The 2015 #shoplocal Recap

Well, there you had it.  The 2015 #25days of #shoplocal feature was full of fun, beauty, home decor and so much more.  I truly hope you enjoyed all the posts and found them useful, I very much enjoyed researching and sharing them with all my readers.  Below are the links to each post from the past 25 days, use it as a reference tool this holiday season and throughout the year!

Day 1, Wordplay Designs – Vinyl wall decor from Okotoks, AB
Day 2, Table Top Cafe – Edmonton’s first licensed board game cafe
Day 3, Kozy Komforts – Knit and crocheted anything you can think of
Day 4, Brickbubble – Graphic design and laser engraved home decor and gifts
Day 5, Bashaw Sports – The local gun and outdoor shop that’s been open since 1984 in Bashaw, AB
Day 6, Lokahi Healing Arts – Your travelling, in-home massage therapist
Day 7, Fabutan Studios – The go-to for Vitamin D, Redlight therapy and sunless tanning
Day 8, Alberta Flyboard & Canadian Jetpack Adventures – Fun on the water at lakes all across the prairies (with a discount coupon!)
Day 9, Love & Laugh Photography – Premiere maternity, baby/children and family photographer in the Edmonton area
Day 10, One More Day – A campaign against cancer with a wonderful and creative mission
Day 11, FaBLOOMosity – Edmonton’s downtown floral powerhouse
Day 12, Madenu Dolls – Taking trashy looking, ill-advised children’s dolls and turning them into something positive
Day 13, Urban Oasis Spa – A relaxing spa that can be experienced in studio or brought to your home
Day 14, Days with Gray – Wood signs, chalkboards, wine glasses and glitter
Day 15, Farm Wife Style – simply stated, classic jewelry that’s affordable and stylish
Day 16, Tickled Floral – Flowers, gift baskets, moccasins, candles and more all under one roof in Sherwood Park, AB
Day 17, Axehole Indoor Axe Throwing – A new and exciting way to spend a Saturday night
Day 18, Coal and Canary Candle Company – Hand poured, small batch soy candles with crackling wooden wicks straight outta Manitoba
Day 19, Justine Ma Design & Hand Lettering – Beautiful hand drawn graphics adorn greeting cards and home decor
Day 20, Couture Lashes – No time for makeup?  No problem.
Day 21, Spinunity – The best place to get your sweat on in Sherwood Park, AB
Day 22, Creme Catering – The foodie that travels to you, dinner parties and cooking lessons available here
Day 23, Twig Boutique – The GORGEOUS get-everything apparel and accessories shop on main street Camrose, AB
Day 24, Younique by Riki – Beautifully made up with great cosmetics
Day 25, Leduc Artisan Market –  an array of different artisans and authors on main street Leduc, AB

ShopLocalI’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, we love having your business so when you’re thinking of wish lists, please #shoplocal this holiday season but in the same breath, I want to remind you that this is not what the month of December is all about.  There’s a 4-letter word that the holidays represent and it’s not SHOP.  Merry Christmas, Kim.

A NOTE TO MY READERS: I want to reiterate that every one of these shops and artists have been selected by me to participate in my #shoplocal campaign.  I received NO GRATUITIES OR FREEBIES for these shout outs, I love all these places and what they offer and am sharing them to make my readers lives easier and promote local shopping in my area. 


#shoplocal Day 8, Alberta Flyboard & Canadian Jetpack Adventures

Got a thrill-seeker on your Christmas list this year?  Or have you ever wished you could fly?  To go along with my post yesterday about suntanned skin, lake days and boat rides, today My Husband the Farmer and Alberta Flyboard and Canadian Jetpack Adventures have collaborated to bring you a rad Christmas gift experience.

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One of the most amazing things I have ever done has been flying 30+ feet above water without a care in the world.  It is an experience like no other and Alberta Flyboard and Canadian Jetpack Adventures have teamed up to put together a special deal just for my readers today.

FlyboardingKimBefore I get into the wicked discount you can redeem, I want to tell you a bit about what you’re getting into; this is definitely for the adventurers on your list!

Hooked to your feet is a board which is more like a set of wakeboard boots with a nozzle under each foot.  The hoses you see coming up towards my arms are stabilizers for balance, they can be taken off once you get your bearings and want a bit more freedom to move around.  On one end, the long hose is attached to the centre of the board directly underneath and in-between your feet and, on the other end, it’s hooked up to the back of a jetski; it uses the power of the ski to propel you in the air.  Your feet control the direction that you go and it’s something that could take 5 minutes to learn or 25 minutes to learn but once you get the idea and your body gets its bearings over the board, the sky is literally the limit.

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 9.18.03 AMWe’ve been doing this for a few years now and my friends over at Alberta Flyboard were the ones that introduced and trained us, we were one of their first customers.  Since then, their company has grown exponentially and this year Brody and his teammates, Adrian, Curtis and Jordan, are on their way to Dubai, UAE to compete in the XDubai Flyboard World Cup.  Riders from around the world head there to compete, wishing you all the best of luck this year guys!

FlyboardWorldCupWith locations in BC and Manitoba, Canadian Jetpack Adventures services Lake Okanagan, Lake Osoyoos and Lake Winnipeg and they’re slowly growing so if you don’t see an area near you, check back often or send them an email.  Alberta Flyboard has representatives ready to teach you how to fly at Cold Lake, Gull Lake, Jackfish Lake, Sylvan Lake and Lake Wabamun and they truly live for this so drop them a line, they want to teach you how to fly! (Flyboard images courtesy Francois Rigaud).

Now for the deal.  Who doesn’t love discounts!  Just because the guys at Alberta Flyboard and Canadian Jetpack Adventures are so rad, they’ve offered up 30% off on all individual lessons at any of the locations listed above.  To redeem, simply visit their websites based on the location you’d like to redeem at – Alberta Flyboard Bookings or Canadian Jetpack Adventures Bookings – and purchase a voucher.  Use code “farmwifestyle” to receive 30% off your voucher.  As an added bonus, if you share this post around Facebook, I’ll message you a different code that will get you 40% off – an even sweeter deal!  A recommendation from the guys is a 30 minute lesson, it’s a perfect amount of time to learn what you’re doing, get up in the air a bit and get out before your muscles get too tired.  Just released this past year, you can also try the Hoverboard which is more like a skateboard over water.

To see the Fly- and Hoverboarders in action, check out some of their videos, it’s an experience like no other.  Trust me.


A NOTE TO MY READERS: I want to reiterate that every one of these shops and artists have been selected by me to participate in my #shoplocal campaign.  I am receiving NO GRATUITIES OR FREEBIES for these shout outs and want to keep it that way!  I love all these places and what they offer and am sharing them to make my readers lives easier and promote local shopping in my area.