There are 6 blog entries for October 2011.
Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 10:07pm. 2348 Views, 1 Comments.
Now that Thanksgiving and Halloween are over, the holiday season is officially here. Lights are already going up around the city, and stores have stocked their shelves with Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, and just about anything holiday-related!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress of the season – shopping, parties – it just never seems to stop. But then there are those who not only manage to get past that, but make a point of giving back to the community as well.
We at Smart Calgary Homes want to reward the people of Calgary who do great things for others during the holidays, by giving them a hand with their holiday shopping. We’re going to give away a $200 Cadillac Fairview shop! card, which can be used at any Cadillac Fairview shopping…
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 9:28am. 1711 Views, 0 Comments.
If you’re anything like me, you’re starting to panic about your Halloween costume. This is the favourite weekend of the year for many; a time where both adults and children get to dress up as whatever or whoever they want to, and let their inhibitions go just a little bit. While some have their costumes planned out months ahead, many of us wait it out – wait for the perfect costume to come our way – and when that doesn’t happen, we have to resort to last-minute DIY options.
So, to make it easier for those who are late to the party this year, here are 5 Great DIY Halloween Costumes:
Raining Cats & Dogs
Get an umbrella and several stuffed cat and dog toys. Use a hot glue gun or crazy glue to stick the stuffed animals to the top of the…
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 9:59am. 847 Views, 0 Comments.
Everyone loves October. What’s not to love? It’s beautiful outside, we get to spend time with our family and friends (not to mention eat delicious food!) during Thanksgiving, and now, with Halloween on its way, we’re all starting to get in the festive spirit.
On top of that, it seems like there is so much to do in and around Calgary! This month has been full of exciting events (like the Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, and Wordfest!), and there is still a ton to do and see before the month’s end.
Here are three places you should visit before November arrives:
1. The Calgary Corn Maze: Its last day of operation is the 23rd, so go soon! Spend the day navigating the corn maze,…
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 11:09am. 1610 Views, 0 Comments.
Autumn and winter tend to make people think about vacationing somewhere hot and sunny. All-inclusive packages are inexpensive, and travel companies do a great job of convincing us to hop on a plane (sun and sand are a lot more appealing than a 4PM sunset, don’t you think?).
Once you’ve booked a trip, you’re left with packing. Packing improperly can really put a damper on your vacation; leaking products can soil your clothing, while overpacking can result in a bag that doesn’t close, and underpacking leaves you unprepared.
Photo Credit: Redheadtravels.com
Here are three tips that will make sure packing for your vacation goes smoothly:
1. Ziploc it: Buy a couple boxes of Ziploc bags (snack size and freezer bags) and pack any liquids or small items in them.…
Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 10:04am. 534 Views, 0 Comments.
Thanksgiving is on Monday, and we want you to be prepared! Here are a few helpful links that will make your holiday a breeze.
Canadian Living: No-Stress Classic Turkey Dinner
This guide lets you know exactly what you need to do in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, as well as in the minutes before dinner.
HGTV Canada: Thanksgiving Table Décor
Here are ten fabulous ideas that use gourds, flowers, and an assortment of items to create a beautifully decorated holiday table.
Martha Stewart: Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
After all the fuss is over, you’re stuck with leftovers. Don’t throw them out or settle for boring – use them to create a variety of delicious meals.
Photo: HGTV Canada
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 8:29am. 436 Views, 0 Comments.
The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is fast approaching, and as you know, we’re giving away two front-of-the-line tickets!
Photo: Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
The results are in, and after many, many fabulous entries, a winner has been chosen!
Congratulations, Katrina B!
Katrina was chosen using random.org’s Random Number Generator.
Stay tuned for more great contests from Smart Calgary Homes!
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