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!
Back in July we featured some adorable sea glass wrapped necklaces from Small Cat Big World and we figured that Earth Day would be a perfect day to tell you a bit more about this forward thinking small business!
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.
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 : )
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.