you here celebrating with me today! Continue Reading

Spring 2018 Trend Guide | Check Yourself | Best Chloe Faye Medium Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag Dupes Under $50 | Calgary, Alberta Fashion Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Fashion, Makeup, Pantone, Spring, Trend Guides

SPRING 2018 TREND GUIDE | CHECK YOURSELF


It seems that we skipped spring entirely here in Calgary over the past 2 weeks and went straight from winter to summer — so naturally, I thought it was time to drop my first Spring 2018 TREND GUIDE on you! Admittedly, it’s difficult to keep up with our extremely bipolar climate in Alberta, let alone dress for it. Although we enjoyed many 20 ºC days in late April and early May, over the past few days we’re back to more typical spring weather — May showers included! While I was ecstatic to bust out all my open toed shoes (you can expect a SS18 SHOE GUIDE coming soon!), I also pulled together a few spring looks at the beginning of the season that have been on repeat lately — this is one of them! I never thought I’d see the day where bare legs were an option, but friends, the time has come!

I’m thrilled to bring you my Spring 2018 Trend Guide | Check Yourself — one of my favourite transitional outfit formulas for our Canadian winter-to-spring season, freshened up with a selection of key trends as we move into warmer weather (I can’t even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to not have to shoot in the snow!). Today I’m chatting about how to integrate checks, blush, OTK boots, round sunnies, panama hats and retro colour pairings into your spring style and highlighting my favourite on trend pieces at every price point. I’m also sharing my favourite source for designer bag dupes — believe it or not, this Chloe Faye look alike was under $40!

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Digital Blooms May 2018 | Free Pantone Inspired Desktop Wallpapers for Spring | Free Pastel Tech Wallpapers | Design 2 // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Spring

DIGITAL BLOOMS MAY 2018 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS


Welcome back, flower friends! Spring has finally sprung here in Calgary (hallelujah!) — and Rebecca Dawn Design and I are celebrating with another fresh, seasonally inspired edition of DIGITAL BLOOMS! This month, we focused on flowers, herbs and branches that have a wild, hand picked feeling inspired by the new growth of spring — including Pussy Willows, Delphinium, Acacia, Yellow Button and White Matricaria, Pom Pom Chrysanthemums and Lavender arranged with a sense of whimsy. We hope you enjoy May’s cheerful, free spirited designs as much as we enjoyed creating them!

Embrace this season’s fresh combination of soft pastels and brights on your tech with 3 free digital downloads! This May, we’ve focused primarily on Meadowlark, Little Boy Blue, Blooming Dahlia and Coconut Milk from the Pantone Spring 2018 Colour Trend Report. I love pairing crisp whites up with blue and yellow at this time of year — with a touch of blush throw into the mix, it’s such a happy and vibrant palette! Why not extend your spring cleaning to your computer, tablet and phone this year and reward yourself with a beautiful floral wallpaper when you’re finished? Thank you for joining us for another month of DIGITAL BLOOMS — wishing you all a joyful, inspired and productive month! Continue Reading