Welcome to the May Edition of Cats & Coffee’s Curated Content Series! This series features weekly content round-ups of articles, videos, podcasts, and Instagram accounts. I find content that is worth your time so you don’t have to! This month features great bookstagram finds, FAQs on my favorite shows, and more. Check it all out here!
We hear a lot about how small businesses are important to the economy. They often bolster local employment while providing positive competition in otherwise stale markets, among other benefits. However, with businesses closed for COVID-19, a lot of small and local businesses have been forced to temporarily close or drastically change their methods of operation. Learn about how you can support small businesses, both with money and for free, here!
Recently, I have gotten back into make colorful crochet coaster sets. These sets make for great gifts and are available in my shop, Critter Crafting. Learn more about why I love to make these crochet coaster sets here!
When it comes to craft breweries, Florida has quite the selection to choose from, with over 300 brewing operations. The Florida craft beer scene seems to have grown exponentially lately, with local breweries growing in size, popularity, and renowned. This past month, I got to visit the drive-thru operations of two of my favorite Gainesville breweries. Check out my favorite new Florida craft beers and learn more about the breweries themselves and the Florida craft beer scene here.
As a cat mom, I’ve learned that planters are rarely safe in my house. So, I’ve gotten creative, opting for cute little plant pots that I can keep up and out of the way of the cats. Read about why I love having plants in the apartment, which plants work best for me, and explore some cute little plant pots you are sure to love here!
Jacque Aye, the founder of Adorned by Chi, created the lifestyle brand because she wanted to see herself reflected in the anime-comic genre. With products based on the original comic series, Adorned by Chi has something for everyone. Learn more about this female founded company, and explore my favorite finds from the brand, here!
Previously, I’ve written about how we could support small businesses towards the beginning of the pandemic and shut down. While that information remains true, this piece seeks to expand on why it is so important to support small business and entrepreneurship, particularly in our own local economies. Learn more about how small business and entrepreneurship affects our economy and why we should all be supporting such businesses here.
Earlier this month, Vim + Vigor Candle Co. gifted me a gorgeous candle to try. The brand struck me from the start with their simple and elegant packaging, and the scent of the candle was stunning. The more I learned about Vim + Vigor Candle Co., the more I appreciated the candle. Learn about the brand’s commitment to sustainability and explore the beautiful scents here!
The Flamingo Flea is a recurring market that features eclectic crafts and goods, creating by local makers throughout South Florida. With an emphasis on expanding local creators’ growth and sustainability, the Flamingo Flea has created a sense of community around the creative. Lately, due to COVID-19, the Flamingo Flea has gone virtual. Since in-person events aren’t possible at the moment, the market has moved online so you can “shop like a local 24/7.” Learn more about the Virtual Flamingo Flea, and get details about Critter Crafting’s involvement in the events, here!
Every home needs a bit of color, and Critter Crafting is here to help. From bright coasters, to cozy throw blankets, my crochet shop has it all, along with a beautifully redesigned website! Read all about the handmade coaster sets, cuddly baby blankets, and lounge-worthy throw blankets I’ve handmade for my shop here!