Easter Basket Giveaway

This past year has been so different for all of us, and Easter was always one of my favorite times with the kids. We always celebrated by going to Maan Farms Easter Egg Hunt — But these passed two years have been different. Because things have been so different I wanted to do something to bring joy!

So I decided to team up with 14 small shop brands to give one lucky winner the Easter Basket of their kids dreams! Here’s a bit more information about the businesses involved and what can be won!

The Sticker Shop – 12 stickers – Value $22

The Sticker Shop was started last summer by Mikayla, she creates cute, affordable trendy stickers that she designs digitally herself. Throughout her life she has ran severaly businesses and always loved art, business and people so this business allows her to combine all of her passions into one. She sells pre-made stickers as well as custom stickers, so you can make them of your pet, your bestie, family or anything your heart desires. You can find her entire collection online, follow her on Instagram to learn more or direct message her to get your own custom stickers today!

Birch and Burrow – 4 Playdough and 4 Easter Stamps $28 Value

Birch and Burrow is a small business based in Mission, BC. Kate started the business as a way to integrate nature based learning through handcrafted taste safe playdough and play kits. All wooden items are made in house, and she creates wooden Montessori style games. For Easter she has play dough kids that come with 4 tins of peach parfait scented dough in green, yellow, coral and purple, with a sachet of sensory play and wooden Easter stamps. They also have egg shaped nesting dolls, that are all one of a kind, wooden tulips for painting, and a lots of colorful taste safe sensory rice. I picked up two of the play kits for my boys for Christmas and they are still their favorite thing to do, we call them our rainy day boxes but they come out almost every morning before school. To purchase your own or to learn more head to Birch and Burrow’s Instagram.

Bean and Boo Shop – 2 Tee shirts – $56 Value

Grace is a wife and a mom of two young beans. She started Bean and Boo shop in April 2015 when she began to sew as a hobby. It has since grown into a small shop business, and in January 2016 she resigned from her full time job to become a work at home mom. All of their screen-printed kids and adult apparel are designed and printed in Burnaby, BC. Their bibdanas are handmade at home and everything is made with love. Their brand is inspired by their beans and built around their love and dreams. To shop their adorable line check out their site here, or follow along on Instagram to learn more.

Holde Keepsake Company $25 shop Credit

Caitlyn is the Owner and maker behind Holde Keepsake Company, formerly Oliver Creations and co. Holde Keepsake Company was born out the raw emotion Caitlyn felt while holding the items my son wore during his very first days on this earth. She is committed to creating high quality keepsakes that evoke the beautiful emotions that come with parenthood. She makes beautiful, designer and high quality keepsakes for the little ones in your life. I purchased special blankets for my sons and they now hold so much joy and memories that will last forever. Please shop with us at www.holdekeepsakecompany.com, Follow them on Instagram.

Saol Wellness – 1 Pack of mini bath bombs and 5 large bath bombs $38 Value

Saol wellness specializes in bath products, that are good for the body and mental health. Katrina is a mother of two who started her business in 2020 after her son who loves bath bombs but has sensitive skin was breaking out whenever it was bath time, which led Katrina on a journey to find something that would sooth his skin and that he would love. This was the inception of Saol Wellness. Be sure to follow Saol Wellness on Instagram and Facebook and you can buy them online, or purchase for local pick up.

Tumble and Roar – 2 Pairs of Undies – $24 Value

Tumble and Roar is a company that I have had the pleasure of partnering with now 7 times. This Delta based company was founded in December 2015 and is a true labor of love for owner and founder Carlee. She enjoys creating fun products that makes the kiddos smile. She absolutely loves seeing all the social media tags from her shoppers. Tumble and Roar employs local embroiderers and seamstresses for all the tuques and most product is sourced locally in North America. The boxer briefs are extremely sentimental to her family and the story behind them can be found here. You can find Tumble and Roar in Scout & Co (Richmond), Citrus Kids Collection (Nanaimo), Looby Doo Children’s Boutique (White Rock). If you are looking for adorable pieces of fun boxers to make potty training more fun check them out on InstagramFacebook and online.

West Coast Zippies – $30 Store Credit

West Coast Zippies is inspired, designed and created with comfort, function and budget in mind. Owner and Creator Sidney started her company after having her son Finnlee. Her husband her took a trip overseas when she was pregnant and she fell in love with their fashon concept for babies. With less options for baby gear in her hometown, she wanted to create something fun, functional, and affordable for every new parent. Her pieces are perfect for life on the west coast, with zippers to ensure it was less of a fuss to dress a squirmy baby, she also integrated optional hand and foot covers. You can learn more online, or follow along on Instagram.

This Kids Clothing Co $50 Shop Credit

This Kids Clothing Co. is a husband, wife, and toddler team. They design, print, and ship tees and clothing to the hippest and most modern kids in the world. They started their brand because they wanted to create clothes that were fun, fabulous and used modern colors with the hippest designs and text. They thought it would be loads of fun for the kids to have their own little shop where they got to help pick out t-shirts and ink colors and hang around mom and dad. You can shop their clothes online and follow them on Instagram to see which catchy saying they come up with next.

West Coast Wild Child Co $50 Shop Credit

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 4 years however Tanya took over the business in 2019. 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.

Farmstead Naturals2 bath bombs with soap, and a soap $20 value

I discovered Farmstead Naturals over a 2 years 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 MarketLets Go Eco, and Farm Stead Naturals Website. Be sure to Follow Farmstead Naturals on Instagram and Facebook.

Hockey Beast Apparel – 1 Free t-shirt of your choice $22 Value

Hockey Beast Apparel was founded by a very talented 10 year old hockey beast Brenna. She wanted to create a line of products that celebrated all of the hockey boys and hockey girls she knows who spend countless hours day in and day out working on their game. Brenna was nicknamed the beast the day she arrived in the world and has spent everyday since living up to that title. The logo were created using an action shot of Brenna on the ice. 15% of all proceeds are donated to KidSport Canada – So that all kids can play! Check out their site, to shop their collection or follow them on Instagram.

Baby Boo Teethers – 4 bibs, 1 Pacifier clip and 1 teeth – $50 Value

Baby Boo Teethers is owned by Kristin, a mother and a small shop owner. Her teethers all started after she had her son and wanted to find safe, high quality, non toxic teething accessories to help ease his teething. After doing research she wanted to help parents through the tough years of teething with products that were both stimulating, safe and eased babies gums. Their teething products are designed to be effective, aide in your babies teething by soothing gums and entering and delighting curious babies. All products are safety tested and certified by Canadian and US regulations. To shop their line check out their site, and follow along on Instagram to see what cool items they are turning into teethers next.

Love Mom Shop – 1 Pair of Pants – $45 Value

Nora is a Mama of four, who has found that raising her children in a sustainable and loving world is important. She puts effort into creating pieces that can grow with your children. Her grow with me sizes range from 0-12m, 6-2t, 1-3t, 3-5t, and 5-7years old. The goal behind grow with me pants it to make clothes last longer. A part of every purchase is donated to either Helping Hands Charity or Lets Give them Hope Charity. You can purchase their line online and learn more about what is going on with their brand on Instagram.

Jars by Jodi – 1 jar of brownie mix, & 1 unicorn poop – $23 value

Jodi, yes THE Jodi, is the owner and operator of Jars by Jodi cookies, wife to her husband Nic and Mama to two boys Wesley and Jasper she is also due to have baby girl Right before Easter. Jodi loves getting tagged by followers and seeing all the joy that making her cookies has brought to families. The business started as a way for Jodi to create affordable Christmas gifts for Family members and has morphed into a successful business that is now in multiple stores and has a busy online platform. You can find the Easter Collection here, be sure to order soon as Jodi will be going on Matt Leave late March until the end of April. 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 and were recently just brought into Bella Beauty Bar in Mission, BC.

How excited to team up with such a great group of shops to put together this amazing Easter Giveaway! Now I bet you want to know how you can win!

How to Enter:

  1. Like and Save this photo
  2. Follow All Participants above on Instagram
  3. Tag 3 friends below (seperate comments please)

Bonus ways to enter:

  1. Share on your story – 1 bonus entry – remember to tag me
  2. Share on your feed – 5 bonus entries – remember to tag me
  3. Tag more friends – 1 bonus entry per extra friend

Rules:

  1. If you are not local you will be in charge of paying for shipping to get your basket.
  2. Must be 18 years or older
  3. Please no unfollows after!
  4. Contest Ends Sunday March 21st at 7pm!
  5. This giveaway is not affiliated, sponsored or endorsed by instagram, and by entering you release responsibility.

Head to http://www.Instagram.com/monsterzmama.giveback to enter!

Good Luck!

250 nights with Endy!

When I go back to thinking about our life before we brought Endy home, I honestly have nightmares. I know you’re thinking that it probably wasn’t as bad as I am making it sound, but it honestly was.

We had been dealing with Pearce not sleeping through the night for 3-4 months. Constantly crawling into my husband and my bed, and seriously ruining all 3 of our sleeps. My husband and I have a queen size bed, so not a ton of extra room then you had a 4 year old who moves around like he is in a circus in his sleep and it makes for 2 grumpy parents and one sassy 4 year old. When I would put Pearce to bed I hated laying on his bed, it killed my back, the mattress was so firm and so uncomfortable, that I honestly knew he needed another one.

I knew I wanted to get him a quality mattress to help us all, and I refuse to advocate for things that I don’t love. So when our friends told us they had recently gotten an Endy mattress for themselves I tested it out. It was amazing!!! I couldn’t believe how comfy it was, she even put down a plate of snacks she had in her hand and had me jump – nothing moved! I knew that getting Pearce their mattress would save us all!

In July we got Pearce a new loft bed, and a new Endy Mattress, the box came literally the day after ordering it. Pearce was so excited about his new mattress, he couldn’t believe that it had come from a box! On the first night I was so surprised when I woke up in the morning and my bed was just my husband and I. I immediately rushed into Pearce’s room and made sure he was there. He was, sound asleep and when he woke up, he said “Mom, my new bed is so comfy I love it.” At that point I knew that for months Pearce had been uncomfortable in his old bed and that we had made the right decision to bring this bed home.

Here we are 8 months later and Pearce still sleeps in his bed every night, he picked out a space themed room for his new bed, and likes to pretend that his bed is his space ship, where he peers out the window with his telescope and dreams of universes far far away.

I had also heard so much about how great Endy pillows were for side sleepers that I got some of those as well. They have honestly changed my life, I used to wake up aching from sleeping on my side and my neck not being properly supported. I tried going to the chiropractor, massage therapist nothing could cure it. When I slept on my Endy pillow it truly gave me the support I needed to get a good nights rest. We loved their pillows so much that we just purchased more to replace our other pillows. In your life time you will spend 26 years sleeping, which adds up to 227,760 hours, why spend that uncomfortable?

I know that when we transition Brooks into his big boy bed, that we will be getting him an Endy Mattress, and hopefully I can convince my husband we need to get a new one too! The best part for me about Endy, is that I am bringing home something that is made in Canada, all their mattresses are made in Canada, so you can feel good about what you lay down on every night. Support Canadian businesses and get a better night’s sleep all in one – a year ago I would have thought this was too good to be true, and now I know it’s just Endy!

xo Chelsea

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.