Image by Heartprint Threads


Hello to all my local Albertans,

The sun is out and summer is finally here, and we are free to enjoy the crisp air and sunny skies away from our igloos. Even if it’s only for a short time! Now, before you hit up those old dirt roads and head to the nearest camping grounds, you might need a few items to make the trip even more magical.


1. The Right Camping Gear

The first thing you’re going to need is a good camping bag. Where else are you going to put all your belongings? In a Safeway bag? No way! Have no fear, a fantastic maker here at The Curated Shop and does just that. Heartprint Threads is a great choice for not only bags, but soft and durable blankets as well. Jenna and Taylor are not only big travel bugs themselves but are supporters and makers of locally made goods. Giving back to the community is their number one ideal, and for each blanket sold a donation is made to local charities!


2. The Right Wear

Now that the sun has come out you’re going to need the right protection for your skin, especially your face and head. So what’s your solution? A stylish hat of course! And I know just the lovely lady for that: Sabina the Maker of GreenBean.ReLoved caries an awesome variety of upcycled hats and other great upcycled items. Her items include glasses with cool wooden frames, shirts, and sweaters. Perfect for the outdoors! Sabina uses 100% upcycled materials that she gathers from thrift stores, garage sales and other locations that carry items that would originally be thrown away. Wow, what an amazing way to look after the environment and create a beautiful new look!


3. Stay Hydrated, My Friends

Water, water, water! Everyone has that person in their life that always tells them to drink more water. For some of us that have a harder time getting in those few extra cups of water in, one of the great ways to help get you there is to purchase a reusable cup or bottle with quirky text on it that makes others envious for not having one. Jannelle of Days with Gray is the one to go to for cups, mugs, and tumblers with all relatable sayings and quotes.



Written by Brandon -Assistant Manager- CrossIron Mills Mall