Outdoor Activities

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Outdoor activities are something most of us love to do, no matter the season. There are many different activities we can participate in including: skiing, walking, swimming and many more.

Christmas in July Team wanted to know what do you like to do outside?

Here is what some of our members told us!

Gari Anne  from beadloverskorner says:

One of the activities I always loved when I was younger (and still do love) is going to the beach and hunting for shells, sand dollars, sharks teeth, and any other treasures of the sea. I created these earrings to portray the many gifts of the sea and emote the feeling of calm that can be felt while walking along the beach hunting for treasure from the ocean.

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There is nothing quite like being on or near the water on a summer’s day. Stick your toes in the water, breathe in the fresh cool air or jump in a boat (with approval and a life vest of course) and off you go to an adventure. You see things differently from the water.
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Ina from InaSudjana explains:
With spring approaching here in Australia, we can find more and more butterflies on clear days. They are such gentle creatures and oh-so-free. My little girl loves chasing her butterflies every time we have the chance to go outdoors – even as simple as having our picnic lunch at the front lawn!
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BBQing! My husband is a master in this field and always looks forward to the summer and warmer weather for smoking & grilling different food for outdoor picnics and family gatherings.
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No matter where you live it looks like there are many types of activities to get you outdoors and active!!
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#CIJRoadTrip – Sweden: Göteborg (Gothenburg)

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Let’s travel to Sweden : Göteborg (Gothenburg) with Linda Winroth from ReDesignandReCycled

1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?
I live in Göteborg (Gothenburg) on the Swedish west coast. I think it´s special that we have water in the city center! We have a lot of cafées, actually we have the most cafees per capita in our city, maybe you´ve heard the swedish word “Fika”? The word “Fika” I would say means having a coffee break with friends, often accompanied by something sweet. Fika is is an important part of our culture.

coffe at the best cafe in town da maetto

coffe at the best cafe in town da maetto

coffe at home, yes I'm addicted

coffe at home, yes I’m addicted

me at a photoshoot with my procuts

me at a photoshoot with my procuts

2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?
The archipelago either on the west or the east coast. Up in the north with the midnigh sun during the summer. And the beautiful iceland Gotland.

archipelago

archipelago

archipelago

archipelago

3. How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?
I´m very inspired by my grandma. I grew up in the countryside and learnt from her how to take care of nature, dont wast anything and craftmanship. She´s the one who tought me to how to weave rag rugs. Ever since I was little I’ve had a keen interest in fashion, design and environmental issues. ReThink Design gives me the opportunity to combine this and at the same time devote myself to something that feels meaningful. My philosophy is that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something!

my grandma

my grandma

on our way to our summerhouse

on our way to our summerhouse

our small boat

our small boat

our summer cabin

our summer cabin

sunset at our summer cabin

sunset at our summer cabin

4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?
I attended Formex Design Fair – The largest meeting place for Nordic Interior Design. I will also sell my products at our amusement park Liseberg during November and December.

my stand at formex

my stand at formex

close up Formex

close up Formex

close up Formex

close up Formex

Cushion Cover Made Of Vintage Fabric With Blue Stripes From ReDesignandReCycled

Cushion Cover Made Of Vintage Fabric With Blue Stripes From ReDesignandReCycled

Saddle Cover Made Of Recycled Oilcloth From ReDesignandReCycled

Saddle Cover Made Of Recycled Oilcloth From ReDesignandReCycled

Party Bunting - Pennant Banner Made Of Vintage Fabrics For Kids From ReDesignandReCycled

Party Bunting – Pennant Banner Made Of Vintage Fabrics For Kids From ReDesignandReCycled

5. What are your social media sites?
Webb: www.rethinkdesign.se/en
Etsy: www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/ReDesignandReCycled
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/lindawinroth/
Twitter: twitter.com/ReThinkDesign
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReThinkDesign
Instagram: instagram.com/rethinkdesign