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How to Throw a National Birthday Party

OH EM GEE YOU GUYS
It’s almost Canada Day & 4th of July. I know a lot of you are either in Canada or the USA and I HATE excluding anyone so today we’re talking How to Throw a NATIONAL Birthday Party!!!!!!! WEEEOoooooooo!
 
K so these outfit options are the BOMB. I’m actually LOVING all of it even for everyday wear. 
 
 
National Birthday Outfit

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day and 4th of July ideas.

 
x OFF THE SHOULDER. it. is. in. I’m loving both of these tops. 
x One Teaspoon jean shorts. I have two pairs and I’m already plotting my next purchase. It’s an addiction. But the best one.
x Cute, feminine choker necklace.
x Backpack. SO CHIC. Crisp white leather. Asking for trouble BUT it’s summer and totally cool.
x Sandals. I’m sure it’ll be a long day so be comfy and practical but still trendy.
x WHITE NAILS. Essie Coconut Cove. Yassssss. 
x Fuji Instax Mini. WHAT?! Polaroid film camera what is funner at a Canada Day/4th of July party?!
x Flowy breezy dress
x SUNSCREEN!! Coola has the best face MATTE screen to keep you covered and gorgeous all day long. 
x Sea salt hair product. 
 
 
So we’ve got the outfit and now we need an appie that everyone will enjoy. 
 
Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.
 
 
Has ANYONE ever tried Lemon Abita? It’s innnnnnsanely refreshing and tasty. Perfect for a summer BBQ party. 
So I also LOVE these Red and White cherry tomato boccaccini basil appies. So CUTE. And totally on theme for the party. Also grab some red juicy strawberries. I suggest snacky kinda food since your guests will be mostly mingling. 
These bright lemon + limes are a MUST. Add some fresh lime, strawberries + basil to a glass with a splash of soda & Tito’s. Or Prosecco.
 
Lastly, my famous chocolate chip cookies. BUT this time I chopped up dark chocolate to make chocolate chunk. 
 
 
Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.Calgary based lifestyle blogger Andrea Ewanishan shares how to throw a national birthday party; Canada Day & 4th of July ideas.
 
 
I would also have some Pelligrino on hand for those who do not drink. They can mix and match some muddled strawberries and lime with it for a refreshing summer drink.
 
Have a wonderful time my loves and stay safe!

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xxoo Drea Marie

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Activated Charcoal

K have you heard of Activated Charcoal?

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I actually am so intrigued. And so ofcourse I bought some. 

The claim is that activated charcoal ABSORBS toxins. So think about that Boscia konjac charcoal face sponge we love. OR our fav Glamglow charcoal mud mask that legit pulls dirt and oil from our faces.

Now lets take this info one step further… what if activated charcoal could actually help to absorb and eliminate toxins from our insides out too…

HANGOVERS MEET YOUR MATCH.

BUT some experts are skeptical as to whether it actually helps with that kind of issue.

Lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares her take on Activated Charcoal! Have you heard of it?! Check it out now. Let us know your thoughts!!

 

Medically, activated charcoal is used to treat poisonings. It absorbs and draws out the toxins that have been ingested.

So yeah, sometimes we just need a little help. Could activated charcoal be it? Or no?

HONESTLY…. after researching more, I’m calling a bluff on this one. There is likely evidence that activated charcoal is used for poisonings but INsifficient evidence for treating hangovers. It really is charcoal that you’re ingesting. 

K BUT ALSO there is charcoal activated toothpaste that brightens and whitens your pearly whites. Could that work?!

 

Have YOU tried activated charcoal? Do you love it? Do you hate it?

 

Lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares her take on Activated Charcoal! Have you heard of it?! Check it out now. Let us know your thoughts!!

 

 

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Father’s Day GIFT GUIDE

Girlfriend.. FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE is here cuzzzzz Sunday June 19, 2016 is when we get to celebrate our lovely dads. 

 I’ve got everything for adventurous dads, workout dads, business dads and tech dads. If all else fails, Eddie Bauer gift cards mixed with a day spent with dad will leave him as happy as can be.

So let’s get into it shall we?

Father’s Day Gift Guide {for the main men in our lives}:

***NOTE: Clear your day. Go for brunch. Spend TIME with Dad this weekend***

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Andrea Ewanishan, lifestyle blogger, shares a fabulous Father's Day gift guide. Her ideas will keep your super hero smiling from ear to ear.

 

 

x UM a smart jump rope. Workout dads are going to jump for joy over this one. Pun intended. It not only COUNTS jumps but syncs with his phone to calculate calorie readings. AMAZING.

x Alligator Apple watch strap. I think it is so sleek and stylish. Any dad can pull this one off.

iGrill. I KNOW, I talked about this last year too but guys it’s SO COOL. Or am I a huge nerd? This thermometer syncs with his phone to monitor the temperature of whatever meat he has grilling. Now dad can mix and mingle with house guests and not be a BBQ helicopter parent.

USB Turntable. DJ dads need this. He can take his music and turntable anywhere!! 

Mobile printer. OKAY not even just on-the-run dads but EVERYONE. A mobile printer?! Life just got 9 times easier.

BBQ grill briefcase. UM, hilarious and totally for life of the party dad. Imagine walking to a picnic or outdoor party with this thing? So much yes.

FOLDABLE HELMET. I think my own dad is going to buy this for ME. How amazing. Sharable bike programs are popping up everywhere which makes this invention even more practical.

iPhone wallet. Now he doesn’t have to complain about toting his phone around everywhere. He can slip cards and money into this foldable wallet for easy carrying. 

x Slick rick briefcase. For our business dads, I’m in love with this leather briefcase. 

BBQ multi-tool. For those times where he just needs to get grillin’. LOLLLL An all in one device just made BBQ season so much easier.

x Lastly, a make your own whiskey or rum kit. Dad is always looking for new hobbies so why not trying making his own whiskey or rum?! How fun!!!

Father's Day Gift Guide 2 // spark{le}

 

 
x THESE. Darn Tough Socks. You can get them at Mountain Equipment Coop and actually MY DAD told me about them. Yes, they are pricy BUT they are guaranteed to last. If your dad busts a hole in these socks, the company will send him a new pair for free. SO BASICALLY a cool $26 for a lifetime of tough socks. Dad’s love that.
 
 
Also, don’t forget to check out my Father’s Day Gift Guide from last year for even more ideas!!
 

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Healthy Vegan Dressing Recipes x TNP Fitness

Hello hello hellooooo

I have an exciting post for you guys today. Super quick SUPER HEALTHY VEGAN DRESSING RECIPES from SCRATCH. Who doesn’t love a fresh, crisp, flavorful, FILLING salad on a hot summer day?

Cheers of excitement!! wooooooOOOOO!

No more Kraft or searching for something, ANYTHING, other then boring balsamic and olive oil. 

Everyone say THANK YOU to Kaylor from TNP Fitness. If you don’t know Kaylor, he’s a bad ass personal trainer in Edmonton who started up his own personal training business AKA TNP Fitness. It’s pretty amazing. They run killer HIIT classes. Don’t miss my Girl Talk with him here.

 

NOW ONTO THE GOOD STUFF.

Kaylor swears by these and uhmmm obvi I agree too. Green Caeser is our favvvvv.

 

Drea Marie shares two healthy vegan dressings from Kaylor Betts of TNP Fitness.

 

Vegan Green Caeser Dressing
Dairy free, soy free flavour FULL dressing.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cloves minced garlic
  2. 1/3 stalk chopped {roughly} green onion
  3. 3/4 cup Hemp seed oil {planet organic or health food store}
  4. 1/4 cup macadamia nuts or cashews {I used Walnuts... cause I lost my cashews. Yes, I bought then lost them. WHO DOES THAT}
  5. 2 tbsp brown rice or chickpea miso paste {planet organic or earths general store}
  6. 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  7. 1.5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  8. 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  9. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a powerful blender, magic bullet, nutri bullet, ninja bullet whatever it's called AND BLEND!
Notes
  1. I store mine in a glass mason jar in the fridge. No icky BPA is comin' my way.
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 Drea Marie shares two healthy vegan dressings from Kaylor Betts of TNP Fitness.

Tomato Basil Dressing
Savoury fresh tomato and FRESH basil dressing. YUM
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Ingredients
  1. 2 juicy tomatoes {diced}
  2. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 2 tbsp hemp seed oil
  4. 1 tbsp dried basil {or 3 tbsp fresh. I might have even used more..}
  5. 1 tbsp agave nectar
  6. Black pepper and Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Pop into the blender and hit it.
Notes
  1. I store mine in a glass mason jar in the fridge just like the green caeser.
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Okay and legit just blend the ingredients in a powerful blender. I used my magic bullet! It’s SO easy. Then pour them into glass mason jars and store in the fridge. So impressive right? I know. 

 

Drea Marie shares two healthy vegan dressings from Kaylor Betts of TNP Fitness.

Drea Marie shares two healthy vegan dressings from Kaylor Betts of TNP Fitness.

 

Drea Marie shares two healthy vegan dressings from Kaylor Betts of TNP Fitness.

 

 

 

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xxoo Drea Marie

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