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Adventure is Out There: Art + Nature Inspires This Canadiana Brand


Balance Explore

What It Is: Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Canmore-based Balance Explore. Created by Robyn Mulligan, a global adventurer and talented artist, this Canadiana cool collection of cards, patches, calendars, and other unique giftware is a perfect choice for anyone that loves our country’s beauty – and a whole lot of colour.

Balance Explore Products

Like many based-in-Canada creators, Balance Explore aims to produce as many goods as close to home as possible, often partnering with local suppliers for a win-win in supporting Canadian business. With an ever-expanding line of goodies (Mala bracelets being a recent addition and enamel pins, matted prints, and fabric buffs in the works), I love the Balance Explore collection as a fun, affordable celebration of Canada and getting back to nature – even when you’re stuck inside.

Who It’s For: Your Rockies-living family members. Your loves-to-camp sibling. Your proud to be Canadian kids.

What It Costs: Prices vary but in general everything is under $25.

Where It’s At: You can shop Balance Explore online or on Etsy for a fuller range of products, for reasonable Canadian shipping prices (from $2.85). The collection is also sold at a range of local retailers in Alberta and craft / farmer’s markets.

Balance Explore Mountain Prize Package

Do you find yourself wistfully wishing you were in the mountains? Then you might love the prize package Robyn from Balance Explore has helped pull together, featuring a handful of mountain-lover themed goodies, including stickers, a pin, a patch, and enamel mugs, valued at nearly $60! Want to win it? Here’s how to enter:

1) SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by October 12, 2017 with a link to your favourite product from the Balance Explore Etsy shop.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 13, 2017 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. 

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Balance Explore on Instagram, then pick one of their photos and tag two friends in it that you think would love the line. Leave a link back to the photo you commented on (as well as your Instagram username) in a separate comment below.

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70 Responses to “Adventure is Out There: Art + Nature Inspires This Canadiana Brand”
  1. aketch says:

    I like the Three Sisters Bear patch. Very nice!

  2. DebP says:

    I like the enamel mug in green. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/537783823/explore-enamel-mug-light-green-350ml12?ref=shop_home_active_15 It reminds me of my grandparents. There always used to be that type of enamel cup by the well.

  3. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite product from the Balance Explore Etsy shop would be her Explore – Enamel Mug – Light Turquoise – 350mL/12 oz volume https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/523970954/explore-enamel-mug-light-turquoise Beautiful stuff

  4. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry: Followed Balance Explore on Instagram and tagged one of their posts https://www.instagram.com/p/BY1JXRwDLc_/ (@soulseeker00) thanks

  5. sojeles says:

    I’m a subscriber and since i’m a photographer I have to go with the camera patch..too cute https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/531740105/banff-camera-embroidered-patch-travel?ref=shop_home_active_7

  6. katydidit21 says:

    I love this maple leaf patch. I would like to get it for my son who will be travelling soon.
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/531743505/maple-leaf-embroidered-patch?ref=shop_home_active_9

  7. Michelle T says:

    I love the enamel mugs in apricot. What a great gift.

  8. Brandy Champion says:

    I am a moutnian fan.. I am from Ontario and fell in love with them. I wish everyday I was there. I love the Rocky Mountains – Assiniboine cards from the Esty shop.

  9. Tricia Dickie says:

    the mugs! so easy to clip to a backpack and go!!

  10. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like every mug!

  11. alexa says:

    They’re awesome!

  12. Jim May says:

    I love the mugs.

  13. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like the Canada – Train – Embroidered Patch these are so cute

  14. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like all the mugs

  15. aly3360 says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email and my favourite item from their shop is the tea, coffee, beer stickers.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/531772753/love-tea-coffee-beer-set-of-3-vinyl?ref=shop_home_active_19

  16. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I am a subscriber. Here is my favorite thing from their Etsy shop:
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/523970954/explore-enamel-mug-light-turquoise?ref=shop_home_active_4

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