British Columbia Based Etsy Shops You Need to Follow!

Etsy is  where it all started for me!

My love of shopping handmade began almost 10 years ago when buying some more personalized items for my wedding! As a life long lover of vintage and unique items Etsy really hit the nail on the head.

As you might imagine, I tend to spend quite a bit of time on Etsy looking for local businesses to feature. I recently spent some time searching for BC based businesses that might be out of the LO delivery areas . I also included a few shops that fall within our areas but that I haven’t been able to feature yet.

The following is a list of my top 12 BC-based Etsy shops that you need to follow.  I featured an item from each shop and be warned, some of these items are one of a kind - so if something strikes your fancy, don’t hesitate! 


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8 Ways to Work a Side Hustle and a Day Job

I have a secret.

I have a day job. I have a day job and Locally Obsessed started out as my side hustle.

I have been dubbed a workaholic and also a “crazy person” on more than one occasion by more than a few people!

The thing is, it works for me! Side hustles are completely doable! You just have to start by considering a few important things.

If you are dreaming about starting a side hustle, hopefully this blog will give you a little guidance on how to make it fit perfectly with your lifestyle!

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Locally Obsessed's Top 15 Binge Worthy Podcasts for Small Business Owners!

odcasts are my new obsession.

If you listen, you already know how addictive they are and if you don’t you’ve probably said to yourself, “I should try downloading some for the commute”

If you haven’t yet tried listening to podcasts, DO IT..

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Always Open? A Blog about Business Boundaries

As we start our Small Business Tips series I thought I would use our first post to talk about something that I struggle with a lot.

The concept of always being “open” or available. As a small internet based business it is a huge struggle to “close for the day” and step away from the business. With social media being a huge part of things it is a constant stream of emails, messages and comments and people want answers NOW.

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Spring Markets Around the Fraser Valley!

We are market junkies over here at Locally Obsessed and Spring really is the kickoff to the long and wonderful market season. In order to compile a list and fill our calendars we asked our social media followers what their favourite upcoming markets were . The following is a guide for the most popular markets around the Valley : )

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Time to Tidy (with Locally Obsessed!)

It's almost April and the sun has been shining...we are so thankful however, it really is highlighting the damage that winter meals, snowy boots and cold and flu season have done to our homes. Dusty surfaces and smudged mirrors really do stand out in this beautiful weather.

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Paying Homage to our 2018 Blog Posts!

Our blog game has been weak lately, it feels like there just haven’t been enough hours in the day but we have made it a goal to start picking up the pace again!

Last year our game was strong but unfortunately the blogs we wrote while using our old website did not transfer over to our new one, don’t fret, they are still out there and can be found at the following links:

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Behind the Scenes on Our New Look!

Locally Obsessed just underwent a major aesthetic overhaul.  It may not be very cool to disclose all of our behind the scenes secrets but as a strong believer in helping provide information and tips to other small businesses, I feel the need to share!

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