~ CLOSED ~ President’s Choice #GuidingStarsCA $150 GC Giveaway

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  As I mentioned in a couple earlier posts, I am writing a four-part series on the #PCGuidingStars program. Part One invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program -  I explained that like many of us, I am increasingly aware of what goes into my body and I am striving to eat a healthier diet, not only for myself, but for my family too. In the post I talked about my discovery of the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and how I am in … [Read more...]

My Visit to a PC Cooking School {#GuidingStarsCA}

PC Cooking School

My Visit to a PC Cooking School is part three of my #GuidingStarsCA, four-part series. Part one invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program and part two featured my, #GuidingStarsCA  Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian. As I mentioned in my last post, my Personal Level is 4 out of 5 (I started at Level 3).  However, I am determined that by using the resources available at my local Loblaws and by following the PC #GuidingStarsCA … [Read more...]

This Summer, Do You Expect More? {w/Recipe}

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Thank goodness summer has finally arrived! School is out, the days are less structured, the sun is shining and the barbecue is getting a great workout. I love the relaxed, easy-going vibe of summer! This year President's Choice© invites you to expect more from summer, from the food we eat, to the experiences we share. More sunny days. More spontaneity. More laughter. More human connection. And more food that makes these human connections complete. Some of this summer's "must try" items … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Pets like Presents Too! {w/$200 PC® Prize Pkg For One Lucky Dog}

Pets like Presents Too

This holiday season when you are out shopping for all the important people in your life, don’t forget that pets like presents too! At our home, we don't want Santa to forget our sweet little pets, so we always leave a note reminding Santa to put a little something under the tree for our four-legged friends! If you would like to pick up a little something for your canine family member, here is some inspiration. Check out these two baskets of goodies that the kind people at Atlantic … [Read more...]

This Year, Start A New Holiday Tradition

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There is now denying it, the season of entertaining is quickly approaching!  In fact, I sometimes feels that a runaway train named Christmas is speeding my way.  Between family commitments, work, decorating the inside and outside of the house, preparing for out-of-town guests, shopping, cleaning, cooking, wrapping and baking I sometimes feel that my head is going to explode. I love the holidays and everything associated with them. I also love to cook and bake, but there has to be a balance. … [Read more...]

Please Share Video & Help President’s Choice Children’s Charity

President's Choice Children's Charity

PRESIDENT’S CHOICE CHILDREN’S CHARITY CELEBRATES SILVER ANNIVERSARY, MARKS $100 MILLION IN GRANTS  President's Choice Children's Charity (PCCC), one of the largest corporate charities in Canada, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the achievement of having granted $100 million helping more than 1.8 million children since 1989. PCCC provides grants to families whose children have physical or developmental disabilities, and to nutrition programs that fight childhood hunger. To mark … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ What’s New at Your Atlantic Superstore Flower Market! {w/Giveaway}

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Well...the epic snowfall of this past winter is finally a memory, each day the temperatures are getting warmer and FINALLY it is time to get some long-awaited gardening done.  Whether I am looking for annual bedding plants, perennials or baskets; the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market is usually my first stop. For me, it is only a 5-minute drive and I love the selection of locally farmed plants, as well as their reasonable pricing. On a recent trip to the Superstore flower market, I picked up … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to the PC® Green Line! (w/Giveaway)

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I am all about living as green as possible and my family and I do everything we can to reduce our footprint on the environment. This includes an awareness of our choice in cleaning products.  We already use many of the PC®  line of products, but just recently learned the GREEN™  line was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Think back 25 years, to  the year 1989.  Probably, many of you were not yet even born. In my part of the world,  green living was still in its infancy.  I remember … [Read more...]

Cheddar Scones

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As most of you know, I love to bake. I can happily pass hour after hour thumbing through recipes and trying new creations.  Some of these creations turn out amazing and become regulars in the Parlee kitchen...others, well, not so amazing!  I recently did a Mother's Day post, and as part of the write up, tried a recipe for Cheddar Scones found on the PC®  website. These scones definitely belong in the amazing group.  Not only are the easy to make and contain ingredients you most likely have in … [Read more...]

This Mother’s Day ~ Treat Mom to Breakfast in Bed!

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I have the perfect gift idea for mom; it's not expensive and I guarantee every mom will love it. Breakfast in bed! Let's face it, any gift a mom receives from their child is always special and dear to their heart, but this is something a little different for your mom (or wife) this Mother's Day. A change from gardening tools, flowers or a book. This is also something the kids can help and be involved with and mom (and kids) will fondly remember it for years to come! “Breakfast in bed is the … [Read more...]

Let President’s Choice® Lighten Your Workload This Holiday Season!

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Let President's Choice® Lighten Your Workload This Holiday Season!  I don't know about you, but I am pretty sure I am not alone when I say I am stressed to the max, and it isn't even December! We still have ALL of our shopping to do; the house is only half decorated; we purchase a fresh tree, so we don't have that yet; then there is always the decorating of said tree; wrapping of gifts (if they are ever purchased...lol), addressing, writing  and mailing of cards (I'm already contemplating … [Read more...]

Mealtime Options ~ Mealtimes don’t need to be a big hassle

Mealtime Options

Anyone with kids knows those first few weeks of "Back-to-School" is one of the busiest times of the year. Everything seems to happen at once: shopping for school clothes, footwear and school supplies; homework; packing lunches; planning dinners; registration for social and sporting groups and then car pooling to get to those activities; getting back to a routine and the list goes on...it can wear out even the most organized of families! … [Read more...]

Our Trip to Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries

This past Wednesday, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited (BTN) located near Sussex in New Brunswick. BTN is a wholesale operation and what you may not know is they supply tropical plants, perennials, evergreens, trees and shrubs found in our Atlantic Superstore Flower Markets. … [Read more...]