Have your tried our amazing lip balms?
What makes a good lip balm?  In my opinion, I prefer plant based, so our lip balms are all essential oil based - we often get asked for various flavours that don't exist in natural form, .All of our lip...
Benefits of Sea Salts. Who Knew?
Nowadays, who has time for a bath?  Quick shower, scrub down, in and out and on with the day.  Really?  We don’t have time to take a bath?  That’s sad (and I am preaching to the choir here).  What if...
A Christmas Tradition
In this ‘instant’ society of North America, we tend to want everything now and do not like to wait.  Some things though can only truly be savoured if we only taste them once a year. ‘Impossible” you say, “why wait? ...
Tis the season for purses
The perfect small bag just couldn’t be found, I didn’t want a plastic one that would eventually crinkle and crack.   Nor did it make sense to buy one factory made that everyone else had.  And my phone is old and...
Adele would love this.
It’s a month until Christmas and as a maker, life is chaos.  Between fulfilling wholesale orders,  selling at weekend craft markets (who signed us up for these markets anyways? Oh wait a minute, that could have been me :) and...
Staycation
Remember that song by the Go-Go’s? "Vacation all I ever wanted.." are you humming along to it yet? Since we are entrepreneurs we sing it as ‘STAYCATION all I ever wanted”.  Customers laugh when we say that we consider a...
Thank you for 30 days of blogging
Nothing has prevented me from this challenge. As I was harping on my sister to post this blog that I'd written 2 hours earlier the power went out. Just as we were about to head out the door to head...
Home is where your memories are
I longingly read a magazine article that recalled the author going to their childhood home for Christmas and tucking their young family into the beds that they slept in as children. “Does that still exist in this transient society” I...
Don't leave home without it
Your new breakfast friend. Here’s one of the many joys of having a younger sister, she pushes your envelope sometimes and sometimes she brings ideas into the mix that you would never have considered. Little Bloom is also known to...
Lip loveliness
There are few things that really irritate me.  Buying a lip balm and smoothing it on your lips only to feel grittiness - do you know what I mean?  There is no reason for that silliness (unless of course you...
When you just can't
This has been a power week.  We’ve gotten two runs in, long walks and sugar consumption has been low. Yesterday I was up at 6am working away and went until 11:30 at night.  Lists were made, plans were set and...
Think outside the box
Iris Apfel is an inspiring, eccentric fashion legend and if you haven’t heard of her, find an online video – she’s inspiring.  Reading her quote this morning touched on something that I’ve been pondering.  Simply that for me, I no longer...
Slow Down & Listen
Two days later and I’ve recovered from the horrors of running.  I keep replaying the night over and over again, the sheer terror I felt when the nice running teacher “D” said “now run”.  I didn’t take time to enjoy...
Ready Set Run
We arrived at the rec centre last night pretty excited to get started.  The first clue was seeing the long, tall, stick thin girls standing nearby.  All wearing reflective running tights, matching running jackets, trendy caps on their perfectly coiffed...
When Pigs Fly
Driving back and forth I could see the sign out of the corner of my eyes, but I didn’t bother to look at it.  Every day there it was and I’d smile driving just a little bit faster to get...
Outstanding in your field?
This afternoon found me at yet another winter craft market, I am always trying to be on trend and wanted to see what other crafters were up to (notice I am purposely using the word ‘crafter’ since that’s what was...
Food. Glorious. Food.
Have you heard?  It’s pie season.  Last week in church the pastor started talking about how much he loved pie, then he started naming the flavours and honestly, I got so sidetracked on pies I don’t remember the sermon. A...
Basket of Love - Down Syndrome
Pretty sure we were raised with an attitude to give back.  If you had two cookies, you always shared one (and the most important rule was if one cookie/candy/donut was left in the bag, you ALWAYS left it for the...
Love Yourself
Remember the post about walking vs. driving?  So today was day 2 of walking for a delivery, 27 long agonizing minutes there with NO BREAK FOR CARROT CAKE I might add and 29 minutes walking back. Yes the beauty was...
Drive or Walk
  Sat in the car waiting for a friend to get off work and I watched an older lady get out of her car and amble slowly to the store.  Her joints just looked stiff and it didn’t help she...
Try Thai Food
  I am bored.  Bored with making dinner and having the same old, same old.  My repertoire is rather pathetic, about a dozen tried and true that everyone is so bored of (but too lazy to cook anything different). Then...