Pinspiration // International Dinner Party!

Hello friends!  Last month I had the honor of hosting an International Dinner Party!  Way back in September of last year, the hubby and his team decided to participate in an auction benefiting the Alberta Children’s Hospital by auctioning off: A Multi-Cultural Dinner Party for 8-10, featuring savory dishes from Hungary, Poland, Venezuela, China, India,…

Calgary Canada Day 2014

Hello friends!  Yesterday was Canada Day (like Independence Day in the US) – so I had the whole day off from work to get into some fun and celebrate in Canadian style. Sadly, the hubby had to go in to work, so I started off the day with a trip to Tim Hortons (iconic Canadian fare) for breakfast.…

Vega Sport Campaign: #FuelYourBetter

Hello friends!  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE being a Sweat Pink Ambassador lately?!  A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to review a product from Vega Sport – and I was pretty darn excited because it’s a rare opportunity for me to try new sports fuel products!!!  VEGA just started producing a Sport Line of…

Snow Seekers

The hubby and I had an amazing weekend getaway last month in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.  Canmore is ~100km from Calgary, or just over an hours drive.  Although I had done quite a bit of research before our trip, we only had 2 things “scheduled” –  cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – anything else would come as a surprise. StoneRidge…

Good Eats: Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Hello friends!  I attempted another Pinterest-inspired meal last week…and it was…just ok.  There are a few things that I would change if I were to make it again.  Original recipe HERE – my adaptations in blue below. INSPIRATION INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi 1/2 cup sliced shallots  <–…