Journal

The Less Beautiful Side of the Flower Industry

The Less Beautiful Side of the Flower Industry

Until recently, fresh cut flowers have been my gift giving go-to because they are beautiful and environmentally friendly or so I thought.  Behind ...

Embracing Slow

Embracing Slow

At the beginning of 2018, Steph and I made the decision to slow down.  We knew this would mean focusing on the things we love and learning to say n...

That's a Wrap!

That's a Wrap!

I’m not going to lie.  I was tempted. It was all so colourful and sparkly and festive.  It made me happy just to look at it. Last week, I was out a...

Live Stream Gone Wrong?

Live Stream Gone Wrong?

If you follow us on Instagram you may have seen Made Collective's first live stream video a couple of weeks ago.  Steph and I thought it would be ...

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

This morning Made Collective, Lake Life Studio and Wild Sage Co partnered with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation to host a beach clea...

Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

A slowly made life.  It sounds thoughtful, peaceful and beautiful.  It’s what Made Collective is all about. And yet when Steph, Naomi and I looked...

DAY 4 OF 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

DAY 4 OF 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

FACT - If everyone in Canada wrapped just three gifts in reused paper or gift bags, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 hockey rinks! DAY...

DAY 5 OF 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

DAY 5 OF 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

We’re getting down to the wire here! Just five days left in our Christmas Pop-Up Shop! It’s Saturday and its the season of holiday parti...

DAY 6 OF 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

DAY 6 OF 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

There has been a real push for no gifts this year in my surrounding world. I agree if done for the wrong reasons material gifts can lead to negat...

DAY 7 of 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

DAY 7 of 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

Christmas is a magical and exhausting time of year for the best of us, but especially for the little ones! Change of routines, something about a ma...

DAY 8 of 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

DAY 8 of 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

We woke up to a winter wonderland Sunday ... it already feels more like Christmas time! I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but on my w...

DAY 9 - 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

DAY 9 - 12 DAYS OF SLOWLY MADE

We have nine days left in our pop-up shop which means Christmas is just around the corner. Today I thought we would talk about the minimalist appro...