Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Helpful Moving Tips - MUST READ!!

While I am expert at setting your home up for sale, and getting you ready for your new home, no one does moving like Swan Moving & Storage in Guelph. They even provide you with this handy checklist to ensure that your move goes smooth and you're well prepped before the movers arrive to load up the truck.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Outdoor bootcamp ending - Indoor soon to begin

Sigh...tonight is the last night for outdoor bootcamp. I can't wait for indoor to start Sept. 12th! Great introductory offer for the new indoor facility - $175 for 4 months! Check it out:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A&W #CruisinforaCause - Help support the MS Society Aug. 25

On Thursday Aug. 25th, visit any A&W in Canada and purchase a Teen Burger to help support the MS Society. You can also text MS to 45678 to donate $5!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Attention #Kitchener-#Waterloo #Photographers!

Contact BTSH today for information on how to rent props including furniture, linens, and other accessories - email to receive your free CD and price list.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cooking with veggies from your garden

What to do with all the veggies you're picking daily from your garden? Here is a quick pasta recipe that the whole family will enjoy:

Saute veggies (except tomatoes) in approximately 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Cook pasta according to instructions (I like to use whole wheat spaghetti noodles with tomato spaghettini noodles).
Once veggies are cooked, add 1 clove of garlic, tomatoes and noodles and lightly toss. Season with salt and pepper and top with fresh basil, chopped.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How To Clean Leather - Naturally

A common question from my clients - how do I clean my leather? There are several products available on the market, but I have yet to find a good, natural product. For everyday cleaning, simply wipe the leather with a slightly damp micro fibre cloth. For stains, mix in a spray bottle 1/8 tsp castile soap (olive oil based soap) and 1/4 cup of water, and shake well to blend. Always be sure when making your own mixtures like this to properly label the bottle. Spray on the affected area and rub gently.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fresh from the vine - tomato harvesting

If you've planted tomato plants in your garden, you should now be reaping the benefits. Harvesting your tomatoes can be a delicate task, and you should be prepared to do this daily. If there are unripened tomatoes surrounding the ones that you are picking, be sure to hold the branch steady as you gently pull the fruit off the plant. This will avoid a "spring-back" effect that could knock the other fruits from the plant before they're ready. Always pick before your tomatoes turn a bright red - they will continue to ripen indoors, and will last longer this way. Avoid putting your picked tomatoes on your windowsill as this will speed the ripening and often spoil your fruit too soon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Attention Photographers in the KW Area!

Contact BTSH today for information on how to rent props including furniture, linens, and other accessories - email to receive your free CD and price list.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oven Cleaning - Natural

Oven cleaners are often incredibly toxic, and can be abrasive to the surface of your oven. For a natural, non-abrasive alternative, baking soda to the rescue once again! Remove oven racks and heating elements first for ease of cleaning. Lay down newspaper or a drop cloth under the oven to avoid getting any grease on your floor. Also, be sure to wear gloves as oven cleaning, natural or not, tends to be a messy task.

To make the cleaning paste simply mix 5 parts baking soda to 1 part water, apply to all surfaces of the oven, and leave for a couple of hours (or overnight for hard to clean areas). The paste will work to lift the food and grease and should remove easily by wiping clean with water and a clean rag.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Congratulations Kao and Marnie!

Great Colour Consultation this morning with Kao and Marnie for their new fitness facility opening September 2011 - can't wait to start boot camp!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Attention Photographers in the KW area

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Thanks Eric Wheeler Photography!

An amazing shoot! New business card and website pics on the way thanks to Eric Wheeler Photography. For all your portrait needs, contact Eric today!

Here's a sneak peak...