Christmas Basket #2

I am so happy to see so many of you are loving the Christmas Giveaways this year. It has been amazing to partner with so many local brands and businesses to bring you these amazing baskets. This second basket like the first will be available to a lower mainland resident, and is worth over $625.

I would love to give you more information about the items in the basket as well as tell you a bit more about the business behind them. Should you be looking to shop local this year, these business are sure to have something for someone on your list!

Spinco Abbotsford1 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 – Smartie Mix Cookies $13 value

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 Clean up Mask + Application Brush $42 Value

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 Facebook, Instagram and their website to see their amazing gift boxes they put together every season.

Vagina Coach28 Day Buff Muff Challenge $35 value

I am excited to say this is my third time teaming up with Kim Vopni aka The Vagina Coach. She works extremely hard to spread awareness about Pelvic health. I have personally completed her Kegel Challenge 2x after my second son and seen incredible results. Before completing the program, I didn’t really get how important Kegels were or how many muscles were involved with performing a Kegel correctly. She offers online programs and coaching for women through pregnancy and beyond via The Vagina Coach. Kim can be found on Instagram, Twitter (Vagina Coach), Facebook (Vagina Coach) and Online (Vagina Coach). I can say with absolute certainty that the Kim’s physical do it yourself fitness programs work extremely well and can be done from the comfort of your home, check them out!

Bella Beauty BarHemp Lotion, Frankie and Finnigan Tuque & Free Spray tan

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 Instagram, Facebook and online.

Tumble and Roar – $20 shop Credit

Tumble and Roar is a company that I have had the pleasure of partnering with now 4 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 Instagram, Facebook and online.

Jems Designs – Mug Tumbler $23

Jem Designs was founded in 2015 but really took shape in early 2017, it started as a business making wooden signs and switch gears when she started to put together cheeky wine glasses for friends. Jewels has always had a love for crafting, DIYs, holiday decorating and home deocor. It was always Jewels dream to own a store as a little girl she played shop and it was always called Jem’s Shop, Jem stemming from her initials J. E. M. They’ve slowly started to add other drink ware, spray bottles for cleaning supplies, wall decals and vehicle decals and a Christmas Collection to their line. Jem Designs can be found in store at The Local Store (Langley & Chilliwack), Town and Country Vintage Home (Maple Ridge), Coastal Collective (Pitt Meadows), Rosemarie’s Treasures (Coquitlam), Oak and Ivory Collective (Maple Ridge), Artisans Gifts & Flowers (Coquitlam), Miss Vicki’s Petals & Plants (Merritt) Home Hardware Merritt, and The Art We Are (Kamloops) . They can also be found online on FacebookInstagram. If you have someone who loves sassy little remarks these are the perfect gift! Be sure to order by December 14th to be sure you receive your order.

Farmstead Naturals – Bathbomb, Body Butter, & Chapstick $15

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.

Bizou + Yukon / Okanagan Crush Pad – BEE-zoo Bubbles 2018 $25

Bizou + Yukon is a lively wine brand offered by Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP). A joyful wine project that pays homage to the winery’s beloved Great Pyrenees, keeper of the sheep and guardians of the property in Summerland. The wine making is serious, but the brand and wines are fun, approachable and a tribute to the winery staff and BC Wine Industry. This particular bottle BEE-zoo Bubbles is mouth watering and delicious, and makes the perfect gift for the wine lover in your family. OCP is a unique purpose-built customer crush winery that specializes in small lot, terroir expressive wines. From its ponderosa-surrounded location in beautiful Summerland, BC, OCP is home to Haywire, Narrative, Free Form, and Bizou + Yukon wines. Owners Christine Colette and Steve Lornie have amassed a talented team that is focused on organic viticulture and low intervention wine making for more information head to their site. This season Bizou + Yukon’s home winery Okanagan Crush Pad is offering exclusive virtual guided tastings over the holiday season if you wish to learn more head to their online store. Their online store is open year round, and ships orders Monday to Friday and take 1-2 business days to deliver if shipping within BC. Delivery times can change due to holiday closures and courier delays, so be sure to check online for updates. If you love this fun and playful brand you will definitely want to check out their Savvy Girls, Savvy Franc and Rose. To learn more about Bizou + Yukon, and their home winery follow them along on on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Shop Lily DawnMorse Code Mama Bracelet – $30

Shop Lily Dawn is owned and operated by Eleni, and the name pays tribute to her late grandmother Lily and a very close friend Dawn. The collection includes an assortment of jewelry, and Cozy apparel which is launching November 21st. Eleni worked retail for 15 years and always dreamt of having her own store front. When her daughter was born in 2018, her husband her made the decision for her to become a stay at home mom. At that moment Eleni knew it was time to follow her dreams of opening the store. Currently Shop Lily Dawn has a beaded facemask lanyard for $25, donating $5 from each sale to Covid Relief Funds in the Fraser Valley. You can find Shop Lily dawn on Etsy, as well their site. Please ensure to buy no later than November 21st if shipping out of province, or if Local pick up December 23rd will be the last day to pick up. Follow Shop Lily Dawn on Instagram to be sure to get your hands on their new apparel line as soon as it launches.

Lettuce Dress it Up – $25 shop Credit

Cassie a mother of one has always loved to make salad dressings and dips from scratch. But it wasn’t until she started to make them and all her friends wanted some that she decided to make a business out of her passion. If you are anything like me – you absolutely love Salads, Buddha bowls, tacos – or maybe just food in general. Lettuce dress it up is a local Company that specializes in making Salad Dressings, and dips from fresh, whole ingredients. Currently accepting orders through Instagram only you can find they have Dairy Free Caesar, Caesar Dressing, Greek Dressing, Cilantro lime Dressing (picture above on a buddha bowl), Balsamic Dressing, Dill Dip and Jalapeno Ranch Dip. Follow them on Instagram to learn more.

Sunrae PhotosFamily Session (max 8 people) $150 **

Sam started her photography journey in High School, and put it on hold as she made her way through the corporate world. It wasn’t until she was on maternity leave with her daughter that she made the decision to pursue her passion. As a family photographer in the fraser valley she is always up for tagging along on a family passion whether it be hiking up a mountain or grabbing a shot of your family jumping in a freezing cold lake – She wants to capture your dream perfect shot. She loves to make you laugh and move while your being photographed. If you are wanting to get photos done before Christmas it is best to book before December 15th. She is also offering 25% off regular priced session to anyone that books their session in January – March. Follow Sunrae Studios on Instagram and Facebook to learn more.

** 30-45 min Session 15 Digital Images (ability to purchase more) Max 8 people Location: Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Must be booked before October 31st 2021**

Basket worth over $625

How to Win: Go to Instagram to find out

  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 22nd 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 and let me know 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

Christmas Feature : Eggie Baby

I am so excited for this blog post! It is going to be the first of many Christmas features on local vendors! From now until December 13th every Wednesday & Saturday at 10 am a new vendor will be featured on the blog. Vendor’s will be offering giveaways and discount codes to you, for all your Christmas shopping needs! Remember shopping small and shopping local is helping to support local families!

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The first Christmas Feature is a local vendor Eggie Baby. Named after her high school nick name Eggie. Eggie baby is based in Richmond BC and was founded and owned by Sally! Sally is a mother of two, and wife, who also works in the health care field. But she had always dreamt of being in fashion or graphic design so when her daughter grew to love chewing it gave her the ability to feed her creative outlet – thus Eggie Baby was born!

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Eggie Baby specializes in Teething, sensory, Nursing, jewelry and accessories for our mini’s. As a business owner in the small business community in the Fraser Valley Sally said her favorite part is being able to connect with so many other small business and Boss Moms. Some advice Sally has to give to those small business just starting out or thinking of starting is “Follow your dreams and Do not be Afraid of Failure!”. This is great advice, how often do we let the fear of failing hold us back in life from doing what we truly want to do!

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As a busy working Mom the biggest challenge for Sally is balancing work and family time. Which I think is a struggle from most small business Moms. So if you feel like your struggling – you are not alone!! Some exciting accomplishments for Eggie Baby is they were featured in PLEM Magazine – (Canada’s Largest Chinese Magazine!)

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So what is Sally’s families favorite Christmas Tradition – Well its taking pictures with Santa of course!! This year they will have an extra family member to see Santa as they welcomed their fourth member of their Family Justin earlier this year.

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Sally has given all the blog readers a Special Gift, you will be able to purchase this season for 20% off everything!! This code expires December 31st 2017, so please be sure to get your purchases in before the new year!! Discount Code: MiniMonsterz20. Be Sure to follow Eggie Baby on Instagram, Facebook and twitter

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