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Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 9:46am. 204 Views, 0 Comments.
The outside of your home is the first part of it that people see; and if you’re trying to sell your home, it’s important to make sure the outside of it is just as beautiful as the inside. It doesn’t necessarily take a ton of work (or cost a fortune) to get the job done, and we want to help you get started.
Here are 13 ways to add curb appeal to your home:
1. FRONT DOOR: perk up your front door by giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain, or replacing it all together.
2. HARDWARE: replace doorknobs, planter hooks, and gate latches for a freshened up look – without spending too much money.
3. HOUSE NUMBERS: another small change that can make a decent impact – switch out your old house numbers for new ones. Spend a little extra money (even so, the numbers are…
Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 3:22pm. 219 Views, 0 Comments.
Mother’s Day is approaching, and we know it’s tough to find the perfect gift for mom (flowers are wonderful, but why not get creative with your gift-giving?). Luckily, Calgary has a ton of great shopping areas with plenty of presents that will be just right.
Here are our favourite shopping areas (and stores) to help you get your Mother’s Day shopping done:
Get her some sweet treats at Bernard Callebaut or Crave Cupcakes, some nice jewelry or a cute top at Mariah, or some unique home décor at Twisted Goods. Click HERE for more info on shopping in Aspen Landing.
Pick up some unique jewelry at Bibelot, a gorgeous pair of heels at Pumped!, or something pretty from Wolford. Click HERE for more info on shopping at Fashion Central.
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 8:55am. 1138 Views, 0 Comments.
Love a good burger? Love supporting local charities? Well then, you’re in luck. YYC Burger Week is coming up, and it’s going to be tasty.
From May 3rd to 10th, a variety of local restaurants will be creating unique, $15 burgers specifically for the event. One dollar from each burger sold will be donated to one of the benefiting charities, listed below.
Participating restaurants include: 1410 World Bier Haus, 80th & Ivy, Anju Restaurant and Lounge, Black Betty Burger & Winebar, Dairy Lane Café, downtownfood, The Fine Diner in Inglewood, Loungeburger, Market Calgary, Mission Diner, Murdoch’s Bar & Grill, Naina’s Kitchen, NOtaBLE, Pig & Duke, Roosevelt Food & Drink, and the Ship & Anchor.
Local charities include: Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of…
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 5:56pm. 590 Views, 3 Comments.
Well, it’s officially spring, and the weather has been doing a great job of proving it. Sunny skies, warm winds, melting snow: it’s easy to imagine spending time outside in the sunshine, planting our gardens, and grilling up dinner with family and friends – isn’t it?
With the arrival of the new season, however, comes spring cleaning. We’ve already covered spring cleaning indoors – so what about the outdoors? That’s right; the outside of your home needs a little refresher too, and we’ve got 7 great tips to help you get started.
1. WASH THOSE WINDOWS: If the sunshine can’t get in your windows, it’s not going to feel much like spring – is it? First, take the screens out and hose them down. If they’re really dirty, take them in the bathtub and gently scrub…
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 11:10am. 1885 Views, 0 Comments.
As the weather warms up and the season starts to change, the task of spring cleaning nears. Set aside a couple full days to get it done, order in some takeout from your favourite restaurant (there’s no time for cooking this weekend!), throw on some rubber gloves, and open the windows to let some fresh air in – it’s time to get cleaning!
Here are 10 must-do cleaning tips to make sure your home is ready for spring:
1. Go through your pantry and medicine cabinets; get rid of anything that is expired, organize the remaining items so the most-used ones are up front and centre.
2. Clean the fridge and freezer – wipe with warm water and vinegar and wipe dry before returning food to the fridge.
3. Clean the toilets, sinks, baths, and showers.
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 10:09am. 372 Views, 0 Comments.
March has arrived (can you believe it?) and that means two things: for one, spring is most definitely on its way. Second, it’s time for The Big Taste! That’s right, it’s time to dine out at some of the city’s best restaurants for 10 days straight.
There are 70 restaurants participating in this year’s event, each offering prix-fixe multi-course meals to highlight their best grub. Prices start at just $15 for lunch, and go up from there – with gourmet menus and drink pairings available.
Head to Downtown Calgary’s website to get more information on the event, along with a complete listing of participating restaurants (and their menus) and reservations.
Photo: Stephanie Arsenault, Global Dish
Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 9:15am. 1320 Views, 0 Comments.
Do you have a green thumb that is starting to get antsy over the winter? It’s understandable; after all, in Calgary it can seem like winter is never ending. While you’re waiting for the ground to thaw so you can get working on your garden, exercise that thumb of yours with some clever indoor gardening projects.
Start with the containers for your plants – and don’t be afraid to get creative. Household items (like the honey bear jars and paper bags shown over at Curbly) will often do the trick, or you can just head to a garden centre to pick some up.
Next, dress up your containers. Add a little metallic accent or shimmer, like these ones, or opt for some colour instead (like these beautiful planters over at 52 Week Project).
Creative planters or not, pick…
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 9:58am. 1030 Views, 0 Comments.
Feel that draft? It’s not only giving you a chill, but it’s making your house work overtime. It also might make you work overtime to pay off rising energy bills.
So how do you get rid of the draft and bring your home back to normal? Find the source of the draft. Mike Holmes, of HGTV’s “Make it Right”, suggests windows, doors, window and door frames, recessed lights or pot lights, electrical boxes as common culprits in this article from the Calgary Herald.
If you can find the source, fix it up with caulking, insulation, or Tuck Tape. If you can’t find the source, Holmes says to contact a professional for help. “Remember,” he says, “when you get rid of drafts and cold spots you increase your home’s energy efficiency. So it’s worth your time and effort to…
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 11:09am. 1683 Views, 0 Comments.
While it’s not quite gardening season yet, it’s certainly the time to start thinking about it, and the Calgary Home + Garden Show is the perfect place to get started! The show – which features all things gardening, renovating, home products and services, and more – is coming to the BMO Centre from February 28th to March 3rd, 2013.
Along with an impressive lineup of exhibitors, there will be numerous celebrity guests gracing the show, including:
Bryan Baeumler, from TV’s “Disaster DIY”
Paul Lafrance from HGTV Canada’s “Decked Out” and “Deck Wars”
Rosalyn Lazaruk from Wicket Blue Interiors
Alykhan Velji from CityTv’s “My Rona Home”
Here’s what you need to know:
Tickets: $15 at the door for adults
Dates and hours: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st –…
Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 11:20pm. 308 Views, 0 Comments.
Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s, or any day in between – you’re probably entertaining at some point in the coming weeks. You might even be surprised with some last-minute guests; will your home be ready?
Rather than stressing yourself out about getting everything just right, fake a perfectly-cleaned house so you can spend your time enjoying the company of your friends and family. Here’s how:
1. Declutter: get rid of mail, magazines, and any other papers you may have laying around; put them away for sorting at another time. If you’ve got a wide assortment of small appliances and decorative items on your kitchen counters, put them in the cupboard while your guests are there. Your kitchen can be as clean as they come, but if it’s cluttered up, it’s…
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