How to Find Locals So You Can Support Locals.

How to Find Locals So You Can Support Locals.

So you’re on the road, you’ve been cruising and it’s time to eat! One problem, you’re sick of going to the same chain restaurants and supporting the same big companies. Your heart believes in supporting locally but sometimes it’s just hard to find the small local businesses.

I’ve come up with 5 different tips on how to find locals. Read more

DIY Summer Crafts & Projects :: Etsy.andthebee

DIY Summer Crafts & Projects :: Etsy.andthebee

It’s finally summertime! After a lengthy Spring here in Canada the rain is finally taking a break and the sun is burning hot. So when you’re not at the beach, in the garden or on the patio, it might be a good idea to spend a moment indoors and cool off. I’ve gathered together some awesome DIY kits from the wonderful Etsy for some ideas on what to do in your spare time. Just click on the title or the photo to be taken to the Etsy page. Read more

Canada Day Gifts :: Etsy.andthebee

Canada Day Gifts :: Etsy.andthebee

It’s Canada Day coming up and just like every other holiday, there is a lot of controversy around it. So before going through some of my favorite items from the Etsy Editor’s Picks for Canada Day, I thought it would be good to talk about some of this controversy.

I highly recommend reading this article that was posted on CBC called “What I Choose to Celebrate on This Day Called Canada Day.” Read more

Eat Local :: A Guest Post! HistoricalCookingProject.andthebee

Eat Local :: A Guest Post! HistoricalCookingProject.andthebee

andthebee had the opportunity to write a guest post for The Historical Cooking Project. It talks about the origins of local food and it’s effects on the environment, the economy, and the health of human beings. To learn more about the history of local food and tips on how to eat more locally, click the blog post below!
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Salmon Arm Local Boutique :: Chris.andthebee

Salmon Arm Local Boutique :: Chris.andthebee

Salmon Arm Local Boutique
Our story begins…

In the beginning, Chris and his business partner Karen ran a local clothing store for a few years. They had items from local artists but mostly falling in the fashion genre. And just as many of our past interviewees have told me, there was always talk amongst the locals of not having a place in town for the various local artisans. Chris and Karen came across an available space in an old Canadian Tire building and thought it would be an awesome place to take on the project. A project that would finally supply a home to 94+ artists from the Shuswap. And so we have… Read more

Permaculture Earthworks : Week 6

Permaculture Earthworks : Week 6

““If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Connection, acceptance, patience, laughter, frustration, joy, overwhelming feelings of joy. These are just some of the feelings that may rush through your body during your first on-the-field permaculture earthworks experience. Week 6 of my Permaculture Design Certificate, we spent the weekend with a client looking to create an alpaca permaculture farm. We got the chance to learn about and practice with various tools to mark contour lines, practice a real client interview, and build a swale. Finally! A chance to build a real swale! Read more

Montreal Boutique : Evelyne.andthebee

Montreal Boutique : Evelyne.andthebee

Montreal Boutique
Our story begins…

After working in events, Evelyne got a first-hand view of the difficulty that comes with getting noticed as a designer. This inspired her into wanting to help get the designers to the public, and the public to the designers. Evelyne went into wholesale to try and make this possible, and many of the designers she had met from doing events asked her to sell their items. She said yes. It wasn’t until a couple years back when Evelyne was asked to fill in a few shifts for a friend over at Boutique Général 54, a local boutique that supports a ton of local artists. Evelyne loved the job but was much too used to working for herself to become an employee. After the talk of opening a second Boutique Général 54 with her friend and store owner Jennifer, the timing just wasn’t right, so Evelyne decided to give it a shot on her own. And now, just celebrating their one-year anniversary, we have… Read more

5 DIY Fathers Day Gift Ideas

5 DIY Fathers Day Gift Ideas

A continuation of… 5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Click here for part 1; read about the history of Fathers Day & check out some great Etsy gift ideas!

Here we have some fun DIY Fathers Day gift ideas. Some of the crafts are a little trickier than others, but all of them will be appreciated by your ol’ pops! Just click on the photo or the blog’s title link to get to the original with recipes and instructions. Cheers! Read more

5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas