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Lesley’s Corner – April 2020

​ What an incredible few months it has been! I think its fair to say that our worlds have been rocked with COVID-19 making its way to Manitoba. My family was impacted in a number of ways; both of my daughters faced having their sports getting cancelled, school cancellations and of course – the housing market. One constant for our family has been each other. … Read More Lesley’s Corner – April 2020

Lesley’s Corner – February 2020

It’s amazing how just one day can make you feel ready to re-organize, start a new hobby or get cracking on that honey-do list! I often wonder what it is about January 1st that people find so motivating… yes it’s the official beginning of a new year, however it is said that its also one of the worst times to start  something new! I … Read More Lesley’s Corner – February 2020

Natural Insect Control

Insects are one of the major reasons why people avoid spending more time outdoors. Here are a few tips from Shelmerdine Garden Centre to help with natural insect control! NATURAL INSECT CONTROL Insects are a natural part of any garden. Most insects are beneficial, but some are not desirable and can cause harm to your flowers and vegetables. Using pesticides and herbicides will usually … Read More Natural Insect Control

Matrix Mail

One of the great resources that is available for me to help you, is automated email from Keystone Matrix. Here is how it goes: 1.) You tell me what you want… Are you looking for a House? Condo? What kind of bedrooms do you want, size, basement, parking, etc.  You essentially give me your must have wish list! 2.) I fill it in… I … Read More Matrix Mail

Wrapping up 2018

2018 was a fantastic year for me, both personally and professionally. Professionally – with your referrals and confidence in me, I snagged  a few awards for 2018 including the Royal LePage Director’s Platinum Award which recognizes the Top 5% of Royal LePage Realtors in Canada and the Individual Bronze Medallion from the Winnipeg Real Estate Board – which recognizes the Top 10% in the … Read More Wrapping up 2018

BBQ Safety

  BBQ’s are such a huge part of summer culture in Manitoba (and everywhere else really) but one thing that often is put on the back burner (haha) is BBQ Safety. You may say “I’m careful when I BBQ, that’s good enough” and while that’s great, there is still lots to consider about your BBQ Safety even when you are not using it. Read … Read More BBQ Safety

Summer Maintenance Checklist

It doesn’t matter if you are a new homeowner or have been living in the same house for 40 years. Summer house maintenance sneaks up on us, then tries to take over our summer… but if you keep track of your tasks with a list, you may be surprised how quickly you can check some of these boxes and STILL enjoy a great summer! … Read More Summer Maintenance Checklist

Top 10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

I found this great blog here: http://www.itisakeeper.com/11727/home-energy-savings-checklist/ to help beat the heat and make your house more energy efficient. 1. Clean or change AC filters once a month – This tip will keep your air conditioner functioning at its best. The better it can breathe, the more efficiently it can keep your home cool. If you use a room air conditioner, avoid placing any appliance nearby that would … Read More Top 10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

DIY Fairy Garden

FAIRY GARDENS A fairy is a small, imaginary creature or mythical being of human form that has magical powers. Fairies are said to bring good luck. Creating a fairy garden is a good way to lure fairies and good luck to your home. A fairy garden is a small garden with living plants and little structures used to create the appearance of a fairy’s … Read More DIY Fairy Garden

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS If you are new to gardening, be sure to read these vegetable gardening basics for beginners. Learning these skills and techniques will make your gardening experience far more pleasant and rewarding. Planning the Garden Location Choosing a location for your garden is the most important step in the garden planning process. Vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight for optimal … Read More VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS

Early Spring Gardening Checklist

In the spirit of the Home & Garden Show coming up in Winnipeg this weekend, I am going to be re-posting a series of blog posts from Shelmerdine Garden Centre. Everything from checklists to weed control to fairy gardens! Check back each day to see a new topic highlighted!   EARLY SPRING GARDENING CHECKLIST – FROM SHELMERDINE Make sure you get a good start … Read More Early Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance

Examine Roof Shingles Examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement. The summer sun can really damage roof shingles. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. Flashing around plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys need … Read More Spring Home Maintenance