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Home || My Sit Up Bar with @TheBrick || And a refreshing drink recipe! Strawberry Lemon Spritz #partner

I’m so excited to share our bar sit up with The Brick. We scored these bar modern stools a few months ago. I love the padded leather and adjustable height, perfect for my guests to pull up a seat and make a great summer drink!

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The Strawberry Lemon Spritz

What you’ll need: 

1 oz. Gin  (We choose Hansen Distillery Trouble Gin)

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

4 oz. Sparkling Water

Fresh Mint

Squeeze of fresh lemon

Lemon Slice

Strawberry

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Muddle mint, lemon juice, and half a strawberry. Add all ingredients. Garish, lemon slice, mint leaf and half strawberry. Serve on ice.

Such a refreshing drink for those hot summer days.

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Home Decor || 3 easy tips for refreshing your living room || @TheBrick #partner

As you guys know, I’m in full on spring cleaning mode. Along with the big seasonal clean I like to refresh and restyle my main living spaces along the way. I’m so excited to show you the new Designed2B Dez custom sectional I created in grey for our living room. The neutral grey is easy to style and the fabric is so forgiving with toddler hands. When touched this textured material changes colour in a slight range of greys, it’s perfect for our main family room. I’ve teamed up with The Brick to show you 3 easy tips for styling your couch this season.Living room grey sectional sex The brick styling tips gold lamp

  1. Layer in pillows and accents like books or flowers! Think texture, colour contrast and comfort; pillows are an affordable way to change up the look of any sofa. I love this Mongolian fur throw pillow, it’s a perfect feminine touch.IMG_6038 Continue reading

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 Spud.ca 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 || GALentines Day || A bouquet giveaway!

I’m neither here nor there on Valentines Day. I usually do something nice for my significant other but growing up what I loved about the day was the treats I shared with my loved ones. My parents would get us hand picked postcards from Edmonton’s AGA art gallery, write cute messages and give us a few sweet treats. I loved the personalized gesture of caring… as I’ve gotten older the day has grown along those lines, a day to show your loved ones you’re thinking of them. That’s why I love the term GALentines Day, it doesn’t have to be about boyfriends it can be about your best gal pals!

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You may want to treat yo’ self or a special someone in your life, either way I’ve got you covered! I’ll have quite a few giveaways in the next two weeks celebrating love love love both here and on my Instagram! Follow along here or there for your chance to score some sweet treats this month.

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Let’s start the giving with this amazing hat box arrangement from Fleurs Flowers. For your chance to win an arrangement of your own simply complete the two following steps for an entry:

Subscribe to my blog by email on the side bar.

Comment on this post with your favourite flower!

For more entries, head to my Instagram and look for one of these photos for all the details. Contest ends Friday February 10th 2017. Winner must be available for local pick up (West Edmonton Mall) or have an address within the Fleurs Flower delivery radius. Prize is valued at approximately $100, no cash value. Good luck darlings!

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Or preorder your own arrangement and save 15% by using the promo ‘Be Mine’

Room Details: Couch, book case, gold branch, gold geo lantern, ottoman & pillows by The Brick
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Home Decor || Our Master Bath Renovation with @Thebrick & @attleainc

It is finally here, our master bath renovation reveal, I know you’ve see a bit of it in previous posts on my insta stories and social media throughout the transformation process. We’ve gotten so many questions from where we found this oversized round wooden mirror to how I got away with pink cabinets with my hubby! All your material sourcing questions will be answered with this post, thank you for your patience… I wasn’t ignoring your questions, I just wanted to answer them all in an easy access blog post. Without further ado welcome to our new and improved glam master bathroom.

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When we moved in this summer I knew I wanted to update this bathroom. It had not been changed since the early 90′s and it clearly needed a bit of help in the design department. We designed the space around this round mirror concept from The Brick and the look of light bright marble bathrooms I had been pinning on Pinterest for months. The moment we found this oversized round mirror we knew that meant two pendant lights for the vanity and we would want to tie in small wood accents throughout. I found this crystal and wood block in store from The Brick, accents vary per location but you are sure to find something unique when you pay them a visit. It was so worth the hunt… they also have an amazing selection of special order items online too. Our contractor made these the custom bench and shelf to add those rustic elements to this feminine place.

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For those of you that were asking where we found these amazing pink and gold cabinets, they are custom made woodwork by Attlea Inc. They are locally owned in Edmonton and are known for their modern designs and amazing craftsmanship. They used Benjamin Moore “Flush Pink” paint # 2081-70. Dustin mirrored that exact colour on the accent wall above the bathtub. I love the faded pink with the touches of silver and gold throughout the place.

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