I hope you can put your feet up and dig into some interesting local blog posts, some of which I read in this very pose.
It’s road trip season! Sharon Yeo heads east of Edmonton on Only Here for the Food; Dan Barnes goes golfing in Sundre on Road Wordy; and Vickie Laliotis picnics in Vilna on Adventures in Fashion.
How about things to do with kids? Christine Bruckmann offers a guide to Sustainival on Just Another Edmonton Mommy; Raising Edmonton visits an amazing park in Red Deer; and Michael Short shows how you can take your kids fishing this weekend on Let’s Go Outdoors.
On The Spirited Thrifter, Nicole Rowan photographs her last Canadian thrift haul before heading to Texas (sob!); Linda Hoang provides a beautiful guide to Edmonton’s most Instagrammable walls; and it’s not too late to download Paper Leaf’s beautifully designed wallpaper image for June.
Hannah at Honey & Betts offers some tips as she heads into her third trimester; Kristina Lynne reflects on her baby’s first four months on Inspired by Lynne; and Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach has a great way to feed bigger kids on The Zoom Family.
On the arts: Liz Nicholls of 12th Night experiences Everyone We Know Will Be There; Mike Ross of Gig City checks in with Spyder Yardley-Jones; and on Variant Edition’s blog, Devin R. Bruce recommends some culture, including a Great Course I also endorse.
Cassie finds beautiful uses for her wedding shoes on The Cassie Paige; Ana Vicioso stands out while blending in with the flowers at the Muttart Conservatory; and Lindsey Oele shows off some Floc Boutique fashion on Lindsey’s Listed.
Let’s talk money: Sarah at Smile and Conquer looks at that whole avocado-toast-is-depriving-you-of-a-house thing; Graham MacFarlane of Almost Infinite discusses why Monopoly should not be our model; and the Dry Run blog shares cash flow tips from business leaders in the know.
New restaurants! Cindy at Let’s Om Nom tries Splash Poke, and Little Miss Andrea samples ‘Ono Poke, while Phil Wilson of Baconhound opts for deep-fried pizza at Vaticano Cucina.
Cathy Walsh sings the praises of Crum Coffee Bar on Walsh Cooks; there’s Linda Hoang again, this time reviewing the fare at The Local Omnivore; and Jason Foster tries to keep up with all of the beer news.
Looking for recipes? Gabby at the Broke Girl Blog makes slow-cooker pork tacos; Allan Suddaby of Button Soup chases the memory of the perfect tzatziki; and Nicoletta and Loretto of Sugar Love Spices celebrate with practically healthy cupcakes.
Looking back: Lost Edmonton recalls the days of fire alarm and police call boxes in the streets; Vintage Edmonton shares some wild ads and interesting stories from 1920; and Anna Marie Sewell remembers her mother in poetry on Prairie Pomes.
Troy Pavlek is livid about the city’s response to efforts to lower neighbourhood speed limits; Dave Cournoyer catches us up on who’s running for office in the upcoming municipal elections; and Paula Kirman of Radical Citizen Media covers the recent Homeless Memorial.
Finally, some bittersweet laughs: Chad Huculak creates some images you cannot unsee on End of the Earth, and OilersNation pays tribute to Loretta Workun and her unorthodox obituary.
That’s what I had time to get to this time. Find more in previous blog roundups or on ShareEdmonton. Also, come enjoy part of Edmonton’s independent media community at the June 17 Edmonton Podcasting Meetup, where we’ll be talking to Michael Short of Let’s Go Outdoors about how to make a living in new media.
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven stories about the city, cultivated by the community.
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