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The Benefits of Learning New Skills as COVID-19 Continues.

The Benefits of Learning New Skills as COVID-19 Continues.

Learning new skills is an excellent way of being more relevant in a dynamic environment. It can advance your career, diversify job opportunities, and help you to develop new, marketable skills in an ever-changing world. While these benefits are great for professional growth, there are many other benefits to learning new skills no matter your ...
Tips and Tricks For Home Staging For Sale

Tips and Tricks For Home Staging For Sale

Staging a home is a valuable practice used in Real Estate and can be one of the most effective ways to sell your home. It allows the sellers to truly accentuate the best features or assets of the home, to show buyers exactly what they could be coming home to. Staging a home also decreases ...
Finding Your Inspiration: Staying Creative in 2021

Finding Your Inspiration: Staying Creative in 2021

Living through a pandemic has afforded many people the opportunity to get in touch with their creative side. Whether or not you took on home projects, learned new skills, improved existing ones, or lit a match to reignite an artistic fire that may have spent the last few years dormant, finding that energy to be ...
Finding Art To Fit Your Space

Finding Art To Fit Your Space

Choosing the right art for your home can be a time-consuming process. While some of us are gifted with an eye for design, others may not have the same talent. Fortunately, if you are looking for a way to decorate your space and add some flair to your interior, there are many online resources that ...
Embracing Creativity: Rekindling Your Artistic Side in a Pandemic

Embracing Creativity: Rekindling Your Artistic Side in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly faced us with a multitude of challenges. With businesses closing their doors, social gatherings put to a halt, and quite frankly no where to go, many of us have had to get creative to stay busy and stimulated during these unusual times. While some kept busy with household repairs and ...
Preparing for a Winter Move

Preparing for a Winter Move

One thing that has been made very clear throughout the last year is that Real Estate is an essential service. People are buying and selling all of the time, moving near or far to meet the needs of their circumstances. Just as people still need to move during a pandemic, people also need to move ...
Enjoying The Winter With Your Horse

Enjoying The Winter With Your Horse

Now that your barn is ready for the cooler months, it’s time to give yourself a break and fully enjoy some one on one time with your horse. Spending time with horses has proven to be very therapeutic for humans, and with the stress that we may be feeling throughout the pandemic and as we ...
Preparing your Barn for Cold Weather

Preparing your Barn for Cold Weather

Transitioning and inspecting your barn between seasons is a sure-fire way to stay on top of any maintenance issues that could affect the functionality of your horse’s home. It also brings new opportunities to address changes that you can make, improvements to add and address any hurdles you may have to face in the future. ...
Beat The COVID-19 Blues with Lots of Winter Fun

Beat The COVID-19 Blues with Lots of Winter Fun

We had no idea back in March that we would still be living with the COVID-19 at this time of the year. In the last few months, many of us have lost our jobs or have reduced hours or are still working from home. However, more businesses are now open, and schools and the children ...
Coping With COVID-19: The Value of Horse Therapy

Coping With COVID-19: The Value of Horse Therapy

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have felt an ongoing sense of anxiousness or have been overwhelmed trying to keep up with the directives and guidelines that seem to be changing at a rapid pace. Now with the second wave officially declared in Ottawa and confirmed positive cases on the rise, our nerves may ...
Markets and Orchards and Farms, Oh My!

Markets and Orchards and Farms, Oh My!

Most busy families create schedules and routines to coordinate all the demands of kids, work and school. Since our world changed last March, many have found schedules to be much less stressful because COVID-19 cancelled school, work and events. There were no hockey or dance practices, no birthday parties, no extracurricular anything, and no commutes.  ...

Creating a Home Workspace for Everyone

It is a whole new COVID world out there and throughout this long crisis, many of us have come to recognize that our homes have become our safest haven.  We have all, collectively and individually, learned to adapt in new ways to a global pandemic, including working and going to school from our living room. ...
Bringing Your Garden Indoors

Bringing Your Garden Indoors

Lady Byrd Johnson said that ‘where flowers bloom, there is hope.”  Now that the chill in the evening air hints at inevitable winter, this is the time to plan the indoor garden.  Why?  Because flowers really do bring hope for the middle of February and we will soon be aching to remember the warmth of ...
Making The Most Of Your Staycation In Ontario

Making The Most Of Your Staycation In Ontario

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been left with cancelled plans and open calendar dates to fill with family fun activities. As there are still many restrictions on domestic and international travel, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a “Staycation” and put aside any unused funds for future savings. ...
Time to Buy a Cottage

Time to Buy a Cottage

The last several months have been a real challenge for all of us. The combination of the COVID -19 virus and uncertain economic times have been incredibly stressful. Fortunately, we are winning the fight against the virus, the economy is opening up, and people are getting back to work. During the last few months, many ...

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Garden Centres in Ottawa Are Now Essential!

This springtime in Ottawa has been anything other than ordinary for most people. Many of us are spending more time at home, away from friends, family, and social events. While for some, this has provided opportunities to complete projects around the house, declutter, organize Tupperware, and learn to fold fitted sheets, others have been eagerly ...
This Springs Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist

This Springs Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist

As the remnants of winter are slowly being swept away, the temperatures are rising, winter boots are making their way down to storage, sandals of all styles are lining closets everywhere and the shining sun is making for longer days of outdoor fun and play. Spring is here and in full force, which means it ...
Avoiding Lyme: Ticks are Coming

Avoiding Lyme: Ticks are Coming

  The mild weather is beginning, and as we all rejoice at the ending of winter, it is time to consider what this mild weather brings with it. The springtime thaw encourages the little menaces known as ticks, to make their way back out into the world. Ticks are a major carrier of Lyme disease ...
Winterizing Your farm

Winterizing Your farm

With the long and frigid days upon us, it’s important to start winterizing your barns and stables. Winterizing these structures is crucial to both the well being of your animals and outdoor equipment. It may seem daunting but it’s sure to pay off. Here are 5 steps to ensure you and your barn are ready ...
How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall The cooler air is here and before we know it, the leaves will begin to change. Fall is a season of transition as we (and the world around us) prepare for the winter months ahead but this is no reason to assume that curb appeal doesn’t matter. ...
Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals Summer festivals are a great way to ensure you take full advantage of everything the season has to offer. The great thing about summer festivals, especially the ones in the west end of Ottawa, is that there is a large variety of events. This means, everyone is sure to find a festival that ...
Tiny Homes Provide Great Options for Homeowners

Tiny Homes Provide Great Options for Homeowners

Tiny Homes provide great options for homeowners      Tiny Homes can be a great addition for homeowners, especially those looking for an extra means of income. A tiny home, also known as a coach house, is a small free-standing apartment, detached from the principal dwelling but located on the same lot. Coach houses are intended to ...

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