Aromatherapy….

Have you ever walked into somewhere, inhaled deeply and just smiled? Soft and subtle scents can have a huge positive impact on your day.  Perking up your mood,  feeling revitalized and rejuvenated, calming anger and discontentment, relieving stress. Theses are just a few ways that you can be affected by the air around you.  Taking it to the next step…. making the air around you have the qualities that you want to benefit from. Enter Aromatherapy! Continue reading Aromatherapy….

Our Little Sweethearts

Little Sweethearts Photo Contest Update!

We have 10 Little Sweethearts entered into the photo contest! You can see their pictures on display at the Northern Visions Art Studio in the window.

How to VOTE for your favourites:

  1. at the museum next door by donating coins into the corresponding jars.
  2. e transfer your donation. Message the Northern Emporium facebook page for more information.
  3. ‘after hours’ donations can be made when the museum is closed. Message the Northern Emporium facebook page for more information.

Voting is open until February 28th 2017

Please LIKE and SHARE this post so that friends and family have the opportunity to vote!

DIY dog scarf

Luna is a 7month old miniature dachshund. She weighs in at about 7 pounds.

A scarf for your favourite pooch is simple to make! Directions are for a small to medium sized dog with a collar that is 3/4″ wide.

Cut a square from valentine fabric, 10″ x 10″

For a larger dog adjust the size of your starting square accordingly.  For a retriever about 15″ is a good size.

Folded square, right sides together

Fold your square in half, right sides together, to make a triangle

 

Cut the points off

With the folded edge away from you cut off the ‘points’ on the right and left side of the fold. I make the length of the cut 1″ so that it will accommodate the 3/4″ collar size.

If you are making this for a larger dog (15″ starter square) adjust your cut line to be approximately 1-3/4-2″ long to accommodate a larger collar.

Open your ‘triangle’ and fold a 1/4″ seam allowance on your freshly cut edges towards the wrong side of the fabric and stitch down.

It should look like this!

 

Fold back into a triangle, right sides together. Stitch a 1/4″ seam along all raw edges. Leave the folded over edge ‘open’.

Trim off the tip on the bottom edge, be careful to not cut through the stitching. Turn the scarf right side out.

Once you get it turned press it flat. Topstitch a seam 1″ from the folded edge, keeping the ends open. This will create the ‘tube’ that you slide the collar into. Also topstitch the perimeter of the triangle.

Slide your dog’s (or cat’s) collar through the tube pocket and you are done!

 

 

Courier Service! Now one of our services

One of the most frustrating things about living in the north is the lack of locally available products and variety to choose from.  Many companies are making online shopping so easy and  online ordering has become a regular way of doing business for many people in our area .

Our shop and staff have recently committed to helping get  your orders to you.  Currently, we are set to receive small packages for local delivery on behalf of UPS and Canpar twice a week. We receive, sort and deliver to your home. If we miss you,  we will leave you a note and hold your parcels for pick up at the Northern Emporium,  210 Winnipeg St.

 

Little Sweethearts Valentines Photo Contest

Little Sweethearts

Valentine Photo Contest

Enter your little sweetheart!

 Book an appointment for your photo shoot

Saturday February 11th at Northern Emporium

OR

Sunday February 12th during the Valentines Bazaar

to be held at the Legion

Contact Tara Hart to book your appointment:

Cell 807-228-0999

email Tara@northernemporium.ca

or send a facebook message to the Northern Emporium page

The fine print:

Residents of White River and Pic Mobert, ages newborn to 3 are eligible to be entered

 $15 entry fee. Entry fee includes the photo shoot and the framed display photo to keep when the contest is done.

Written parental/guardian consent is required

 Only photos by KM Trudeau Photography will be displayed

 Display photos are ‘photographer’s choice’

 Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded on March 1st, 2017 and determined by count of coin donations. The photo generating the largest coin donation will be 1st place, second largest will be 2nd place and third largest will be 3rd place

Photos will be on display in the Northern Visions Studio window starting February 14th.

Voting jars will be at the Museum and Northern Emporium

Voting will be open to the public and votes can be made by donation of coins (sorry no paper currency accepted) Feb 14-28th

All proceeds will be donated to Northern Visions Art Studio

Sponsored by

Northern Emporium,

KMT Photography

Woods Imagery

There’s nothing good to eat…

Have you ever heard those words? Living alone, I hear them in my head as I mentally go through possibilities when I’m hungry for “a little something.” This generally means that I’ve eaten well for the day, but there’s that one little corner of my body (probably located in my mind), that really would like a little fun food.

That being said, I have a go-to recipe that I invented when some health challenges made it hard for me to get enough calories in a day, so I needed something that was nutritious, full of anti-inflammatories, and most of all YUMMY.

So I made up a batch of what I call Nut Butter Spread, which consists of ground nuts, healthy oils, natural sweeteners with a low glycemic index, and a variety of seeds and dried fruits. It’s great with apple slices, on crackers or toast, and some of my friends just like to eat it by the spoonful.

Now I‘ve had lots of requests for this snack, so I decided to standardize the recipe and boy is that a hard thing to do!  After much head-scratching (not during the actual cooking process), I wound up with 5 versions of my nut butters, of which my favourite is what I call Adult Peanut Butter, with a chili pepper kick and super spices like turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger.  Add some sesame seeds, hemp hearts, organic toasted coconut and a few “secret” ingredients and yum!  Stop by the Northern Emporium tomorrow and check out my samples – there will be nut butters, healthy homemade bread, and even some sweet snacks.  We’ll be open from 1-4.  Hope to see you there,  and bring a corner of your tummy that needs a little something.

Foaming Sugar scrub…. who knew?

Throughout the year the weather can take a toll on your skin. Dry chapped hands, cracked lips, rough elbows. Winter seems to bring out the worst and take away the best. Moisturizing is important in keeping your skin soft and supple…… preparing to moisturize is often overlooked

Helga makes this great foaming sugar scrub. Different blends of essential oils in an exfoliating sugar base can be heaven to your skin. In a recent workshop we gave it a test.

If you have had the opportunity to see my chapped lips you will understand my elation completely! The best description of their condition at the start is sandpaper like texture. Ewwwww and so sore.

To use the sugar scrub first moisten your lips with plain warm water. Use about 1/8tsp of foaming sugar scrub on the end of your finger and gently rub it in a circular motion all over your lips. It smells divine but avoid tasting…. there is a soap component in the foaming scrub!  The mild  gritty texture of the scrub is exfoliating the dry dead skin.

After a minute or two rinse with warm water. The softness is immediately noticeable and the dry burning is gone! Moisturize with Helga’s alcohol free lip balm and you are all set and ready to try out the mistletoe!

Never too late

After being stuck in Sault Ste. Marie last week for 3 extra days due to stormy snowy weather, it struck me that my enforced idleness would be the perfect time to make good on my decision to find an outdoor cardio activity for the winter, because working out on an indoor bike is just plain BORING.  Because of some back problems,  my physiotherapist says no jogging, running, skiing because it jiggles my neck too much,  and she said snowshoes would do me good.

So today,  armed with my early Christmas present, I bravely set out to conquer the elements and pay a visit to the Northern Emporium, where I could satisfy my inner child with plenty of holiday treats and gifts, and my adult self could enjoy some great conversation with all the people that either are involved with this enterprise or just like to stop by to chat and see what’s new.

I am happy to report that I made it to the Emporium before collapsing,  but thankfully Tara Hart was there  with a glass of red to deaden the muscle pain and some yummy sesame/pumpkin seed crackers made by Helga Moore to give me some energy.  Helga has amazing bath and beauty products for sale at the shop and her products are free of harmful additives.

Happy Winter Wonderland to all who are blessed to live in the Great White North, and warm wishes coupled with sincere sympathy for those of you who can’t enjoy a good blizzard now and then.  If the roads are closed, now I’m still good to go.

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