By: Serge Guenette

LOCAL AND AFFORDABLE FURNITURE STORES IN OTTAWA

Tags: LOCAL, AFFORDABLE, FURNITURE STORES, OTTAWA

   We are fortunate to have a number of local and affordable furniture stores here in Ottawa that continue to persevere despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. If you are in need of a furniture upgrade or are just tired of some of the items in your home, check out these local shops around Ottawa to get your home well on its way to a new look.    Structube: With f...Read More

5 TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER

By: Serge Guenette

5 TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER

Tags: TIPS, WINTER, GET YOUR HOME READY, OTTAWA

  Winter in Ottawa can be beautiful. From snowy landscapes and Christmas lights sprinkled throughout the city, it brings a certain kind of joy, especially leading up to the holiday season.   But with the arrival of snow, ice and the cold, our homes tend to suffer, especially if they aren’t prepared properly to handle the drastic change of weather.   Although prepping our home...Read More

COVID-friendly trick or treating in Ottawa

By: Serge Guenette

COVID-friendly trick or treating in Ottawa

Tags: Halloween, Pandemic, trick or treat, stay safe, 5. Virtual haunting , ottawa,safe Halloween

Halloween celebrations are fast approaching and the day is looking a little different than most years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Ottawa back in a modified Stage 2 and its accompanying restrictions — including recommendations from Ottawa Public Health that we not go door-to-door on Halloween — we must consider how our families can safely trick-or-treat and modify our plans to cr...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Best pumpkin and apple picking areas in Ottawa!

Tags: ottowa, pumpkin picking, apple picking

We can’t deny it any longer; fall is here. That means it’s time to embrace everything fall has to offer in Ottawa. The beautifully changing trees may not last long, but all month there are pumpkin patches and apple orchards to explore.   Of course, with the second wave of the pandemic hitting Ottawa pretty hard, you’ll need to be careful. And even though these are outdoor ac...Read More

5 THINGS EVERY FIRST-TIME SELLER SHOULD KNOW

By: Serge Guenette

5 THINGS EVERY FIRST-TIME SELLER SHOULD KNOW

Tags: Sellers, Real Estate, First Time

If you’ve never sold a home before, navigating the process can seem daunting. As a first-time seller, there are several things you should know before your home goes on the market. From understanding how the market works to preparing your home for listing photos, it’s important to know what works best to maximize the price you can get and minimize the time it will take.    H...Read More

Top Ottawa picnic spots

By: Serge Guenette

Top Ottawa picnic spots

Tags: Ottawa, Picnic spots, Social distancing, snack, food, outdoors

If you’re looking for a summer pastime that allows you to social distance with your friends and family while still enjoying the outdoors, picnicking is the way to go. Whether it’s a quick thrown-together basket of snacks to enjoy or a cooler with a full spread of food, picnics are an easy activity that don’t take a lot of planning to make happen. Ottawa is full of green spaces t...Read More

Great Dog Parks

By: Serge Guenette

Great Dog Parks

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Ottawa’s dog parks are a great way to get out, get some exercise and let your pup socialize with other dogs. If you’ve been feeling house-bound this summer, a visit to an off-leash dog park will let you continue to practice physical distancing while enjoying the outdoors. Here are five to try.   1. Bruce Pit Dog Park: Located in Nepean, the Bruce Pit Dog Park has a large off-lea...Read More

5 gardening chores to tackle

By: Serge Guenette

5 gardening chores to tackle

Tags: 5, gardening, chores, tips

Gardening is a great active pastime to boost overall mood and reduce stress — something we’ve all needed throughout the pandemic. What with being quarantined in our homes for the last few months, it has helped to embrace our own outdoor spaces and backyards, giving us some time to finally put in the work to create a new garden space (or spruce up an old one).   But over time, and ...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

Virtual travel ideas / things you can visit while still at home

Tags: VIRTUAL TRAVEL IDEAS, TRAVEL, VISIT, AT HOME

Thanks to technology, we’ve been able to stay more connected than ever as we’ve physically distanced and confined ourselves to home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   As an added bonus, even with the pandemic restricting the ability to travel, technology has also allowed cities around the world an opportunity to connect online and showcase some of their best travel locations an...Read More

By: Serge Guenette

5 DATE IDEAS TO DO AT HOME

Tags: DATE, IDEAS, AT HOME

Date nights are a great way to de-stress, reconnect and relax together while enjoying each other’s company. But having to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic means you may need to rethink your date night options.   And being together already day and night — a circumstance many of us are temporarily living — while having to follow restrictions on where and how you can vent...Read More