Edge of the World, 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292
Edge of the World has relocated! They can now be found next to the Green Petal in downtown Fernie, and have new hours to accommodate winter shoppers - 9am-8pm. They carrying Libtech, GNU, volcom, airblaster, thirty two, ride, stepchild, bataleon, K2, Holden, Anon, Dragon, Electric, Von Zipper, Matix, Neff, Nikita, Coal, Cilia, Me Glad, Altamont, Analog, Dakine, Hippy Tree, Protec, Red, Saxx, Vans, Circa, Emerica, Lakai, DVS, Hoppipolla and more.
I bought an Advent Calendar in October. I know, it seemed early at the time but it is a popular one and I was afraid it might sell out. While paying for my purchase, I was chatting with the store employee and she mentioned how some or most people overspend during Christmas and are still paying for their purchases well into the month of March. I thought this could be a good topic for a column.
During my research, I found that the number of women entrepreneurs has significantly increased in the last decade and continues to do so. As a result, I thought I would be able to find a master plan on how women entrepreneurs cope with having children and continuing to operate their businesses. Not so!
Their biggest challenge is the same as any working mother, that is the balance of life and work! The main suggestion for trying to achieve this balance is support from your loved ones and reliable childcare.
Fernie Fix Best of Fernie 2011
The Best of Fernie competition is back! And just like last year, it’s your opportunity to vote for your favourite in Fernie in 2011. AND win a season’s pass at Fernie Alpine Resort! So how does it work? Click on the Best of Fernie 2011 icon, complete the quick survey, and you’re automatically entered in the contest and have voiced your opinion on which businesses, events, seasons, activities, etc. had the most impact on you last year.
I am looking at my older daughter’s bedroom and it looks like not one but multiple bombs have exploded in it. Every surface available is covered with toys, clothing, books, etc. Since her bedroom serves as a guestroom, we need, that is, I need to tidy it up before my in laws arrive. They come often, so fortunately, I should not be finding any furry creatures during the hour it will take to clean it.
It’s that time again! You have already spent a small fortune on school clothes and supplies and now you will be spending another one on after school activities.
Here a few ideas on trying, if possible, to reduce the costs associated with these activities.
Establish a budget and respect it.
Happy Cow, 561B Highway #3 250-423-8381
Fernie’s newest addition is Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, located along the highway next to the Cincott Market. Wendy Lyn and Dan Worth are creating handcrafted ice cream and desserts, including ice cream, waffle cones, cakes, pies and much more. Happy Cow will be open all year round, and offer pre-orders for special occasions and seasonal surprises. For more information visit their facebook page or stop by the shop.
True Axe Timber Crafts, 250-423-6119, www.trueaxe.ca
I am writing this column a few weeks before our family trip to Montreal. Lately, I have been reminiscing about my late teens and early twenties since I will be seeing some of my girlfriends during this visit.
Bright Beginnings,1601 2nd Ave 250-423-8653
Bright Beginnings is on the move! They are pleased to announce their relocation to The Learning Center, and would like to thank School District 5 for continuing to support Bright Beginnings and helping them transition to their new home, only a short block away.
While I was getting my weekly latte and muffin, the owner of the coffee shop mentioned that she was concerned with young adults being offered credit cards with high limits and that they did not yet have the life experience to use them properly.
Credit cards are a good way to establish a credit history which is needed when applying for loans or mortgages and they are convenient when travelling, that is all!
For most of us, the month of May is when we take care of the things we neglected during the winter season. We put away our winter gear and take out the summer and thoroughly clean our houses because in a month from now or so there won’t be any time for that again!
Since you will have more time on your hands you may want to consider keeping track of your expenses for a couple of months and see how you can “tweak” them a little to be able to afford some new gear, to travel or to achieve the financial goals that matter to you the most.