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 →

Why do I love natural deodorant so much? For MANY reasons. First, they do not contain  aluminum, parabens, fragrances, or many of the other nasty ingredients that cheaper deodorants are chalk full of. Second, they are GOOD for your skin and for your health. There have been studies that have also linked breast cancer and unnatural, store-bought deodorants. If you read studies on the link between breast cancer and deodorant application, many cite that the presence of aluminum in deodorant may have a link to breast cancer cell growth and development, but others state there is no relationship. Personally, I don’t understand how studies canRead 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 →

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 →

As May is coming to an end, so are the contents of many of my lovely locally made skincare products. One in particular that I have been using since December (very rationally I might add) has finally come to an end. Here is a complete review of my skincare changes from December until now, using the amazing Studio Aroma Lemongrass Walnut Scrub twice a week. Studio Aroma     Our philosophy at Studio Aroma is to invoke awareness holistically on your body, mind and soul to restore the natural balance in you. Studio Aroma is a modern aromatic apothecary company providing body care and lifestyle itemsRead More →

Studies over the past century have been up and down in regards to whether chemicals found in bug sprays are harmful to health or not. Many studies indicate that the most highly used chemical found in bug sprays, DEET, can have profound effects on the central nervous system and can have an effect an minimizing brain cells, especially if used with other chemicals that function to repel insects. As is usually the case, if you search the internet looking for something you will almost always find out, so who’s to say that DEET and all other chemicals in bug repellent really are THAT bad for you? EspeciallyRead More →

It’s that time of the month again! It feels like it was only a few days ago that I was writing up last month’s faves post, and now we’re a couple of days into May! April was another awesome month for great product discoveries, subscription boxes, and tons of food! Here are my faves that made the list: Subscription Box Yogi Surprise Why? The April Yogi Surprise box comes in as my favourite subscription box this month because of the useful items they continue to include in their boxes! I have already used the Toesox and the hand towel at least over 20 times each,Read 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 →