5 Tips on Surviving Your First Market Season

  2016 was my first ever market season as a vendor, and honestly it was a bumpy road with a lot more disappointments than I was anticipating. However, it was good experience, as well as great (although I loathe the word it’s true in this case) exposure. I handed out all of my business cards over the 4…

Gift Guide: Made in Calgary Gifts 2016

  Shopping local is such a great way to support your community and find unique gifts for friends and family!  Here are some of my favorites from Calgary, my city! Geo Triple Peak Alpine Necklace ($28, Lace Brick Design).  This necklace was designed to symbolize the geometric landscapes of the Canadian Rockies.  Although it makes…

Navigating the Multi-Purpose Life

This post was originally published on Logee Photography on February 5, 2016. It has been re-posted here with permission. With this year comes a big realization for me: I’m a workaholic and I like it that way. I love being busy, making things, and just generally having my days full. Without a long list ahead…

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Business Coach

Our thinking and thoughts are central to how we perceive our everyday life.  Out of our thoughts come action — or inaction. Out of action comes hope, change, and even revolution. Even a slight change in an entrepreneur’s thinking can free them from stagnation, cleanly move them through transitional periods, and satiate their yearning for…

YYC ICE CREAM CRAWL

At the beginning of the summer I got this crazy idea to do a family ice cream crawl. I thought my husband was going to say I was nuts (especially since I’m lactose intolerant) but instead he was completely on board. Next thing I knew we were making a list of all the ice cream…

MEET ME MONDAY – TROUT + TAYLOR

MEET ME MONDAY – TROUT + TAYLOR Branding. One word that encompasses such a large spectrum. Come into the wonderful world of lady bosses Aislinn and Cait – the girls behind Trout + Taylor. These ladies can build one mean brand! WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF. We are obsessed with the…

WELCOME WEDNESDAY – YOU AIN’T YOUR WEIGHT

WELCOME WEDNESDAY – JENA – YOU AIN’T YOUR WEIGHT Bombarded with societies pressure and idealizations, Jenna – the boss babe behind You Ain’t Your Weight is a complete breathe of fresh air. She coaches women on how to ditch the diet and love themselves again! WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF: I…

MAN CRUSH MONDAY – LOCAL LAUNDRY APPAREL

MAN CRUSH MONDAY – LOCAL LAUNDRY APPAREL YYC boss babes – we get it. We have pride in our city and we have pride in our home. Connor & Dustin have created just that. A way to rep your city and community pride with Local Laundry Apparel. Welcome the two very handsome men to our…

How She Does It: Malika Rajani, Fashion Designer

Malika Rajani and her dog, Coco, greet me at the door of her house and I am immediately fixated on her simple, black leather dress. Mesmerized by the basket weave details throughout the dress, I compliment her on it and I’m not surprise when she gracefully says, “Thank you, this is from my fall line.” Rajani is a…

MEET ME MONDAY – ASHLEIGH AMBER MOORE JEWELRY

Small and intricate, and delicately designed – Amber is the boss babe behind Ashleigh Amber Moore Jewelry. With a simple and modern style her pieces are works of art in themselves. say hello! Ashleigh – ASHLEIGH AMBER MOORE JEWELRY WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF. I make handmade minimal fine jewelry, in my…