christmas addiction…


Believe it or not, Scotch mints are probably one of the top selling Christmas candies in Canada–at least they used to be. A million years ago, I was a sales rep for Dare Foods, and these little sweeties were my bread and butter. I used to get all my Christmas candy samples in August, and you could usually spot me with a candy cane hanging out of my mouth like a cigarette while I was driving around my sales territory! Good times.

this little lens of mine, I’m gonna let it shine….

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I’m madly in love with my Nikon 35mm 1.8 prime lens! I bought it last year and kind of ignored it for a while–I always grabbed my telephoto lens first. I love how responsive this prime lens is in low light situations. It gives me awesome bokeh and great focus! If you’re looking for a great Christmas gift to put under the tree for a photography buff, I can totally recommend this little lens. It’s relatively inexpensive too.

It’s an Etsy Christmas encore…

Who doesn’t love Etsy? It’s a mecca of amazement designed especially for all you Christmas gift hunter-gatherers out there. I’ve been trolling the site looking for gift ideas and just thought I’d share these little treasures…

Wooden Emergency Moustache Stand  by MrMoustacheMan

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Silver Angel Wing Necklace by 2SistersHandcrafted

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Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Christmas Cards by Feb10Designs

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Ugly Christmas Sweater by DrowsySwords

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Vintage Baseball Trophies by EdithAndEvelyn

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Soap for Men by SamsNatural

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Boot Cuffs by Jean

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Vintage 1950s Wolf Dress Forms by Haus Proud!

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Have a very Etsy Christmas…

I’m a Christmas junky, and proud of it! I’ve been pouring over the magical Christmas kingdom of Etsyland this morning, and I want to share my findings! (Someone really should confiscate my computer) I’m blown away by all the Christmas goodness out there…

I just adore this crocheted-star garland from Namolio



Who can resist a vintage stamp with their name on it for stamping gift cards? Not me…so I ordered it from ISpyVintage



These mini branch pencil crayons by INKKIT are just flat-out COOL.



If I had my act together, I’d wrap gifts in kraft paper and ribbon with these exquisite gift tags by Indelible Impressions



I’m a sucker for anything blue and turquoise and vintage and glass and Christmas ball, like these mercury glass ornaments from Bohemian Lil.


Organic coffee passion!

Organic coffee passion!

If you love coffee, like I do (ergo the blog name), you’re gonna want the organic coffee I found at Vancouver’s Latin Organics. Just so you know, I’m not getting paid any type of compensation for talking about this coffee, I’m just in good-old-fashioned love with it.

I visited The Gourmet Warehouse over the weekend, and a lovely man from Latin Organics was sampling the coffee. It had me at first sip!

It’s not just another-pretty-face coffee! The flavor is incredible; it’s BC certified organic; the company does direct trade with Colombian farmers; their family roots are Colombian; AND they work with farmers who are at greatest risk of losing their livelihood and ancestral traditions. What’s not to love?

I ground some fresh beans this morning, and I’m sitting here sipping an awesome cuppa jo! If you want some of this delightful black gold, you’ll need to visit one of their vendors in BC. They’re currently working on a website so they can sell it online. There are even opportunities to sell it yourself if you have a store.

Happy Day 🙂

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