I am Kel, and I live here.
I am a wife, an aunt, a daughter, and a sister.
I am a small business owner, and a university graduate.
I grew up in Kelowna, BC. I live in Lethbridge, AB.
I am a shop-local enthusiast, a beginner-minimalist, and a novice crafter-maker.
I am a story teller.
I am the first blogger on Hic Habito, and I am excited to tell you all about my Living Locally journey.
Photo Credit: Douglas Mackintosh Photography
The Guidelines of Living Locally
These Guidelines help us define what Living Locally means to us. Your personal definition may differ, and that is totally fine! Just do your best to be conscious about what impacts your life and where it comes from.
Use, Borrow, Fix, Trade
Use what you've got.
Shop, Support, Give
Shop at locally owned, independent stores.
Only as a Last Resort
If you must buy from a non-local source, ensure all companies you buy from align with your ethics in terms of employee satisfaction, wage, benefits, and work hours.