Thursday, September 23, 2021

Getting The Control You Deserve Over Your Home

Sometimes, our homes can feel out of our hands. Even though you own your home, and live in it 24/7, you can still feel a bit like a tenant who expects the landlord to come round any minute. And this is especially true for first time home owners!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tips for Creating a Work-Life Balance

paintings wall
Juggling work, family, and social life can be challenging at times, but there are few ways we can find a balance. If you learn to prioritize, you can successfully divide your time between your job, socializing, and spending time with your kids. It is also essential to remember to schedule in self-care. Make time to do activities that make you feel better, and do not be afraid to ask for help when you need. Here are five tips for creating a perfect work-life balance.

Creating a Relaxing Environment in Your Home

home office chair
Once in a while, most of us just want to escape from the regular humdrum routine and spend some time away. While we may have life setup like we've wanted, it is human nature to want to get out there and explore what else is on the horizon from time to time, or, more commonly we want to come home, relax, and take a load off, restoring ourselves as necessary.

Preparing Your Home For Sale

preparing your home for sale
When it comes to selling your house, a lot of it rides on how it presents itself in pictures on the listing and when viewed. If you do not prepare your home properly, it will not be valued highly and will attract less attention, meaning you could end up waiting a while for it to sell or sell it under the price you wanted. It can be tough to know what to look out for when preparing your home but there are a few things to increase the likelihood of selling.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Creative Activities: Anime Drawing, Kawaii Crochet, Pixl Cross Stitch, Colour Mixing

anime drawing
During the summer we engaged in a few creative activities inspired by some books and kits. If you love amigurumi, then you will enjoy this Crochet Your Own Kawaii Animal Cuties kit. If you want to show off your creative skills on cross-stitch then Pixl People helps to make fun, personalized portraits with a needle and thread. Manga fans will enjoy learning how to draw anime figures following the Anime Art Class. Anyone that enjoys painting with Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolour will find Walter Foster’s Color Mixing Recipe books useful. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Moving House Checklist

house moving checklist
It has been said that during the course of being an adult getting a divorce, changing career, and moving house are the top 3 stress creators that anyone will experience. So to make moving day a little less stressful, here’s a quick checklist to keep you on top of things.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Giving a Sleek Modern Look to our Front Door with Schlage Encode

schlage encode
We recently upgraded our front door hardware to make it modern, simple and functional. The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi deadbolt and the Century Trim handleset worked out well for the look we were going for. The Century trim has straight edges with a minimalistic design which makes it look sleek and elegant against the colour of the door we chose to keep.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Outdoors @ the Shaw Shawground Experience

shawgrounds
This summer, we enjoyed the interactive experience of Outdoors @ The Shaw! It was a fun and unique experience, different from the past theatre experiences we have had at Shaw Festival theatre as it was set outdoors without the lights and costumes. The beautiful afternoon we spent at the lush grounds of the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-lake while immersing ourselves in the Shavian affair was a memorable one!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Benefits of Using Self Storage Units

organization towel
When it comes to organizing your home, if you have too much "stuff," chances are you won't feel as organized or as clutter-free as you are aiming for. That is unless you discard items you do not frequently use, only to repurchase them, and the cycle repeats.

Summer Reads

we are not like them book
I have come across people who have said they don’t recognize racism, they don’t see the difference, or even say that it is just an excuse people use to get what they want, while secretly being thankful for their inherited privileges such as the colour of their skin while others can’t change theirs. How many people can genuinely say that they have not judged someone consciously or unconsciously based on a person’s looks?