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.


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.


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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