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Posted on March 31, 2017

Clean Water Starts Here | Brita Canada Me to We Limited Edition Statement Bottles #filterforgood

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Are you someone who keeps the water running while brushing their teeth? Or do you turn it off and on when you need it?

We are so priveledged to live in Canada and have clean water at our finger tips. I often forget the wonderful advantage it is to have access to clean water or access to water at all – but every now and then when maintenance needs to shut off our water in our apartment building for a couple hours I get the tiniest taste of what it’s like to be without.

Brita Canada has launched a limited edition statement bottle to celebrate #WorldWaterDay. I am thrilled to be a part of this program – to have the opportunity to share and give clean drinking water to residents in Irkatt, Kenya – it was an effortless decision.

With the purchase of 1 limited edition Brita Canada Me to We Limited Edition Statement Bottles 1 person in Irkaat, Kenya will receive 1 years supply of cleaning drinking water. Each bottle comes with a custom tracking code so you can see exactly how and where your purchase has made an impact. 

Not only is the cause incredible, but with the replaceable filter inside the water bottle one bottle can replace up to 300 water bottles.

You can buy the Brita Canada Me to We Limited Edition Statement Bottles at:

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Posted on March 30, 2017

Edmonton Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup Service Review: From App To Table

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Dry shampoo, top knots, leggings, and coffee are a mom’s best friends when it comes to taking your children grocery shopping. Running out to the store (with children in tow) to buy our family’s weekly grocery staples like bread, milk, bananas, and diapers is not my idea of a fun family outing. Especially during the winter.

Thankfully, as you saw in my previous postWalmart.ca Grocery Pickup is now available in Edmonton! And I personally tried it out this past week and loved it.

Use the promo code: PICKUP10 for your next order, which expires May 31, 2017.

As a growing family we like to stay on budget, so not only was it convenient to use the pickup service for saving time but it kept me on budget too. There were no distractions – just myself, my grocery list, and the Walmart.ca App.

When you submit your order on the app you have lots of choices on selecting which Edmonton Walmart location you want to pick up from and what time slot works best with your schedule. Each time slot is 2 hours long: 8-10 a.m., 10-12 p.m., 12-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m., 6-8 p.m., 8-10 p.m.

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Once I arrived at the West Edmonton Walmart Supercentre location I drove to the side of the building where they have their designated Walmart Grocery Pickup parking spots. Then I called the phone number on the parking spot sign and the grocery pickup team confirmed my name, order number, and the spot number I parked in.

The employee wheeled my bins of pre-bagged groceries outside and loaded my groceries into my car. For my order they had everything I wanted in stock! But if they didn’t Walmart.ca offers substitutions at no additional costs.

What does that mean? 

During our tour a few weeks ago the Walmart Grocery Pickup team explained to us that say you ordered a small jar of peanut butter but when you arrived to pickup your order that Walmart had none in stock. Walmart would offer you a substitution of the larger version of the same brand of peanut butter at no additional cost.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like great service to me!

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I did not realize it when I made my order but I added one of the most difficult vegetables to pick: avocados.

I was completely skeptical that the team would pick the best avocados for me especially because I wanted to eat one that evening for dinner. Typically I eat an avocado a day, so if all of them were ripe the day I picked up my order I would need to devour 6 avocados and have none the rest of the week – same vice versa, if all the avocados were not ripe enough I wouldn’t be able to spread them out through my meals during the week.

But the Walmart.ca team completely shocked me, and I’ve successfully eaten one avocado as planned per day. They’ve won me over – they can pick my fruits and vegetables for me anyday!

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Posted on March 29, 2017

#FPPlayday | Fisher-Price® Play Day Recap | The Importance Of Unstructured Play

Last weekend, Kira invited us to her #FPPlayday and my girls had a fantastic time playing with the abundance of new Fisher-Price® toys. I’m thrilled to work with Fisher-Price® and Kira to share with you a snapshot of the great fun everyone had during the play day.

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The Fisher-Price® Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym.

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The Fisher-Price® Rock ‘a Stack.

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The Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

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The Fisher-Price® Double Poppin’ Dino.

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The Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Smart Stages™ Puppy. 

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The moment we entered the play day Annaliese and Abigail were both eager to discover the toys and make new friends. It was easy for myself to sit back, drink my earl grey latte, and watch the girls engage with the toys on their own – Abigail was fascinated with the Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair, and Annaliese was playing with Harper, Kira’s 3 month old, on Harper’s Fisher-Price® Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym. 

 As soon as Abigail discovered the stunning spread of snacks and desserts she plopped herself on the kitchen floor and devoured everything offered!

Sometimes I forget that kid’s need time during the day to be kids. It’s a growing experience for me with both girl’s to refrain from overwhelming our schedules with swimming lessons, dance classes, library drop-ins, etc. Play time doesn’t need to be complex. A single toy and a child’s imagination can provide all the stimulus they need to be happy and developing.

The play day was a great way to break up my busy, busy week by getting together with old and new friends to let my children play, interact, and grow. And then we took home goodie bags with some toys and snacks! I can’t wait to implement more unstructured play into my girl’s schedule with their new Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Smart Stages™ Puppy and Fisher-Price® Rock ‘a Stack.

Head over to Northern Style Exposure to enter her Fisher-Price® toy prize pack giveaway, click here!

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This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price®. All opinions are 100% my own.

Posted on March 22, 2017

Real Moms, Real Experience | Philips Avent Natural Bottle Review 

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. #aventmoms

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 It amazes me how innovative and evolving baby products are since the birth of all my babies! My dear friend now has a newborn and todder, and you’ll have to read on to hear more about her experience with the Philips Avent Natural Bottles and to enter to win some bottles!

Being a parent is quite difficult with all the decisions, choices, and opinions out there. Co-sleep? Bottle feed? Babywearing? Stay at home? We all make decisions that are best for our babies. 

For me I have been blessed to breastfeed my babies and offer them a bottle when needed. Breastfeeding has never been easy, mentally and physically, as a mom – a baby is teathered to you for a year. And I never thought with my first baby to put bottles on my registry, since I planned to exclusively breastfeed. From the start of my journey in motherhood I’ve used Philips Avent Natural Bottles – they’re made to be the most natural way to bottle feed, and my little ones have made the smooth transition from breast to bottle, and vice versa with the Philips Avent Natural Bottles when the time came. 

3 Reasons To Have Philips Avent Natural Bottles On Your Baby Shower Registry:

  1. Bottle feeding helps my husband feel more involved and deepens his connection to our little babies. It gives my husband quality one on one time, a rarity in those first few months when the baby is so reliant on me. Any mom who has breast or bottle fed their baby knows those feeding snuggles can melt your heart and make you momentarily forget the hardships – baby snuggles are the best.
  2. For those date nights or appointments, when I need to leave at least a bottle or two to make the next few hours easier for my babysitter and myself (there’s nothing worse than creeping mom guilt). Even if my little one is gulping at the bottle the slow flow nipple mimics the right amount for their age that they would receive while breastfeeding – their tummy stays settled and full.
  3. The reassurance of so many Philips Avent products having the PTPA (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) Seal gives me ease of mind knowing that I am picking the right brand for my baby bottles. I like researching reviews by parents when comparing baby products before I buy them, I like to make conscientious consumer choices. 

 Now for that you’re itching to aquire some baby bottles, I’ve teamed up with Philips Avent to giveaway 1 of 4 Philips Avent Bottle Gift Sets to you lucky readers! Enter using the widget below:


 

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Posted on February 28, 2017

100% Freshness guaranteed: Edmonton Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Would I buy it? Letting someone else pick your produce for your family.

Did you know we, in Canada, are behind the times with online grocery shopping? This innovative “new” concept has been thriving in Europe for the last 20 years.

After speaking with many of my friends, they had no idea about the online grocery experience that is sweeping Edmonton! The newest online shopping addition is Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup.

Personally, I avoid grocery shopping at all costs with my children. The process of car seats, entertaining them and mediating their moods all while staying on budget with my list is near impossible. But now with the flexibility of Walmart.ca’s Grocery Pickup I can keep my sanity and make grocery shopping work around my schedule.

So, how does it work?

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I took a behind the scenes tour of what Walmart’s specialized and well-trained team does and the great results that come from putting your grocery list into the Walmart.ca App.

You know when you’re looking for the best apples but you need to pick them up to inspect for bruises, dents, etc. – their online shopping team has gone through specialized training to pick the best fruits, vegetables and meats for you.  

The Walmart team I met is passionate about sending you home with food that you would consider the freshest and finest for your family, and they take great pride in selecting your food.

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Edmonton Walmart

Walmart Supercentres carry top quality Canadian No. 1 grade fruits and vegetables, a wide selection of organic produce as well as 100% Canadian, beef, chicken, pork and salmon. With low prices every day and 100% satisfaction or money back guarantee, why not try it?

I’m so excited to try the service myself, and will report back on how convenient it is. Try the new Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup service for yourself and save money. Use the promo code: SAVETIME for your next Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup Edmonton! Valid until March 31, 2017.

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Posted on February 14, 2017

Will You Be My Valentine? | Pregnancy Announcement

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Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re growing from a family of 4 to a family of 5! Today I am officially 14 weeks pregnant and in the first week of the 2nd trimester!

If you could not read the cookie I am due August 16th, though my babies like to arrive a week late. I’ve taken these past few month slow with blogging because I am always hit with morning sickness. With Annaliese it was a quick toilet bowl session in the morning, with Abigail it was all day nausea, and now it’s a bit of both with a sprinkle of headaches.

It’s always fun updating the differences with each pregnancy:

Cravings? Fresh dynamite rolls with wasabi and soy sauce from Edo Japan. Everyday.

Turn Offs? Milk products. The milky after taste makes me want to run to the bathroom.

I’ve explained to Annaliese that in a long time (I don’t want to get her hopes up that baby will be here in a short time) she’ll have a new baby. She was excited but kept asking “just like Abigail?”. Mmm well, no not exactly another Abigail but another baby. Kids are so funny!

This time we’re still pondering on finding out the gender of the baby (we didn’t previously with the girls) – I think it would be exciting to know. We’ve had the same boy name prepared since Annaliese (and no don’t worry it’s not another “A” name!) but we’re going to have to individually brainstorm girls names and then come together with our lists and narrow it down. We’ve always had more difficulty picking girls names! 

 Annaliese has already told me she thinks it’s another girl. Well she has a 50/50 chance of being right!

 What do you think? Boy or girl?

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