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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.

hand screened shirt from Locomotive Clothing, Vancouver, BC. #yvrmakergiveawayhand screened shirt from Locomotive Clothing of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway hand silk screened tote bag from Locomotive Clothing of Vancouver BC #yvrmakergiveaway

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

steel and sterling silver necklace handmade in vancovuer by lanabetty for the #yvrmakergiveaway steel and sterling silver necklace handmade in vancovuer by lanabetty for the #yvrmakergiveaway

 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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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


 Several years ago I attended a vegan potluck at my friends house in Riley Park, Vancouver and was blown away by a Vegan Chocolate Avocado "Cheesecake" my friend brought. Dairy & gluten free?! Whaaaat?!

A while back I was on a clean eating kick, but still craving something sweet. From my experience smoothie making, I knew that coconut cream gets hard in the fridge. With that and the "cheesecake" in mind I designed this recipe, which is pretty my guilt free and SO DELICIOUS.

Try it and tell me I'm wrong. I dare you.

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For this recipe I like Trader Joes Coconut Cream. Any coconut cream works really, just stick it in the fridge the night before, and pour off any coconut water that may be in the can. Or you can always just keep a can in the fridge, you know, just in case. I also use Trader Joe's by the pound dark chocolate, its about $5 for a HUGE bar and the quality is nicer than bakers. I do not recommend using chocolate chips as they are mostly just chocolate flavoured sugar wax. Step up your game -use the good stuff.

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Scoop your chilled coconut cream from the can, adding it to a bowl with a two tablespoons of cacao powder and a beautifully fresh, ripe avocado. Save your pit and make an avocado tree! Add a scoop or two of your favourite vanilla protein powder. I like Genuine Health's Vegan Fermented Vanilla. As a protein powder its delicious, and has no filler like other major brands. This is how you're going to get your sweetness, so the amount here is totally up to you. 

Roughly chop your chocolate, and place into a double boiler. You can also use a microwave, heat for 30 seconds at a time stirring between until melted. ...I won't lecture you here but we all know what microwaves do. 

View More: http://hannahcummins.pass.us/reloadView More: http://hannahcummins.pass.us/reloadporcelain elephant bowl, white rock bcAdd the melted chocolate to the bowl and use a hand blender to mix it all up. The reason I use the hand mixer is to incorporate the chocolate well into the chilled coconut mixture. As soon as you add the chocolate its going to harden because the coconut mix is cold. I find that the blade of the hand mixer breaks up the chocolate for a smoother consistency. If you want a fluffier texture, and are willing to wait a while, do not chill your coconut cream overnight and use a hand mixer to beat air into the ingredients. 

For presentation you have two options: spoon it into individual bowls, or chill it in the mixing bowls to scoop onto plate later. I find that the scooping is prettier for presentation with fresh fruit and garnishes. You can use an ice cream scoop for a round dollop, or use two tablespoons to make an egg like shape by transferring the mixture from spoon to spoon, smoothing the sides.

 Chocolate pairs well with many things, including bubbly! BC organic cherries are in season so I simply could not resist pitting some of those juicy little babies up to go with this decadent, healthy treat. I encourage you to try something different! Blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all very good. Who knows, maybe a candied sundered tomato might be a good mix? Or just weird. 

Garnish with coconut, cacao nibs or shaved chocolate and enjoy! If for some crazy reason you don't finish it all it lasts 2-3 days covered in the fridge.

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Coconut Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Serves 4
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Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
25 min
425 calories
35 g
4 g
30 g
5 g
14 g
110 g
10 g
22 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425
Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 4mg
Sodium 10mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 22g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 can Coconut Cream
  2. Avocado
  3. 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder- I use Genuine Health Fermented Vegan
  4. 1 cup Dark Chocolate
  5. 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  1. Refrigerate can of coconut cream overnight.
  2. The next day set up a double boiler on medium-high heat. Turn can of coconut cream upside down, and open. Pour off any liquid and save for a smoothie etc. Spoon contents into a chilled bowl. Add cacao & protein powder and scoop the meat from an avocado. Blend ingredients together with a hand mixer. Place in the fridge.
  3. Chop chocolate roughly. Add to double boiler and stir constantly. When melted, remove from heat and fold into cream mixture. Spoon into individual bowls, or if you want to portion later leave it in the same mixing bowl. Chill for at least 2 hours. If portion use and ice cream scoop or two large spoons to make an "egg shape."
  4. Serve with cherries, raspberries or other fruit and garnish with cacao nibs or coconut.
g ceramic & co. http://gabrielleburke.com/

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