New week and a new blog post for all you amazing underdogs!

Going into week 2 of writing for Poplar & Co and I must say I love it because it actually makes me sit down at my laptop and write 🙂 This week I will be sharing my favorite small shops! not including the obvious {hehe}.

I have had my IG account (@raisingjayandabel) for about 3-4 years…and I never heard about IG shopping, etsy, shopify, or bigcartel…that is until recently.

I noticed that “IG shops” were popping up and were quickly on the rise. I rarely purchased products online, mainly because I was afraid that the items wouldn’t be the same as pictured or that the item wouldn’t fit. That changed immediately when I saw that there were REAL moms, dads, and/or families behind the shops!

First off, I don’t want to hurt any shops feelings for not being “featured” on this post. I have TONS of favourite “small shops” that I support and love {trust me, look at how many people I follow on IG}! However, I would be here writing all night and I simple can’t do that 😉

The first shop is, This was the very FIRST shop I ever bought from through Instagram. I think I have 5-6 items from her shop with more on their way.



Please don’t let my boyfriend be reading this. 

She sells tees, handmade leggings, shorts, rompers, Baltic amber, and more! Definitely one of my top favs!

The second shop is This incredible mama has literally changed my breastfeeding experience through her items. She sells 360 full coverage nursing scarfs. She has the CUTEST, softest fabric that are to DIE for. I literally have 5 of them. No shame.


The third shop is another amazing mama who swayed my thoughts on teething necklaces. Her silicone teething necklaces are so perfect! She has a new Geometric line and also give you the option of customizing your own. Which means that you can have a one of a kind necklace to go with your outfits! Who doesn’t love accessories for baby AND mama?


The fourth shop is I don’t know if this counts as a small shop.. because it has done so well over the past year or so. but nevertheless, it truly is one of my favs. What is Sakura bloom? Well pretty much the best thing ever!! It is a ring sling made out of silk or linen. Best ring sling carrier. I own the classic baby sling in the colour “Raven”.


and the fifth and final shop is..drum roll please…


I fell IN LOVE with this shop as soon as I laid eyes on this babes products!! Her bears are handcrafted from raw materials, using her very patterns. Each of  her bears are designed to be one of a kind!! I own the mini bear in the colour “cloud”. Natalie  announces her restock on her instagram page every couple weeks, so I suggest that you give her a follow {@shopcommonfolk} !

Heck, I suggest you give them ALL a follow! You will not regret it!

Always remember to support small business, because every single mama out there is truly amazing !Have an amazing rest of your week and remember to shop small!



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