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The Perfect Timepiece for Fall

Fashion, Lifestyle






Hello lovelies! Cannot believe how quickly fall has crept up on us. Feels like just yesterday we were sitting on patios, soaking up the sun and enjoying that summer-daze bliss. No matter how much you enjoy it, there’s always a cool breeze around the corner. But I have to say, Fall is beautiful! I absolutely love the colors, the cozy sweaters and warm drinks. Plus, we get to pull out all the cute accessories.

Today I’m excited to share my brand new watch from Medium Watch Co. They are a close knit, down to earth, group of friends who live (and play!) in the Rocky Mountains. A while ago they launched their company with the motivation to share affordable, top quality, minimalistic watches with amazing people who like to share their individuality. As a brand new Medium Ambassador I am going to be sharing a mini series of posts introducing and styling my gorgeous timepiece! There are a ton of different watches in their collections. My favorite pick is the Rose gold watch with a white face and a brown leather strap. The color is perfect for fall and I’m loving the leather detail look with the warm cozy sweater.

With the new season’s arrival, Medium Watch Co. is offering $25 off all of their timepieces as a special treat to my lovely readers. All you have to do is use the code “thecarlivh25” at checkout to receive $25 off of your purchase. There are so many amazing choices! Comment below and share your new watch on social media using the hashtag #whatsyourmedium. Excited to see all of your lovely picks! <3

Debut Rose Gold Watch | Trenery Hem Pulloever
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Lunch Dates at Brewhaha

Food, Lifestyle











Hello there lovelies! First of all, I just have to say, it has been one heck of an adventurous summer! In April we headed off to South Africa for a wonderful visit with the family, then came home and continued our travels, spending time soaking up the sun and enjoying every moment of summer. One of my favorite memories was having lunch at Brewhaha Micro-Brewery in Jeffreys Bay with the fam.

We just had the most amazing meal. The restaurant is located on the main road of the little surfer’s town, and of course Jacques had to try their famous chicken burger!! We also got to try the fruity and refreshing Nederburg Rosé, perfectly paired with my fresh avocado summer salad! Nothing better on a summers day :) Life is made up of all these precious moments and it is so fun to look back at the good food and the fun memories! What are some of your favorite summer memories? <3

Nederburg Rosé | Brewhaha Micro-Brewery
Nederburg Brewhaha

Save Time & Eat Well With The Meal Tree!

Food, Lifestyle, Recipes







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!



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.



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!



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.



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

The Meal Tree

A Birthday Dinner at the Guild Calgary

Food, Lifestyle

















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

The Guild Calgary

Interior Décor Inspiration from the Vivace Suites

Fashion, Lifestyle

by Streetside Developments
















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

H&M Green Khaki Top | Michael Kors Watch | Vivace at West 85th
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