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2019 Year in Review

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2019 Year in Review

In the last few days, we've wrapped and delivered our final batch of December orders (thank you everyone) and spent time off work at home. Tidying up, putting away decor from the holiday, munching on leftovers and looking back on the year that was.   Our traditional Italian Christmas Eve chestnut roast with eggnog and wine. 2019 was a jam-packed 365 days. In addition to Kootz Collective, we took on a contract with Creston Valley Kootenay Lake tourism. We have been (and still are) managing the social media for @cvklroute. We grew up between Creston and Kootenay Lake, and when the RFP landed in our...

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Falling for Autumn in the Kootenays

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Falling for Autumn in the Kootenays

Is it Autumn? It is in the Kootenays! I (Kelsey) recently spent a week in Creston and the East Shore Kootenay Lake. I arrived to a fresh cut lawn that morning, the petunias still looking fabulous, the yellow larches popping off the mountain sides, the ombre maple trees shimmering and pink sunsets in the evening. In many places people complain that Fall is too short, but in the Kootenays, you really get a good dose of it.   We spent most of our time taking in the changing landscape with nature walks, playing at the beach, fishing and cozy campfires. No fish to...

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Outdoors + New Event + Shout Outs

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Outdoors + New Event + Shout Outs

August, Don't Leave Us! Summer time, and the living is easy but... August is almost over (ahhh!) We've been doing a lot of desk work lately - juggling new Fall apparel designs, work and kids, and some fun new collaboration opportunities. Things get busy and sometimes overwhelming. One of the best cures is a little time with our divine goddess friend, Mother Nature. And there is no better place to take it in than Kootenay Lake! (Yah I know, we're biased, but can you blame us?) Here's some Kootenay and outdoor inspired eye-candy just for you. The highlight of the month was...

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The June Round-up

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The June Round-up

Wow, June has been an exciting month around here so far. We had our first workshop and first market of the year! We thought we would provide a re-cap on both events as well as throw in some local lovin' in between. If you'd like to settle in for a run through of our "workin' Moms weekend" between Creston and Cranbrook, we've got the goods here.  Workshop - Creston, BC Did you know that we host workshops in the Kootenays and Calgary for small business owners and entrepreneurs? We kicked off early summer with a super fun workshop in Creston, hosted at the colourful...

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Waste Free Living Part II

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Waste Free Living Part II

An updated list of some fantastic made in Canada waste-free and eco-friendly products we are currently loving.

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