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Family Day Weekend And Trying To Create Balance Between Work And Play

family day weekendI always feel a lot of pressure that I need to do lots of outdoor activities with the kids and family the whole long weekend. Specially when I see so many photos of my friends on social media spending time on the mountains, vacations, hiking, and doing all sort of activities.

Most long weekends I feel guilty, because I like to spend some time to catch up on things and don’t have the time to do all the outdoor activities, that I feel I have to do.

This family day weekend was even more busy with our Family Day Blowout Sale , but I’m proud to say I did it all and I feel good. But the difference was that I decided to not feel guilty, close my eyes on what everyone else does or expected of me and do what works for us right now.

We got to spend time with each set of grandparents, had a nice family brunch, spent a little bit of time outside just in our backyard. I managed to work a decent amount of time on my business, and spent time with the kids watching movie and reading a book. Above all I kind of got crazy and decided to repaint our bedroom, something we wanted to do for the past 6 months, so now we are sleeping in the livingroom for the next few days 😀

Talk about a fulfilled family day weekend. The key was that I had to change my mindset. I asked what was important to my children, did that. They got the free time they asked for, which meant a little bit more video game time than usual. But it got me to do everything I needed to without feel guilty, and have happy kids at the end. Isn’t that what family is about? Being happy together?

I hope you do what is best for you and your family on family day weekend, all long weekends and every day.

Happy Family Day Canada


Misfit Bags! What Are They And Why They Are On Sale?

The truth about manufacturing and production is that mistakes happen and you can’t sell some of the products that are perfectly working but not up to our code in terms of size and look. Meaning they are made of the same awesome fabric as others except they turned out to be a bit smaller, bigger, wider, narrower, or curved 🙂 We call them misfit bags.

No I didn’t invent the phrase “misfit bags” in fact I’ve kind of half borrowed it from story published in 2016 on Global News about misfit produce that was not going to waste anymore in Alberta.

The story got me thinking of all the misfit bags I had laying around in my studio, waiting for me to make some decisions on. As much as I thought of donating them, I couldn’t go ahead with it, mostly because I like to donate products that I’m able to sell for full price not the ones that are misfit.

So I came up with the Family Day Blowout Sale!

It’s going to be very simple, all prices are reduced more than 50% no need for coupon code.

Snack bags: $4

Sandwich bags: $5

Basic Shipping  lettermail – without packaging or tracking number :$3 for orders of one bag. Additional shipping charges may apply for order of more.

You can also choose local pick up or different shipping type.

I want to be clear, that some bags may be smaller or bigger than our regular published size upto one inch. They may not look straight or may have fade screen prints. However all bags will do keep your vegetables and sandwiches from getting wilted or soggy up to lunchtime. At lunch time you can be sure to have the same quality of food that you put in the bags in the morning.

The sale is on for the duration of Canada’s Family Day weekend east coast and west coast, Feb 11 to Feb 20.

I hope that these misfit bags find a happy home and get used by families soon!

Happy Family Day Weekend Canada

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