There are 5 blog entries for September 2011.
Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 1:03pm. 3589 Views, 1 Comments.
Calgarians are moving in – into the inner city, that is.
Infills are gaining in popularity, and with good reason. There’s the downtown living aspect, the lack of a commute, and, of course, “plenty of room for customization.”
Check out this article in the Calgary Herald, where Smart Calgary Homes' Lina Horner offers up some insight on this developing trend.
Image: Calgary City News Blog
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 7:18pm. 1363 Views, 0 Comments.
September sure has been good to us, don’t you think? Above average temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and colourful leaves that have lingered longer than usual… it’s made up for the late start to summer.
Use the good weather to your advantage and do some much-needed fall gardening; here’s how:
1. Pick your produce: pick anything edible that is remaining in your garden; the frost is going to begin soon and will ruin most remaining fruits and vegetables. Store items that are not completely ripened, like tomatoes, in a paper bag until ripe.
2. Continue watering: just because it’s autumn and the plants are beginning to turn brown, it doesn’t mean they’re dead; continue to water them right until the ground is frozen. This will…
Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 1:51pm. 943 Views, 0 Comments.
Interested in home décor? Design? Want to make your home the best that it can be, or prepare it for a sale?
Image: Calgary Home & Design Show
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then make sure you attend the Calgary Home & Design Show next week. This annual show, which takes place from September 22-25 at the BMO Centre, features 350 exhibitors with cutting-edge products and creative ideas to help you make the most of your space.
Aside from the fabulous exhibitors, there will be special guests (like Jillian Harris from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and The Bachelorette; Lori Mitchell; Alykhan Velji; Rosalyn Lazaruk; Janet Mah; Käthe Lemon; Chef Corbin Tomaszeski; and Deborah Wilkinson) and a full schedule on the main stage.
Find out more…
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 11:01am. 1969 Views, 0 Comments.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the extra little chill in the air, especially in the morning. Or perhaps the slight change in the colour of the leaves on the trees; the suddenly bare look of some branches.
Fall is on our doorstep; so now is the perfect time to let it in, embrace the new season, and give your home a bit of a makeover. Here are a few ways to add a little autumn to your home:
Warm it up: Small accents, like autumn-hued throw pillows, soft blankets, and cozy throw rugs add an element of warmth to a room that will heat up even the coolest of fall days.
Suggested buy: Embroidered Stems Pillow, $39.50, Chapters/Indigo
Get back to nature: Nature-inspired items will literally bring the outdoors in, and along with that, an appreciation for the new season.…
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 11:03am. 2599 Views, 0 Comments.
Ah, autumn. It’s the perfect time to sit and enjoy a glass of wine, and some fabulous food; and, it’s fast approaching. We here at Smart Calgary Homes want you to enjoy the season for all it is (not just falling leaves and Pumpkin Spice Lattes!) and savour the flavours of fall.
That’s why we’re giving away two front of the line tickets to the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival, which takes place at the BMO Centre on October 14-15. The tickets, which are for the Saturday, October 15 session, include immediate entrance through an exclusive entrance, a special greeting, and some swag.
Upon arrival at the Grand Tasting Hall, the winner will get to try out an assortment of delicious dishes from restaurants around Calgary and area, as well as a variety of…
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