Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Movie, Jazz, & Beer - What A Wonderful Combination!!

I'm excited y'all, because I have tickets to see "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" tomorrow night!. (

In a nutshell, the movie is about a young Boston jazz musician named Guy who bounces from one love affair to the next. The only thing that remains the same is his love affair with his trumpet. Guy meets a shy gal named Madeline, who instantly becomes fascinated with his music. The relationship ends quickly though as Guy moves on to someone else......
But somehow, someway, they find their way back into each other's lives.
It is a love story at best and honestly I can't wait to see it!

There's a bonus for tomorrow night's screening. Not only will I see a fabulous flick, but I'll be heading over to the Beat Niq Jazz Club ( @ 811 1st SW) for some soothing live Jazz - Al Muirhead and guests will play till midnight.

Tickets were only $20 and include:
•Admission to the film and Beat Niq
•a free beer courtesy of Wild Rose Brewery
And the Director Damien Chazelle in will be in the house!

That's money well spent in my book!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Monday y'all!!!

Now sure what the weather's like where you live.....but Mother Nature turned a cold shoulder on me today! It was freakin cold and I just wasn't ready for it. But rather than be in a foul mood, I've found some lovely items today that made me smile so you know I had to share......

The cutest pendants at The Poppy Tree

The cutest Ipod Cases by hine [pronounced - "hee-neh"]

For the avid sewers out's this for a little Tic Tac Sew by Onelatenight

I've got a thang for Feathers so I had to post this fabulous hair accessory by Ethereal Creations

Here's some innovative fashions at Peeko Apparel in Vintage

And last but not's more amazing bracelet's created by my friend Alyshia's Dad! (I know that I've said this before, but he's the coolest!!!) Hit me up at you want to order one!

I'm out y'all

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's Time To Reveal The Winner!!!!

The week-end has come to an end.....hope y'all had a fabulous one:)

Mine was crazy busy, but soooo much fun!!! A jam-packed week-end of birthday parties, visits with friends, an excursion to The Calgary Corn Maze and you know the usual - grocery shopping, doing laundry and the list goes on.....

But enough about me. The time has come to reveal the WINNER of not 1, not 2, but 3 AMAZING PRODUCTS !!!!

And the WINNER is.........

Staci from Justblogged - When life gets a little baffling

You have won this lovely prize pack from OMSHANTI HANDCRAFTS!!!

A bar of Patchouli Vanilla Soap
A bottle of Kyphi Massage & Bath Oil
And A Tin of Everything Citrus Ever Lip Balm

Congrats girl!!! I'll send you an email tomorrow to give you the details....

Thanks everyone for following, supporting and showing The Creative Mixx loads of love:)

I *heart* you!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I Saw The Fiercest Looking Red Leather Jacket on Etsy.....

If you've signed up to receive emails from Etsy .....then you know what I'm talking about.

I stopped dead in my tracks after I saw the hottest vintage leather jacket ever!!!

Wowsers!!! Erstwhilestyle has the most amazing vintage fashions!!! I love the fact that every item tagged as "vintage" is seriously, at least 20yrs. old (if not older)
Each piece is hand-picked with current trends in mind. The end result is superb!!!

So, before I head out on this lovely Saturday afternoon, I wanted to share some items that should blow you away......

With 95 of the fiercest items to choose from, head over to Erstwhile Style Vintage Clothing for some vintage eye candy:)

I had to post this song for y'all cause it's the weekend!!!

Oh and there's one more day to enter for the fab GIVEAWAY I've got going on....

CLICK HERE for details

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I've Got An Interview In Store For Y'all Tonight

Hey Y'all! I have a great post for you tonight!!!

I have had this interview prepared for a while now and tonight's the night to share it with you!!

Back in August, I was chit chatting with Woodstu from Maritime Locust Clotheshorse Co. about a non-profit organization called the S.W.A.P team. They run clothing swap events called "Take Off Your Clothes". I was so intrigued by the concept that I contacted one of the co-founders Aleece Germano for two reasons. I wanted to get some info on starting a chapter out here in Calgary and I hoped to get an interview for The Creative Mixx. Well peeps! I got both.........

So, for all my Calgary readers, I'm happy to say that I plan on running a "Take Off Your Clothes" Event!!! Can I get a Woot! Woot!

I'll be filling y'all in with details soon and will let you know the time & date......

This interview will give you the inside scoop on the S.W.A.P Team and their efforts in bringing peeps together to "conserve, share & most importantly have fun!"

I am proud to introduce y'all to Aleece Germano, President & Founder (photo credit
Simon Law )

Can you tell my readers what the S.W.A.P. Team is?
The S.W.A.P. Team is a nonprofit organization that specializes in community clothing recycling. Our mission is to create North America's biggest clothing swap, help local communities by donating unwanted clothes, and promote conscious consumption.

What is your role with this organization and are you involved on a full-time basis?
I'm the President and founder of The S.W.A.P. Team. My work is mainly focused on opening new chapters in various North American cities, bringing new sponsors on board, and thinking about ideas for the future. I also help all of our chapter leaders to ensure that their events run smoothly. I spend at least 20 hours a week working on The S.W.A.P. Team, but since we're all volunteers, I do not get paid for it. It's a labor of love! Now back to my day job :-)

What city did it originate from and how many cities currently participate?
We started The S.W.A.P. Team in Montreal, Quebec. We decided this year to bring our mission to other North American cities, and are actively looking to open at least 10 chapters this year. Currently, we have chapters in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and Lausanne (in Switzerland, very exciting!). We have good contacts in Boston, Miami, New York, Seattle, and Vancouver, so hopefully we will be there soon as well!
Anyone who likes the idea of community clothing recycling can start a chapter of The S.W.A.P. Team. Send an email to and we'll send you the details on how we work together!

How many years has the "Take Your Clothes Off Event" been up & running?
Take Off Your Clothes is already in its third year as a popular clothing swap. We held our first event in June 2007 and it has grown bigger and bigger ever since. Back in June 2007, we probably had about 50 people attend our debut event at Montreal's Piknic Electronik. In contrast, this past weekend we saw about 300 swappers at the same venue and expect even more next time!

Now there's quite a buzz going on about this event, why do you think that is?
Consumers are becoming better informed and are making wiser choices as a result. In the case of clothing, it no longer makes sense to keep buying solely because we have perceived that something is no longer "in style" or useful, when in fact the fabric alone can be used long after the garment is no longer wearable! We're also in an economic slowdown, so people are looking for ways to save money. I think clothing swaps are here to stay!

How can someone get involved?
We always need volunteers! If you're interested in volunteering, you can send an email to: Or, follow our volunteer feed on
If you're a fashion designer, boutique or other business interested in a partnership opportunity, email us at
And of course, to find out when and where the next swap is taking place, visit the Happenings section of our web site at

Looking do you envision the future of the S.W.A.P. team?

Because we're all part of a consumption-oriented system, we're working on ways to change it so that we can all benefit from saving energy, money and precious resources.
Here's a look ahead at some exciting developments we're working on at The S.W.A.P. Team:

*year-round clothing drop-off locations for Take Off Your Clothes

*city vs. city clothing recycling challenges

*our first European event

Here's some photo's taken at previous "Take Your Clothes Off Events"

Photo: Conception Levy

Photo: Conception Levy

Photo: Conception Levy

Photo: Conception Levy

Photo: Conception Levy

Photo: Conception Levy

Photo by Conception Levy
Before I head off for the night. I thought I'd share some cool info with you that Aleece shared with me earlier this week......pretty amazing stuff I'd say:)

"Our Toronto and Montreal events generated 6,000 items of clothing which was donated to The Salvation Army!
In total, about 4000 items were swapped, and everyone had a great time. We are really looking forward to planning our next events in Halifax, Ottawa and perhaps Calgary"

I hope y'all enjoyed the interview.....can't wait to start planning for Calgary's first ever "Take Off Your Clothes" event, cause sharing is good:)

(don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY I've got going on in collaboration with Omshanti Handcrafts.

CLICK HERE for the info!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm In The Mood To Showcase Some Fabulous Belts!!!

Before I get started with my post tonight, I just want to say that today has been so hot, that it's ridiculous!!! Seriously, my toes were sweating today! I know, I shouldn't complain really, but having 33 degrees Celsius (that's like 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit), on September 23 is pretty crazy.

Anyhoo, tonight I plan to showcase some fierce looking belts. After today's heat wave I should be posting about summer dresses lol.. but, I've always loved added a belt to an outfit. It can totally complete an outfit......

So, I did some searching and here are some of my fave picks.......

First up, I found a fab black leather obi cinch corset style wrap belt by
Elizabeth Kelly for $30.00 US on Etsy.

There's a red version too! - So, you can get the red leather wrap corset style cinch belt for only $35.00!!! Wicked!

At Rusty Cuts on Etsy, I found another fab corset-inspired belt!

Thought this belt was pretty cool from QueenLondonsCarriage

Ooh and this Wide Leather Tan Belt from the Pila Shoppe??? is FIERCE!!!

The last belt that I wanna show you is from Black Cat Boutique - Love it!!!

I'm out peeps!

Don't forget to enter for the Fab Giveaway I've got going on!!!!

Just Click Here for the details...........

Monday, September 21, 2009

I've Got Another Surprise In Store For Y'all......Yep, It's Time For Another Giveaway!!!

Happy Monday peeps! I am so excited tonight, cause there's another Giveaway on The Creative Mixx!!!

I received an email by a lovely gal named Kate of OMSHANTI HANDCRAFTS , who was gracious enough to offer some of her fab products for a giveaway! Absolutely amazing!!!

Honestly? I feel so honoured. So, I am happy to give you an inside look to the creative spirit behind Omshanti Handcrafts. Enjoy:)

How did you get started?
I moved to Colorado from Pennsylvania a couple of years ago, and while I love the dry air here, it does a number on my skin! I'd already dabbled in herbal stuff a bit, thanks to a friend teaching me, but I didn't really get started until I realized how much I'd need it.

The very first thing I made was a batch of Scratch
& Dent Salve and I immediately followed it up with several lip balms. That was a good start but I didn't do much more until I wound up working at Walmart -- it was the only job I could find. Well, that was pretty awful so I decided instead I'd start selling my work.

That was about a year and a half ago now and I love it! It's longer hours than I've worked at any other job I've ever had and I don't care a bit. I love making my products, I love coming up with new things to create and I even love figuring out advertising and marketing.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
All sorts of places -- I thought of my Into The Woods Soap while I was hiking,

and the idea for my Cinnamon Ginger Clove Massage Oil actually came from a short story by a friend.

Other things -- like Kittery's Scar Salve
-- are requests from friends. Kittery's had a lot of surgery over the last couple years and wanted something to help the scars heal clean, so I whipped something up for her. I know she's not the only one out there so deciding to offer it to my customers was an easy choice.

Tell us one thing that most people don't know about you.
Oh, boy -- that's a tough one, I talk about myself too much on my blog already! I think a lot of people don't know that I used to play ice hockey on my neighbor's pond. I wasn't ever any good at it but it was a lot of fun! I even have a chipped front tooth as a souvenir.

Any advice for newbies starting out?
Do it. Dive in. Don't be afraid -- or at least don't let the fear stop you. Find your dreams and live them. Do it!

Now you know that I have to post my "must have" picks.......

So, since winter is just around the corner (blah, I know it sucks....) I figured I'll need some products to keep me protected from the bitter cold weather that we get here in Calgary.

I'll need to get me some of these,

The Wintry Mix Lip Balm

Lark's Spicy Footy Salve

I know I'm gonna need The "Long Day Down the Drain Bath Oil" to relax after a long dreadful day battling the cold.....

There's 76 beautiful items at OMSHANTI HANDCRAFTS so visit the site by clicking HERE to find natural bath and body products made right from Kate's kitchen.

Now it's time to reveal the GIVEAWAY!!!


Yes that's right y'all, you have the chance to be the proud owner of three new products...

A bar of Patchouli Vanilla Soap

A bottle of Kyphi Massage & Bath Oil

A Tin Of Everything Citrus Ever Lip Balm

The Contest Rules are the same as last weeks:

Contest period:
Monday September 21, 2009 until Sunday September 27, 2009

Ways to win:
1. All followers (both existing and new ones during the contest period) get one entry.
2. If you leave a comment telling me what your fave Omshanti Handcraft item is?, will get you one entry, (that means 2 entries for followers who comment).

Note: If you would like to enter and do not have a blogger account, you will get one entry by sending me a comment via email to: And if you post a comment as "Anonymous"... that's cool. You will get one entry as well, but please send me an email with your contact info.

I will draw the winner on Sunday September 27, 2009, post it (of course) and will notify you via email (or blog post) that night!!!

Kate will send you off this fab prize pack!!!!

Click Here to get to Omshanti Handcraft


Thanks For Supporting The Creative Mixx!!!!


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