Welcome to The Sweet Spot! This is a place for authenticity, inspiration, creativity and encouragement. All these things and so much more!
My name is Candace (or Candy for short) and I have lived a very full life so far, in my 31 years on this planet. Through travelling, living in different places and meeting all kinds of people, I’ve gained a unique perspective. While never staying in the same place for very long, used to make me feel like an outsider, it’s something I embrace now that I am practicing self love and acceptance. I feel that this is the time for me to share my story and inspire other women and mothers along the way.
I have been passionate about supporting local, small businesses for several years now and will be featuring some of my favourite local brands as well as the people and stories behind these great products. About a year and a half ago, I started my own little business that was really, a creative outlet for me. After being a stay at home mom for 9 years, I was feeling like I had lost myself in being a wife and mother. I realized that I had never really known myself in the first place. Having my first baby at twenty years old was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was completely ready to be a Mom and “Mom life” will always be the most important part of my life. When I stopped to think about who I was outside of being a mom, I knew that’s where I needed to find some answers.
It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, since starting down the track of entrepreneurship. I’ve learned so much and it’s one of the things I continue to find so exciting, is the learning part. Learning is never ending really, so why not love that part of the journey? What started out as a little “love project” has grown into so much more. I’ve met and connected with so many inspiring women in business and fellow “mompreneurs.” I’ll be sharing all kinds of inspiration here with you. Everything from recipes and DIY’s to entertaining and party planning tips! My goal is for each person that reads my blog to feel empowered to incorporate creativity into their life, in some kind of way.
Today, I feel like I am a better wife and mother because I am connected to my creativity. Each day, I practice gratitude (even when I don’t feel like it!) I’ve learned that self-care and compassion are some of the most important things we need as women and mothers. When we are making ourselves a priority, it over flows into our business and relationships. I’ve shifted from the mind set that self-love is selfish, to realizing that the best way I can show love to others, is by loving myself first. I do this by trusting my instincts and choosing to do what feels right for me.
The Sweet Spot is a place that I’ve just recently discovered. It’s a metaphor, for how I feel when I'm being mindful, connected to myself and my creativity. I’m in the Sweet Spot when I’m showing love and kindness to myself and others. It is also, all my favourite local spots, where I spend time with my family and friends. This includes my most loved shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as the best places I’ve found for family activities and outings with my kids. Can’t wait to share all of these sweet things with you!
Photography by Julie Christine Photography