Christmas Basket Giveaway!

I have been teasing all of you for weeks about this fabulous basket that I have put together showcasing tons of amazing local vendors. I have teamed up with some that I have worked with or featured previously and a few new ones!! So I am very excited to announce that starting today, and ending on December 11th at 5pm, you can enter to win this basket that is all from local vendors and priced at over $950!!!!

Here are the rules:

1.You must follow the following vendors on instagram (if you click the below links it will take you to their instagrams):

Taylin Threads, Poppy Lane Nests, Rayneography, LoVe Threads, Tumble and Roar, Nancy Grace Creations, Solobaby Designs, Rose Quartz Make up, Wings and Roots Crafts, Twincess and the Frog, Urban Turban Towel, Chrystalized Artz, Eye Candy Clothing Co, Aim High Fitness 

2. You must follow Monsterz Mama Blog on Instagram

3. You must tag at least 1 friend on the picture of the basket on Monsterz Mama’s Instagram page * Just to be generous for each friend you tag I’ll add additional entries!

4.Extra ways to enter: Copy the picture of the basket from Monsterz Mama’s instagram page and post on your instagram feed, tagging MonsterzMama, Share Monsterz Mama’s post on facebook tagging Monsterzmama (every post on instagram and share on facebook counts as an entry!!)

5. Winner will be chosen on December 11th at 5pm – all entries from then and the announcement on December 13th at 10am – will not be included. 

6. Winner must be able to pick up basket in the Fraser Valley or pay for shipping themselves. It should be noted that some of the items in the basket are services provided from the Fraser Valley.


Now to a detailed description of all that you can win!!

Vinyl Magic  $10 value
Vinyl Magic is a Surrey based business that specializes in making items personalized out of Vinyl for you. We partnered up to get a 2017 Christmas Bulb for your tree! Check them out on Facebook to place your personalized order for that special person on your list  and see the amazing products they create!


Poppy Lane Baby NestsPoppy Lane Nests $88-138 value depending on size purchased
Poppy Lane Nests was part of our Mini Christmas Features this year. This Kelowna based business is 2 women who make hand made baby nests for infants and toddlers! These are great for co-sleeping, traveling with or even just transitioning into the crib, pick yours up today or if you win the basket you get 35% off a personalized or ready to ship baby nest. How amazing is this deal!

23551093_1693865677352927_6636400128955657720_oRayneography $250 value
The talented duo from Rayneography are not only blissfully married but also take absolutely beautiful pictures while working together. Kelsey has been previously featured on our Ladies Page. We have partnered up with them to offer the winner a Portrait Session ($250 retail value) this includes a 2 hour session, location of clients choice, multiple wardrobe changes, and an online gallery for you to view all your pictures.

Barefoot Books By Stacia $10 Value
Barefoot books are amazing books that’s content teaches your child many lessons, from their bilingual books to their recipe and gardening books. Purchase books that are produced while focusing on recycling, producing products in sustainable ways and guess what all the ink is VEGETABLE based! Order your items now from facebook or online! But if you win the basket you get A free book, Alligator ABC’s. You can also check Stacia out on the Ladies Page.

Nancy Grace Creations $48 value
If you’re like me your probably sick of going to an event and people giving the same card as you? Well Nancy makes beautiful hand crafted cards making any card you have from her one of a kind! Purchase from her site or Facebook page. Winner receives 8 beautifully hand crafted cards for many different occasions. Also Check out Nancy Grace Creations blog feature from earlier this season.

soloSolobaby Designs $40 value
Solobaby was previously featured last Christmas and continues to support us by being a member of our Ladies page, as well as taking part this year in our basket!Winner receives a black 4 in 1 nursing scarf, it can work as a scarf, a nursing cover, a carseat canopy, as well as a shopping cart cover all while you wear it throughout the day!

rose quartzRose Quartz Make up $75 value
Maybe your exhausted and have been spending all your money on Christmas and you really need a pamper me day? Or maybe you’d love to have your hair and make up done for some Family photos or your Christmas party, well this is definitely the item for you! Rose Quartz Make up is a Langley based business who travels all over for weddings and other events. Owner and creator Shayla is a member of our Ladies Page, we’ve partnered up to offer the winner $75.00 gift certificate to Rose Quartz Make up!

AtwincessandafrogbasketitemA Twincess and the Frog  $30 value
As part of this years Christmas Mini Feature, we mentioned already that you would have the chance to win an aromatherapy bracelet as well as a baby’s rattle! This business is a great small business specializing in aromatherapy bracelets and childrens rattles and teething toys. Check out their feature for a discount code.

Urban Turban Towel $22 value
Many of you have probably used one of these before, but wait until you try this one. It is made of actual terry cloth cotton – Just so you know it is definitely better than the microfiber once, and feels like a real towel!! We’ve partnered up to offer the winner 1 urban turban towel. Hurry and order before December 8th to get yours before Christmas! They will be feature on our blog on Dec 6th.

Lip Sense by Charming Beauty Betties- Long Wear, Fuss Free Make-up $25 value
If you haven’t tried Lipsense yet you should, it really does last all day long. I have never fussed over lipsticks or lip glosses because I hated how I would eat or drink wine and it would be gone! But I assure you with Lip sense it will last for all of that! We have partnered up with Becky Lewis, Lip sense distributor to offer the winner 1 Sparkly Lipgloss.

LoVe Threads Handmade $22 value
This shop is a small shop based in my home town of Mission, Laura is an extremely talented mother of two. She makes knot head bands, head bands and tuques, from infants to moms and dads you can all match! In our basket we have a Mom and Toddler set for all your twinning needs.

img_2752Tumble and Roar $12 value
This local business is a family favorite. We have featured them on our blog twice – this Christmas and Last and Carlee is also a member of the Ladies Page. From West Coast Best Coast Sweaters to little boxer shorts this brand has great pieces that are sure to make a great gift for that little monster on your list! Check our this years feature for a discount. If you win the basket you get 1 pair of toddler boxer shorts!

aim highAim High Fitness: $120 value
As a member of our Ladies Page we are pleased to be teaming up with the talented Kate Towne, Owner and trainer at Aim high Fitness. We have got 4 – one on one sessions for the winner, just in time to work off all those holiday cookies!!

wingsandroots3Wings and Roots Crafts $30 value
Wings and Roots was previously featured this year on our Christmas Mini Feature, where we learned a little more about this talented Mother, Daughter duo. Their pieces are unique and well made, for the winner we’ve got $30.00 shopping credit so you can pick out your favorite pieces!

1459731_671233989563741_1416410716_nUprise Coffee  $30 value
One of my favorite business here in Mission, BC, Uprise Coffee. We did a feature on them earlier this year after finding them in a the local Shop Mossy Creek and Co. Their hand roasted coffee is exactly what you need to get stuff done this Christmas. They know you need it, so for the lucky winner we have got not 1, not 2 but 3 bags of their hand Roasted coffee just for you!

chrystalized artzChrystalized Artz $50 value
From a local artist in Mission BC, who is also a member of our Ladies Page we have a beautiful painted water color painting of the mountains. Chrystal is an extremely talented artist who paints water colors and also does portraits. Check her out on Facebook for that special gift.

Taylin Threads $26 value
Taylin Threads, who was featured last Christmas on the blog and who is a member of our Ladies Page has teamed up with us again this year to show her continued support. We’ve got a pair of these super cute harem pants that are perfect for the holidays! Check her out online to see all the amazing deals she has to offer this season and order quick to get it for the holidays.
img_2967Eye Candy Clothing Co $55 value
This business is actually not local! They are a small shop from Oshawa, Ontario. But guess what this amazing company is a family business! My mother in law and Uncle Tim run this business and both used to live here in Mission, BC. We absolutely love their hand died tye die pieces and are pleased to say we’ve got one for all the kiddos in your life Winner receives 1 – 12m baby onsie, 1 kid small T-shirt, and 1 Kid size 8 shirt. Check them out on Facebook or online to order yours. Check out Laura on the Ladies Page.


Now that I have spilled the beans on everything that is in the basket, head to your instagram, follow the vendors and WIN THIS Amazing basket!!!

Good Luck

xOx Chelsea 

the winner of our fabulous basket totaling a value of $950.00 is @mrscjanderson

Christmas Feature: MLG Creations


Our next Christmas Feature comes from Langley, BC, MLG Creations is a handmade custom design business. They make everything from Wood Carved home decor to Clothing IE: Candles, Stained Glass, Ornaments, home decor, Car decals, and personalized clothing. Melissa is the Owner and Creator of MLG Creations, who is also a wife and mother of 2 beautiful children.

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MLG Creations makes a large variety of products and Melissa tries to incorporate recycled materials as much as possible, some times these materials are found on family walks by the water or in the woods, anything that can be salvaged she tries to use. Melissa had always dreamt of having her own business, so she started slow doing it in her spare time but has since been able to leave her full time job and just work on her business.

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Owning your own business isn’t without challenges, Melissa describes the hardest part being trying to balance work and home life when the busy season of Weddings and Christmas come around. But being able to create her own schedule and not miss family events, and to be available to anyone who is sick in her family means the most to Melissa. Melissa’s advice to other business owners is to never give up, even it seems like you’ll never be successful keep pushing!

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Melissa’s small business offers pick ups from her home in Langley, or other spots ranging from Mission, BC to Burnaby, BC. You can also find her at Winter Wonderland Christmas Bizarre on December 9th at the Shannon Hall in Surrey, BC from 10-4pm.

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So what is Melissa’s families favorite Christmas tradition takes place on December 1st, when they hall out all the ornaments, and set up the tree enjoy hot cocoa, wine and Christmas carols. Melissa’s business is a caring family run business that takes pride in each item they hand make especially for you, she does her best to bring all your visions to life. So remember when you shop small this season, you are supporting a family in your community, so give this business some love, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.



Since most of Melissa’s items are customized she has decided to thank our readers by giving 20% off to our blog readers, just use Monsterz20 when purchasing your items for 20% off code will be good until December 24th 2017, so be sure to check her out.


xOx Chelsea




Christmas Mini Feature: Wings And Roots


This weeks Christmas mini feature is about a local small shop Wings and Roots run by a talented mother and daughter duo. They specialize in children’s clothing and accessories and I absolutely love how they chose the name for their business. It is based on a beautiful quote “As parents we gift our children two things: Wings and Roots.  Roots to grow and Wings to fly”. Melissa the Wings of the duo is a 37 year old mother of three, and her mother the roots of the business Lori, 57. They started their business when Melissa was on maternity leave and spent each weeks crocheting and sewing pieces with her mother, aunt, and cousin who was also on maternity.


After the duo received a lot of comments on their items they decided to give the small business a try. While mostly specializing in childrens accessories and clothing they also love getting custom orders as well, and see how their customers mix up the fabrics and designs in their own way. Since they are crafters at heart they can’t be tied down to one thing, this year they have been selling advent calendars which are a huge hit!

You can shop them online, or find them at a couple Christmas Fairs this years: Utopia Marketplace – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe on December 3rd and Krafted Christmas Market, you can also order online. When you shop small you aren’t just supporting a local business your supporting a local family! So give this local small shop some love, like them on Facebook, Follow them on Instagram and Check out their Etsy Store to Purchase. You may also find something from them in our Christmas Basket, come back December 3rd and Find out!


xOx Chelsea