again. I officially pledge there will be no more of these radio silence apology posts. For serious my friends. I'm pinky swear promising you.

So, as you might have gathered, a lot has been going on over here. Both for the business and personally. And it's all good. Really good.

But I'm not going to tell you right now. You'll have to wait until Sunday. The last pieces of a thunderpeep re-launch are coming together and on Sunday I'll start sharing it with you. Because building this blog back up is towards to the top of the To-Do list.

For now I'll bid you a happy Friday. There's tons of sunshine in the forecast here in Toronto, hopefully spring has sprung where you are too. Or, somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere (like our friend Your Hearts Haven who's currently exploring gorgeous New Zealand) Happy Fall!


Because sometimes Wednesday are awesome!

So, if you've been following the blog for a little bit you'll know how much I love the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. No seriously I feel like I'm in love with their music sometimes.

I know, but whatever!

So they released their first new single in what feels like forever, on Monday. And it's perfect. Even this lyric video they did to launch it. Only OMAM could pull this off and still be super cool. And I really need to know who this man is - he looks like Fun!

So, on this day when I send my the Midsummer fairly tale out to be looked over by the first set of eyes that aren't mine, well this song just sort of fit. (FYI my story is one of Midsummer Forest Adventures)

Happy Hump Day!


tuning out and tuning in

So, I'm still struggling with the whole social media thing right now. The whole blogging thing. The whole life thing. I've always felt that it has to be natural, I'm not one to follow really fake or overly salesy accounts, so why would anything I put out there be? When you're not sure where you're at, that gets difficult to express.

So I just haven't been posting so much lately. I haven't been very natural in my own head of late, and that's not an easy thing to share. You just can't instagram that kind of confusing shit ;)

I've been slowly finding myself again (and yes I will eventually post about it, but it's still too personal to share) But this weekend I took some time to fully shut it all out and I guess kind of hit the reboot. Computers were down, phone was on DND and I set about doing what I really wanted to do.

You Guys, I wrote a tale.

I know I've been saying it was on the roster of to-dos.

I WROTE MY FIRST STORY. I wrote a fairy tale story. And it has Trolls in it.

And it felt really fucking awesome!

I mean I had no idea where to start, so I just started. And didn't stop. Life is pretty sweet when you know you are exactly where you're supposed to be. And when you're passionate about something it's easy, no matter how messy and complicated it may appear to be!

Stop putting off the things you are really passionate about. Life is too short.

PS. Sorry for all the potty mouth, I promise there is none of that in my story ;)


Polar Bears Day 2

Day 2 - All about Polar Bears!

Now that you've adjusted to the fact that I'm blogging 2 days in a row, I've got some fun tips about Polar Bears I bet you didn't know. And if you DID know then you should go make yourself a big cup of hot chocolate, with marshmallows of coarse, and grab the embroidery floss, because today your get a freebie embroidery pattern featuring some of my Arctic creatures. But first…

Some Polar Bear Facts

• Polar bears are the largest bears in the world - weighing from 352-680kg
• Seals are their typical prey and they would have to eat about 45 a year to survive 
• They are the Arctic's top wildlife predator
• The life span of a polar bear is 25 to 30 years
• There are approx. 20-25,000 polars bears worldwide but 60% of them live in Canada (woohoo!)
• Their status is listed as: Vulnerable :(
• Have a thick coat of insulating fur that covers up a nice layer of fat - to keep them warm in one of the planet's coldest environments
• Fur even grows on the bottom of their paws!
• While their fur is white, to help camouflage them in the snow and ice, their skin is actually black to help soak in the sun's warming rays.
• Females give birth in the winter and usually to twins (awwww!)
• They will dig a den deep into the snow drifts to help protect and insulate them from the elements
• Cubs will live with their mother for around 28 months, while she teaches them all they need to know to survive the Arctic.

Crafty Fun!

As many of you may know, I have a wee side project with my good friend Quilter Steff called Pickled Herring Design. We create really pretty quilt and embroidery patterns for all you sewing friendly folk and for today's perk I thought I would create some embroidery patterns of the Arctic creatures from this years Polar Nights collection. These patterns aren't even for sale - super exclusive for all you hard core Arctic fans. Download the pdf here

And lastly, a little video about Polar Bear senses

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