Hooray For 1K! Celebrating Growth & Community Love *GIVEAWAY*

I honestly cannot believe that in a little over a year, I've earned 1000 followers on Instagram!
It may seem minuscule to some, but for this pink-haired gal it means the world.
I started Doll and Dye for a couple of reasons; to fulfill my craving to start writing again, to share things I love with others, and to get to know my city.



I was new to Ottawa and I didn't know many people when I launched D&D. I found solace shopping at local flea markets and indie craft fairs; really getting to know my community through the people that contribute to it and make it great.
Through this blog, I have made beautiful friendships, and strong bonds with local makers and businesses. I've discovered so many delights lovingly made by fellow Ottawa residents, which I can't help but tell the world about because they're so good!
I never could have imagined where Doll and Dye has taken me, but here we are! And it's all thanks to you.

As a thank you to those who have stuck around and supported me all this time, I've put together a giveaway in collaboration with some local indie brands I love! Let me tell you about these awesome folks, and see what you could score!



Black Coffee Apparel

Black Coffee Apparel is an awesome Ottawa-based lifestyle brand that features bad-ass designs all inspired by a need for caffeine and a lust for adventure. The tattoo-style illustrations can be found on everything from tees, mugs, hats and even skateboards!

This timeless toque could be yours! It just needs a big cuppa' joe to accompany it!

Gemma by Design

Everyone should be so fortunate to meet Ashley, owner of Gemma by Design, because she is the kindest soul you'll ever encounter.
She handcrafts beautiful bracelets made of local gemstones, that help to inspire and energize you as you wear them. I wear my custom bracelet regularly; it not only helps to keep me motivated, it looks stunning with any outfit!

The winner of the giveaway will receive this custom bracelet (the design originated in a dream Ashley had, and she gave it life the next day)!

All Dolled Up Boutique

This cute little Byward Market boutique has to be one of my favourite shops in Ottawa (You might recall this post I wrote about it)! All Dolled Up features an assortment of clothes and accessories in all sizes and styles. I can guarantee your heart will swoon once you step inside, it's all SO sweet!


Sweetheart owner Jess has kindly donated this rad zombie mermaid tank that I'm sure my fellow Mean Girls fans will appreciate!

Scrub Inspired

Co-founders Jessica McNeil and Kiersten Hanly understand the importance of natural products when it comes to skincare, and have made sure their line is full of nothing but the good stuff!
image credit: Scrub Inspired

Scrub Inspired is a collection of nourishing face & body scrubs, all made with fresh fruit, essential oils and lots of love. They have kindly donated one of their lovely scrubs for you to win! Your skin will feel brand new and smell divine after using these!

Nutmeg Pins & Things

I recently discovered this shop on Instagram within the month, and was able to meet the owner Megan, at 613 Flea. All the designs are lovingly drawn up by Megan herself, a local Ottawa artist, and feature themes such as female empowerment, self-love and LGBTQ pride.


Up for grabs is a 'Lippy Clique' pin, which I personally think would look super rad on a leather jacket with a crimson pout to match!

Sadie & June

Owners Kendall & Steve have turned their love story into an adorable business that's sure to put a smile on your face. Lovingly adorned with hand-stitched details, they offer a variety of maps to commemorate a romance, pinpoint a hometown, or even a desire to travel the globe.

Image credit: Sadie & June

They have donated a colourful map of Canada encompassed by a heart that's ready to fill up your home with pride!

Shinbone Wax

Without a doubt, these are the best candles I've ever used. And I'm certain you'll feel the same after you light one up for yourself!

Owner Shanthi has a wide variety of decadent and whimsical scents, all featuring equally wonderful names like  'Lemony Snicket' (which is featured in this giveaway!). They are all made of vegan, kosher, ecosoya wax, which ensures a clean & even burn.
Plus they smell so damn good!

Wanna win something from all of these awesome Ottawa indie brands? Enter the giveaway below! Each option gets you an additional entry for the prize pack, so you'll get even more chances to win!
Open to Canadian Residents only. Contest Closes Oct 18th, 2017 at 12am EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

43 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much Cat!! I'm so grateful that the blogging world introduced us! You're a gem!

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  2. Congratulations, Tori! 🎉💫🎉

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  3. Congrats on your milestone!!! It's very exciting :) I entered your contest cause I love all of these brands!!!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad; there's lots of awesome makers in our beautiful city!

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  4. Congrats on 1K! I love me some black coffee apparel! :)

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  5. Keep it up, I love what you're doing! I'm not from Ottawa, but it's great to see you promoting and supporting your local businesses! Xx

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    1. Thanks Andi! I always try to support my community as much as I can, given how much they've supported me! It's the least I can do. :)

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  6. Congratulations! That's amazing - especially with the nasty Instagram algorithm haha 💕

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    1. Haha, ugh right?! Thank you! I'm very happy with the growth I've achieved in a little over a year, it was hard work but SO worth it!

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  7. Congrats!! I'm really excited about the Shinbone Wax candle!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! It smells AMAZING, believe me! ;)

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  8. Congrats on 1K, gorgeous!!! You'll be at 10K in no time. So, so happy for you! xo

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  9. Congrats on 1k! I always love learning about new local goods and you've got quite a few on this post that I had not heard of yet but will definitely be checking them out! Thanks and keep it up!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that! I'm sure they'll be over the moon knowing they gained a new customer!

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  10. Congrats Tori! 💕💕 That toque is super cute!

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    1. Thanks Kendra!! Isn't it adorable? Perfect for winter in the capital!

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  11. Congrats i am excited for the black coffee apparel! :)

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    1. Thanks! It's pretty rad, they have a lot of great pieces in their collection!

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  12. Congrats. This post made me miss summers shopping in th Byward market when I lived in Ottawa

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    1. I had no idea you lived in Ottawa! Small world, eh?

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  13. Congratulations Have a Nice Weekend

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  14. What a beautiful giveaway I would love to try Scrub Inspired Have a Great Weekend !!!

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    1. Thanks Christine! It's a lovely scrub, feels great on the skin.

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  15. Congrats! I'm most excited for the tank and scrub!!!

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    1. Thanks Renee! They're both pretty sweet!

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  16. Congrats on 1K! I’m so excited for you :D I think I’m most excited for the candle, but also the zombie mermaid shirt!!!

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    1. Thanks girl!! The tank top is SO you!

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  17. everything is great, but especially the items from Scrub Inspired - thanks for the chance!!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for entering!

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  18. that sadie and june picture canada thing (I have no idea what to call it but it caught my eye)

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    1. Hahah, I'm glad you like it! Best of luck.

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  19. The nutmeg pin is SO CUTE!!! Congrats again!

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    1. I definitely want one for myself! Thanks Mel!

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  20. Im most excited for the black coffee apparel

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    1. They're a fantastic local brand! Thanks for entering!

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  21. I love the Nutmeg pin! I'm actually checking out her shop right now and I love the female empowerment aspect of her creations!!

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    1. Same here! She has a lot of fantastic designs!

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