First, mother nature, Thank you for finally seeing it my way. Sunshine IS way better than snow, wind and hail combined. Second I would like to thank all my eager and amazing vendors, performers and volunteers … Especially my two volunteers who graciously became assistants as I gave them way more than just volunteer duties.
Thank you Hilary, for backing me up and taking care of sales and stuff, sewing the week before the show, and staying up with me Friday to make sure everything would run smoothly. I couldn’t have done it without you!
And thank you Kim, for being my energetic and lively stage manager, entertaining the crowd with so little preparation… I know it probably drive you crazy with anxiety – but you were perfectly amazing!
My volunteers are always so eager, and I thank you for that. My vendors, are always so happy and understanding and I thank you for that.
… And the shoppers…
It may not make much sense, but without you and your kind words to my vendors this event would never move on from year to year. A happy shopper makes for a happy vendor, which makes for a lively event.
It’s you I must thank the most. Thankyou Kitchener-Waterloo for coming out to our Bloomin Earth festival at Kitchener city hall. I think we struck gold on this late April date, so watch for us next year on the last weekend of April.
Amazing! No lie.
Did you know … Electronics are made from valuable natural resources, including metals, plastics and glass – all of which require loads of energy to mine and manufacture.
For example, if the 100 million cell phones ready for end-of-life management in 2006 were recycled, we would have saved enough energy to power approximately 194,000 U.S. households for a year.
Like batteries, electronics also contain heavy metals that are potentially hazardous if leached into the environment. Although e-waste only accounts for about 4 percent of municipal waste, it may be responsible for as much as 70 percent of the heavy metals in landfills, including 40 percent of all lead.
To save energy and natural resources – and prevent potentially hazardous metals from entering local ecosystems – be sure to donate, reuse or recycle your unwanted electronics every time
And did you know … Kitchener is setting up an easy drop off for you at the Bloomin Earth festival, April 27th, at city hall. Greentec-think recycle will host a drop off tent at king st and college (across from shoppers drug mart) all day – from 8am to 4pm!!
For more information on e-waste recycling Earth911.
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I love when things work out… Especially when they ease my stress and life is back on track. Likewise, the unknown freaks me out… Like not knowing the outcome of colour font size when I send my media to a new printer. Sleepless nights are an understatement!
But all is good. They were a little longer to print/mail than I had hoped – but they are gorgeous and in my eager little hand.
Now I’m off to poster the world
Bloomin earth is our baby, and watching her grow over the last seven years has been the most incredible journey. This year we have been blessed with the opporunity to expand bigger than ever, taking over the streets for as long and far as we need.
We’ve been able to improve our old activities like our massive clothing swap which will now be in a jumbo tent, with donations going to the anselma house.
We’ve added many more crafty activities perfect for any age, live performances from belly dancers, swing dancers and local karate team….
Always so much to do, you won’t ever want to leave – mmmuuahahaha… Oops. I mean “yeah!”
Be sure to join our facebook event, and share with everyone you know!
Ps. Still room for vendors, performers, craft leaders, and volunteers!! Apply at bloominearth.WordPress.com
I just love the unbound, unrestricted creativity children show when drawing; No rules about perspective or lines, no concerns about other liking or approving. They just draw what they see in their own imaginations… and oooh what amazing imaginations they have.
SO … rather than just using our basic tree, or my own drawings, on our earth day tote bags, we are going to leave it up to the kids. We want to see is “what they will do to save the earth”, like growing their own vegetables, recycling, thrift shopping… or as simple as picking up trash.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
5 drawings will be selected to print onto shopping totes that will be for sale at the festival, and online
Prize: a tote with your drawing + $20 gift card to art store (or maybe toys r us)
- no minimum age. if your child can draw, they may enter. max age 12 though (to keep the illustrations simple enough for printing)
- writing can be added if it helps describe their illustrations. The words “HOW I WILL SAVE THE EARTH” will be added by the printers
- please draw (or trace over lines) with thin black marker. personally i love the thin sharpies for this.
- include child first name ONLY and age at bottom of drawing
- We will only contact the winners. Unfortunately, drawings cannot be returned.
- Please include contact information on a separate sheet of paper: parent name, address, phone number.
Deadline: drawings must be received by MARCH 31ST, 2013
please mail completed drawings to our office: Megan Goos, 85 Ellis Cres South, Waterloo ON N2J2B7, or email to email@example.com
…. so get drawing kiddies!! this one is all about YOU!
I’ve been away for a while, attempting to hit fame with my own crafty business, and i apologize. Hopefully you follow us on Facebook and Pinterest, because I’ve been in there like a crazy person. AAAnyways… I’m back and i have some fun stuff to share that i just can’t keep it inside anymore.
This year our earth day show is takin a big step … into awesomeness. We’ve all heard the suggestion that the passion for our planet should extend beyond “earth day”and I firmly agree… therefore Bloomin Earth is starting a new trend – Earth MONTH!
We are planning eco-friendly activities, lessons, seminars and discussions ALL MONTH LONG. Yeah. We are taking over city hall for the whole month!!
We are still in the planning stages, but i really couldnt keep this inside any longer. We hope to have a calendar released soon but here are a few things to keep your eyes open for…
- Make a tshirt rugs
- Save a sweater with felting
- Revive old jeans with embroidery + beads
- Beginner Weaving
- Fabric Jewelry
- Monster making (sewing for kids or beginners)
- Massive clothing swap (proposed date April 20th) $5 + one bag of clothes
There will be a fee to attend, but we are working to try keep these as low as possible.
We also have plans to add Seminar’s for small business owners, helping you take the right steps towards success.
** We are still looking for leaders if you have a skill to share. It is a compensated position. Please see our online registration, or email meg at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
AND KEEP WATCHIN THE BLOG, I’m back on track, and I won’t ever leave you alone for so long again.
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