Coast to Coast Coffee

September 7, 2017

Coast to Coast Coffee is Canada’s local roaster. Wherever you happen to live in this great country, they want to supply you with the world’s best coffee. Organic, Fair Trade and Freshly Roasted in small batches, they deliver amazing coffee right to your mailbox. Best of all, the shipping cost (including tax) is on them! Delicious, convenient and most importantly, affordable! To learn more about The History of Coffee Bean you can…



August 31, 2017

Lulabandana is two unlikely friends; one tattooed 22 years old and a forty-something conservative woman, united in their love and passion for animals and their wish to make comfortable, quality and trendy items. They met each other working and volunteering in an animal shelter, sharing the same passion and will to do something for animals. All their items are handmade with care and love. Bowties The bows are made with…


Purple Urchin

August 27, 2017

Purple Urchin is a handmade soap company located in Ottawa’s Chinatown. What started as experiments in a damp, dark basement soon became a business operating at farmers’ markets, craft sales and online. They have since vacated their original den of hygienic sorcery and set up a Chinatown storefront and production space. They love making soap because it lets them work with their hands and be creative without contributing materials to…


Stick 2 me – Customized Identification Labels for Back to School

August 16, 2017

Do you have a little one who is just starting school? How about a little one who is ALWAYS losing their belongings at school?  Stick2Me is our go-to identification labels for all items that will be brought to school!  No more blurry Sharpie writing in my kids’ belongings!    Stick2Me was created by Annie, a mother of two young children with a busy life. Annie personally illustrates the collections. “Founded…


Paw Parade

August 13, 2017

Paw Parade Paw Parade is a mother-daughter team of crafty cat ladies from Ottawa, Ontario. They make handcrafted bow ties for dogs & cats using vintage and designer fabrics in bright colours and fun patterns. They also make collars, felt toys and a few other items exclusively for cats. Bowties These bow ties are made with designer fabric, fusible interfacing (that helps keep their shape) and have two elastics that…


Feline Cafe Ottawa

July 30, 2017

Photo credit: Lia Walsh Meet Josée Cyr, Ottawa resident who studied commerce at Laurentian University. Cyr said she had heard of the cat café craze that was sweeping through Asia and parts of Europe but didn’t really think much of it until she found herself to be unhappy with the job she had. Looking for options Josée set out to find a job that combined her passions of business, food…


Canadian Originals

June 19, 2017

Canadian Originals is a family owned business based in Oakville, ON. They have always loved buying handmade goods, shopping at local markets and craft fairs, supporting small stores featuring Canadian artisans and makers. They slowly came to realize that they were missing out on many fantastic products made by artisans outside of their immediate area, so when they decided to launch a subscription box, they made the choice to source…


Santa Sacks Canada

September 26, 2016

  If you celebrate Christmas, then you can probably relate;  It’s Christmas morning and you’re around the tree with your siblings, when your parents tell you that you can each choose one to start, and open them each at the same time (or staggard) either way, there’s a whole herd of children rushing the tree, throwing presents left and right trying to search for one with their name on it….


Oliver Plays

June 12, 2015

About the company : Oliver Plays is a small Etsy shop ran by a Mom who was inspired by her son.  After her son was born, she made her unique “Bag Doll” for him to hug, hold and rest his head on.  She also started making burp cloths. After the birth of my little one Oliver, my husband and I were searching for a burp cloth that actually absorbed, weren’t…


Finery Soaps & Luxuries

May 16, 2015

Before I start my review, I should mention something vital about myself.   I am extremely picky when trying new bath and body products.  I’m a ruthless critic.  I have very sensitive skin, and I also have eczema which both can leave me very uncomfortable if I try a product my skin doesn’t like.  It is so bad, there is only one kind of laundry soap I can use. One…