Print | Farmer’s Market Tote Bag

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As summer draws nearer, I get more and more excited for farmer’s market season. I always make sure to have my own bag on hand, but I wanted to create one specifically for the occasion. So off I went to pick up some farmer’s veggies to create a printable collage on my sprout.

Printable Farmer's Market Notebag with Sprout by HP | Squirrelly Minds
Sprout is an incredible computer program especially useful for creatives. In the computer is a scanner, projector, and 3D camera. The computer automatically cuts out the background around the image, making it really easy to overlap them into a collage. Scanning is dead easy, and while the software takes some getting used to, it’s super handy once you get the hang of it. Keep reading to learn how I made the tote and get the download below.

Printable Farmer's Market Tote Bag with Sprout by HP | Squirrelly MindsI tried scanning the collage as a whole (already arranged on the mat) and individual pieces. I liked the latter more as I could manipulate each piece in the program to the size and rotation I wanted. The image quality and colour is pretty incredible, and the fact that it negates all the background space and makes it transparent makes it SO much easier to use each image.
Printable Farmer's Market Tote Bag with Sprout by HP | Squirrelly MindsI love how the screen and mat interact with each other. By touching an image and dragging in a downward motion, an image is transferred onto the mat where it can be manipulated. I’m not going to lie, I felt like I was in the future.
Printable Farmer's Market Tote Bag with Sprout by HP | Squirrelly MindsSince Sprout is an HP computer, it has the full range of stock fonts to use, but you can also download your favourites. I added text, reversed the image and bam, I had an iron on printable for my new farmer’s market tote bag!
Printable Farmer's Market Tote Bag with Sprout by HP | Squirrelly Minds
Coming home with my fresh produce and bread in my new tote bag! (You can’t tell with this skirt, but I promise I do have a baby bump going on).
To make your own, download the pdf below, print onto iron on sheets and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to iron it onto a canvas tote bag.

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The Friday Five – Mid Century Modern Cribs for Canadians

The Friday Five - Cribs | Squirrelly Minds

Sparrow crib from Oeuf on Elle and Elliot – $995CAD / Hudson crib from Babyletto on West Coast Kids – $498.88CAD / Moderna Island crib from Ti Amo on All Modern – $299.95 / Grayson from Shermag on Toys R Us – $299.99CAD /
Modo from Babyletto on West Coast Kids – $479.99CAD

When crib shopping, I found the stock in local shops were filled with mundane, traditional style cribs. Thank goodness for the interwebs! Except I soon realized that shopping as a Canadian was going to be difficult. They were all either:
a) well priced but only shipped within the continental US
b) far too expensive to ship to Canada
c) far too expensive over all

All the above cribs (yes, all white, can you tell I have a preference?) either ship to Canada or are available through Canadian retailers. (I just found West Coast Kids and can tell you right now I’m going to drop a lot of mula there.) But as much as I love all the cribs, we had a very limited budget. What did we get? For $249.99CAD ($310 after taxes and shipping) we ended up with this crib by Kidiway! (Don’t worry, we’ll be buying very different bedding).

The Friday Five - Cribs | Squirrelly MindsI am pleasantly shocked at Toys R Us shipping. We ordered the crib last Friday, shipping only cost us $20, it was sent out on Monday, and it arrived on TUESDAY. I was not expecting that kind of service. I can’t wait to get the nursery together and assemble baby’s crib!

I’m still on the hunt for fantastic baby sites that ship to Canada. Do you know any? Please share in the comments!

      

Eat | Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail

Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds
If you caught the news a while back, you’ll know that I have to resist tasty booze filled beverages all summer long. Thankfully the mister is very good at not only concocting cocktails, but just as good at making versions for us pregnant ladies or anyone who prefers their drinks prohibition era friendly.
Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds | Squirrelly Minds
And so, as I venture forth on a spirit free diet, I’ll be here sharing cocktail recipes with the equivalent mocktail on this little series called Mr and Mrs Cocktails. First up is my absolute favourite – gin. For our first mocktail, I actually had to ask “…this doesn’t have gin in it right?”. Yep, that’s how good it is. This is a refined spin on the old classic g&t. The twist? Ginger, either as a liqueur or a syrup.

Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds | Squirrelly Minds
We (aka the mister) were lucky enough to get to try a new local gin from Ampersand Distilling Co. I took a sniff from the bottle and knew it was one I could enjoy simple with an ice cube or perhaps some olive juice. (I can’t wait to try). Made from organic BC grain and organic, wild harvested botanicals, Ryan called it crisp, well balanced, and summery. A work horse gin that works for any drink or occassion, and definitely a gin we can be proud to say comes from our island. My gosh I can’t wait to try it for myself.
But some of you can, and you can try it in this Ginger Kick G&T! Or if you’re in my situation, scroll down for the mocktail version.

Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds | Squirrelly Minds

Ginger Kick G&T

Ingredients

  • 1oz Gin
  • 1/2oz Ginger liqueur (store bought or diy)
  • Bitters
  • Cucumber mint tonic
  • Cucumber & Orange peel garnish

Instructions

  1. Shake gin, liqueur, and a few dashes of bitters
  2. Strain into Old Fashioned glass full of ice
  3. Top with tonic
  4. Garnish with cucumber and orange peel
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Ginger Kick G&T Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2oz ginger simple syrup
  • Cucumber Mint Tonic
  • Orange non-alcoholic bitters
  • Cucumber and orange peel to garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill Old Fashioned glass with ice & tonic
  2. Add syrup, stir gently
  3. Add a few dashes of bitters
  4. Garnish with cucumber and/or orange peel
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Happy drinking!

      

The Friday Five – Gold DIYs

The Friday Five - Gold DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Gold Foil Brush Stroke Pillow by Sugar & Cloth on Design Love Fest / Gold Striped Planner by One O / Gold Accented Headphones by Fall For DIY / Desk Calendar by Anna Bode / Faux Crystal Pendant with Gold Leaf by Adventures in Fashion


It’s no secret that I love gold, so I’m naturally drawn to gold DIY’s like a magpie is to paperclips or other shiny objects. I’m well accustomed to using gold spray paint or gold leaf to get that shine I so love, but I was so excited in my search to find gold silk screen foil. WHAT!???? Now I want to turn all our fabrics gold!
Watch out mister, the gold invasion is coming.
Happy weekend everyone!

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