3 Cottage Appropriate Meals for Canada Day

“On behalf of all Canadians… SORRY for being so awesome all the time”

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When you factor out black fly & mosquito season, I’d say summer for us Crazy Canucks culminates to a mere four good, “quality weekends“. So when Canada Day long weekend hits, I tend to reserve said weekends solely for trips up to the Great North – aside from when there is some form of mandatory, “super important” social function tying me to the city, like a wedding or shower of sorts…. Which is just the actual WORST – kidding, kidding – but if we’re actually being honest here, I’m really only half kidding because I take my cottage summer weekends VERY VERY seriously. Anywho – my nonsensical, long-winded intro is not for nothing, what I’m getting at here is that I know the “ins & outs” of all things cottage – not limited to “socially acceptable cottage mannerisms” so to speak. And seeing as how Canada Day officially, officially marks the start of cottages, camping & all things summer social, I thought it apt to discuss one of the more traditional & unspoken, yet totally mandatory, responsibilities of a cottage guest: prepping a meal for the weekend! I’m therefore sharing a few different, SIMPLE meal ideas one can bring up for a summer weekend getaway with friends… because it honestly is such an ART! (more…)


What You Need to Know About Attending & Hosting an Influencer Event

“Why Use Social Media? Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell”

Seth Godin

Okay so as IF I actually needed to say this but Social Media is HUGE – I know, I know… I have developed quite the penchant for stating the obvious but it has literally spawned into this seemingly undying force of nature that shows absolutely zero signs of slowing down anytime soon! And thank actual GOODNESS because it just so happens to be, oh I don’t know, my whole entire life & career!! Now while most people automatically assume that a good 99.9% of my job consists of sitting on Twitter all day whilst carefully curating modertaly witty Tweets (ahem… I’ll have you know it’s actually 96%), there IS quite a lot of depth & responsibilties that go along with the title of being a Social Media Coordinator/Blogger – the most fun? Hosting &/or attending Social Media Influencer Events! SO having just recently hosted an Influencer Event at Ambrosia Natural Foods, I thought I’d give the low-down on tips for both hosting & attending an event such as this! ENJOY! (more…)


World’s CUTEST Hot Chocolate

“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, & you don’t need an appointment”

Catherine Aitken

Okay so this overly inflated Blog Title may or may not be a slight exaggeration, but this mason jar hot chocolate is pretty darn cute, is it not? I wish that I could take credit for this adorable DIY, but truth be told I was totally inspired by my Aunt Liz, whom is essentially Martha Stewart 2.0. Every year around Christmas, my Aunt gives out these cookie/baked goods recipes in mason jars to friends & family, & they are just SUCH a hit.. so I thought I’d try my hand at a hot chocolate version! This is a super easy & cost-effective hostess gift with the most perfect personal touch! Enjoy! (more…)


Festive Fall Water Infusions

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall”

Oscar Wilde

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a cooking event for LARABARS with Ambrosia & they served the most amazing cinnamon & apple infused water! Like it was beyond, & totally inspired me to try out a few different fall flavoured variations of this quintessential summer refresher! (more…)


Fall Bucket List

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”

Albert Camus

We’re a mere four days into October & I’ve literally crammed as many October/Autumn themed activities into the past 96 hours it’s almost nauseating. If you follow along in any of my social media antics, I’m sure you’ve noticed that fall has essentially thrown up all over it, especially my Insta Feed [& I kind of absolutely love it: #sorrynotsorry]. SO… to commemorate my favourite time of the year, I’ve put together a Fall Bucket List that you simply MUST try before winter rolls around! Get on it people! (more…)


Pumpkin Parfait Realness

“Autumn… the years’ last loveliest smile”

William Cullen Bryant

Happy first day of fall ya’ll!! PS. I’m totally NOT typically a “ya’ll” kinda gal, but I simply couldn’t resist… how cute did that sound?! Hashtag Adorbs. ANYWAYS, I thought that I would commemorate my absolute my favourite time of the year with this totally simple, yet totally dreamy, pumpkin parfait recipe! Basics Unite! (more…)


Summer Swaps – “Better For You” Cold Treats

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that’s kind of the same thing”

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This summer is literally en FUEGO!!! I’m trying my absolute very best not to complain about the heat, because I know that come winter I’ll be longing for the dog days of summer like nobodies business. However, there’s only so many semi-sleepless nights I can bare sans air conditioning & sans clothing! SO in an attempt to thwart the heat, cease my whining & embrace all things that this weather has to offer… I’m listing off three, “better for you” cold treats! (more…)


DIY Lemon & Lime Sport Drink

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”

Babe Ruth

Gatorade has a long withstanding title of being a total staple in the athletic & childhood “sick day” departments. I mean, who else remembers receiving a bottle of Gatorade bedside from their parents during bouts of the cold or flu? Aside from the obvious downside of actually being sick, this ritual was pure bliss – my personal flavour of choice was always orange or lime! However, there’s just one teensy, tiny problem with this little “situation”… Sport Drinks are typically loaded with sugars!! So today I’m sharing this incredible [& healthy], lemon & lime, homemade sport drink with all of you! (more…)


“Healthy” Strawberry Jam & Lime Mojitos

“Happy hour is the best hour”

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Yes.  Jam cocktails are totally a thing… I’m seriously just as shocked as you are! Or maybe you’re not shocked & I’ve just been living under a rock for the past few years (yes, no?). ANY-WHO, as soon as I found out that this sweet concoction actually existed, I knew that I wanted to give this bad boy a try! I’m thinking that backyard, summer BBQ’s would be the perfect place to serve your guests this sweet, seasonal treat! (more…)


DIY 100% Natural Fruit Juice Popsicles

“Indulge… life is sweet”

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Yes ladies & gents… yet another “basic” DIY Popsicle recipe floating around the inter-web for your tasting pleasures. It was simply just too delicious & pretty looking to pass on the opportunity to give this one a go! Not to mention, who doesn’t love Popsicles?! The nostalgia factor was very real during the creation (& subsequent tasting) of this particular sweet treat! Enjoy 🙂 (more…)