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Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Roundups, Summer

AUGUST DIGITAL BLOOMS | 11 FREE TECH WALLPAPERS


Flower friends, I’m thrilled to bring you my August Digital Blooms Roundup today, featuring 11 Free Tech Wallpapers celebrating the brightest, sunniest and most beautiful blooms summer has to offer! Over the past 5 years, I’ve preserved August’s quintessential blooms digitally with archive of uplifting floral wallpapers inspired by summer days and a vibrant colour story for you to enjoy all month long . August‘s DIGITAL BLOOMS Roundup features sunny Sunflowers (stay tuned for a fresh post in my ALL ABOUT series coming later this summer!) alongside an array of summer flowers, foliage and produce — and you can download them straight to your tech, absolutely free!

Break out your favourite sundress or straw hat and enjoy August’s sunny blossoms on the background of your computer, tablet or phone. Simply click through to grab these uplifting summer florals for your tech and bask in that carefree summer feeling all month long! Wishing you all a beautiful August — and happy Leo season to my fellow lions and lionesses!

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20+ Healthy Plant Based Summer Recipes | The Best Healthy Plant Based Recipes for Summer 2021 | Plant Based Recipes on a Budget | Plant Based Dinner Recipes for Beginners | Whole Food Plant Based Recipes | Vegan Summer Recipe Ideas | The Best Refined Sugar Free Summer Cocktails | Summer Recipes Vegetarian | Vegan Gluten-Free Summer Recipes | Summer Meatless Recipes | Easy Vegan Recipes for Summer | Extensively Tested Plant Based Recipes | Calgary Plant Based Food Blogger // JustineCelina.com
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20+ HEALTHY PLANT BASED SUMMER RECIPES


It’s the height of summer here on the Alberta prairies — and I’m thrilled to bring you another recipe roundup to celebrate the very best ingredients this season has to offer! Summer is my absolute favourite time of year to take a trip to the farmers market or our Country Garden in search of gorgeous produce, herbs and flowers to inspire my culinary creations. My hope is that this post featuring 20+ Healthy Plant Based Summer Recipes also inspires you to do the same, while supporting your local markets, growers and farmers whenever possible! So, I’ve scoured my extensive RECIPE archives to compile this fresh and seasonal summer recipe roundup to include my (and your!) most loved, most made and most featured summer recipes in one convenient location, categorized by meal type and diet for easy browsing reference.

As always, this seasonal recipe round-up features my all-time-favourite summer recipes across culinary categories, from breakfast through happy hour — with lots of snacks, treats, smoothies and juices! My flexitarian recipes are simple, seasonal, free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar and packed full of  fresh, nourishing ingredients — the majority are also vegan or vegetarian (although there is one pesceratian recipe in this roundup!). These whole food dishes are also budget friendly, with many yielding large batches (perfect for families, summer meal prep or batch cooking!). From my kitchen to yours, I hope this roundup of tested-till-perfect, plant based eats and drinks inspires you enjoy and experiment with summer’s bountiful fruits, vegetables, herbs and blooms! Cheers to our most delicious summer yet!

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Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Roundups, Summer

JULY DIGITAL BLOOMS ROUNDUP | 11 FREE TECH WALLPAPERS


Welcome July with a fresh floral wallpaper for your devices from July’s Digital Blooms Roundup, featuring 11 Free Tech Wallpapers for you to choose from! This summery floral tech wallpaper roundup celebrates all the beautiful flowers and foliage in bloom during the height of summer here on the Alberta prairies — including Peonies, RanunculusTulips, Craspedia, Narcissus, Asclepia, Genista, Irises, Matsumoto Asters, Veronica, Freesia, Allium, Cornflower, Lilacs, Chive Flowers, Freesia, Scabiosa, Misty Blue Statice and an array of Wild Grasses. These free spirited blooms are some of my summer favourites — and I’m thrilled to share them with you! 

This colourful array of free floral wallpapers celebrate the beauty and bounty of Mother Nature’s floral offerings at the height of summer, preserved digitally just for you. Now you can enjoy July’s most beautiful blooms on the background of your computer, tablet or phone with the click of a button — absolutely free! Click through to download these gorgeous seasonally inspired designs onto your tech and enjoy an endless summer digitally with July’s DIGITAL BLOOMS Roundup!

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How to Create a Lilac Bouquet | An oversized lilac bouquet and a pair of clippers on a white coffee table in JustineCelina’s light and airy mid century meets boho modern living room | DIY Lilac Flower Arrangement | How to Forage Lilacs | How to Prolong Lilac Vase Life | How to Arrange Lilacs | Fresh Lilac Flower Bouquet | Extremely Pretty Lilac Arrangement | Purple Lilac Arrangement | How to Cut Lilacs from a tree or bush | Calgary Creative Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Create, DIY, Dwell, Flower Arranging, Flower Education, Flowers, Living Room, Summer

HOW TO CREATE A LILAC BOUQUET


Lilac season is upon us once again here on the Alberta prairies — and I absolutely adore these magical, fleeting few weeks! So, I thought it was the perfect time to revitalize this ancient post in my FLOWER ARRANGING series about How to Create a Lilac Bouquet (originally published 5 years ago!) with some fresh images and content. Over the past 5 years I’ve learned a lot about flowers, urban foraging and how to work with lilacs and I’m thrilled to share my updated knowledge, along with step-by-step instructions on exactly how I created this ultra dreamy, oversized lilac arrangement for our coffee table! We’re fortunate to have 2 abundant lilac trees on the vacant lot behind our apartment and each year, I look forward to early June when I pop over with my tote bag and clippers in tow to forage some fresh lilac branches (with permission, of course!) for various projects and recipes!

No matter the weather, I’m always looking for creative ways to bring the outside in — and lilac season is the perfect opportunity to preserve late spring’s beauty while adding a splash of colour and intoxicating scent to your space. Not only are these lavender hued blossoms absolutely gorgeous, they’re also free making it simple and accessible to create a no cost arrangement for your home to welcome summer’s arrival. Whether you’d like to learn more about lilacs, brush up on urban foraging, or stopped by for tips on how to arrange lilac branches to create a beautiful bouquet and that lasts as long as possible, you’ve come to the right place — pour yourself a glass of crisp rosé and take a seat in my Living Room as I share some serious lilac knowledge! 

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Fashion, Giveaways, Jewelry, Local Love, Luxury, Spring, Summer

MY JOYDROP CALGARY JEWELRY COLLECTION


Jewelry lovers, I’m delighted to partner with one of my longtime favourite local brands to share My Joydrop Calgary Jewelry Collection! Over the course of my 6 year blogging career you’ve come along as my personal style has evolved significantly — and what a journey it’s been. As I’ve entered my mid-thirties, I’ve come to appreciate quality over quantity, the importance of materials and the joy in aligning myself with brands and businesses that share similar values. I’ve spent the past few years refining both my wardrobe and my JEWELRY collection — and have curated a lovely selection of meaningful, gold plated and vermeil pieces that comprise my signature style. My Joydrop pieces have remained an integral part of my core jewelry wardrobe — and this iconic, Calgary-based brand is my go-to destination whenever I’m looking to expand my collection.

As I relish in the process of refreshing my wardrobe each season, I always look forward to selecting a few new accessories to update my outfits and incorporate trends in an authentic way. So, I popped over to Joydrop‘s Market Mall location to shop my wishlist, browse their latest arrivals and explore new collections — where I also had the pleasure of being styled by founder Shashi Behl! Today I’m thrilled to share my updated Joydrop Calgary Jewelry Collection featuring six cornerstone pieces I have on rotation for Spring/Summer 2021 — along with styling ideas, an insight into key trends and a  $150 International Giveaway (which has now closed) so you can refresh your jewelry wardrobe, too! Who’s ready to elevate their everyday style with some gorgeous new accessories you’ll cherish for years to come?

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Fashion, Inspiration, Jewelry, Spring, Summer, Travel

H&M WILDFLOWER COLLECTION REVIEW


Friends and fashionistas, I’m thrilled to share my first FASHION post of 2021 with you (it’s about time, isn’t it?!) dedicated to H&M‘s ultra dreamy A Meadow of Wildflowers Collection! Although my personal style and shopping habits have changed significantly as a result of the pandemic, I eagerly comprised my wishlist as soon as I saw previews of this collection pop up online last month. H&M‘s Wildflower Collection is a Spring 2021 release hailing from their Conscious range — featuring elegant, timeless silhouettes made from 100% organic cotton and linen, inspired by their print designers favourite wildflowers recreated in watercolour. Of all the limited edition collections H&M has released (many of which I’ve worn, loved and featured here at JustineCelina over the years!) this the collection of dreams for my free-spirited, art college educated, flower loving soul!

As soon as the (partial) collection arrived online in Canada, I ordered every piece on my wishlist available in my sizes. Shortly after their arrival, we spent an evening venturing around the stunning natural landscapes near my childhood home in rural Alberta capturing these images — and it felt incredible to get excited about shooting fashion content outdoors after a long winter! As of publication, many of these pieces are now sold out online — and some pieces on my wishlist also aren’t yet available online, but are available in store, so I suggest keeping an eye out for online restocks or using the in-store locator to source specific pieces near you. That said, I wanted to publish my dedicated H&M Wildflower Collection Review for you as soon as possible, so you can use it to inform your collection purchases! Accompany me to the sun drenched, wildflower laden fields of the Alberta prairies for my bohemian spin on the collection, styled up with spring and summer accessory staples. As always, this post is complete with shoppable links for both Canada and the US!

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Dwell, Fall, Flowers, Inspiration, Living Room, Plants, Space Refresh, Summer

TRANSITIONAL SUMMER MEETS AUTUMN DECOR


Interior design lovers, I’m thrilled to welcome you back into our sun drenched Living Room for my first dedicated DWELL post of 2020 — in fact, it’s been almost a year since my last! So what exactly have I been up to around here? Well, to be completely transparent, all the brand partnerships I had lined up for our SPACE REFRESH series this year were postponed (some indefinitely) due to COVID. I had so many plans for our remaining rooms, along with updates to spaces you’ve already seen, but due to the current situation, they simply haven’t been possible. Instead, I’ve been focusing on making small tweaks and seasonal updates to already finished spaces so that we can fully enjoy them with all the extra time we’ve spent at home! I’m allowing things to come together naturally, ideas to ebb and flow organically and working away on our home when I feel inspired to do so — because if 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that life doesn’t always go according to plan. Lately I’ve been cozying things up for autumn, picking up a few new key pieces and restyling items we already own in new ways, so I thought it was about time I share our Transitional Summer Meets Autumn Decor with you here at JustineCelina, if you’re doing the same and looking for inspiration! 

This year we’ve opted to keep things lighter and brighter as we transition into a new season — and it feels like a perfect blend of summer and fall. It’s the magical time of year where we can enjoy the best of both summer and autumn out in nature, in our homes, on our plates and in our wardrobes — and I’m fully embracing it! Despite 2020’s challenges, we’ve experienced the warmest autumn I can remember — and I’ve definitely channeled that inspiration into our home this season. I love to experiment with juxtaposition in my personal style and in my home — I’m all about mixing high with low, old with new and modern with traditional. Each year, my inspiration hits an all time high as summer blends into autumn and I explore new ways to translate this seasonal shift into our inner city Calgary apartment! Fall decor doesn’t have to be expensive, overwhelming or impractical — and today I’ve rounded up all my best transitional decorating tips and favourite sources for affordable, quality pieces to refresh your space. If you’re a fellow apartment dweller, working with a small space (or a modest budget!), you’ve come to the right place — pour yourself a glass of crisp rosé and curl up on the sofa as I share our Transitional Summer Meets Autumn Decor

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