Third Christmas Basket Giveaway

I am over the moon with how much you guys have been loving these Christmas Giveaways. It is probably my favorite thing to do for my followers is team up with so many amazing businesses and give back to you – the people who support us! So why not tell you about this amazing basket I have got for you!

Spinco Abbotsford – 1 Month Unlimited $170 Value

If you have never been to SPINCO Abbotsford you are truly missing out. Spinco offers a structured, full body spin class designed to strengthen your body, energize the mind, and feed the soul. Located in the Central Park Village in Abbotsford they are centrally located in town, just 15 mins from Mission. If you are ever interested in trying it out, use discount code HELLOABBOTSFORD for a FREE ride. You can also follow them on Instagram for online classes, live weight classes and much more or head to their website and book your first ride.

Jars By Jodi –  $25 shop credit

Jars By Jodi began in November 2015, with the goal of bringing people together to bake and enjoy cookies and treats using the jars they purchase or are given. Jars by Jodi sells cookie and dessert mixes layer in a mason jar. They make the perfect gift or part favor and are easy way to make treats at home. From what started as a budget friendly Christmas gift for her family her business has quickly grown into a home-based business, with 5 retailers and various markets each year, they also offer local pick up in Pitt Meadows, BC. Jodi is also always open to new flavors if you have ideas let her know! You can find Jars by Jodi online, on InstagramFacebook and in store at  Artisan Gifts and Flowers in Coquitlam, BC, Coastal Collective and Co in Pitt Meadows, BC, Hopcott Meats in Pitt Meadows, BC, Midtown Main in Vancouver BC, The Local Space in Langley BC, Two Trees Tofino in Tofino BC. Jars by Jodi is our families favorite treat, we absolutely love the Unicorn Poop Flavor

K’pure Naturals –  Settle Down Spray $25

Karen the creator of K’pure Naturals is the queen of small shops in Canada. Starting out her business on accident when she found out that her youngest son had a large amount of aluminum and plastic in his system all while she was breastfeeding – turned out it was from her deodorant. From that point on Karen started to research natural ingredients that could be used to create skin and body care products we use everyday. From testing out natural deodorants, to growing a massively successful business in her home town, that now provides products to countries as far as Italy, Dubai, Australia, and Taiwan, Karen paved the way for small businesses to grow and become successful. K’pure natural products are leaping bunny certified. Every product is made with the strictest attention to quality and control. You can find them in hundreds of stores and websites, the full list here. You can also follow them along on FacebookInstagram and their website to see their amazing gift boxes they put together every season.

Bella Beauty Bar – Teeth whitening Credit & Luna Bronze set $226 value

This absolutely stunning salon is located in the heart of Mission on first avenue. Is the perfect oasis to spend your afternoon getting pampered. Offering Dental Whitening, Lash Extensions, Lash Lift and Tint, Spray Tans, Oxygeneo Facials, Dermaplaning, micro needling and eyebrow services. All services offered by 5 highly trained and experienced technicians. Their most recent addition to the salon is an eye brow technicians, who offers tint and wax, henna and wax as well as powder brows. This Salon is a one stop shop for any of your pampering needs or getting a friend a gift this holiday season from their beautiful retail selection offering a large selection of items such as Flora Hemp, Truly brand, Luna Bronze, So Luxury, The 6th scent candle Co, and much more. Be Sure to check them out on InstagramFacebook and online.

Singletree Winery – 1 bottle of 2018 Victory $20 Value

Singletree Winery is a family-owned winery based here in the Fraser valley (Abbotsford), as well as in the Okanagan in Naramata – If you’re planning to visit this winery, be sure to peek inside their picturesque tasting room. Their winery is operated by the Etsell family, who have deep roots in the agricultural community. To learn more about how the Etsell Family is showcasing the best of BC in the Fraser Valley and Naramata Bench, go here. As huge advocates for the Fraser Valley and the farming community, it is a wonderful addition that they have added grapes to their Mt Lehman farm and expanded to the Okanagan. Trying to decide what to get that wine lover this season? Singletree Winery is offering a seasonal “Perfect Case” package. Exclusive to the holidays, each mix comes with 3 bottles of Singletree’s four most festive wines – 12 bottles total. These can be purchased online or in person by picking up at the winery. For shipping, please allow 1-2 business days for delivery when ordering through the online store (free local delivery). If you aren’t able to make it to the winery this season, pick up a bottle of Singletree’s delicious Victory, at BC Liquor Stores. This particular wine is made from Siegerrebe, which is German for “Victory Grape.” Be sure to follow Singletree Winery on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Discover Downtown Langley $100 downtown dollars to spend in Downtown Langley

Discover Downtown Langley, is the social media behind the Downtown Langley Business Association. The downtown Langley core is made up of 500 unique shops, restaurants and services. With beautiful murals surrounding the pedestrian designed downtown shopping, it makes for a great afternoon exploring the local community and taking pictures at the murals around town. These downtown dollars can be used at all participating business is the Downtown Langley area. Including but not limited to, The Local Space, This is it Gifts, All of Oils, The Passionate Home, Sticky’s Candy and so much more! Be sure to keep up with the Discover Downtown Langley on Facebook, Instagram and find out more on their site.

Passionate Home – Portable Coffee Mug and Sign $45 Value

The passionate home is located in the heart of Downtown Langley, in the quaint McBurney Plaza area. The Passionate Home is filled with re-purposed, vintage, and chic one of a kind pieces, that hard to resist and dangerously affordable. They have everything from furniture, jewelry, soaps, artwork and so much more! The store was established in 2003 and born from a love of French Country charm and a whimsical mix of old and new. They also offer a DIY classes where you can learn everything from basic re-finishing with Chalk Paint, to decorative painting, upholstery and so much more. They truly aim to inspire, encourage, and help you to create a beautiful life. Currently they offer online shopping, instore, delivery or online pick up! Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Instagram and their site for more information!

Well Seasoned – $ 50 gift certificate for Classes or in store purchases.

Well Seasoned is a gourmet food store owned by Angie Quaale. This store is a Langley Based gourmet cooking school, as well as a food store specializing in local and international hard-to-find ingredients, spices, cookware and condiments. Angie Quaale is a culinary trends expert, chef, entrepreneur and a champion for all things local. She is also a best-selling author (Eating Local in the Fraser Valley, Random House, 2018), and has owned Well Seasoned food store, cooking school, and catering company since 2004. This holiday season do all your shopping without the stress of crowds or line ups. Select evenings from now to December 9th, Well Seasoned is offering Personal Shopping Nights, for you and your bubble. Gather up to 9 friends and enjoy a 1 hour private holiday shopping experience, complete with appetizers and wine for $100 per booking, for reservations please go to wellseasoned.ca. Well Seasoned is located at #117-20353 64 Avenue in Langley, BC and is open from Monday to Sunday (visit wellseasoned.ca for regular and holiday hours. Check them out online on their site, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to find out more!

West Coast Alchemist $40 shop Credit

Here is to another one of my favorite Brands, this brand has really evolved over since last Christmas. With a wicked Tie-Dye line, West Coast Alchemist added personal messages on their sweaters to made to support and lift up their customers printed. Their Blankets and pillows are perfect for snuggling up by the farm and watching your favorite Christmas Movies. West Coast Alchemist was founded in Abbotsford BC, in October 2019. It is owned by my sister Laken. Laken had dreamt about making products that people will love for as long as I can remember, and she is finally living that dream. You can find them online on FacebookInstagram and Etsy.

Ginger Snap Crochet Black Tuque $45 value

Ginger Snap Crochet creates contemporary crochet goods to keep you warm while looking great! From Soft tuques, and trendy headbands to reusable mug sleeves and cut scrunchies their cozy creations add some style to everyone’s winter wardrobe. Kristy is an elementary school librarian/teacher by day and a crochet enthusiast by night. You can find Ginger Snap Crochet in stores at Bird on a Wire, Sunday Small Goods, Scout & Co., Willow and Wallflower, Town and Country Vintage Home, Wildflower Mercantile, Westcoast Wildflowers & Co., and Mussels and More Pottery. If you are hoping to get one of these for your loved ones be sure to order by the first week of December. You can also purchase their products on Etsy, Amazon and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

Selena’s Succulents – $45 shop Credit

Selena’s Succulents is owned and operated by Mercedes, and based out of Mission, BC. Mercedes lost her beautiful daughter Selena in May 2018, Plants have always allowed her to feel connected to Selena. With each purchase of a plant comes a tiny rock with a lady bug painted on it to represent her late daughter Selena. Selena’s Succulents sells house plants, and accessories. Currently you can purchase Selena’s Succulents on Instagram and at Casa Del Sol Tanning Studio. Follow Selena’s Succulents on Instagram for in stock products and more.

Lanna and Co Black Scrunchie $13 Value

Lanna and Co is owned and operated by Megan a stay at home mom of 2 beautiful little girls. The business started when Megan was looking for something to do that, she could enjoy for herself. Her eldest daughter is obsessed with bows and hair accessories so she started with scrunchies and has moved onto add matching bows. You can find Lanna and Co in Willow and Wallflower in Port Moody BC, Oak and Ivory Collection in Maple Ridge BC, The Local Space in Langley BC, BluEnvy Boutique in White Horse YT, Cultured Coast in Nanaimo BC, Wildflower Style Co in Langley BC, Shop Meadow Market Online Shop in Ontario BC, and Etsy. Make sure to Follow Lanna and Co on Facebook and Instagram.

Basket worth over $800

How to Win:

  1. Follow All the above vendors on Instagram (all links above)
  2. Like this photo on Instagram
  3. tag 3 friends on the photo in separate comments

Rules:

  1. Must be able to pick up the basket in person in the Fraser Valley
  2. Must be 19 years or older – due to basket contents
  3. Must be following all vendors when winner drawn.
  4. Contest ends November 29th at 7pm. Winner will be announced following.
  5. This basket giveaway is NOT associated with Facebook or Instagram

Bonus Entries

  1. 1 bonus entry for each additional person you tag after 3
  2. 3 Bonus entry if you share on Instagram Story – remember to tag @monsterzmama
  3. 5 bonus Entries if you post on your Instagram feed
  4. 10 bonus entries if you subscribe to my blog – please comment on photo an advise me you’ve subscribed. If you already subscribe, comment on the photo and let me know your a subsciber for 5 additional entries

Remember that we know that shopping small is a luxury, that some of all may not be able to do. But if you cannot shop small, support small, like them on social media, share them on social media, and give them comments – All of this helps to advertise their business for free!

xox Chelsea

The Middle Market Place

The Middle Market place is a online market place bringing a collection of small Canadian businesses to one place. The idea of opening The Middle Market Place came from an idea of opening a small boutique, with Canadian small businesses inside – But then Covid hit, and everyone had to realign their plans. Online Shopping became the way of the times, and alas The Middle Market Place was formed.

The Middle Market was founded by the owner and operator of Flora Hemp, a natural bath/body and hand dyed textile company. Kara is a mother to her daughter Nova and 4 step Children, Logan, Grace, Carter and Bayleigh. Something I love to ask Mothers is: What is your favorite thing about being a Mom? Kara’s answer was so authentic and it really just shows you the kind of person standing behind this brand, “Becoming a Mom has challenged me in so many ways, its pushed me to my breaking point on many occasions – its been humbling. I realized that my kids have this amazing unconditional love for me, even when I loose my patience, or feel like I’ve completely mom-failed that day. I want to be more like them – They show me Grace. We spend so much time trying to teach our kids to be good humans, but my kids have also taught me a thing or two, and I love learning from them”. These words really sunk in with me, because it is so true. I love talking to Kara and getting to know her, because she is just such a genuine, loving soul.

After getting pregnant with her daughter in 2017, she had the opportunity to evaluate her passions, after 12 long years of being a hairdresser, and never really loving what she did. Kara knew she loved to work with her hands, and that is how Flora Hemp was born, in 2019. After attending many local markets as a vendor for Flora Hemp, she realized how great it would be if their was an online market, where people could go and find exclusive items, find brands they had never seen, and support local all from the comfort of their home.

But how do you open an online shop when so many companies already offer online sales? You create exclusive items that can’t be found anywhere but the Middle Market Place, that way the brands themselves are not competing with themselves. It was extremely important to Kara to be able to offer companies a space where their business would never be in competition with itself and that the Middle Marketplace would always be a place to support, embrace, and bring together Canadian Small businesses.

So now you are probably wondering how does one pick these products, and brand. Well the truth is it takes a lot of time and care. When choosing a brand Kara always takes into considering the business and the brand of Middle Market Place, and asking herself “Does our visions align?”. The Middle Market Place is always on the look out for high quality, natural products that are priced with the consumer in mind. Kara loves finding small businesses that don’t have a large following yet, or that are just starting out to help them grow. The Middle Marketplace wants to partner with business on creating as many online exclusive pieces as possible. Always keeping in mind to support the business and never compete with them. It allows you to shop many small brands, and not pay multiple shipping for ordering on separate sites.

Now to introduce the brands currently selling on The Middle Marketplace – Hold tight cause there is so many amazing brands involved.

Lanna And Co

Pebble To Peak Calgary, AB

Pebble to Peak is a small shop that sells Pacifier Clips, Teethers and Silicone Bibs. They are safety certified for the materials used (chemical certification), and for the way they make them (physical and mechanical certification) – something that a lot of brands making similar items are not! Follow Pebble to Peak on Instagram, check them out on The Middle Market Place for online exclusives.

Flora Hemp – Abbotsford, BC

Flora Hemp is a natural skin care line that also carries, soy candles, and hand dyed textiles. All of their products are made by hand in small batches, with all natural ingredients. All their products can be found on The Middle Marketplace and you can also follow them on Instagram.

Heart & Hope IncSpruce Grove, AB

Heart & Hope Inc is a small pottery company that started out as a love of handmade goods especially pottery. They aimed to create the perfect microwave, dishwasher safe hand made item, making pieces that were truly family friendly. Each item is hand crafted, making each item special and unique. Follow them on Instagram, and find their Mugs and Tumblers on the Middle Marketplace.

Flora Hemp

Oh So Lovely Parksville, BC

Oh So Lovely is a jewelry company that creates beautiful pieces that are priced to not break the bank for the consumer. Oh So Lovely also gives back with each purchase, they put money towards a Christmas Hamper. You can find their beautiful pieces on The Middle Marketplace, and Follow them on Instagram.

Namaste JewelryRegina, Saskatchewan

Namaste Jewelry offers high quality Stainless steel and sterling silver pieces for minimal style everyday wear. They also donate 5% of their profit to improve education in developing countries. You can find their Necklaces, rings and hair clips on the Middle Market place, and follow them on Instagram.

Namaste Jewelry

Westcoast AlchemistAbbotsford, BC

Westcoast Alchemist is a textile brand that offers, wool blended blankets, pillows, scarves, as well as natural, hand dyed textiles. Each clothing item has an uplifted saying meant to support and encourage the consumer. You can find their crewnecks, blankets and pillows on the Middle Market place and follow them on Instagram.

Morse Code Love PrintsEdmonton, AB

Morse Code Love Prints or as they like to call themselves the funny, attention seeking youngest child of the stationary world, brings beautiful hand crafted cards that are designed to make the consumer laugh. All of the cards are printed with rich bold color on a super thick paper, You can find many exclusive cards, and pins on the Middle Market Place and follow them on Instagram.

SealuxeCrescent Beach, BC

Sealuxe is a skin care line specializing in Thalassotherapy: Seaweed, Salt and Canadian glacial marine clay. Their products help to restore your bodys natural chemical balance. The elements in their products work synergistically to stimulate circulate and increase blood flow to the surface of your skin, allowing more oxygen to reach and noursih your skin. All of their products bring these benefits right to your door step. You can find them on Middle Place Market and follow them on Instagram.

Jack59

Apt. 6 Skin Co Calgary, AB

All of Apt. 6 Skin products are designed for everyone to know exactly what is in them, by bringing the Essential oil and Gem Stones into their products. These natural ingredients have been used for centuries but have been dismissed by a lot of modern day people. After finding relief in their own family by these products they have since started to create self care items with these products, and only use natural, safe, non toxic ingredients that are safe for all ages. Find them at Middle Market Place and follow them here.

Soak and Sea Gibsons, BC

Soak and Sea is a small business that pride themselves on using an all natural approach. Only using therapeutic grade essential oils, their brand consists of only the most luxurious ingredients for a safe experience for everyone. The Middle Market Place carries a wide variety of their products, from their SOUL bath bombs, children’s line and some of their essentials line. Check them out at the Middle Market Place, and give them a follow here.

Oliver and Co Port Moody, BC

Oliver and Co is a small business that makes everything by hand in a small home studio. They make a wide variety of items from Handmade bunnies, to personalized blankets and swaddles. It was originally started by Caitlyn’s cousin, but she took it over in 2017. Head to the Middle Market Place to get their minky blankets and swaddles and follow them on instagram.

Clover and Coast

Macrame by Kae Surrey BC

Macrame by Kae designs stunning modern bohemian art pieces by hand, each piece is uniquely one of a kind. Created from local driftwood sourced on the beaches of White Rock. You can find their popular leaf wall hangs, and dangly car charms at the Middle Market Place and give them a follow here.

Paper Connections Port Coquitlam, BC

Paper Connections by Demi are hand crafted greeting cards designed to help you pass along a keepsake for years to come. Greeting cards are made on premium quality paper and packaged with eco-friendly packaging. Find exclusive pieces at The Middle Market Place and follow them on Instagram.

BLK Customs Brampton, ON

BLK Customs specializes in digital stickers, prints and stationary, showcasing the beauty and culture of black lives. They create beautiful digital art stickers, birthday cards, book marks, and you can also reach out to have custom digital art create for you. The Middle Market carries their stickers, and book marks. Find them on Instagram and shop their products on the Middle Market Place.

Oliver + co

Essentials by Nature Edmonton, AB

Essentials by Nature says so much in just their name. All of their products are natural, plant-based, and chemical free. They only create small batch items and everything is handcrafted in Edmonton, AB. They make Handcream, hand cleansing gel, Magnesium spray, Bubble bath and a Linen Spray. You can find their items at the Middle Marketplace as well as follow them on Instagram.

NH DesignsThunderbay, ON

Nh Designs is a small business that makes handmade aromatherapy jewelry and accessories. The owner is a full time registered nurse who makes these pieces on the side. The Middle Marketplace is carrying their diffuser bracelets, checked them out here, and follow them on Instagram.

Harvest CreationsOttawa, ON

Harvest Creations are handmade jewelry for the modern woman. Each item is handmade by one person from start to finish in small batches from their home studio. Made from only Gold plated or stainless steel posts and hooks, ensuring that their products are suitable for sensitive ears. Check out their exclusive pieces on Middle Market Place and follow them here.

Paper Connections

Bean and Boo Company Burnaby, BC

Bean and Boo’s screen printed apparel is designed with parents and minis in mind with twinning options available. Many of their designs include sayings in both english and french. The Middle Marketplace will be carrying a selection of their sweatshirts and tee’s check out the selection here, and follow them along here.

Parkside HomeLangley, BC

Parkside home was designed by a mom who loved letter boards but hated the lint and fluff always getting stuck to the felt letter board. She solved that by designing a hardwood letterboard, it is a timeless, premium piece that maintains its versatility – without any dog fur getting stuck to it. You can find their beautiful boards on The Middle Market Place, and follow them on Instagram.

Arrow it forwardGananoque, ON

Arrow it forward is a small business that specializes in making soy wax candles. Soy wax is a renewable source that is biodegradable and cleans up very easily with soap and water. It also has a lower melting point which makes their candles last longer. You can find their candles at the Middle Market place here, and follow along with them on Instagram.

Mint + Co

Royce and Oak – Edmonton, AB

Royce and Oak’s jewelry will take you from simple to sparkle and can be worn daily. They specialize in making fun geometric shaped jewelry by combining different elements to finalize the look. The middle market place carries some of these fun earrings you can find them here, follow them on Instagram.

Jem DesignsMerritt, BC

Jem designs specializes in making sassy drinkware that is the perfect gift for you or someone you care about. Jem designs owner Jewel had always dreamed about having her own store since she was a little girl and is now living that dream. You can find their tumblers and insulated mugs at the Middle Marketplace here, and follow them on Instagram here.

Misiyo Candle Co Edmonton, AB

Misiyo Candle Co makes their candles with a custom blend of local beeswax and sustainable coconut wax, pouring them into reusable, recyclable tins in our their home studio. Their candles are clean burning and air purifying, as well as each candle gives back by providing health insurance to someone in Rwanda. Find their candles on Middle Market Place and on Instagram here.

Parkside Home

Gaia Smiles Tooth Powder Kelowna, BC

Gaia Smiles Tooth Powder crafts wholesome products designed to brighten your smile and freshen your breath while sustaining your mouths ideal ecosystem. The Middle Marketplace is carrying their Peppermint tooth powder, you can find it here, and follow them on Instagram.

Envirobags100 mile house, BC

Envirobags offer silicone bags, as a brilliant replacement to plastic and containers, their product line has something for every stage of life, from the busy family to the retiree. The Middle Market Place carries their Mason Jar Bags, Peva Bags and Silicone Bags. Check them out here, and follow them on Instagram.

New Moon Tea CoBritish Columbia

New Moon Tea co is inspired by the earth and plants around us, and the ancient traditions which were used for prevention, maintenance and restoration. They believe that good herbal tea should come from the land around us, just as our food does. You can find their exclusive products on The Middle Market place and follow them on Instagram.

Liola Luxuries

Monkey fly Memories Langley, BC

Monkey Fly Memories are a husband and wife duo who both work day jobs and do this hustle on the side. They love to make people laugh with humor which is why they have all the catchy items. The Middle Market Place carries their famous door matts, find them here. You can also follow along with them on Instagram.

Jack59Edmonton, AB

Jack59 hand crafts pH balanced shampoo and conditioner bars. Their bars are sulfate free making them salon quality and gentle on your hair and scalp. They offer 11 different varieties ensuring they have the right bar for every hair type. They are vegan, plant based, silicone free and they have gluten free options. Check out the selection at the Middle Marketplace here and follow along on Instagram.

Osprey Village Soap Company Pitt Meadows, BC

Osprey Village Soap Company makes all their products in small batches with 100% toxin free, chemical free, perservative free, cruelty free, all natural ingredients. They use absolutely no fillers, perservatives, or artifical fragrances. Every single one of thier ingredients has a purpose and benefit for your skin. You can find their make up remover, deodorant, hair serum, and soap bars at The Middle Market Place and follow them on Instagram.

Misiyo Candle Co

Lanna and CoCloverdale, BC

Lanna and Co creates high quality, hand crafted scrunchies in her home studio, by Megan. Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls who keep her on her toes and our what made Lanna and Co happen. Check out their exclusive scrunchies at the Middle Market Place and follow them on Instagram.

The Rose Company Vancouver, BC

The Rose Company create vegan, all natural, products that come in sustainable packaging and are made in small batches. Their company is named after their mother Rose, and they produce dry shampoo, lip gloss and toner. Find their products on The Middle Market Place and follow them on Instagram here.

Lovely Paper DesignsLangley, BC

These beautifully hand crafted cards are made by a mom who is an accountant by day, crafting small business owner by night — hopefully one day the other way around! All of their cards are made by hand, cutting out each piece and assembling it all together. You can find cards for every occasion. Find these beautiful pieces on The Middle Market, and follow them on Instagram.

Isabelle and Pistachio

The Fifty Fifty Workshop – Langley, BC (Coming online soon)

The Fifty Fifty Workshop is a company that pours concrete and pours candles. They create high quality products all while helping to give back, fifty percent of all profits are donated to organizations providing clean water to communities who do not have clean water. So when you support the Fifty Fifty Workshop you support a local maker and make a truly lasting impact around the world. Check out the Middle Market Place to see their exclusive pieces here, and follow them on Instagram.

Handmade by Amber Akre Surrey, BC

Handmade by Amber Akre makes everything herself, from start to finish, everything from the pom pom to the tags on some products. They have also started making face masks. Check out the Middle Marketplace’s exclusive pieces here, and follow them on Instagram.

Isabelle and PistachioWhitby, ON

Isabelle and Pistachio is a new small startup that offers handmade gifts for women. They offer functional products that are made from fabric with romantic, soft colored hues. The Middle Marketplace will be carrying their make up bags and wristlets exclusively. Check them out here, and follow along with them on Instagram.

Can you believe this is just a few of the vendors currently available on The Middle Marketplace. They are adding new vendors daily so you need to go online and check them out. Especially since they are adding exclusive items that can only be found on The Middle Marketplace. Please be sure to subscribe to their emails so you can get exclusive discounts only for subscribers.

In honor of our partnership, The Middle Marketplace has put together an amazing basket worth over $100 that we will be giving to one lucky winner.

Basket worth over $100 enter to win on Instagram

All you have to do is go to Monsterz Mama’s Instagram and find out how to win! Please note that you must be 18 years or older to win, a Canadian Resident and if you are out of the lower mainland you will be required to pay for shipping of the basket.

items found in basket

Here’s To 32!

Here’s to 32! I have always loved celebrating birthdays for as long as I can remember, mine, my kids, my hubs – I just love Birthdays! Since this year I knew my birthday would be a little bit different than my usual Birthdays I decided I wanted to spend it by giving one of my amazing followers a basket filled with all my favorite things! I have teamed up with 10 of my favorite local businesses to give 1 lucky winner a basket worth over $400. This is an incredible opportunity for me to offer and I am so excited to tell you about what’s inside!

Farmstead Naturals – Bath bomb, Soap, Chap-stick

I discovered Farmstead Naturals over a year ago, when I was shopping for a gift for my girlfriend. I stumbled upon one of the bath bombs in the baskets, and my girlfriend loved it. It has quickly become one of my favorite brands to gift to friends. Farmstead Naturals is owned and operated by Crystal, a farm wife and mother of four, who has discovered a love for creating all-natural safe skincare, and household products. They are made on a small farm in Deroche, BC. It all started when Crystal had her baby and she opted for cloth diapers, finding a diaper cream that was safe for cloth diapers was hard to find, so she decided to make her own, and from their it has snowballed into Farmstead Naturals and that was 3 years ago. You can find Farmstead Naturals in This is it Gifts in Langley BC, Unika in Chilliwack, BC, Gallery 202 in Mission, BC, Mission Information Center, as well as online on Etsy, Lovely Finds Market, Lets Go Eco, and Farm Stead Naturals Website. Be sure to Follow Farmstead Naturals on Instagram and Facebook.

Lanna and Co – 3 full size Scrunchies

If you know me you know I love scrunchies almost as much as I love shopping local, so it isn’t much of a surprise to see these here. Lanna and Co is owned and operated by Megan a stay at home mom of 2 beautiful little girls. The business started when Megan was looking for something to do that, she could enjoy for herself. Her eldest daughter is obsessed with bows and hair accessories so she started with scrunchies and has moved onto add matching bows. You can find Lanna and Co in Willow and Wallflower in Port Moody BC, Oak and Ivory Collection in Maple Ridge BC, The Local Space in Langley BC, BluEnvy Boutique in White Horse YT, Cultured Coast in Nanaimo BC, Wildflower Style Co in Langley BC, Shop Meadow Market Online Shop in Ontario BC, and Etsy. Make sure to Follow Lanna and Co on Facebook and Instagram.

Shady Hat Company – Sweat Shirt

So, if you’ve seen me this summer you’ve seen me in Tie-Die and one of my favorite Local Small Shops is Shady Hat Company. Shady Hat Company was started two years ago by Amber a born and raised Missionite who has found a passion in making clothes we all love. Amber is a dog mom who loves reading Stephen king and spending times with friends. Shady Hat Co all started by making hats and toques with catchy sayings and has quickly expended into sweaters, and t shirts. Right now, Shady Hat Company is available only through Instagram by Direct Message. Amber loves that by keeping the business run this way she gets to have a personal interaction with every customer. She is hoping to have shipping soon but right now it is Pick Up in Mission, BC only! Make sure to Follow Shady Hat Company on Instagram, and if you’d like to get one of the super cute t-shirts make sure to msg and get on the waitlist!

Chrystalized Artz – Painted Haitian Girl & Card

Chrystalized Artz has made me a special piece for each of my children and one for even my husband and I this year, nothing is quite as good as a timeless piece of art of someone you love. Chrystal is a stay at home mother of two and freelance artist who specializes in watercolor portraits. She loves to be able to capture special moments and memories on canvas. She is based in Mission BC and started her business 5 years ago after rediscovering her passion for art. Chrystal has often traveled to other communities to participate in art festivals. You can commission a painting from Chrystalized Artz by sending her an email or a DM, you can also view her paintings at Hotties Italian Food Emporio. You can also view her site and if there is a painting you like prints are available. Be sure to follow Chrystal on Instagram and Facebook and check out her website for more info.

Jars by Jodi – Shop Credit

Jars by Jodi was beginning in November 2015, with the goal of bringing people together to bake and enjoy cookies and treats using the jars they purchase or are given. Jars by Jodi sells cookie and dessert mixes layer in a mason jar. They make the perfect gift or part favor and are easy way to make treats at home. From what started as a budget friendly Christmas gift for her family her business has quickly grown into a home-based business, with 5 retailers and various markets each year, they also offer local pick up in Pitt Meadows, BC. Jodi is the sole owner and operator of this business; she does get support from friends and family. Jars by Jodi is the reason that she can stay home Monday-Friday with her 2 boys, which she is incredibly thankful for. Jodi is also always open to new flavors if you have ideas let her know! You can find Jars by Jodi online, on Instagram, Facebook and in store at  Artisan Gifts and Flowers in Coquitlam, BC ,Coastal Collective and Co in Pitt Meadows, BC, Hopcott Meats in Pitt Meadows, BC, Midtown Main in Vancouver BC, The Local Space in Langley BC, Two Trees Tofino in Tofino BC. Jars by Jodi is our families favorite treat, we absolutely love the Unicorn Poop Flavor. We also highly recommend Jars by Jodi’s Petite size for birthday goodie bags.

West Coast Alchemist – Shop Credit

Here is to another one of my favorite Brands, this brand has grown and brought out a ton of new products since it was last featured. With a wicked Tie-Dye line, they have pieces that were a collab of West Coast Wild Child and West Coast Alchemist made to support and lift up their customers. Their Blankets are the perfect beach blanket for all your summer beach days. West Coast Alchemist was founded in Abbotsford BC, in October 2019. It is owned by my sister Laken. Lake has dreamt about making products that people will love for as long as I can remember. You can find them online on FacebookInstagram and Etsy. As well as in a new stockist very soon.

Singletree Winery – 2 Bottles of their Flagship Siegerrebe wine Sieggie

Singletree Winery is a family owned winery based here in the Fraser valley (Abbotsford), as well as in the Okanagan in Naramata. Their winery is a family run winery who have deep roots in the agricultural community. As huge advocates for the Fraser Valley and The Farming Community it is a wonderful addition that they have added grapes to their Mt Lehman Farm and expanded to the Okanagan. When you visit their winery in Abbotsford, you will enter a safe picturesque tasting room. You can view their fields of grapes while hanging in the grass enjoying their delicious cheese and wine. The new tasting area is by reservation only as a limited number of guests are allowed on site. For Reservations please call 604-381-1788. If you aren’t able to make it to the winery this season, pick up a bottle of the delicious Singletree Flagship Siegerrebe wine Sieggie at BC Liquor Stores. Fruity and floral this slightly off dry, Fraser Valley Grown Siegerrebe is a fruit salad of peaches, pears, apricots and limes with a slightly spritzy palate. Perfect for the patio, be sure to grab a bottle before their gone. Book your visit today in Abbotsford at abbotsford@singletreewinery.com or 604-381-1788. Be sure to follow Single tree wine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

West Coast Wild Child – T-Shirt

If you are like me and love having sassy t-shirts than this is the brand for you! From my “Fresh Milk Made Here shirt to my drop the f-bomb mom sweater” I am all about it! West Coast Wild Child is currently run by Tanya based in Abbotsford BC. The business has been operational for 3 years however Tanya took over the business last summer. Tanya had always dreamt of owning a brand, so she was lucky to find West Coast Wild Child – Knowing the right people at the right time! You can currently find West Coast Wild Child in The Local Space and Oak and Ivory Collective, as well as the full line at www.westcoastwildchildco.com. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

The Blue House on the Corner – Phone Grip & Diffuser

I stumbled across The Blue House on the Corner when my love for wicker and all things plants and boho started and I have slowly started to add many pieces to my home. They offer an array of home decor, plants, candles and much more. The Blue House on the Corner is a small business in Mission BC, owned and operated by the passionate Carey a mother of 2. Her business started when she was on maternity leave with her first baby and has been operating for 5 years. She is always creating new special one of a kind pieces. You can currently only find Blue house on the corner products on Instagram, but stay tuned because they will be launching a full website soon and be dropping into stores near you! She is also hosting a pop-up market this weekend in Mission, BC check out her Instagram page for more information. Be sure to follow The blue house on the corner on Facebook and Instagram.

Flora Hemp – Facial Toner, Face Mask, Aloe Beach Hair Spray

I came across Flora Hemp last year when one of my friends pointed me to them. Their friend had just started a small business and I was putting together a big Christmas Giveaway. I have slowly accumulated over half of their products and they remain my main skin care line, my go to candles, and one of my favorite brands to work with. Flora Hemp is run by Kara a mother, living in Abbotsford, BC. Flora Hemp was started when Kara went on maternity leave and didn’t want to return to working as a Hairdresser anymore, 12 years was too long to do a job that she didn’t love. Flora Hemp has been Kara’s passion project from day 1. They make small batch bath and body products, soy candles, and hand dyed textiles. You can purchase Flora hemp online or DM on Instagram. They are also in Bella Beauty Salon in Mission BC. Be sure to follow Flora Hemp on Instagram and Facebook.

Enter to win on Instagram:


Step 1:

To enter to win this amazing basket worth over $400 all you must do is follow the following Instagram Pages:

  1. Town Hall Brands
  2. Shady Hat Company
  3. West Coast Wild Child
  4. Farmstead Naturals
  5. Jars by Jodi
  6. The Blue house on the Corner
  7. Lana and Co
  8. Chrystalized Artz
  9. Flora Hemp
  10. West Coast Alchemist
  11. Single Tree Winery
  12. Monsterz Mama

Step 2:

Like this Photo on Instagram

Step 3:

Tag a friend – each tag is an entry – only separate comments will be counted.

BONUS ENTRIES:

1 bonus entry for sharing on your stories – be sure to tag @monsterzmama

5 bonus entries for posting on your feed – again be sure to tag @monsterzmama

Rules:

Must be 19 years or older to win

If you are not able to pick up in the Fraser Valley, you will have to pay for shipping

Open to Canadian Residents Only

Not associated with Facebook or Instagram

Thank you all for your continued support over the years and I hope that given the circumstances of the times you are still finding ways to enjoy this beautiful summer. Good Luck Everyone!

xOx Chelsea.