Doula On A Mission: The Salty Stork Heads to Haiti

Meghan Finney

Jennifer and her daughter, Mathilde, have been long-time customers of the shop, and as of late, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jennifer a little better as a fellow entrepreneur. A woman of great compassion, many talents, and boundless zeal, Jennifer is a doula who has established her business as The Salty Stork, and has been supporting families throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum. Jennifer currently services the entirety of Cape Breton Island and Antigonish area, and this coming winter she will bring her experience and skills to the Maison de Naissance Birth Centre in Torbeck, Haiti,...

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Holiday Wreath Workshops with Trinity's Florals

Meghan Finney

That's a wrap on our second annual holiday workshops with Trinity's Florals! We love the festive tradition it's become and loved seeing new faces this year!      Each student started with a grapevine base and then Trinity guided them through using various greenery. They started by building a base of fir, pine, and British Columbia cedar, and then cut, shaped, and added boxwood, holly and ivy, salal leaves, pine cones, and a bow for accents. It was neat to see how beautiful each one was in the end. Everyone took their vision in a completely different direction and created something that...

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Sunday Morning Reading: 07.31.16

Meghan Finney

How was your weekend? We're heading on an overnight hike to Pollett's Cove and are looking forward to spending some time off the grid and on the beach with our little pup, George. Have a beautiful day, and here are a few nice reads from around the web... Every day, do. Every day, create. Every day be the freedom of summer. Creativity found in summer. 15 surprising things about parenting in Iceland. And Jordan. (Parent or not, this is such a fascinating series!) I've been all about rose sangria this summer, and this is what I'm trying next. The Parent Trap was...

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Wishing Well: A clothing donation campaign to support women and youth-focused initiatives in Cape Breton.

Meghan Finney

As a small business, we think of our store as more than a retail space. We think of it as a community hub — a place run by a handful of people who love where we live and who are passionate about seeing its vitality. This past year we've expanded offerings to include hosting local events and workshops to grow the community where we live, work, and play.  We also aspire to be good neighbours by connecting our customers with resources and value-added knowledge beyond our basic product selection — this ranges from expansion to include the handmade artisan community...

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Maker Story: Birch & Bliss

Meghan Finney

Katelyn Morse, artist behind the Etsy shop Birch & Bliss, lives in Baddeck with her husband. Here, she shares her warm and cheery wisdom on finding your community, a creative routine that works for you, and beauty in your natural surroundings...    How are you enjoying living in Cape Breton? Do you have a favourite place or hidden gem? I was born and raised on a strawberry and hobby horse farm in Annapolis Valley, NS. It's no wonder I have a thing for plants and animals - I think it's in my blood! I married my husband two years ago and...

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