I’ve been featured! {Pretty&Inked}


Words cannot describe my excitement for having been featured on one of Canada’s leading wedding blogs for #alternativecouples!

Check it out!

Pretty&Inked Feature_Nov 25 2014

Read the full feature here.

With love,

Karina Signature

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June Promotion {20% Off Services}


We’re running a June Promotion for all couples getting married between January 2015 and June 2015.

If you book any of our services prior to June 30th 2014, you will receive 20% Off! Deal right? Oh, but there’s more! As an added bonus, if you book either our “Infinity” Package or “Everlasting Impression” Package you will receive 50% off any of our rental items! 

So what are you waiting for? Book with Infinity Weddings & Events today! 

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Trendy Tuesday: The Latest Craze in {Wedding Sweets}


Out with the old, in with the New! Well, it isn’t really new – just a modern take on a wonderful classic. That classic being the Sugar Cookie of course! 

Cake pops hit the Wedding industry with a bold strike of passion, flavour and a fun and unique added touch to each and every special event. Well, it’s time for a new contender – “gourmet” artistic sugar cookies! 

I was doing some searching on instagram, and came across this amazing page. And low and behold it was a local baker as well! So I contacted “Sugar Shimmer” to see if the lady behind the wonderfully artistic cookies would like to meet and tell me all about her business venture! 

Let me introduce you to one of the sweetest bakers in town, the face behind:

Sugar Shimmer

About Pam Toor

I am Pam toor, My journey into the baking world began in a gradual manner. I have a bachelor degree in fine arts and specialized in graphic designing, which has helped me a great deal with decorating. I approach it as an edible art form.

My degree in fine arts is a boon to my baking and decorating venture. I have been married for 11 years to a very compassionate, understanding and successful businessman. I have been blessed with a son and a daughter . I immigrated to Canada in 2003, and am now creating loveable baked goods for my wonderful present and future clients.

Some of Her Work

Amazing right? Since we couldn’t include all of her amazing cookies on her, you can check out more of Pam’s work from “Sugar Shimmer” on Facebook + Instagram! {<<-follow the links}

All photos courtesy of Sugar Shimmer!

Thanks for reading, until next time..

Cheers!

Karina

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Feature Friday: {Pure Life Designs}


So I sat down with the sweetest gal a few weeks back, and got to ogle over her AMAZING jewellery designs! She was so sweet that she even made me my very own wrap bracelet!

I often come across nifty Facebook pages, but this time – well this time her jewellery actually stood out! So I contacted her and asked to meet so I could see some of her work and feature it on the blog. Her designs would be perfect for any bride, bridesmaid, mother, daughter, friend – anyone really! 

Without further ado, let me introduce you to one of our preferred custom Jewellers – Yep, added to the “Rockstar Vendors” list!

 

From her home studio in Calgary, jewellery designer Miranda Klumper handcrafts jewellery pieces that are meaningful, beautiful and from the heart. “I do not make or sell anything that I don’t fall head over heals in love with,” said Miranda, “and I feel that is passed along to the customer.”

Miranda has dabbled in jewellery making on and off, as well as any other arts and crafts projects she can get her hands on, since she was a teenager. “Etsy and Pinterest were a huge inspiration for me to start creating my own pieces. I have always supported and loved local and handcrafted items, especially if I know or can meet the creator. There is something special you feel when you can connect with the person who put themselves into their work. It shows in the artwork and you can feel it. It makes my heart flutter just thinking about it.”

The name Pure Life came to Miranda in her sleep.

It was one of those ‘aha, yes that’s it’ moments,”

Miranda explains, “it is more about the feeling that it creates. It’s that pure, bright life force, light, energy, prana, chi – whatever you want to call it – that runs through everyone and everything. The thing that connects us all. That uplifting and empowering feeling. That’s the feeling I want to create with my jewellery.”

You will see a range of designs in Pure Life’s collection. From sparkling swarovski crystals to macrame to semi precious, healing gemstones, each piece has been made with great care and great love. Because it is handcrafted jewellery, each piece is unique.

I almost named the business ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ because it describes exactly what I am doing and who I am.”

You will find pieces that are trendy, boho chic, glamourous; pieces that use gemstones to have a positive effect on your health and well-being; pieces that make a statement, as well as pieces that are geared toward the bridal world. “Nothing is off limits!”

Aside from being inspired by online influences, Miranda started creating her own pieces because she would have an idea about what she wanted, but was unable to find it. “So I decided I would make it myself! That way I could create exactly what I was thinking of.” This is one of the services that Miranda offers – creating custom pieces. “Send me ideas and pictures of what you are looking for and I will do my best to work with you and create a customized piece of jewellery inspired by you!”

To see previous custom orders that Miranda has made for customers, visit her Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/PureLifeYogaandDesigns.

She also has a line of earrings, bracelets and necklaces that you can choose from on her Etsy page: www.etsy.com/shop/PureLifeHCDesigns.

See something you like, but want it in a different colour? Message Miranda and she will happily accommodate your custom orders. You can also follow Pure Life Designs on Twitter: @PureLifeDesigns.

 

 

 

When she is not busy creating jewellery, Miranda enjoys spending time outdoors with her 2.5 year old son, soon-to-be husband, and German Shepherd, Moose. She also loves to frequent farmer’s markets, the dog park and her favourite yoga studio. Miranda also teaches private and semi-private yoga classes in the comfort of your own home. One day she would love to combine her passion for jewellery, yoga and meditation, whole foods and healthy living into a unique weekend retreat!

All images Courtesy of: Miranda Klumper {Pure Life Designs}
Thanks for reading, until next time!

Karina

 

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Trendy Tuesday: Diaper Cakes {And So Much More!}


Yes, Baby Showers are about celebrating the Mom-to-be – but they have also become so much more!

Ever since hiring Wedding Planners has become common practice {and a necessity} in this day and age, Bridal Showers + Baby Showers have also been added to the bill! With all of the decor, buffet set-up, games, treats, gourmet cakes, yada yada yada {the list goes on forever} – Baby Showers have become the next biggest event after the Wedding {as it should be!}

The latest craze which is very on trend for Baby Shower’s are Diaper Cakes! They’re super adorable, create a wonderful centrepiece for the buffet table {or wherever they are placed}, AND are very practical! Once the shower is over, the Mom-to-be can unwrap the entire cake and place those handy diapers straight into the change table drawer! {That is if she wants to part with the super cute centrepiece}

If you are hosting a Baby Shower for a friend or a family member – then I suggest you check out Kim Godkin’s work at “Diaper Creations & Beyond”. Kim is a local Calgarian, also a single Mother, who thoroughly enjoys what she does!

 

Diaper Creations & Beyond

 Diaper Creations & Beyond is proudly owned and operated
by Kim Godkin in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

I have been making diaper cakes for friends and family here and there never thinking I could turn my passion into a business, but here I am!

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and have seen many changes come to the city. I am a single mom with one wonderful daughter who inspires me and gives me her opinions on my creations, and even helps come up with new ones. The eyes through a child are amazing and she comes up with some fantastic ideas that I never would have thought of.

I love creating diaper cake designs and dedicate my time to make each one special. My cakes are individually hand crafted with care! No two cakes look exactly alike! All diaper cakes, gifts and favors are made to order. I do not pre-make them and have them sitting on a shelf! – Kim Godkin

All of her diaper cakes are created with competitive prices, quality brand materials, and excellent customer service.

All diaper cakes and baby shower gifts are decorated with practical and useful baby care goodies. The diaper cake can be easily disassembled, and all are made with Huggies or Pampers brand diapers. Kim does not use pins or glue on the diapers, so each diaper can be used afterwards!

*Mouse over pictures for pricing information*

More Reasons to buy a Diaper Cake

  • Diaper Cakes are a unique centerpiece for a baby shower
  • Mom can never have too many diapers
  • Make a lasting impression on a client, co-worker or the mom-to-be that will be unforgettable!

Ingredients can include:

  • Johnson & Johnson baby products
  • Socks
  • Pacifiers
  • Clothing
  • Hats
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books
  • Bath Toys
  • etc…

**All Diaper cakes can be made with larger diapers to accommodate older children.
**Note: Organic baby products (extra $ will apply)

To order a diaper creation, or to find out more information, contact Kim at:

Email: diapercreationsbeyond@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diapercreationsbeyond

 

 Photos Courtesy of: Diaper Creations & Beyond

 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers!

Karina

live inspired. be inspired. – Karina Brown