Ninth Day of Christmas

Ninth Day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the ninth day of Christmas Santa Athenas and Shana (@lifeaswifeandmom) brough to me.. a Family Photography Session ($200 value!)

A family session includes 45mins of shooting, an online gallery with 25+ edited images! (Session must take place in Surrey, Langley or Fraser Valley area, this side of the Portmann bridge)

family photography session

When I need help with photography for my blog, the first name that comes to my mind it’s Shana! She is so easy to work with, she makes you laugh, she is so patient with kids and most importantly her job it’s beyond expectations! If you don’t believe me, take a look at her beautiful Instagram.

Shana it’s one of the top 30 Vancouver mom bloggers, she has worked with big bloggers like Keisha from loving littles (that’s where I found Shana) and she is a small shop enthusiast, if you don’t believe me, check our her insta stories where she features the coolest small shops!

Head over to my Instagram to enter! Pds: thank you so much for all your support!

XO,

Athenas

Eighth day of Christmas

Eighth day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the Eighth day of Christmas Santa Athenas, Pau Creations Canada, Schmear naturals and House of Max brought to me.. A Christmas present for her!

This big price includes:

A sweatshirt with a sassy message, a rose gold knot cuff and a holiday gift set to pamper your skin! (approx $150 value)

I know you have been very busy thinking what are you going to give to others, so we want to take care of  YOU! One lucky winner is going to receive these treasures, all from small business, all local!

If you haven’t heard about Pau creations Canada, she has the coolest clothes and mugs designs! The quality is excellent, they are unique and trendy items!  I absolutely love all of her messages, and her sweatshirts are the comfiest! I got this one in blue, and I’m using it every day!

pau creations canada

I did a collaboration with Schmear naturals during the summer and I LOVE their skin care products because they are 100% food-based! I even put it on Mia’s face and we have a mascara day. They donated their limited edition holiday gift set, which is an antioxidant face oil for the lucky winner to try! Check out their website to take a look at their amazing and natural skin line!

schemear naturals

And last but not least, how friggin beautiful is this Rose Gold love knot cuff from House of Max? This is one of their best sellers, perfect for your Christmas celebrations! It just looks so simple and elegant at the same time! Such a timeless piece to have!

house of max vancouver

You girls are getting spoiled eh? Head over to my Instagram to enter!

XO,

Athenas

 

Seventh day of Christmas

Seventh day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the Seventh day of Christmas Santa Athenas and Shops at Morgan Crossing brought to me: a $150 Gift card!

When we moved to the South Surrey/ White Rock area, I was so scared that I’ll have to drive all the way to Burnaby to do my shopping. Little I knew that I had all of these amazing shops just 5 min from my home!

shops at Morgan crossing

I’m sure that by now you know how much time I spend at Shops at Morgan Crossing! I spent my 9 months of maternity leave going there for “Stroller walks” spending all of my EI lol! They do some awesome activities for kids like outdoor movies during the summer or the Christmas train and Santa Claus during winter.

They also have the best deals and cool local brands, if you prefer to spend your money on local.

I know you must be stress with all the gifting during the holidays, so I’m partnering with them to give you a $150 gift card to help with your shopping! Some of the big brands you can find there are winners, Carters, Lululemon, etc. however Here are my favourite stores and restaurants for you to check:

Roots

I mean, can it get more Canadian? Roots have the best quality clothes in town, so simply, so comfy!

Little Nest + Co.

This little store has the cutest baby/toddler clothes! They carry lots of Local brands in case that you are looking to get your little one something special.

Sushi Castle

This place has my favourite sushi roll of the whole LOWER MAINLAND! Seriously hands down! The place it’s super small, however, they have this huge special roll that I haven’t try anywhere else!

Mink A chocolate

If you are looking for the best hot chocolate in town, it is right here my friends! And if you don’t believe me check out the Daily hive article!

Chopped leaf

I did a collaboration with them a few months ago. Their ingredients are all so fresh, and I’m obsessed with their salads!

the chopped leaf

These are my top picks, but check out their directory on their website! Ready to shop? Head over to my Instagram to enter!

Sixth day of Christmas

Sixth day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the Sixth day of Christmas Santa Athenas, Wendel’s True Foods, Spent Grounds and Nutmeg Mylk brought to me: Christmas Morning Treats

Wendel's gluten free

Too busy cooking Christmas dinner? Let us bring some happiness into your morning! We want to treat a lucky follower with delicious baked goods from Wendel’s true food, Organic local coffee from Spent Grounds and handcrafted nut mylk! Could you be more spoiled?

Love the gluten free baked good’s from Wendel’s! They use the highest quality of organic ingredients, and they are own by a family local business (Yes, for supporting LOCAL!)

Wendels fort Langley

If you have been following for a while, you know that I paid a visit to Spent Grounds at least twice a week! They are conveniently located next to my work, and they are the only business around with healthy alternatives for lunch! Love every single brand that Karen has in her little roaster, PLUS their coffee it’s excellent!

spent grounds Surrey

Last but not least, In my weekly visits to Spent grounds, I became a fan of the LOCAL, handcrafted, fresh nutmeg Mylk! They are dairy free, made with raw, organic ingredients! PDS: Jillian Harris seems to be a fan of it!

nutmeg mylk vancouver

Head over to my Instagram to enter!

Good luck and get ready for tomorrow’s giveaway!

XO,

Athenas

Fifth day of Christmas

Fifth day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the Fifth day of Christmas Santa Athenas, Loobydoo and Clancy’s High tea brought to me: Gift Basket + High Tea for two ($150 value!)

high tea place white rock

If you have been following for a while, you know my friend Debbie, owner of Looby doo. She has the cutest kids store in the whole White Rock area! You can find pretend makeup, the cutest handmade hats, local baby brands that if you like to support local, I’m sure you know.

I stopped by a couple days ago to take some pics for my top picks for presents for kids, and the owner of Clancy’s was there. She showed interest on the 12 days of Christmas so we invited her to join. Her Tea room it’s located in the White Rock area, and they provide food choices that are fresh, tasty and homemade.

They offered catering and private parties, and if you haven’t done high tea with your friends, you haven’t lived! I had one as a baby shower for Matias, and it’s so fun to just dress up and act like we were fancy lol!!

Alright, Here are my top picks for baby/kids presents from Loobydoo:

Baby/Toddler Hat:

Matias got this one before our trip to Ottawa, and it’s been the only thing I used for his head lol! I can’t believe Debbie made this beautiful hats on her “free” time!

baby hat white rock

Pretend Makeup

Mia’s it’s been super into makeup lately, and she already destroyed the few lipsticks I had, so Debbie gave her these as a present, and she LOVES IT! Win-win!

lily pretend makeup

Night Light

I’m still struggling on having my kids sleeping in my room, and one of the big factors is that Mia wants the light on hers. I’ve been thinking to get this one as a present for her, as apart of bringing the light she ones, it’s just so cute as a room decor!

kids night light

Baby Shoes

How cute are these little boots? It almost makes me want to have another one! LOL!

baby shoes white rock

Here you go, my friends, a Giveaway for your little ones and you! If you don’t want to wait and need to buy your kids gift, here is the address for you: 15218 Pacific Ave, White Rock, BC V4B 1P7.

To enter to win the Gift Basket from Loobydoo plus the High tea, head over to my Instagram to enter!

XO,

Athenas

 

Fourth​​ day of Christmas

Fourth​​ day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the Fourth day of Christmas Santa Athenas and 9Round brought to me: 2 months of FREE Membership, Gloves and Wraps included ($299 value!)

9 round gym

Who else is having fitness as a new year resolution? I finally started to work out a couple months ago, and I have to be honest that I’ve been back and forth, as I’ve been dealing with a teething baby, but one thing it’s for sure: something is better than nothing.

One of my new year’s resolutions it’s to be more consistent with my workouts, and kickboxing is one of my favourites! It’s so good for stress relief!

There are several cool things about 9Round, starting with they have 3 locations for you to choose from if you win the giveaway (Port Moody, Cloverdale and Walnut Grove) and the best second thing is that the gym offers an area for kids to hang out with little mini Ikea chairs and TV (Win!!!)

Here is a review from a happy customer:

9 round kickboxing

Meet Cindy!

“She’s been a part of our 9Round community for nearly 1 year now. Since joining our gym, this super mom has lost all her post-baby weight, has even more energy than before her baby and has an increased stamina to keep up with her kids!

Cindy said it took about 4 months of being with us 3-4 times a week to start feeling noticeable results. An added bonus about joining our gym is the released tension in her neck and back. Cindy says strengthening her muscles in these areas has helped immensely. Keep going Cindy, we’re so proud of you!”

Are you ready to change your lifestyle? If yes, head over to my Instagram to enter!

Good luck everyone!

XO,

Athenas

Third Day of Christmas

Third Day of Christmas

Ho ho Ho! Santa Athenas is here! I’m so in the spirit of giving! Santa Athenas is in town for the next 12 days and is giving away a different prize every single day! All small business, all local! (Canada). If you are in the USA, I have something for you too coming on December 18! Stay tuned! I’ll be featuring all the business and brands here on to the blog, however for you to enter, you have to be following me and the brands/business on Instagram (check out the rules for every post). I’ll give you 5 extra entries if you read this blog post AND subscribe to my email list! All the winners will be picked at random and announced on December 14. So let’s start!..

On the Third day of Christmas Santa Athenas and The Mason Jar brought to me: A Bare Foot Venus Body and Skincare Basket ($150 value!)

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The mason jar

I’m sure that if you live in the White Rock/South Surrey area you have heard about the famous “The Mason Jar”. This store it’s a must stop if you are visiting White Rock! The owner Cathy, she is a mother, and a well-known entrepreneur that carries the coolest brands in town!

We are giving away a barefoot venus gift basket, which I love because on their website it says they are not tested in animals! Another bonus point: they are local! Perfect to treat yourself with high-quality bath and body products! If you decided to pay a visit to their store Here are my top picks for Christmas presents:

1- Christmas Decor:

Obsessed with all of their Christmas decor! These little mice and that pillow tho! I’m dreaming that one day, when Matias becomes 3, I’ll be able to have my dream house, and I’ll have this pillow in my living room!

The Mason Jar

The mason jar

House Decor:

How pretty and rustic is this? Small touches, big differences!

The mason jar

Local made Soap:

I didn’t know they made their own soap! How cool is this? I don’t have a bath in my house, so I’m always looking for a good soap to relax! These will be great to add to any gift!

The mason jar

Clothes

I haven’t seen a jacket that compares with this one! Seriously! How feminine, cool, modern is? This is on my wishlist for sure (I hope Francisco would read this post lol)

The mason jar

Good luck my loves!

XO,

Athenas