Save Time & Eat Well With The Meal Tree!

Food, Lifestyle, Recipes

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Hello lovelies! This week I got to try out the amazing ready-to-eat meals from The Meal Tree, and today on the blog I thought I would share all about it! Running a company full-time definitely keeps me crazy busy and although I love cooking, I just haven’t been able to find the time lately. I am always searching for ways to improvise and save time, so I have to say Meal Tree has been a lifesaver!

It is super easy to order from The Meal Tree, especially with their brand new website. There you can access their full menus, which is a core menu as well as a seasonal menu. You can either pick the Recurring Order, the Easy Order, or simply pick a meal from the menu. The best of all is they deliver either on a Monday or a Thursday, so you are covered with delicious ready-to-eat meals all week long!

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California Bento Bowl

The meals come prepared and delivered in an amazing freezer bag, which is great to use again. For my first lunch I ordered the California Bento Bowl and man, was it ever tasty! It was literally exactly what I envisioned, and I secretly wish I had ordered one for every single day of the week. SO good!! Everything is so flavorful, and the mango sauce is incredible! So fresh, and the perfect pairing with the bowl.

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Apple & Sage Tenderloin

For dinner I had the Apple & Sage Tenderloin, which included baby potatoes, roasted veggies with mashed apple to compliment. Those roasted peppers were to die for! It was literally so easy to heat up, and plate to perfection and I was back to work in no time. The best part is that your meals can be adapted to your preferences, including vegetarian and vegan options!

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Salmon Dijon

On day two I chose the Salmon Dijon because lately salmon has been my go-to lunch. It is perfect on a bit of quinoa or even on a salad! Okay, so can I just stop here for a second – this cranberry almond quinoa that came with the salmon had me stuffing my face! Absolutely soooo good. Definitely a winner, and the whole combo was just so flavorful, you wouldn’t even believe.

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Alberta Smoked Brisket

Finally, for my last dinner, I thought I would end it off with the Alberta Smoked Brisket. The brisket is a local smoked Alberta brisket, paired with grilled asparagus and some zesty mashed yam. Again, the flavors were incredible and I definitely loved the mashed yam. Big thumbs up!

So impressed by The Meal Tree and they are just an incredible team working hard to deliver quality products, and give you back your precious time! Best of all? I have an amazing DISCOUNT CODE for you all! If you are looking to get some of these incredible meals delivered, just use the code “Carli10″ to get 10% off your first order! Let me know what you chose from the menu, and what you thought of the meals. Have fun picking! <3

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Lush Cosmetics Easter Collection

Beauty

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Hello lovelies! I can’t believe Easter is already around the corner! Absolutely love Easter time and have so many amazing memories of spending time with family, doing Easter egg hunts, and of course eating way too many mini eggs :) Today I am excited to share some of the amazing Easter Collection that they have at LUSH! My room smells ahh-amazing 24/7 with all of these products, and I mean, those bathbombs are exactly what you need at the end of a long day!

Not only are all the Easter goodies so flipping cute, they are also so great to use! I am honestly so impressed. And just so by the way, their Chocolate lip scrub smells exactly like chocolate – what!!? Yes! You will definitely be tempted to eat it :P The Flopsy face wash jelly is another one of my favorite – I dare you to take the whole thing out and see what it is! Hint: they hop around and rhymes with “funny”.

Now I have to say, the golden egg is handsdown my favorite of them all. Not even sure why, and perhaps it’s just because I love gold? Be warned, it can be quite messy with all the gold glitter around, but who doesn’t love glitter? :) Literally don’t think I’ve had this much fun treating myself to home spa days in a while! Guess it will have to become a new Easter tradition! What are some of your Easter traditions? <3

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New Hair and Blondielocks for Spring!

Beauty

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Hello lovelies! So… I am just realizing I am super far behind on blog content!! But nonetheless, I still wanted to share my new blondielocks with you all! As some of you may have seen on Instagram or even in person, I got my hair nice and brightened up for the Spring season thank so the lovely Hailey Jacobsen! Check her out here on her journey as the owner of her very own salon, Inner Beauty.

Absolutely love getting my hair done, especially after it’s grown out a bit and the colour has faded out into my natural gold.. not the biggest fan, but learning to embrace it when it comes! To keep my hair super blonde, I always use the Unite Blonda shampoo. Purple shampoos are great for keeping the tone under control and leaving it looking freshly done longer. Because I get it coloured quite a bit, a good hair mask is always a must! One of my favorites is the Kérastase brand, which makes your hair feel amazing! However, on a more day-to-day basis I also love the Moroccan Oil Restorative hair mask or the L’Oreal Total Repair hair mask.

Taking care of the health of your hair is one of the most important things you can do, no matter if it is long or short. Giving it time to heal between colors, diligently giving it a good conditioning therapy, and not putting repetitive pressure on your hair is key. Keep in mind, as it is with most things, everyone’s hair is unique! The best is to learn more about what your hair tends to do and what you should focus on to keep it looking its best. So next time you are sitting in that chair, don’t forget to ask your stylist to tell you a little more about your hair <3

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A Birthday Dinner at the Guild Calgary

Food, Lifestyle

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Hello lovelies! Have any of you been to The Guild here in Calgary before? What an incredible place! For some reason it seems to be a bit of a birthday spot for us. The first time we had dinner at the Guild was for my hubby’s birthday last year when my gorgeous sister-in-law, Linda, and I took him out for a surprise celebration. // Check out Linda’s blog, Tales From a Foodie, here!

What a great spot in the city! The look and feel of the Guild is so different from the norm, with big freezers full of meat and a big open feel to the restaurant. The food is incredible! So surprize, surprize we absolutely had to come again for my brother-in-law’s birthday! We started the evening with the Steak Tartare & Roast Bone Marrow and Crispy Calamari as appetizers. Our plates were clean before we could even look twice – D-licious!! For mains I had the Braised Wagyu Beef Bourguignon, my sister and her husband both had the Lambtastic Farms Lamb Shank, and my husband had the classic Dry-Aged Beretta Farms Chuck Burger, of course! Hehe. All our mains for incredible, the meat was so tender and flavorful.

Finally, we ended the evening off with some dessert. My sister had the O&Bc Carrot Cake, I had the Sticky Maple Butter Pudding, and the boys each had the Flourless Dark Chocolate Tart. Need I say more? Absolutely to die for! So grateful for good memories and special times together. What do you do to celebrate special occasions? <3

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Interior Décor Inspiration from the Vivace Suites

Fashion, Lifestyle

by Streetside Developments

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Hello lovelies! What a gorgeous day to be inspired! Today on the blog I’m sharing the lovely new Vivace suites by Streetside Developments here in Calgary. So if you’re looking for a little interior design inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! One of my most favorite things in the world is walking into a house, completely furnished and designed right down to the cute little teaspoon! The Vivace suites are so beautifully done, and definitely give so much life to each of the places. It’s always so much easier to actually picture yourself living there when it’s already designed.

My husband and I love exploring new developments in the city to see exactly what is on the market and keep our eyes open for our next spot, perhaps? The Vivace suites have a few different options, including two bedroom and three bedroom suites. Each has a unique layout, to suit your preferences. We had such a fun time, taking some snapshots, being treated to yummy macaroons, and of course a latté thanks to the lovely Monogram Coffee! Where do you find your home décor inspiration from? <3

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