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- Merry Christmas! Christmas blessings of peace, joy and love!❤️ #merrychristmas #christmas #snow #whitechristmasBaby, it’s cold outside! Dancing in the Kincardine gazebo!💃🕺🏼#dancing #kincardine #gazeboDecember 1st and all our nutcrackers are ready for Christmas!NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: blue buffalo check sweaterAutumn leaves echos in my mind as the majestic trees are garbed in gold and crimson. A walk on a little country road is a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Kincardine. #kincardine #autumnleavesSunny autumn days! Happy October! ❤️Pre-loved orange sweater made in Canada. #october #thriftedfashion #fashionblogger #slowfashionGingham— as timeless as a white picket fence. Makes me happy and reminds me of my childhood, living in a house with a pink gingham kitchen.Holiday in August at Niagara-on-the-Lake.It’s a lovely day today at Niagara-on-the-Lake, the prettiest flowers in this charming town with flowers everywhere! 🌹🌸🌺🌷🌻Some of my favourite things: a summer afternoon view from the window, vintage decanter from the ‘60s, fashion jewellery, heart mirror and a painting of little beach houses. ❤️Duckie taking a bath.Sunset in Kincardine, another day is over and time to dream…❤️Summer sunsets on Lake Huron make me feel fine!❤️Tweetie our shredding machine in action. She will destroy secret information as well as magazines and unwanted advertising. A very useful little helper.Dancing Sokkie on the beach is a great way to celebrate the summer!Happy Sunday morning! ❤️Jimmy’s back for breakfast!💙#bluejays #thankyoulordJimmy and his friends love coming to our place for breakfast!💙A relaxing winter morning in Kincardine, our new home. #kincardineontario #kincardine #newhome #lifebythesea #lifebythebeachFeeling cozy in my Christmas pajamas from Northern Reflections Check out #northernreflections collection and use this coupon code with an additional 10% off entire purchase - online only. The code is NRHOLIDAYCARMEN and will be valid until December 31, 2021. Free shipping in Canada! #northernfriendsMy new top from @northernreflections is luxuriously soft, the print is unique and I love the style with a handkerchief hem. I’ve paired it with comfortable drawstring pants, from Northern Reflections. They also come in charcoal.
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A message from my daughter Jean After being an exclusively online store for six months now, and as I reflect on the past five and a half years, one thing has become clear: Drizzle & Shine was meant to be … Continue reading
My daughter Jean learned how bad overconsumption and fast fashion are by watching THE TRUE COST. So she decided to do something about it and opened an eco-boutique five years ago in Seattle. This month she had to close Drizzle … Continue reading
From thrift shops to charming boutiques, I’m sure to find something unique! Case in point … These funky tunics (100% cotton, made in Nepal by an ethical company). Jackie (owner of La Jolie Molly boutique) was wearing one when Maria … Continue reading
As my readers and friends already know, I promote slow fashion, sustainable fashion, thrifting, I support local businesses, small businesses, ethical companies, artisans and I especially look at lables to see where the item is made. This Dolman sleeve sweater … Continue reading
Besides enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Erie, Crystal Beach is a charming little town and great for biking around the quiet streets with cute cottages. I wore my Leopard and Roses (ethical company) tunic. I bought two of these … Continue reading
In May 2016 my daughter opened an eco-boutique in Seattle, Washington. Jean has always loved fashion, even as a pre-schooler. She started her fashion blog in 2011. “Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. … Continue reading
A recent find in a thrift store was this ALCHEMY FASHIONS dress–CANADIAN DESIGNED * MADE WITH LOVE. Alchemy is sweatshop-free: they pay more than fair and living wages to their garment workers and provide a safe workplace. I had never heard … Continue reading
We enjoyed a day trip on the country roads of Southern Ontario. It’s so relaxing to stay off the highway with no particular place to go, just breezing along at a slower pace, no rush, stop when and where we … Continue reading
It’s been three years since Jean opened the doors of her eco boutique DRIZZLE & SHINE in Seattle and started selling fair trade, vegan, eco-friendly wares. Fair trade for people. We care about garment workers: that they are paid a living wage with … Continue reading