Craftadian is a marketplace and subscription service that showcases handmade goodies from Canadian artisans. Craftadian shows involve a curated selection of artists, where buyers can shop handmade.  Craftadian’s mission is to showcase, support and promote Canadian artists, artisans and designers. Artisan Box How does it Work? Purchase a quarterly subscription Costs just $34.99/ 3 months + $9.99 shipping A new box is shipped every three months (February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 What’s in the Box? Each box features 4-6 curated handmade products, Made in Canada by Craftadian Makers. Jewellery, Body Care, Candles, Textiles, Home Decor, Stationary, Eddibles and more. Each boxRead More →

Beto’s Coffee Company is a Nicaraguan business that creates sustainable, handmade products right from coffee and coffee sacks (they also sell coffee itself). The goal of this charity-driven business is to give back, to bring people together and to help the community not only get jobs, but also get the proper services to help with the deprived economic, social and environmental conditions. They have an amazing assortment of items from hand bags and wallets to coasters for coffee, shoes, and of course, actual coffee beans. From their Facebook Page, they describe how a local Nicaraguan shoemaker who has been handcrafting shoes for decades is nowRead More →

Novel Editions is a Canadian monthly subscription box for book lovers. Each month a carefully curated box which includes a fiction novel released in the last 6 months, as well as 3-4 related items is sent right to your doorstep. In each box you can expect to receive: • A novel • 3-4 related items: This is always a bit of a wild card but Alex, the owner, will typically choose things that are in some way relevant to the book or bookish in nature • A letter from Alex explaining why she chose the book she did and a detailed description of each itemRead More →

Nine of Water, located in London, ON, offers a unique Energy therapy service. It combines the benefits of several different healing modalities to provide peace, clarity & love. The owner, Lisa, describes how she came about her business and what kinds of services she can offer: In my life, learning the disciplines of Reiki, Meditation and other energy-based therapies, has been profoundly instrumental in facilitating my own healing and awakening. I have been practicing holistic therapies since 2002 and have developed my clairvoyance abilities. I offer individual therapy sessions, group workshops, and practitioner training. My approach is from a place of love, peace and innocence. IRead More →

Woman Up box is a monthly subscription box that delivers a themed box of handmade goodies including beauty, bath, spa, gourmet treats, jewelry, accessories, and home and lifestyle products. What makes our box even more special is that we focus on lifting up women. We work to discover new woman run companies each month to introduce you to that are creating fabulous products that you’ll love and want to share. We promote women helping women to succeed not only by sourcing all of our products from women, we also include a monthly “Lift Up” card in each box with ideas on how to give anotherRead More →

Canadian Originals is a brand new monthly lifestyle box showcasing handmade, artisan Canadian goods. They are a family owned business based in Oakville, ON. How it Works The box is sent on an annual basis and includes surprises delivered monthly for an entire year filled with handpicked items made by talented Canadian artisans. Each box comes complete with monthly gourmet finds, unique accessories and jewelry, luxurious beauty products and original home décor pieces, some created exclusively for Canadian Originals. They will also offer limited edition holiday boxes throughout the year, so make sure to keep an eye out for that! Price The box costs $55.00/ month with options to purchaseRead More →

Calla Life Box is hands down one of my favourite subscription boxes. I feel like the products keep getting better and better every month; I have never received a box and thought “I don’t like the products”. The great thing about Calla Life Box is that you will never receive products that you could walk to the local grocery store or mall and purchase. The company only includes products from local Canadian businesses, and a portion of every single box purchased goes to a deserving charity. You also get only natural, organic, and healthy products that are meant to promote an overall healthy wellbeing and lifestyle for women. Calla Life Box HereRead More →

Burning incense has become a hugely popular ritual that can be used for a number of reasons, yet has been around since as early as the Ancient Egyptians. Incense has been used for ritualistic purposes, for religious purposes in Ancient China around 2000 BCE for praying and worship, and for amusement and entertainment in Japan around the 6th century. There are a number of health benefits associated with burning natural incense. Depending on what kind of incense is used and if any essential oils are used, incense can be wonderful for calming the body and mind, elevating bad moods and helping the immune system. The strongRead More →

Today I’m reviewing a product that I have wanted to get my hands on for a loooong time but always feared the cost (I am likely the most frugal person you’ll ever come across). I’ve seen beeswax candles in a few local stores before and listened while the sales person raved about the benefits. After being convinced 5 seconds into the conversation, the little factor of the price was brought up and announced how pricey these little candles were (but for good reason of course). I still bit the bullet and purchased the candles, and didn’t regret my decision for a second. Beeswax has aRead More →

Calla Life Box is hands down one of my favourite subscription boxes. I feel like the products keep getting better and better every month; I have never received a box and thought “I don’t like the products”. The great thing about Calla Life Box is that you will never receive products that you could walk to the local grocery store or mall and purchase. The company only includes products from local Canadian businesses, and a portion of every single box purchased goes to a deserving charity. You also get only natural, organic, and healthy products that are meant to promote an overall healthy wellbeing and lifestyle for women. Calla Life Box HereRead More →