Made with Love: Mompreneur Market

Mompreneur Market

 

Looking for unique or handmade gift items for someone special on your list? Join us at bynature.ca in Orillia for holiday shopping and to support local mompreneurs on Saturday, December 7th.

There will be a silent Auction with proceeds going to the Greenhaven Women’s Shelter in Orillia.

Meet the Makers

Before you come to the store, meet the small businesses whose products will be featured at the market on Saturday.

Snappy Snacks

Snappy Snacks lactation cookies

Snappy Snacks began out of love and a desire to help women enjoy breastfeeding. When you are stressed out, and it’s a struggle, it’s hard to see the joy that it can become. Snappy Snack’s line of Lactation Snacks wants to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. By naturally increasing your milk supply with our Snappy Snacks, you save the cost of formula top-ups, skip the bitter teas, and don’t have to gag down bowls of oatmeal and handfuls of pills. Plus, your baby gets all the great health benefits of only drinking breastmilk.

Snappy Snacks cookies are based on five lactogenic super foods: Oats, Ginger, Flax Seeds, Sesame Seeds, and Fenugreek. They aim to make all their products healthier than the average baked treat, easy to use, and highly effective. Snappy Snacks are a delicious treat for moms to enjoy and babies to grow on. So sit back, relax, and have a cookie!

Follow Snappy Snacks on Facebook.

H&Co

H&Co handmade in Ontario

H&Co specializes in handmade goods for babies and moms. Their signature product is the bandana bib, which they initially developed as a stylish solution for their own drooling babies. Next thing they knew, they had other parents asking for bibs for their little ones, and H&Co was born.

H&Co also makes for moms to wear wood bead and fabric necklaces that are safe for busy and teething babies who want to grab at and chew on mama’s jewelry. Their products are 100% cotton, pre-washed in natural detergent, and handmade in Barrie.

Follow H&Co on Facebook and Instagram.

Gypsy Rose Naturals and More

Gypsy Rose Naturals is a small, home-based business started as one of the owners looked for soap that did not dry the skin but would be good for her granddaughter’s
excema. After much research and recipe testing, they came up with a line of soaps, bath bombs, bath salts, and foot scrubs, all made with natural materials and scents.

For more information, call Sherry Way at 1-705-345-6691

Gluten Free Goodies

Gluten-free Ontario

After being diagnosed with food allergies 3 years ago, the owner of Gluten Free Goodies looked at the store for safe food. She found there wasn’t much available, and anything she found was very expensive. She had always been a baker before, so she figured she could probably learn how to bake gluten- and dairy-free. After about 6 months of friends and family telling her it was the best they ever had and she should sell my baking, she took her baked goods to the Orillia Farmer’s Market, where she has been selling for 1.5 years.

Follow Gluten Free Goodies on Facebook.

Check back for more profiles of local mompreneurs, and we will see you at the store in Orillia on Saturday, December 7th.

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House Invitation

On Saturday November 24th we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in Orillia and everyone’s invited. Join us for apple cider, sweets, in-store specials, hourly giveaways and more!

Holiday Fun on Saturday November 24th:

  • Extended store hours! The fun starts at 10am until 6pm.
  • Enjoy apple cider and sweets all day long.
  • Saturday-only savings on gifts they’ll remember. Unique ideas for that special someone (and little one!) on your list.
  • Door prizes drawn every hour on the hour starting at 11am!
  • Wee Piggies & Paws will be available to make a lasting memory of your little ones. Handprint or footprint ornament only $25!
  • Every gift purchase is entered to win a $100 Gift Certificate that we’ll be drawing for on Christmas Eve.
  • Bring a friend and you’ll both receive a special thank you gift.

Event will take place at bynature.ca, 5 Ontario Street, Orillia, Ontario. Store hours for this special Saturday Holiday Event are 10am until 6pm. Everyone is invited!

Any family that drops off a cloth diaper donation for our cloth diaper bank will receive a second entry into our contest to win a $100 Gift Certificate, drawn for on Christmas Eve. Learn more about our cloth diaper bank.

Questions? Please call the store at 705-325-0506, send us a message on Facebook, or email us.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Diaper Record in Orillia

Great Cloth Diaper Change

What a great day we had last Saturday at the Great Cloth Diaper Change in Orillia. We had 42 parents gather together from all parts of Simcoe County, Muskoka, and even some coming up from the Greater Toronto Area, all to celebrate cloth diapers. We had participants from Washago, Victoria Harbour, Orillia, Barrie, Muskoka (Gravenhurst), Midland, Angus, Oshawa, Wasaga Beach, as well as Peterborough and Toronto. We couldn’t have had a more diverse crowd, and it was so much fun seeing all the cloth diapered babies in the room!

Kelly Clune, from Orillia’s Waste Management Committee, was there as our official witness. She was incredibly supportive and impressed with the parents that attended. She’s been advocating cloth diapers for many years and was genuinely thrilled to be a part of our event.

The hit of the morning was definitely Kate of First Songs of Muskoka entertaining everyone with her music performance.

Kate of First Songs of Muskoka

Thank you to everyone who participated. We’ve been very excited to see photographs posted from around the world in the past couple of days, so we want to be sure to share favorites from our event. See more photographs on our Facebook page.

If you missed the event, you can read about it on the Packet & Times or see us on CTV News Barrie (start at about 9′ 20″).

Once we get word from Guinness World Records (R) about the results of the record attempt, we will be sure to post about it.

Babies at the Great Cloth Diaper Change

More Thanks to GCDC Sponsors

We wanted to thank our sponsors for helping us put together a wonderful day for the Great Cloth Diaper Change, Orilla event. The following companies have all contributed to our day, and we’re very grateful for their support.

And of course, Nature Clean. Unfortunately, it seems a shipping error has prevented our Nature Clean samples from arriving in time, however, we will keep these in the store for participants to pick up at a later date, after they do arrive next week.

We’d also like to thank Amanda Black Photography for joining us to document the day and Kate of First Songs of Muskoka for providing our little ones with some entertainment while they await their moment of glory.

And a special thanks to our witnesses and volunteers, Kelly of Orillia’s Waste Management Committee, Melissa of Birthing Blessings Doula Services, and Nancy, grandmother of Arabella, as well as National Nutrition for agreeing to be our host for the event.

We couldn’t be putting this together without your help!