Monthly Archives: November 2013

Walking the Walk – (buying local)

So, as you’ve figured out if you read any of this blog, I’m considered a “local” small business owner.  My other half and I (with our daughter) are running the candy business.  He and I also own another local small business (CC Fine Furniture).  So every year at this time, I start to encourage folks to shop local for their holiday gifts.

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I’m proud to say that last year I did buy a few holiday gifts from local handmade vendors at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Christmas Crafts Village and other events.   This year I’d like to take that further.  I am going to try to buy all of my holiday gifts from local businesses/ makers.  I have to admit, this is harder for me than it should be.  I love to shop online.  I tend to search for the best deal and frequent those big chain stores more than I should .

So I’m going to post about my experience shopping local.  I’ll be posting about some great places/ events to do your local shopping at as well.  And I’m going to be featuring any vendor/ local shop that I buy from in future blog posts.

I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to join me on this adventure and I’ll try to feature your experiences too.

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OC Chocolate Festival

OC Chocolate Festival

Our first time at the Orange County Chocolate Festival.
We had a wonderful time and our candy (especially the mountain of fudge) was a big hit.

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