Category Archives: Food & Drink

Lifestyle || #FPplayday || My Event Recap… #partner

Early this year I was approached by Fisher-Price® to help spread the word on the importance of unstructured play.  A recent survey from Fisher-Price®, found that nearly all Canadian parents surveyed (90 per cent) agree overscheduling children’s activities can be overwhelming to them as well as to their children (86 per cent). Along those lines, the majority of parents (80 per cent) believe childhood today is more complicated than it should be. This concept really spoke to me as a parent and even had me reflecting on my own childhood. I was blessed to have parents that found a really great balance between free time to play and structured community based activities in my life. Looking back, this balance really had a positive impact on my ability to grow my identity, deal with stress and build self-confidence.

By giving children toys that have been designed to encourage physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive skills and imagination, a lot of what parents seek is right there on the floor.I’m so excited to partner with Fisher-Price® to encourage families to Play More! The truth is, we need to give kids time to just be kids, am I right?

Some of you may have noticed from my IG stories that I hosted a good old fashion Play Day at my home with local moms to encourage this playful concept. Below is my event recap, including my decor! But don’t feel pressured if you were to host your own Play Day with your mommy friends to go to the extremes I did. In the end, it’s all about toys, snacks, drinks, and unstructured play time! It’s that easy, share your play moments on social media with #FPPlayDay to play along.

To help you get Play Day ready I’m giving away a Fisher-Price® toy prize pack valued at approximately $375 CDN. For an entry, simply subscribe to my blog by email on the sidebar, and leave a comment telling me your fav Fisher-Price® toy!

And be sure to check back on the blog as I’ll be sharing tips to get your little ones playing, new product news and more exciting toys and gear throughout the year.

Closes this Sunday at 11pm MST. No cash value. For more ways to enterry head to my Instagram account and look for one of these photos for all the info.

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Food || Local || Organic Grocery Delivery #YEG

weekly_staples_fromabove organic food flatlay grocery For $40 until March 31st for all new customers (that’s $25 off the regular price!) gets you everything pictured above delivered to your door. It’s a great way to try out online grocery shopping with this selection of Spud’s most ordered “staple” items.

I’ve been using for over a year, it’s a convenient way to get organic groceries into my family’s life. With the extreme cold and a new born, grocery trips haven’t been easy lately. Luckily Spud comes to the rescue with anything from food to cleaning to even beauty supplies. They bring it to me rain or shine so I don’t have to drag the kids in the elements to the store. Plus, they support numerous local independent businesses and have a strong commitment to carry organic and natural products. It’s a win win. New to the service? Use my code: CREDM PARKIE for $25 towards your first order.  Continue reading

Lifestyle || Healthy Eating with Epicure || A new year, new you giveaway!


I’ve used Epicure products for almost a decade, long before I even started this blog! For me, I love their products because they make eating healthy fast and simple. You don’t need to be a chef or buy a million spices to make a restaurant quality meal. Epicure does it for you with amazing flavourful spice blends and time saving cookware.

I’ve teamed up with them to giveaway their Real Food. Real Results kit, pictured above. Head over to my IG for more entries, and for more details on rules. To enter for a chance to win here, simply head over to the kit, and comment on this post telling me which product you are most excited to try! Simple as that! Good luck and cheers to a healthy new you!

Lifestyle || Food & Drink || A holiday drink recipe with Ocean Spray || Light White Mojito

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I love a refreshing drink during the holiday season, so I teamed up with Ocean Spray to bring you one of my favourite festive beverages that your guests are sure to love. You might have guessed cranberries are an Ocean Spray main stay; they are so versatile ideal for drinks/cocktails, recipes, and even holiday decorations. I love to have a variety of Ocean Spray® products in the house so I’m ready for any hosting occasion. For this recipe I’ll be using one of my favourite juices, the Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Cocktail.

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Light White Mojito

What You Will Need:

3 sprigs fresh mint
1 package sweetener or 2 teaspoons sugar
3 ounces Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Cocktail
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 ounce light rum
2 ounces club soda, chilled
lime slice

The How To:

Crush 2 mint sprigs. Rub mint and sugar around inside of tall thin glass with spoon. Add Cranberry Cocktail, lime juice and rum; stir. Add club soda and ice. Top with remaining mint sprig and lime slice.

Makes 1 serving.

Holiday Tip: Add this green drink to a red tablescape for a festive touch. Or pop in a red straw for that added holiday feel.

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