Saturday, February 26, 2011

*Cozy Cotton* Etsy Shop Spotlight

Well I am not sure what it is like for everyone at this time of year but I am wishing that spring would finally be official! We have been blanketed in some surprise snow and it's got me searching for some cozy comforts to fend off the chills. This new Etsy shop Cozy Cotton has warm and cozy scarves that look absolutely gorgeous! Made from jersey cotton these scarves are so versatile and can be worn in many styles making them different everytime you wear them.

I love the color of the Orange Twisted Tee-Shirt Scarf!

Brown and Maroon Twisted Tee Scarf

Come and check out Cozy Cotton and find your favorite!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Most Delicious!!

I was at the farmer's market in Victoria last weekend for the first time! I was pleasantly surprised to see so many great local artisans. There was handmade local goat cheese, handmade italian bread, fresh winter produce and fabulously delicious jams.

We have been stuffing our selves with our delicious find and I thought I could share some of them with you!

We had Olive Tapanade Goat Cheese and Garlic Goat Cheese!
It was just as delicious as the picture on fresh baked bread! Mmmm!

Handmade Artisan Preserves
We had Rocking Raspberry Jam and Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam! So Good!

To my surprise there was a permanent shop on the outskirts of the market that drew me in with it's scrumptious smells wafting out the door! I knew I had been there before at a kiosk on the harbor in Victoria..... Wanna Waffle! As a Canadian you may have heard there amazing story of how they came to be from a small one man dream to a Dragon's Den enterprise! I had a taste of them when they were only one tiny little cart making glorious golden waffles for tourists and they instantly had me hooked! Now they have a store that I will surely be visiting every time I go to the market!

All my delectable finds have been linked to their shops feels free to browse their own websites!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Ahhh! Get Out In The Fresh Air!

Going to the local winter farmers market this Saturday. They have live local music and you'd be surprised what people can grow in the winter months! I highly recommend checking out your local farmers market and get out in the fresh air!

Friday, February 11, 2011


I have just recently opened up my shop again!! Yay! Bella & Bean is inspired by my beautiful daughters and I am sharing my gorgeous purple pieces from my shop with you! Come by have have look!