Friday, July 9, 2021

The Best Low Calorie Vegan Kosher Low Sodium Pina Colada Drink Mix and Recipe

This might be the most delicious 
A tropical creation!
So simple!

Feeling hot hot hot this Summer? Start your summer vacation with a sweet and tropical Piña Colada!

  • Made with all-natural ingredients including organic coconut cream, pineapple, and a hint of lime. This blend is low-sodium, vegan, and kosher.
  • All you need is a blender, a can of crushed pineapples, and omit the rum for a fun mocktail!
  • Easy on calories too—only 70 calories per serving!

Whether you’re by the pool, on the deck, or chilling at the beach, nothing says summer vacation quite like a Piña Colada!


For each one sold, a meal will be donated to a family in need. Food Banks Canada or Feeding America. 


I am an Artist who carries a paintbrush, camera and notebook. Instagram: @pattifriday


Saturday, June 19, 2021

10 Steps to Achieve a 'Cluttercore' Aesthetic (More is always more)

Let's get beyond the 'clutter' and get right to it shall we?

"Cluttercore as a design aesthetic where, you can tell that the objects have been chosen and displayed with love, their owner keeping them for reasons that may not matter to you, but matter utterly to them." - i-D Magazine

Cluttercore:  "An 'organized mess', a place full of personality and where you feel good, like you're surrounded by a big hug. Minimalism is over. It's time to fill our homes with the things we love!" - MARIE-EVE LAFORTE

1. More is always more!


2. Bold Colour

3. Tell Your Story

4.  Showcase your books

5.  Mix Textiles, Paint Colours and Wallpapers

6. Feature some extra large abstract art

7.  Create Considered Collection Vignettes Everywhere!

8. Velvet & Tufting

8a. Get a Yorkshire Terrier Puppy (half joking not joking!)

9.  Chandeliers, Mix Up Frames (Ornate to Modern) and Fresh Flowers

10. A place, space, wall or room that allows the eye 'to breath' and rest 

Cottagecore VS Cluttercore

Cottagecore is an escapist aesthetic. It takes you to a place where there are no phones ringing, no errands to run, and the pie on the natural wood countertop is always baked from scratch. Think of an English countryside where all you have on the schedule for the day is baking bread, picking wildflowers and finishing up your tiresome tasks with an afternoon-long picnic (and perhaps some slow stitching before bed). It is the beginning of the fairy tale before the villain shows up. - The Providence Journal

If cottagecore is sunbeams peeking through fluffy clouds and a lazy afternoon, then cluttercore is sitting by a warm hearth after a quick walk in a fall rainstorm. The art of achieving a cluttercore aesthetic is to create an organized mess that feels like a big hug. This movement takes to heart what I have always believed: Less might be more, but more is certainly better! I find comfort in (organized) clutter and think filling your home with beloved sentimental objects is both creatively stimulating and creates a "homey" atmosphere. - Katie Laughridge 

The most controversial trend of the season – if not the year – has revealed itself in the shape of a minimalist's nightmare. Aptly-named, the maximalist 'Cluttercore' craze celebrates the quirkiness of mismatched belongings and permits us all to fill our interiors with assorted goods that celebrate our memories, interests, and personalities – and we're not afraid to admit that it's our new guilty pleasure. - Megan Slack 

Caution: minimalists and Marie Kondo fans – look away now - House Beautiful 

Clutter should be a joy, not a burden – things you love, things that have meaning – whether architectural prints or pink luster china. - Ros Byam Shaw

To keep your home looking Cluttercore cool, rather than a yard sale tabletop, opt for a coherent color palette, curate collections into displays, and leave a few calm areas. One clear surface or a blank wall within your maximalist decor is all it takes to create breathing space. - Andrea Childs, Editor of H&G's sister magazine, Country Homes & Interiors

The 'Cluttercore' home decor trend makes sense of a mess and frees you of guilt. - The Toronto Star 

I am an Artist who carries a paintbrush, camera and notebook. Instagram: @pattifriday

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

14 Steps to Achieve a Grandmillennial Aesthetic

Who is a Grandmillennial?  

Ranging in age from mid-20s to late-30s, Grandmillennials have an affinity for design trends considered by mainstream culture to be "stuffy" or "outdated"—Laura Ashley prints, ruffles, embroidered linens. 

"Grandmillennial is just pretty design with floral fabrics, chinoiserie, scalloped edges, natural fiber rugs, topiaries,  wicker, rattan and bamboo furniture and accessories, floral patterns and chintz, monograms, all things chinoiserie, blue and green rooms, and trim. While the late 2000s were the white farmhouse, shiplap look of the Gaines, the 2020s will be the Grandmillennial years." - Cote de Texas

Grandmillennial style is a generational rebellion against the sleek minimalism of midcentury modern design. While the trend has been around for a year or two, we're seeing it spread from living rooms and bedrooms to kitchens and bathrooms.” - Rebecca Breslin, Wayfair Professional

“Taking fringe, trim, chinoiserie, drapery, skirts on furniture, slipcovers, wallpaper—all of that–and updating them to be convenient for today's 30-year-old” - Becky Boyle, Interior Designer 

“There’s such a beautiful nostalgia to the trend—your grandmother probably inherited her furniture from her grandmother.  There’s this element of storytelling where people are looking to emotionally connect to their interiors, and this trend is a reaction to that.” - Christiane Lemieux

'History often repeats itself, especially when new generations rediscover decorating trends from decades past. If you ever admired your grandmother’s needlepoint pillows or coveted your great-aunt’s china, you’re not alone. Many young designers (and their clients) are embracing classic design, combining elements of traditionalism and prep to create something entirely new—an Instagram-approved aesthetic called “grandmillennial style.”' - Gabby Home

1.  Think: Your Grandmother's Living Room with a Fresh Modern Twist (a sense of history)

2.  Big doses of pattern and texture

3.  Old China

4.  Skirted Table

5.  Floral Wallpaper

6.  Patterned Upholstery

7.  Richly dark stained wood furniture

8.  Toile, Chintz, Plaid

9.  Ruffles, Pleats, Tassels, Fringe

10.  Contemporary Abstract Art

11.  Metallic accessories

12.  Earthy colour palette

13.  Collections

14.  Layer on Personality

"In general, the trend of the 2020 decade is all about what is called the Grandmillennial style or Grannie Chic.  It’s Veranda and Southern Living and Southern Home and Atlanta Homes magazine all meshed together.  It’s traditional looks with antiques and chintz usually in pastel colors.   Think pretty." - Cote de Texas

I am an Artist who carries a paintbrush, camera and notebook. Instagram: @pattifriday
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