giveawayWelcome to #yvrmakergiveaway!

We wanted to create a loop giveaway made by the people, for the people. All makers reside and create in Vancouver, British Columbia. We are all entrepreneurs who desire to have our creations in your hands, or mouth. Or both, whatever you're into. 

To participate in the Instagram Loop Giveaway:
1- Like the Maker who posted the pic,
2- Follow to the Maker tagged in the pic
3- Like THAT maker & their photo
4- Repeat steps 1-3 until you come back to the first maker you liked!
5- Tag three friends
6- EXTRA ENTRY- Repost the pic & don't forget to hashtag #yvrmakergiveaway

This contest runs 11/16/15 - 11/23/15
The Makers are not eligible for entry
Winner may pick up prize Dec 12/13 @gotcraftmarket

The Makers & Gifts for you!

Loper & Haas-

Horween card wallet. $80
Vancouver handmade leather goods #yvrmakergiveawayartisan leather wallet made in vancouver bc #yvrmakergiveaway #yvrmakergiveaway loper and haas

The Salt Dispensary-

Salted Caramels, Salts, Peppers, Black Truffle Salt and Seasonings. Value $80handmade caramels and smoked salts made in vancouver bc #yvrmakergiveaway the salt dispensary

Hailey Gerrits Jewellery-

Century old chains paired with hand-cut Labradorite stones. $79handmade jewellery vancouver bc hailey geritts #yvrmakegiveaway

Make More Happy-  a collection of modern knit + crochet products for women and men. The collection includes beanies/toques, cowls, wraps and scarves. Our designs range from fitted, loose-fit to oversized to fit your style. All our yarn is carefully selected for quality, durability and softness to keep you warm + cozy all season. All pieces are designed and handcrafted in Vancouver, BC.

Flora Knit Scarf in Grey Opal $80
Hand knitted scarves made in Vancouver, BC #yvrmakegiveaway make more happy Flora Scarf in Opal Grey, handmade from Make More Happy of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway

Foe & Dear- 

Gold Arc hooks. $60handmade jewellery from vancouver bc foe and dear #yvrmakergiveaway

Locomotive Clothing- creates minimalist and heritage inspired clothing and soft goods for babies, kids, men, women and the home ; Well-designed, quality products meant to be long lasting favourites. Our inspirations are the west coast, the mountains and forest, positive vibes, an adventurous spirit and a nod to the past. #lifeisrad

Ladies Slim Fit Life is Rad tshirt in black, $35.00. Kids Life is Rad tshirt in black, $26.00. Life is Rad Tote Bag, $26.00.

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Element Botanicals-  they create gentle products inspired by the elements of nature’s apothecary. They harvest & grow what they can, using only clean, Canadian sourced 
ingredients. They believe that naturally beautiful skin is for everyone so they keep their prices honest, too. Celebrating 10 years!

Face care set: facial cleanser, serum, charcoal mask, Illuminati, toner, elixir. $80handmade face care set from element botanicals of Vancouver BC #yvrmakegiveaway

Sarah Mulder Jewellery- the designs reflect the carefree nature of a West Coast lifestyle, and are created with the intention that jewelry should be worn with ease and be the finishing touch to every outfit. Sarah’s key to bringing unique designs to her customers is to continually look for the most interesting, beautiful pendants from all over the world.

The Protector Necklace in Silver and Black Agate. $89handmade jewellery by Sarah Mulder of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway12271420_1017839068238319_2032828645_o

g ceramic & co. - believes in in a beautifully curated life. We can make small steps towards a big change to make our worlds smaller with thoughtfully made items. The designer, Gabrielle, believes in #redefiningliving. All her ceramics pieces are hand crafted in White Rock, BC. Her studio by the sea in the Pacific Northwest is a constant source of inspiration for her work- using the elements to guide her investigations.

2 constellation mugs $96

handmade pottery from g ceramic & co of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway

Lanabetty- combines 3d printing and traditional jewelry making to create thoughtfully crafted contemporary geometric jewelry. Her designs focus on the geometry used in math and science, integrating right angles and parallel lines to showcase evolution, passion, and the beautiful materials in each piece. 
The designer, Lana, believes in treating yourself, friends, and your family to the cutting edge of technology, using materials like sterling silver, brass, steel, and even gold. Because you’re worth it.

YVR necklace in Raw Steel $122

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 Green With Envy-

Hanging Living Moss Garden $70

living green wall hanging made in vancovuer by green with envy for the #yvrmakergiveaway

Feest Naturals- 

Bath Salts, Candle, Mist Combo. $62

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We can seem so small, in a beautiful universe. The stars above, millions & trillions of massive balls of gas and dust. Whole solar systems. We are merely in mortal bodies; a moment in the breath of time. 

Remember, those star you gaze upon, they also lay beneath your feet. They carry you forward, into the morning light.

I live by the ocean and I love it. I hear the waves & the wind on stormy days. Seagulls squawking during all times of year. In the summertime the promenade is full of tourists and families walking the pier -drips of melted ice cream streaming down tiny hands. It is so easy, in our time to get caught up in all the hustle of life. We fall into stream, going to work; coming home; going to the gym; eating out; partying to make ourselves feel better about the time we've spent not paying attention to our lives and aspirations.

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I had moved away from the beach for a while, and when I came back I started running down the shoreline in the mornings. Other fervid morning peoples would smile, and nod their heads in recognition as we passed each other. I had no idea who they were, where they came from or where they were going. But they smiled at me. And I returned the favour. 

I got busy and time escaped me. I fell into the rhythm of my daily life, in and out of the gym & restaurants. Until one night, after a long day's work, it was 9pm, and the sun was setting. I was all by myself and not tired enough to go to bed but not wanting to do anything. So I put my shoes on and walked down the steps and across the road to the beach and I did nothing. My body moved down the promenade, but I wasn't doing anything. I was just being.

I took to this kindly, the moments of time that just sort of settled. It was so peaceful, and relaxing. To actually watch the other people living their lives rather than running by them trying to get to my best time per kilometre.

Sometimes, on an especially clear night, the stars are brilliant. I brought a few blankets, and laid down on the rocks by the shore and snuggled under my duvet. The cold air caressed my nose, and a slight dew settled on the cotton of the blanket. So brilliant. So bright. Guiding us, there always. The same stars that people so many years ago had the opportunity to take a moment to cherish.

These are the constellations you asked for. Click the picture to shop.

Orion -the hunter. 

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Pegasus- winged horse with magical powers. 

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Pleiades // Seven Sisters // Taurus- Zeus cast the 7 sisters cast into the sky so they could be close to their father. Orion pursued them throughout life and continues to chase them across the night sky. They are also a signifier of the sailing season in the Mediterranean Sea as their helical rising allows navigation. 

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Cassiopeia- Queen of Aethiopia, cast into the sky for boasting of her daughter's beauty. Her daughter's punishment was being bound to a rock as prey for Cetus, a sea monster. She was saved by Perseus, whom she later married. (Necklace also available with Perseus Constellation.) 

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Big Dipper. 

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Thank you to Leah, my love, my friend who graced me with her presence on a stunningly beautiful foggy day. Here is something to make you smile- please don't hold this against me :D
Leah       leah goofball entrepreneur 

It's that time of year again, AGAIN. (I can not believe it. Where did the summer go?! Time flies when you're having fun.) Sweaters. Boots. Scarves. Spending the morning cuddling in bed under the blankets with a cup of tea. All the ladies that feel my love, you know exactly what I mean. I've never been into pumpkin spice lattes -my abhorrent distaste for milk nixes that off the list- or anything pumpkin-ey, except for carving them of course! However with my green juices in hand I'm running into fall, and going to jump in all those puddles. Thank Raincouver. ;)

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Have you ever had an experience where you woke up the next morning and you wondered if it was all a dream? I have. It happened on the eve of the Equinox this year. Annaliisa and I had this brilliant idea to share our love of thoughtful, balanced and delicious food with a small group of people in an intimate setting. ...continue reading

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I used to be a red wine drinker. I LOVED the big bold reds, dry and sometimes a little fruity. But never sweet. Never ever sweet. Then I was told I was intolerant to red wine. I was shell shocked. Whatever was I going to do?! I've never really been into white wine -I found it lacked the substantiality that red wine provided (maybe I just wasn't trying the right ones.)  ...continue reading

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I have always been curious about deviled eggs. I knew they fall into the "love 'em or hate 'em" category of foods, but I never quite understood why. Possibly it could be because I'd never had one before, let alone had a terrible one. They intrigued me. Snacking on a hardboiled egg is a super easy (lazy) way to get a shot of protein with out a tonne of work. Why not jazz it up with some spices and fat?  ...continue reading

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The smell of chocolate and sugar wafts through your home. Giddy anticipation fills you, almost done! Your tiny feet pitter-patter through the kitchen to the warm oven. You peer through the double pane glass to the racks in the oven; flour, butter, eggs, sugar and chocolate creating a miracle inside. The essence of the chocolate chip cookies fills your lungs. ...continue reading

Yup. This is happening. This is absolutely decadent. Soft, chewy cookies and vegan vanilla ice cream? O...M...G... This is best done with freshly baked Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Bake them, and let them cool completely. 

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Remove the ice cream from the freezer and let it warm up for about 5 minutes. Not any longer as the consistency of this ice cream is already quite soft. If it's super warm out keep and eye on it! 

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Scoop about 1/4 cup of ice cream and smooth onto one side of the cookie, sandwich with the other side and Viola! Ice cream sandwich. I recommend eating them immediately. You can freeze them, but the cookie will be quite hard so let them sit out for 5-15 minutes prior to eating.

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Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwhiches
Ooey Gooey Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies & Vegan Ice Cream?! I think so. This coconut based Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream from Coco-Bliss works perfect for this recipe.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
147 calories
17 g
29 g
8 g
2 g
5 g
68 g
60 g
14 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
68g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg
10%
Sodium 60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
9%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Coco-Bliss Ice Cream in Vanilla or Chocolate
  2. Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Instructions
  1. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for at least an hour. Remove ice cream from freezer and let sit on the counter for about 5 minutes. Scoop 1/4 cup of ice cream onto cookie and smash together. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. You can freeze any that are uneaten- but the cookies will be hard. Let them warm up for 5-15 minutes before serving.
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fat
8g
protein
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carbs
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If you live in the White Rock area, you know what I'm talking about when I say Cielo's Bruschetta. You probably have memories of sitting on the patio, a glass of sangria in hand, with the sun setting over the pier -the sky a myriad of oranges, pinks, and blues. The smell of salt on the summer night ocean air. And basil. And balsamic reduction.

This summer came round and I was craving the bruschetta, but not the headache that comes with me eating gluten. A few years ago I had asked the staff what the cheeses were in the recipe and after that putting everything else together was pretty simple. I've made my own pesto- I think it has a freshness (compared to the stuff in a jar) that adds a bit of oomph to the recipe. I'm not sure whether or not they make their own but it's so simple so why not?!

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Preheat your oven to 350. Take your cheeses -I've used a mix of goat cheese, cream cheese, and cambozola- and blend them together with a hand mixer/blender. Play with the ratio here- keep in mind the sharpness of the cheeses will subdue a bit when it's baked. I found my mix to be quite pungent but the blue in the cambozola mellowed out after being in the oven. Put the cheese mix into the corner of a ziploc bag and twist the side -making a simple piping bag.

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For bread I really like the gluten & GMO free Buckwheat GluteNull from Choices. The South Surrey location gets deliveries every thursday. Get it fresh, cut it into slices and freeze. For this recipe cut 6-8 slices and lay them straight on the rack in the oven. I toast the bread first so it crisps up and doesn't get too soggy from the cheese and sauces. Toast for 6-10 minutes or until the edges just start to get crispy.

View More: http://hannahcummins.pass.us/bruschetta In a food processor -or trusty hand mixer- put a cup of basil leaves and 2-3 cloves of garlic. Squeeze half a lemon's juice. Drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil in as you blend to get a somewhat pastey texture. You want it on the thicker side so it doesn't got everywhere all over your bread.

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 Remove the toasts from the oven and pipe a small dollop of the cheese mixture into each of the corners of the bread (in the pictures I only did diagonals- you'll see why in a moment!) Place half or a quarter of tomato in the middle.

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 Bake the toasts again until the cheese mixture browns slightly, about 8-10 minutes. Create a vertical line with the pesto between the cheesy corners. Do the same diagonally with the sundried tomato pesto. This means that when you cut the toasts into 4 you get a bite of everything in one piece.

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Cut your toasts into 4, and drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve while hot! Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

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Cielo's Bruschetta -Gluten Free!
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
286 calories
8 g
21 g
27 g
6 g
7 g
89 g
154 g
2 g
0 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
89g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286
Calories from Fat 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
42%
Saturated Fat 7g
37%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 21mg
7%
Sodium 154mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
33%
Iron
62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 loaf GluteNell Buckwheat Gluten & GMO Free Bread
  2. 1/3 c. Cream Cheese
  3. 1/3 c. Goat Cheese
  4. 1/4 c. Cambozola (Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese work too)
  5. 1 c. Basil
  6. 2-3 cloves Garlic
  7. Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  8. 3-6 tbsp Olive Oil
  9. Cherry/Strawberry/Grape Tomatoes to garnish
  10. 1/4 c. Sundried Tomato Pesto
  11. Balsamic Reduction
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Cut bread into 1/4" slices, and place in the oven directly on the wire rack, toasting until edges begin to crisp. With your hand blender/mixer combine cheeses, and put into the edge of a ziploc bag. Combine basil, garlic, lemon juice & olive oil in food processor/ hand blender cup and pulse until desired consistency. Remove toasts from oven and pipe cheese into the four corners of the toasts. Place a halved or quartered tomato in the center. Bake until cheese begins to go golden. Place a line of fresh pesto vertically between the cheese, and sundered tomato pesto horizontally. Cut into four pieces and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Serve warm.
Notes
  1. If you have leftover cheese freeze in the bag. Defrost in the fridge overnight.
Adapted from Gabrielle Burke
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fat
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protein
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carbs
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I came up with this recipe after testing multiple flours for a gluten free pie dough. I figured after all the work and trouble of trying not to upset my system with that nasty -albeit delicious- gluten that I should kick the dairy to the curb too (but there is always a place for butter.) So the wheels in my brain start going and I remember my Coconut Chocolate Avocado Mousse. It's kind of like chocolate whipped cream. So take out the chocolate, and TADA!!! Whipped cream. Yet again, being new to the holistic nutrition game, thanks to trusty google I find out it's already been done -like a thousand times. Does it count if I didn't know- if a tree falls in the forest and no one's around does it still make a sound?

Nevertheless this recipe is so incredibly simple. However it does require a bit for forethought, as you need to put the coconut cream in the fridge the night before. It also helps to chill your bowl for 10-20 minutes prior to mixing if you want to make it right before serving. It keeps well, although I'm sure it won't last -you'll be sneaking spoonfuls from the fridge when you think no ones looking. This recipe can also be turned into ice cream by freezing -just whip it every 20 minutes until desired consistency. This will minimize the size of the ice crystals.

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 Scoop the chilled coconut cream out of the can. If you're using a brand other than Trader Joes, I've noticed that other recipes say to flip the can over, so you open it with the coconut water on the bottom (so you can pour it off and just use the solid coconut cream.)

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Add your sugar! I used 2 tbsp of raw cane sugar. I decided on the raw sugar as it has a lower glycemic index than powdered (confectioners) sugar.

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 Add your vanilla! I always have Vanilla powder on hand, alternatively you can use pure vanilla extract BUT -go for the good stuff. It pays off in flavour.

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Whisk it all up! You can use a hand blender, hand mixers, stand mixer or simply a whisk. I used a hand blender, but I think a mixer would add more volume! If you have time it really is quite lovely to chill again prior to serving, and it keeps in the fridge 1-2 weeks. However I do not think it will last that long (because it's so delicious!) and if it does you have a problem. Call me and I'll help you get through it.

The key here is to experiment! How sweet do you like it? How much vanilla do you want? Are there other extracts you like? Have fun and share your comments below!

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Vegan Coconut Vanilla Whipped Cream
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Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
5 min
113 calories
26 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
30 g
1 g
26 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
30g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 can Coconut Cream
  2. 1-3 tbsp raw can sugar, or other sweetener to taste
  3. 1 tsp vanilla powder, or extract
Instructions
  1. Refrigerate can of coconut cream overnight. Remove from fridge, turn upside down, and open. There will be some liquid on the top which you can pour off (if you don't it will water the whipped cream down.)
  2. Scoop contents into a bowl, & add all ingredients. Whip it good. Serve with fresh berries, pies, chia pudding, or other deliciousnesses.
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