Not Your Ordinary Apple Crisp #HempHearts @ManitobaHarvest @Fitapproach #Sweatpink


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I love apple season!

But who really doesn’t love to eat straight from the farm apples? As many of you know, we love supporting local farmers and our community.

As soon as September rolls around, I am already planning our first excursion to the local orchard. We would even pick apples together, before my daughter was born. I remember the first time we decided to go to Mountain Apple Orchard, we invited two friends and the four of us couldn’t have looked more like urbanites if we tried. I wore nice sandals, one of my branded cross body purses and my husband sported his nicest polo and our friends, well you can imagine how silly they looked at the orchard with business casual dress shoes.

And now, well we take our daughter and often join friends. She loves  the atmosphere, the energy of the other farm goers, and new season just as much of me and her papa. They have tractor rides, hay games and so much more. If you are local, you must check it out.

While visiting the farm, we eat so many apples in the field of all varieties. They are often sour, but amazing!  Nothing screams FALL like a fresh Macintosh picked straight from the tree, with your own hands. Buying apples directly from a store is so overrated.


When I was accepted to participate in the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts trial and undertake my first brand giveaway, I immediately thought I am going to give them a try in my personalized apple crisp recipe. My husband kindly peeled and cored all the apples. I carefully and thoughtfully mixed the granola topping, making sure to remember to add the Hemp Hearts.

How can you beat the smell of apple crisp baking in the oven on a cold fall day. Moreover with all the benefits that the Hemp Hearts have to offer, why wouldn’t you want to add them to your foods. I even snuck a little bit into brownies and a potato and leek soup I made recently.

No one could even tell the difference! Mouth watering.


Here you go! Delicious, fresh apple crisp straight from my home to yours. Well not quite so lucky, you can only imagine how delicious it was, sweet but with a slight taste of “earthy”.

Click here —> If you want your own chance to receive a bag of Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts to try, check out my a Rafflecopter giveaway!

I was provided with a free sample of Hemp Hearts in exchange for an honest review. All views expressed are my own.

Rain … Rain … Come Again!

A great pair of rain boots can make anyone want to run and jump in puddles. That’s just how my little one feels now with her shiny sunshine yellow Emperor Supreme Butler Boots.  Butler recently reached out to me about whether I would be interested in  trying their boots for my 2.5 year old daughter. As a lady who loves her boots, I of course jumped at the opportunity.


When my daughter opened the box she was thrilled by the bright color and the design of the boot overall.  The boots provided my daughter with a little extra independence because she was quickly able to put them on  and take them off all by herself (a big feat for a little girl!). It took a few tries to teach her that the velcro goes on the outside, and overtime she would put the boots on and I would sing “buckles on the outside ….  buckles on the outside…. ” while dancing around. She was all giggles and now we sing that little rhyme for all sorts of things.

I tried to explain that we would have to wait for a rainy day before really giving them a try, but she insisted that she wear them inside.

For once we were looking forward to a real rainy day, but with those Canadian summers we had to wait a few weeks. And as soon as the sky started to spit, we were out the door on a mission to find puddles.


I think the video says it all! Those boots contributed to a fun Sunday afternoon. And frankly, given the bright colors available and the lightweight design I cannot imagine buying any other brand. The bright colors are also useful as it starts to become darker sooner these days, really provides a sense of comfort and security when we are out in the evenings.

My little one also received several compliments on how unique the style was, as well as how practical the insulated insert is given our climate. We can see her enjoying many late fall evenings and first snow falls with these boots.

Butler lime green picThese children’s boots offer so much:

– Versatility (it can be placed over your child’s shoe if required)
– Water proofed and insulated
– High quality boot structure and materials
– Breathability and comfort
– MACHINE WASHABLE (Mama’s you know what I am saying)
– and so much more …. check it out here

To learn more about Butler and where you can buy your own pair of cute boots,
check them out on their website.  *All views are my own*