All about our Bizcation

Last year around this time we set off on a 34 day road trip with our 2 kids, 6 month old lab Sadie, and trailer packed with business and personal essentials. We drove through the United States, as for those who don't know BC -> ON is faster when travelling through the states, not to mention gas is cheaper! Highlights of the trip included shopping and playing at the Mall of America in Minneapolis where our daughter fell in love with the American Girl Store, visiting our good friends in Chicago - extra special shoutout to Annie Steele, a talented up and coming photographer who just launched her brand spanking new website,, took our kids to Niagara Falls with said Chicago friends, and visited / had fun in the sun with our family near Toronto and Cottage Country north of Toronto. It was a long but fun trip, all funded by our 2 summer shows. We exhibited at arts and crafts shows in beautiful Cobourg and Bracebridge Ontario. 6 days of work easily paid for our 34 day vacation. Small family business living can be so rewarding and fun! While we were away, orders shipped as usual from our shop in BC. 

This year, we set off on a 30 day trip, again with kids and dog and a jam packed trailer, and this time we are doing 3 shows: Muskoka Arts and Crafts in Bracebridge (again), Haliburton Arts and Crafts Festival and Barrie Kempenfest for the first time. The majority of our trip will be spent relaxing at the cottage, enjoying the company of family - swimming, eating, playing games, drinking, jet-skiing, eating some more, fishing, and drinking some more. This time while we are away we are holding off on shipping orders until we get back to offer YOU a little incentive since orders will be delayed for up to a month. Each order placed during our family 'Bizcation' will receive a $20 gift certifcate in the package, valid towards your next order! 

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We hope you have a summer that's as action packed with family fun and memory making, just like ours! :)

From Our Blog

We're retiring from shows plus, a shipping update

The title says it all, and it's true. It's time, and it feels right. After 14 seasons, we have decided it's time to wrap up the Craft Show and Christmas Market chapter in our lives and really start to enjoy the holidays. Our kids are getting older and through the years we have loved doing these shows, but the only downside it that it has also meant being away from our kids for a few weeks and for a very fast paced December served with a side of exhaustion for us all.

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