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. 

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#shoplocal Day 21, Spinunity

The new year is always the number one time of year for fitness regimes to take effect so why not give a gift of fitness this year?  Jeff and Jordan have put together Spinunity, a great spin place in Sherwood Park … Continue reading

#shoplocal Day 16, Tickled Floral

Today is all about a sweet shop in Sherwood Park that I’ve fallen head over heels for.  TickledFloral

One day a few months ago I was cutting hay when I got a ding on my phone, that ding came from Wendy and all she said was she needed to know how to get my jewelry in her shop, she was in love with it.  StorefrontWell, that’s all I need to hear!  I immediately wrote back that I was in the discbine cutting hay but would send her my line sheet that night and the rest is history.

As soon as I set foot in her shop, I was in love.  It’s all exposed, rustic wood with a tall steel countertop and the floral cooler is wide open windows.  Her meeting table is a 5 foot tall upcycled cable spool, there’s two cheeky deer named Sven and Olaf that hang out there (TOTALLY up my alley)Sven and she has antler sheds everywhere.  It is such a welcoming environment and her warm personality made me want to pull up a chair and chat with her for hours while she worked.

When she was a little girl, her mom and aunt started a floral shop in their basement so she grew up playing in petals and greenery.  Of course when she “grew up” she went to University for something practical but ended up back in the flowers shortly afterwards in her own basement and now she’s opened shop on the north side of Sherwood Park.GiftBasket
She obviously does a lot of floral work but also has a retail section in her shop as well.  Farm Wife Style is for sale there, as well as Manitobah Mukluks, Jacek Chocolates, Justine Ma Designs hand lettered cards, Paddywax Candles, Elephant Shoe Teething Co. teething jewelry, and for Christmas she is your one-stop shop for all the decor you love and want, ornaments, christmas balls, fresh wreaths and swags and wooden board Christmas trees that would look awesome on a front porch.WhovilleTree

This Christmas season she is offering three festive workshops so if you want some help with your Christmas decorating but love the idea of a DIY, call, email or drop by and speak to her in person and register for one today.  While you’re there, order a gift basket full of festive cheer for your clients or employees,  she’s open Monday to Friday 10-5 and Saturdays 10-4.

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. 

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