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Craft Market Review: Port Credit Farmers Market

As a vendor, I understand the worries of selling at a market that you’ve never sold at before. I’ve heard about other vendors getting ripped off, and I’ve personally sold at unsuccessful markets where traffic was low, and little to no marketing was done to promote the market nor its vendors. This past summer, I did two markets with Port Credit Farmers Market- one in June and one in August. Since I’ve sold at other markets before this, I have some expectations for how a successful market should be run. That’s why I’m continuing my blog series called “Craft Market Review.” I will give a thorough review of my vending experience at the market that I’ve been to. Now, I’m...

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5 Things to Give: Thanksgiving Host/Hostess Edition

With Thanksgiving three weeks away, I'm sure many of you will receive Thanksgiving dinner party invitations soon! I know the stereotypical host or hostess gift is a bottle of wine, but let's get a little more inventive! From calligraphy signs, handmade thank you cards and handmade soap, to artisanal chocolate and coffee, there are many gifts for you to choose from. Featuring Calligraphy by Yza, Thoughtfully Handmade, Milk & Honey Soapery, Cocoa40 Inc. and Mugging Whales Premium Coffee Co., we want you to gift more thoughtfully. What's even better? They are all Canadian businesses! Interested? Read on to learn more.

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3 Steps to Hiring a Social Media Intern

As a small business owner, I do almost everything by myself. From making my handmade cards to doing the SEO from my website, I do it all. If I don't know how to do it, I have to learn. That's what happened with social media marketing. Now, I recently got busier than ever. With university, Thoughtfully Handmade and my extracurriculars, I got extremely overwhelmed. That's why I decided to hire a social media intern.  Longwinded introduction aside, let's get into how I actually hired her!

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5 Things to Give: Mental Health Edition

Mental health is so important to take care of no matter who you are. As a student, business owner and a person who struggles with overthinking, perfectionism and anxiety, it is essential for me to take care of my mind, body and emotions. Do you know someone like that? Often times, we forget to take care of ourselves. Give them a reminder by gifting them something in my gift guide! Featuring Divine Remedy Healing, The Gem Next Door, Earth Appeal, Jemstone Destiny and Thoughtfully Handmade (that’s me!), this gift guide is all about mental health. All of these Canadian businesses have amazing products to help manage your friend's mental wellbeing. Be a caring friend and continue reading!

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5 Things to Give: Masculine Birthday Edition

You’ve been loving these gift guides and I love sharing other Canadian small businesses, so here is another one! This time, it’s a compilation of 5 different birthday gift ideas for anyone that has a masculine aesthetic. Featuring Go Wood, Basket by Baskets Case, Rural Creative, Oh Ya Leather and my handmade birthday cards, this is a blog post you don’t want to miss!

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