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Celebrating the new and improved North Shore Mama by Getting our Vonbon on Celebrating the new and improved North Shore Mama by Getting our Vonbon on
Today is very exciting for me, because, as you may have noticed, North Shore Mama has a brand new look! A year and a... Celebrating the new and improved North Shore Mama by Getting our Vonbon on

Today is very exciting for me, because, as you may have noticed, North Shore Mama has a brand new look!

A year and a half ago, with the help of my amazing husband, I started the North Shore Mama blog as a means for parents to access information about family events and activities on the North Shore.  I could have never anticipated that this little blog of mine would also become an outlet that I now rely on in so many ways.

Through North Shore Mama, I have had the opportunity to share milestones and challenges as a mother. I have had the chance to connect deeply with others in our city (and beyond!) and I have made friendships that I cherish to no end.  North Shore Mama has given me a voice and a way of reaching out, even in those times where I have been unable to leave the home due to surgery recoveries and nap times.

In the past 18 months, I have watched (in amazement and with great appreciation) as family members, friends, and mostly complete strangers have joined the North Shore Mama community and I wanted to let you know that you have all provided me with so much joy and pride in what I am working at tirelessly. I spend almost all of my spare time on North Shore Mama and it has been so rewarding to have you all join me along the way.  So… THANK YOU!

To show my utmost gratitude for your loyalty, I have teamed up with Vonbon and we have a very special giveaway to kick off the new and improved North Shore Mama!

If you haven’t heard of Vonbon yet, you are seriously missing out.

Jennifer and Kristin, stylish sisters and thoughtful gift givers, were sick of buying traditional baby wears for the many expectant mothers in their lives. Lovers of fashion, design and above all, quality, they saw a need for premium, eco-friendly goods that represented their modern tastes for both mother and child. Inspired by the sophistication of neutral palettes that work to transition among all elements of their lives, Vonbon designs are appropriate for either gender, any age and all homes.

Handmade and carefully crafted in their inspiring, sun-filled studio in beautiful Vancouver, BC, each product has been mindfully created for trendy babies and their even trendier parents. Certified organic, using only water-based inks and made in small batches, each pattern is purposefully designed to mix and match and make the style uniquely yours.

Vonbon products are soft, cozy, and beautiful! We are lucky to have a collection of their items for our girls.  Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend, or you just want some quality (and pretty) baby gear for your own wee one, you should really “Get your Vonbon on”!

Madeleine and Portia allowed me to do a bit of a Mamarazzi shoot the other day wearing their sweet Vonbon pieces.

Getting our Vonbon on

Blush Antler Knotted Hat! I know too many people who this pattern would be perfect for!

Getting our Vonbon on

Getting our Vonbon on

Portia was hard to capture in her Vonbon Blush Chevron Infinity Cowl but she loved the idea of taking pictures of Madeleine, so I took advantage of her standing still for a few seconds.

This Blush Triangle Bib Bandana with matching Headband and Blanket are my personal favourites!

Happy baby in her Gray Feather Headband!


There’s nothing better than being able to support a local business and know that what you’ve purchased is of such great quality.  We are so in love with our Vonbon and we want to share that love with you.  One very lucky North Shore Mama reader will win $150 to spend at Vonbon on whatever your heart desires!

To enter the contest, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  There are many ways to enter, so enter away and have a wonderful day!

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Michelle

    September 17, 2013 #1 Author

    Here’s hoping ☺


  • Shannon

    September 17, 2013 #2 Author

    Love my VonBon baby blankets! So soft and soothing!!


  • Tasha

    September 17, 2013 #3 Author

    So excited for this contest! Love Vonbon and looking forward to following your blog!


  • Mallory Bosque

    September 17, 2013 #4 Author

    I am a HUGE fan of ALL Vonbon Apparel goodies for my little Noah!! Crossing my fingers I win this awesome giveaway!! xox


  • Lindsay

    September 17, 2013 #5 Author

    Oh the girls are so delicious Jess! I think Charlotte needs some Vonbon in her life!


  • Nicole Brittingham

    September 17, 2013 #6 Author

    Fun giveaway!!!


  • Jen

    September 17, 2013 #7 Author

    I think you’re doing a fantastic job with what you give us readers, but I’ve always really loved your midweek minis – they’re fun and give us a peek at what you and the girls have been up to! :)


  • Julie A.

    September 17, 2013 #8 Author

    Love Von Bon! Just wish it were a little lower priced. :(


  • Cher H.

    September 17, 2013 #9 Author

    I know I already have some Vonbon but this contest is too good to not enter!!!


  • Vanessa

    September 17, 2013 #10 Author

    I’m a first time mom-due in December with a little boy. I LOVE Von Bon and with everything I have to get for this baby this gift card would help so much. Praying I can be a winner:) the gray feather and antler prints are my favorite. I love all the pics of your sweet baby in Von Bon stuff too:)


  • Ingrid

    September 17, 2013 #11 Author

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! crossing my fingers!


  • Kathleen

    September 17, 2013 #12 Author

    I like what you are doing – can’t think of anything to add.


  • Erin W

    September 17, 2013 #13 Author

    More weekday activities!


  • Kristina

    September 17, 2013 #14 Author

    I honestly love everything you’re doing Jess! xo


  • Lisa C

    September 17, 2013 #15 Author

    More of the same! :)


  • taylor

    September 17, 2013 #16 Author

    Oh I’m so excited!! I love VonBon and expecting in a month!! Would love to get some products for my baby girl!!! <3 great giveaway


  • Kat

    September 17, 2013 #17 Author

    What great stuff! Fingers and toes are crossed :))


  • amy

    September 17, 2013 #18 Author

    LOVING your new site and your logo!! I would love to see more of your thoughts on motherhood…or the cute things Portia says =)


  • Crystal

    September 17, 2013 #19 Author

    Oh how I’d love to win this gift for my baby girl that will be due in a few months!! :)


  • Janae

    September 17, 2013 #20 Author

    I love your new site, Jess! So excited about this Vonbon contest! My fingers are crossed!!


  • Stephanie Romanko

    September 17, 2013 #21 Author

    love vonbon items. Can’t wait to find out what we are having so I can start a wee collection.


  • Susan

    September 17, 2013 #22 Author

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!!!


  • bethany

    September 18, 2013 #23 Author

    your girls are too cute!


  • Lani S

    September 18, 2013 #24 Author

    Love the new site, great job!


  • Heather

    September 18, 2013 #25 Author

    I love your blog and you always have great stuff, but I guess if I had to pick something maybe to highlight different activities and/or classes across the North Shore that require registration, aside from rec centre programs :)


  • Margot

    September 19, 2013 #26 Author

    Definitely need some Vonbon for baby #3!!!


  • Leslie

    September 20, 2013 #27 Author

    Your site looks A-mazing Jess! All yours and Brian’s hard work has paid off. Proud of you! Xo


  • Alicia

    September 21, 2013 #28 Author

    Giveaways 😉


  • Samantha Egan

    September 23, 2013 #29 Author

    toddler activities!
    balancing it all!


  • Cortney

    September 23, 2013 #30 Author

    I love your site. Maybe featuring more shops?


  • Dee

    September 23, 2013 #31 Author

    Would love to try out bonbon for my lil one!


  • Dee

    September 23, 2013 #32 Author

    von bon* auto correct:) sorry


  • Melissa Philipchalk

    September 23, 2013 #33 Author

    What a great giveaway! Can’t think of any suggestions, love your blog!


  • Shelby

    September 26, 2013 #34 Author

    Such cute products!! Would love to win :)


  • Danielle L

    September 26, 2013 #35 Author

    Love Von Bon and just discovered the beautiful line and this awesome blog. How out of the loop am I?!


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