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5 Things: Black Friday Shopping in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 28, 2014 08:51

1. There's a big Black Friday event happening in University Heights Square today. Check out a ton of great sales, including 25-50% off at Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique.

2. The Mall at Lawson Heights houses two of our favourite local shops, Believe Fit and Twisted Goods. Hit them both up for great deals and deep discounts today only!

3. Back Then & Again is extending Black Friday into a 3 day sale with longer hours all weekend long!

4. From today until Sunday, shop Stasia Boutique for unique clothing and accessories at discounts of 10-50% off.

5. If you're shopping in the Broadway area today, warm up at Calories with 20% off soups and hot bevies. 

Enjoy shopping local this Black Friday!

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Black Friday Shopping in Saskatoon's University Heights

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 26, 2014 10:36

University Heights Square. If you don’t live in the area, it might have been a while since you ventured over there, and there is probably at least a handful of great locally owned and operated retailers that you haven’t yet visited. The area is booming with local Saskatoon businesses to meet almost any shopping desire, from electronics to clothing to sports equipment to home decor, and much more. Black Friday (Nov 28) is the perfect opportunity to make your way over to University Heights and enjoy deep discounts for one day only. Here are some of the deals you can expect from a few of the local businesses involved in the event. 

 

 

Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique

Save 25% on all regular price in-stock merchandise and up to 50% off select items. Open 10am til 8pm.

 

Two Fifty Two Boutique 

Buy one, get one free (selected styles). On all other purchases, TFT will pay the tax. 

 

Gallery 17 

20% off all items from 10am til 12pm. 10% off from 12pm til close. Enter to win gift sets with purchase. 

 

Krazy Kiley’s

Save up to 70%. View their flyer on the University Heights Square Facebook page. Open 9am til 9pm. 

 

Clancy’s Meat Co.

Order your all natural, free-run, Canadian, fresh turkey. Quantities are limited, so book early. 

 

Point Optical

60% off select ophthalmic frames, and 30% off sunglasses (plus tax). Open 9am til 9pm. 

 

Olympian Sports

See in store for Black Friday promotions. Open 9am til 6pm. 

 

Sell Off Vacations

Check out the Deal Hunter promotion and save $300 on your next vacation. Ends November 30th. 

 

Jules & Lace

Buy two clothing items at 20% off and choose a free item from selected racks. 

 

You can expect to see Black Friday happenings at other University Heights faves Elemental Spa, Hi-Tech GameTraders, Blast Kids Klothing, The Giggle Factory, The Chopped Leaf, and Tryst Boutique. Connect with University Heights Square on Facebook to keep updated on the offerings of all those involved in the Black Friday event. 

Enjoy shopping local on Black Friday! 

5 Things: Events & Things to Do in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 26, 2014 08:16

1. Tonight is your first opportunity to catch Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life at Persephone Theatre, running until Dec 21st. 

2. Stop by the Meewasin Valley Centre this weekend to craft a winter bird feeder for your yard. All ages welcome, drop-in from 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

3. Pink Cadillacs is now offering a fun alternative to the usual steak-night fundraiser. Give them a call for more details. 

4. There are still a few more days to support the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation while enjoying a classic Saskatoon tradition at this year's Festival of Trees.   

5. If you get inspired by Gingerbread Lane at the Festival of Trees, here are instructions for an adorable DIY that is totally doable! 

 

Enjoy your Wednesday!

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5 Things: Women's Clothing, A New Eatery & Event Space in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 24, 2014 12:14

1. Enjoy sips while you shop The Local Locals on Saturday from 9:30-5:30 at Anthology Home Collection - with popup shops by Durands Footwear and Tonic. 

2. Saskatoon blogger Wanderlust and Words recently shared that a new crêperie, Drift Sidewalk Cafe, will be opening on 19th Street next to Escape Sports. Sounds delectable!

3. Looking for a unique venue for a charity event, girls' night, or holiday party? You can book a private party in Era Style Loft's contemporary and open loft space. 

4. If you have high quality pieces that you just don't wear anymore, stop by local consignment shop Stasia Boutique. While you're there, browse the many racks of potential "new to you" clothing and accessories. 

5. This lovely winter wedding favour DIY could also serve as a stocking stuffer or Christmas party favour. 

Enjoy your Monday!

Bookkeeping in Saskatoon with JPM Business Solutions

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 24, 2014 11:38

One of our favourite things about Saskatoon is its entrepreneurial spirit. We love the constant chatter surrounding locally owned and operated businesses in our city, and the supportive consumers who fuel them. Our vibrant Saskatoon business community is strengthened even further when local businesses find ways to partner with each other for mutual benefit. In many instances, one local business will have something to offer that another needs, driving the growth of both. 

In the Business Services category on My Saskatoon, great local service-based businesses are striving to help move other businesses forward. From sign shops to safety training to bookkeeping, these local experts are here to help local entrepreneurs who require outside support. 

JPM Business Solutions helps small and medium-sized businesses with bookkeeping and accounting assistance. Whether a difficult financial situation is arising or a proactive method of maximizing profits is desired, the accounting specialists at JPM can provide mentorship to any business who needs it. JPM has the expertise to help businesses achieve the best financial position possible by assisting with everything from policy review to meeting regulatory bookkeeping requirements. 

Accounting expertise is crucial during all phases of the business cycle. JPM assists clients who are setting up a new business by ensuring that accounting systems are in place and that administrative staff is properly trained. In times of difficulty or disorganization, JPM can relieve a business of the day-to-day bookkeeping struggle and can ease the anxiety that is overwhelming for any business owner facing financial issues. 

Business growth can also present bookkeeping or accounting complications as new staff are hired, new capital is acquired, or services are extended. Whether its assistance with payroll, financial reporting, or budgeting and forecasting, JPM is here to help booming businesses make sustainable decisions with a long term vision.  

In addition to bookkeeping and accounting, JPM Business Solutions offers IT services and HR consulting to businesses looking for expertise in these areas. Visit JPM’s Spotlight Profile for contact details and to learn more about the experts behind JPM Business Solutions.  

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5 Things: Weekend Events & Restaurants in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 21, 2014 10:40

1. Its perfect weather to tour the Enchanted Forest on foot this evening from 5:30pm till 9pm. 

2. Calories is hosting a Prairie Sun Brewery beer tasting from 4pm till 7pm tonight. 

3. The Rook & Raven is featuring Ragoût of Braised Oxtail & Mushrooms on House Tagliatelle. Yum.

4. Pucks N' Paws is happening at Sasktel Centre tomorrow. This means pets are welcome at the Blades game, and $5 from every ticket sold will go to local animal shelters. 

5. Today is the Grand Opening of The Lighthouse Pop-Up Shop at The Centre Mall. Give back this weekend by giving the gift of hope, dignity, and change to Saskatoon's homeless. 

Enjoy the weekend!

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How To Find Local Businesses on My Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 19, 2014 12:44

At My Saskatoon, we are strong believers in local people who put their time, effort, risk and resources into meeting the needs and desires of consumers in our city. From Jewellers to Caterers to Gyms, most every product or service imaginable is available through locally owned businesses in Saskatoon. 

And we want to make sure that you know about all that these great local businesses have to offer. With business profiles broken up into three main categories, Shop Local, Eat Local, and Support Local, our goal is to provide an informative hub for people who share our love of all things local. Find local business alphabetically, by subcategory, or with our search tool, and discover everything you need to stay connected. 

Browse our Eat Local page for our latest food-focused blog posts and mini listings featuring local Saskatoon restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, producers, and caterers. Our Shop Local page features posts about local sales, trends, and sought-after products in Saskatoon. Discover businesses you didn't realize are local by clicking through to Shop Local subcategories like Apparel, Flooring, and Home Decor. Our Support local page houses some of the great service-based businesses in Saskatoon, from Financial Services to Landscaping to Home Builders and Veterinarians. Gather tips, tricks, and inspiration by reading blog posts featuring local Saskatoon service providers from our Support Local category.

We love Saskatoon and its vibrant local business community, and hope that you will enjoy discovering it with us!

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5 Things: Staying Warm in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 19, 2014 08:08

1. This Michael Kors gift set from Era Style Loft makes gift-giving easy. 

2. If you've noticed a draughty bedroom or living room, try a sleek electric fireplace from Warm & Art.

3. Enjoy a free hot chocolate at Herbal Time when you order cheesecake (today only). 

4. Twisted Goods has adorable knit head wraps that will keep you cute and toasty this winter. 

5. These easy DIY pocket-warmers would make a great homemade stocking stuffer.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Spa-Worthy Showers & Baths in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 18, 2014 13:40

One of the most sought-after home features these days is a luxurious, spa-like bathroom. New home builds with expansive ensuites are trending with custom home builders and designers in Saskatoon. Home owners who are involved in the home design process are choosing floor plans with capabilities for luxurious bath features, and renovators are modifying homes and knocking out walls to accommodate new open-concept shower spaces.

The Inspiration  

There are so many ways to achieve a relaxing bathing area, and we are loving the design inspiration on Houzz that, with the help of local experts, could easily be turned into reality here in Saskatoon.

 
   
 

 

The Design & Construction 

Local Saskatoon home designers and builders CADvantage Design, Homes by Daon, Decora Homes, and Haven Builders have a ton of experience with designing and creating luxurious bathing spaces for their clients. Visit the Home Builders category on My Saskatoon to explore the options and get the process started in turning your dreams into reality. 

The Details

Perhaps a glass tub enclosure or open-concept shower area would suit the vibe of your newly designed bathroom. Glass Doctor of Saskatoon can do anything from basic framed shower doors to elaborate custom heavy glass enclosures. The glass experts at Glass Doctor will guide you through the entire process, from design to installation to maintenance. 

If you're looking for luxurious shower or bath functionality for your space, locally owned in Saskatoon, Dynamic Bath & Shower has tub and shower features for the bathroom of a lifetime. Enclosed steam showers from Dynamic Bath provide fantastic health benefits like detoxification, skin health, and a boosted immune system. You can add essential oils to the steam mechanism in the shower for an aroma-therapeutic steam experience, and in-shower lighting can be adjusted to suit your mood. Massage tubs from Dynamic Bath provide various degrees of massage intensity with automated and impulse options for the ultimate relaxation experience. 

Wouldn't sinking into a warm tub or enjoying the benefits of a steam shower in a beautifully designed space make this chilly Saskatoon winter more enjoyable?

5 Things: Saskatoon Craft Sales & Markets

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 17, 2014 09:37

1. Collectively Green Craft Market is coming up on Nov 22 from 10am to 5pm at Grace Westminster Church. Browse through lovely locally made and earth friendly gifts for your loved ones. 

2. On November 30 from 4-9pm, stop by the Black Market Market at Wallstreet Common to explore the offerings of awesome Saskatoon artists and artisans.  

3. 33rd Street Market is open from Wednesday to Sunday at 410 33rd Street West. Find all things antique, vintage, repurposed, and artisanal. 

4. Macrame is coming back in a big way. Here's an easy way to create your own unique wall-hanging (or chair cover!).

5. If you're looking for an idea for a homemade gift from the heart for the fashionista on your list, perhaps she would love something from this list of DIY accessories.

photo credit: Honestly WTF

Happy Monday! 

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