Top 10 Condom Wares on Etsy

Etsy.com is a unique international marketplace for handmade and vintage items, but did you know that their shop owners are promoting safer sex in a serious way through sometimes silly but always socially conscious wares? ...more

When Converse Leads to Etsy: A Casual Shopping Experience

If you haven’t shopped or at least browsed the wonder that is Etsy, you must be living in a cave with the Croods. Endless options of unique handmade or vintage items are available to millions of buyers across the world. And a few weeks ago, I became one of those buyers....more

What If I Fall? Musings of a (Very) Small Business Owner

When I started my Etsy business last summer, I was unsure how it would take off. It was hard to juggle a second business on top of my everyday 9-5 job, but I was determined to create beautiful things and grow this little shop of mine. But, I was nervous to take the leap and start something new, when I had just started a new career a couple of months prior....more

My Pretty Elastic Hair Ties // BWB Business

I am so excited I just can’t hide it! ...more

Travel Journal Giveaway

Hello! I am doing a giveaway with DameTraveler!  The giveaway is ran threw Instagram And rules can be found @dametraveler.  Winners will win one of three handmade notebooks that have European maps on them!You can find me on Instagram at username: CarolineBogush...more

Sitting… Waiting… Wishing…

Loving || That the holidays are here! I love everything about Christmas! Our house is decorated… we are hosting a cocktail party with my husband’s college buddies tomorrow night (stay tuned for some never tried before appetizer recipes) and I’ve been shopping non-stop for my husband and family!...more

Favorite Etsy illustrators: or why buffalo are the new birds

I’ve spent a lot of time on Etsy over the years, and my list of favorite shops is a mile long. But the influx of mass-produced tchotchkes to the site lately has become a real downer.  It used to be such a magical place, and now it feels tainted.  I know I’m not the only one who’s noticed. So I thought I could put my “research” to use and share with you some of my favorite Etsy shops, starting with illustrators....more

The Hunt for Premade Blog Templates

I've noticed many bloggers mentioning the desire to change their blog design without spending a ton of money in the process. Understandable? Totally understandable. Thankfully, there's a little step between the free themes offered by your platform and throwing down a bunch of cash for a custom design: premade templates.  There are a ton of places you can look for premade designs, but there's a great collection on Etsy, which happens to be reputable and easy to use to boot....more

Etsy Made in Canada Pop-Up Market

Next Saturday September 27th, MaRS and OCAD are hosting the Etsy Made in Canada Toronto Pop Up Market. Made in Canada Day is a celebration of all things handmade and vintage, and brings together local Etsy sellers and communities. Toronto finally joins 21 other locations across Canada for the first ever Etsy Made in Canada events....more

"Whenever I Get Sad I Stop Being Sad and Start Being Awesome Instead" Sign

I am so excited about this project! It's something I've been wanting to make for a very long time. "Whenever I get said, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead," is based on a line from How I Met Your Mother. It's been altered because I think it sounds better this way. :P ...more