Archives for Lifestyle

Pandemic Projects To Get You Through Lockdown 2.0

We are spending much more time at home these days, which means we’re likely seeing projects and tasks that have been neglected in the past. Maybe they are beginning to stand out a bit more than before, or maybe you are just fixating on the imperfections that no one else really notices. Whatever the case may be the fact is that we are currently in a provincial lockdown, and many of us have time on our hands and some pent-up energy to burn. Fortunately, this provides us with the perfect opportunity to begin some pandemic projects to get the home
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Shopping Local this Christmas

The holidays are fast approaching, and the recent snowfall has heightened the spirit of giving and kindness of residents in the city. People are buying gifts for family and friends, trying to get ahead of the last-minute December holiday rush. Instead of spending hours in line buying gift boxes and gadgets, buy something unique and


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Closing the Cottage for the Winter

It is always a sad day when you are sitting at the cottage, and the leaves start to turn, and you realize that the nights are getting cooler. We usually delay the decision to close up the cottage to the last minute. Given our uncertain weather events these days, it is best not to wait. Frozen pipes can cause a great deal of damage.


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Make Leaf Peeping a New Tradition

Autumn is always my favourite time of year, not just because the temperatures are cooler, which makes working outside so much nicer, but also because it is the time of year that presents the wonderful prospect of leaf-peeping.   What is Leaf Peeping? Leaf peeping isn’t new. I am sure many of us can remember Sunday drives with our parents and grandparents across the Ottawa Valley just to watch the leaves change colour. The concept of Leaf peeping is as simple as that – watching the refreshing transformation of colour that the tree leaves take each and every fall season.  
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Support Optimal Summer Health: Tips And Tricks On Staying Healthy In The Heat

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t have been more ready for it. With many of us coming out of a more sedentary spring season than we are used to, ensuring we focus on our health is definitely of heightened importance. There are many ways to start feeling healthier and more energetic now that the sun is out and the weather is nice; by cleaning and dusting our homes, changing out bedsheets, opening windows and enjoying fresh air, we are already well on our way to feeling more fresh each and every day. However, now that the weather has already
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Mother’s Day from a Distance

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while many of us generally take this time to visit and surprise our Mothers with gifts of appreciation, good food, and laughs with the family, the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic still has us practicing social distancing measures, limiting our interactions. While this certainly isn’t …

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The Season of Giving – Gift Ideas for all the Homeowners in your Life

Coming up with gift ideas for the people in your life can be difficult sometimes.  We have put together a gift-giving guide for those people that have moved into a new home or a new condo.  Perhaps you are the one that has moved this year if so we included some ideas for little gifts for your new neighbours around the holiday season.   Homeowners Buying gifts for the new homeowners in your life can be an exciting gift to shop for and the possibilities can seem endless! Toasters, towels, and linens at every corner! If your homeowner hasn’t registered
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Ottawa's Most "Luxurious" Neighboourhoods

Ottawa’s neighbourhoods are diverse and most offer something for everyone. If you are looking for luxury, it’s all around us with little pockets throughout the city. Large lot sizes in rural areas and even within the city allow for beautiful large custom homes and these opportunities are popping up everywhere! Below you will find a list of some of Ottawa’s most “luxurious” neighbourhoods but it’s also important to remember that just like there are luxury homes all over, there are more moderately priced opportunities to own in these neighbourhoods as well. Each of these neighbourhoods offer unique opportunities and homes.
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