We love shopping. And while we appreciate the convenience of shopping malls in Canton, Akron and Cleveland, our true passion is discovering local spots with unique pieces you just won't find at a mall. Whether it is jewelry, edibles, drinkables, home-goods or furniture, we'll showcase it here. Don't put it past us to throw in some obvious spots, but we'll make it worth your while.
Does Black Friday (Pre-Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Etc.) make you want to rip your hair out, cry in horror and drink copious amounts of booze? Yeah, me too.
If you want to avoid the UGG wearing, Coach purse-toting monsters who are equipped with a bad attitude and shortage of manners at Wal-Mart – you’re in luck because we’re surrounded by talented artisans in this area who gather to host shopping events for the public.… Read More Read More
We love a good ‘thrift store score.’ There’s the challenge of the hunt, chance to give new life to old object, and satisfaction knowing that both our bank accounts and the environment thank us. And, let’s be honest, it also frees up cash for eating out several times a week.… Read More Read More
A few weeks ago, a random turn of events led to me driving through downtown Canal Fulton, Ohio. This is not something I do often; charming as it is, Canal Fulton is quaint, quiet, and on the way to….more off-the-beaten-path Ohio towns.… Read More Read More
What has so far been the Summer of Yard Weeds, Incessant Rain, Rampant Bugs, and Pale Legs, has left me searching for any redeeming qualities of the season. I mean, we’re approaching mid-July here, and my tan currently ranks somewhere between ‘glowing white’ and ‘Nicole Kidman.’ (Can you relate?… Read More Read More
I’ve never considered myself much of a ‘Hartville gal.’
For years when I would think of Hartville, Ohio – admittedly a little (a lot?) stereotypically – I’d imagine women in Quacker Factory outfits buying country crafts and tchotchkes galore. As you may have gathered, I do not like Quacker Factory outfits, country crafts, or tchotchkes galore.… Read More Read More
Browsing Etsy is fun, but it's usually just that for me, browsing. However, when you put those shops on a table and allow me to pick items up, smell them (promise I'm talking about soaps and body butters... maybe), feel them and get caught up in the excitement, I buy, buy, buy. Perfect business concept! The creators of Crafty Mart just so happen to be savvy, and have smarty pants because they did just that. Read More! Read More
We have a little Mother’s Day tradition in our household. Futureman and the boys give me a day where I set the agenda – food, shopping, whatever I want to do – no complaints from them allowed. I LOVE THIS DAY, mostly because it involves exactly zero stops at Game Stop, but also because I get to watch their amazement at how much eating, shopping, and additional eating I can pack into a single day.… Read More Read More
Image courtesy of Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market
Some Stark County residents aren’t aware of the farmers markets and flea markets we have in our own backyard. Even I’m guilty of neglecting these, finding myself headed to the West Side Market in Cleveland more often than not.… Read More Read More
Can we please shout from the roof tops that this "box of goodies" trend is our favorite? Also an idea Collyn and I had two years ago and never followed through with because we are.... idiots, apparently.
Anywho, Birchbox - we love this! Here's the concept: a box is sent to you on a monthly basis for $10, shipping included, and it contains samples (around 5 or so) of high-end beauty products. Read More
Like many of my fellow shopper-friends, I have a “Target problem.” You know how it goes: you go in for Just One Thing and come out with a $137 bill.
Really, how is one to pass up that cute chevron shirt for $17.99 or those limited-edition Missoni for Target flats for $34.99 or that wood serving tray on clearance for $9.98? While all fun (and occasionally useful) items, still, $137 is $137. Read More
Both Lisa and I are totally obsessed with mid-century modern everything. With the era’s clean lines and timeless appeal, what’s not to love? Unfortunately, we are not alone in this obsession, and prices tend to reflect this. (Curse you, hipsters!)
So, when I stumbled upon Mandi’s blog, I was all too excited to see her Canton home full of mid-century-yet-budget-friendly goodness.… Read More Read More
With over 200 beers you can find something that fits your fancy.Buy they entire 4 pack, 6 pack or just a single. You're able to assemble your own packs for beer tastings or just to try something out that you don't want to be stuck with on the off-chance you're not a fan. Read More