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5 Things: Happy Halloween Weekend In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 30, 2015 10:29

 

 Song of the Witches - Shakespeare (Macbeth)

Double, double toil and trouble; 
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake, 
In the caldron boil and bake; 
Eye of newt and toe of frog, 
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and bling-worms sting, 
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing, 
For a charm of powerful trouble, 
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. 
Double, double toil and trouble; 
Fire burn and caldron bubble. 
Cool it with a baboon's blood, 

Then the charm is firm and good. 

                                                                        

 

 Are you ready for a spooky weekend? We have listed some scary and some fun activities to do this weekend whether you are with family or with friends.

 

Check out the haunted houses on 5th ave and in Sutherland tonight. Free admission but the lines are long.  However, the wait is worth it. If you are up for an adrenaline rush and to be absolutely terrified, go to these well designed horror houses. The homeowners have said that they have been working on the art of turning their home and back yard into a scene from a movie since September. Donations are accepted as it is alway important to give back to your community.

     

 

 

 

The second annual Terror in the Trees is held tonight and tomorrow  from 7pm-11pm however,  bring your children from 12-4pm on Saturday and expect a kid friendly adventure. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the Pike Lake Community and School Association. You can find Terror in the Trees 23 km south of Saskatoon at the corner of highway 60 and Churchill Ave. near Pike Lake Park. For more information, click here.

 Take your special someone to a scary movie this Halloween Eve. The Broadway Theatre is playing back to back Wes Craven films, Nightmare on Elm Street and New Nightmare. Each film is $7.00 and airs at 7:00pm and 9:00pm tonight! 

 Tonight, from 5:30-8:30pm, the Western Development Museum is featuring "Bootown" as a warm and safe Halloween option for the whole family. There will be games, stories, mysteries and more! This event is suited for children twelve years and under and their families. 

 The Glen at Crossmount Village is hosting their first Fall Fest this Saturday, October 31st, from 1-4pm. Admission is free and families can enjoy fun activities, crafts, games, face painting and pumpkin carving. Don't miss the fresh apple cider that The Glen is serving. The Glen is also home to a local apple cidery so be sure to have a taste tester of it this weekend. There will be a presentation at 2:00pm on the life of apple cider followed by a costume contest. Dress you and your kids up and head to Crossmount Village for a fun family filled time! Click here for more information. 

   

 The My Saskatoon Team

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BP Banister in Saskatoon Has Your Custom Railings and Staircases

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 29, 2015 10:27

Bp Banister has the expertise and innovation to re-create your living space into a dream reality. For 14 years, Bp Banister has been established into the lead of design manufacturing and installation of the finest staircases and railings. Our work has been showcased in many of today's finest properties. 

When it comes to excellent service and quality craftsmanship, BP Banister leads the way in Saskatoon's staircase and railing industry. Sales staff listen to you and work hard to fulfill your needs, presenting you with a wide variety of styles and materials to choose from. Skilled craftsmen construct and assemble your project with care in our Saskatoon factory. Finally, your product is installed on location, beautifully and efficiently. A BP Banister product gives you satisfaction for years to come.

 

  

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Halloween Happenings and DIY Costume Ideas

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 28, 2015 11:06


A few more last minute costume ideas for this weekend. Whether you are a couple, best friends or have a family to get creative with, these costumes will be a hit.  


Trolls

Grab your best friends and do this easy DIY costume. Being a troll would be fun and quirky! Use coloured wigs or spray paint your own hair.

 source: pinterest

Nesting Dolls

 This would be the perfect group costume idea if you have a family of children with different ranges of age!

            

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 Pinata and Little Girl

 

This is a great couples idea or with your best friend. All you need is construction paper, glue and time!

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 Don't forget that Twisted Goods is handing out Halloween candy this Saturday from 330-5pm at Center Mall and 430-6pm at Lawson Heights Mall. Twisted Goods is also having a 50% off sale on all Halloween decor. Hurry in to either location to get some last minute decor for your home and take advantage of some great deals!

 

Try something new this year with your pumpkins. How about glow-in-the-dark?  Place these on your porch to brighten it up and it will be a fun conversation piece for the candy collectors on Halloween night! You can find the instructions here.

 

                 

 

                 

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Make sure you check out the free Haunted Houses around Saskatoon. Go to Saskatoon Kijiiji adds to find addresses and times for a spook-tacular night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet Your Local Chiropractors Of Foundation Chiropractic

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 27, 2015 11:20

Dr. Lindsey Crook

Practicing since 2005, Dr. Crook is the co-owner of Foundation Chiropractic and Wellness. After first completing a Bachelors of History at the University of Saskatchewan, she went on to graduate from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia in June of 2005. After completing her Canadian and American national board examinations, she returned home to her community in Saskatoon and began practice.

 

 

 source: Foundationchiropractic

"I began my life of chiropractic after spending a year working in a chiropractic office in northern Alberta. I was amazed at how great of an impact an adjustment could have on an individual’s outlook on life. They would arrive in so much turmoil and leave the office with a sense of relief and a smile. I truly have a love for people and enjoy spending my time in the office with so many interesting personalities. I see people of all ages and avenues of life with such interesting stories. I’ve had the honour of watching many families grow. It’s a privilege to be allowed to share in the joy of watching their children grow up into awesome little people.

I look forward to seeing all my current patients at the new location on Preston Avenue. I am also very excited to welcome new patients from the surrounding community, allowing us to continue serving families and individuals during their life stories.

In my recreation time. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends.  I’m often in the company of my dogs, Diesel and Kanu. I enjoy all the city of Saskatoon parks and walking trails of the river valley. I love participating in Pilates classes and (in our warmer months) playing in the garden." -Lindsey Crook

 

 

 

Dr. Janine Johnson

Practicing since 2002, Dr. Johnson is the co-owner of Foundation Chiropractic and Wellness. After first completing a Biology Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, she went on to graduate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota in April of 2002. Passing Canadian and American Board Exams, she moved to Amsterdam, where she began her chiropractic professional life until Saskatoon called her back in October of 2003.

 

 source: Foundationchiropractic 

Treat everyone you see in practice the way that you would wish your family and loved ones to be treated.

"This motto was instilled in me from the very beginning of my chiropractic career by my mentors, and I live by it every day. I enjoy my vocation tremendously, and have the privilege to help all ages, shapes and sizes of people strive to reach their optimal spinal and overall health. My adjusting rooms are full of families, brand new infants, unsteady toddlers, school-age kids, growing teenagers, desk-workers, laborers, police, fire people, nurses, teachers, doctors, dentists, business people, seniors and everyone in between! I see it all and I love it!

In our new Preston Ave. location, I look forward to helping my patients of the past 11 years continue with their chiropractic health journey. I am also excited to have the opportunity to meet new patients who are seeking chiropractic care and the many benefits that it brings.

In my spare time, I enjoy downhill skiing, snow-shoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking in Fernie, hiking, Pilates, running, reading and spending time with my husband and dog on the riverbanks of Saskatoon."- Janine Johnson

 

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Michelle's Flowers Saskatoon Has BOO-tiful Bouquets!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 26, 2015 10:43

 

 

How about a trick with your treats? The trick is that the candy corn is inside an invisible panel within the cylinder vase. The treat? Well, obviously it's the delightful fall flowers inside the vase!

Pretty orange roses, spray roses and gerberas, light orange miniature carnations, yellow button spray and daisy spray chrysanthemums, oak leaves and an entire bag of candy corn make up this fun arrangement. What a neat sweet treat!

 

 

                                                                              

source: Michelle's Flowers

 

What fun! A fabulous ghost boo-quet. Perfect for friends, family and colleagues because everybody loves a friendly ghost, especially when he's surrounded by fresh flowers.

Orange roses, blue eryngium, purple statice, a birch branch, oak leaves and more are presented in a black cube vase with a googly-eyed ghost. Just scream and we'll send it today!

 

 

                                                                    

source: Michelle's Flowers

 

 

Perhaps this is the perfect WEB bouquet. Perched atop a beautiful array of fall flowers, the only place this sweet spider will crawl is right into someone's heart.

Orange spray roses, asiatic lilies and carnations, green button spray chrysanthemums, red spray chrysanthemums, oak leaves and the not-so-itsy-bitsy-spider are arranged and delivered in a modern black cube. Spooktacular!

 

 

 

                                                                         

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5 Things: Fri-YAY! What's Happening In YXE, Fall Foodies & Chic Pumpkin Decor

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 23, 2015 09:30
Saskatoon Fall Home Show
 
If you are a homeowner looking to do some renovations or simply wanting to check it out, head down to Prairieland Park for the Fall Home Show. Hours are Friday- 2pm-9pm, Saturday-10am-6pm and Sunday-10am-5pm with a $10.00 entrance fee.
 
You can find the experts of Haven Builders at the Home Show. Specializing in home building and renovations, the Haven team has the information that you need to know when customizing your home. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personal Insurance Help?
Its that time of year when people get back to looking at their personal insurance coverages, life, critical illness and disability. If you are looking to see if you are properly insured or if it is your first time then give David Reekie of Investors Group a call. He would be happy to sit down with you and discuss all available options.
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest Cobb Salad  Recipe  
 
Bacon and pears might be the best combination for salad ingredients. When we saw this recipe and noticed that these two food items were in the salad, it was a must share in our Fall Foodie Friday blog! Don't worry, the almonds and eggs are the good fats that make up for the bad!
 
 
 

 

 

Ingredients:
 
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts Pecan Halves
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
      
       Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To make the poppy seed dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, apple cider vinegar and poppy seeds in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  • Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Cover eggs with a tight-fitting lid and remove from heat; set aside for 8-10 minutes. Drain well and let cool before peeling and dicing.
  • To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with arranged rows of bacon, eggs, apple, pear, pecans, cranberries and goat cheese.
  • Serve immediately with poppy seed dressing.
 
 
Sleeping Beauty

Are you looking for a family fun activity this weekend? The Newman Players of St. Thomas Moore College is presenting Sleeping Beauty. An amusing and tasteful version of the Perrault romance with a balance of suspense and a touch of dance. The play runs for just over an hour with a ten minute break in between. Tickets are $5 at the door or you can buy online.  For show times click here.
 
 

Chic Pumpkins
 
Carving pumpkins is one of the best parts of Halloween festivities! However, if you are looking for a more "chic" way to decorate your porch this year, try these DIY pumpkins!
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hunter Douglas Blinds At Braid Flooring Window & Fashions

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 21, 2015 11:17

Households with young children and pets can be a busy place. It's hard for parents to keep an eye on everyone while trying to cook an evening meal for the family. And let's face it, both kids and pets love to explore!

Because of that curiosity we've seen a movement towards blinds that are safe. Cords hanging low are a thing of the past when you choose Hunter Douglas blinds with PowerView motorization.

Now you can have the functionality of high quality blinds, the style and colours you want, and the comfort of knowing your family is safe from dangling cords.

 

           

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For the first time at Braid, you now have the opportunity to receive AIR MILES® Reward Miles* with the purchase of quality Hunter Douglas blinds only available at Braid.

 
As a Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer we have highly trained experts who can walk you through the only full collection of displays in Saskatoon to ensure you have the right blinds for your home. 
 
We have a Hunter Douglas Master Installer to ensure your blinds are installed properly in your home. And we have the best warranties in the industry to ensure your blinds are protected for years to come.
 
Book a complimentary in home consultation and learn more about the Braid Window Fashions advantage.

 

         

 Source: Braid Flooring & Window Fashions

 

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Halloween DIY Costumes

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 20, 2015 10:24

Wondering what to dress up as this Halloween? Here are some easy DIY costume ideas that you could wear at any party!

 

Ice Cream Cone

Grab your favorite pencil skirt and hot glue giant DIY sprinkles on a white tee.  You can use coloured paper, crayons without the wrapper or even Mike 'n' Ikes candy to make it more realistic. Just try not to eat them as the night goes on!  The cherry on top is just a red balloon so head to your local party place for a helium filled balloon.  

Source: Pinterest

 

Pinapple

All you need is a over-sized yellow shirt or dress and green cut outs. Use a toilet paper roll as the base for the cut outs and paint it green. Then take a head band and place it on your head so that it is stabilized. 

          

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Pacman and Mrs. Pacman

If you are a couple headed to a party and looking for a head-turning costume then dress up as this dynamic duo! 

 

         

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Wind Up Doll

Simple and easy. If you need a last minute costume idea and don't have time to head to the store then dress up as a wind up doll and go the extra mile and be speechless the whole night. This idea is perfect if your not in the party mood!

You can find the instructions to make this costume here.

 

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If you aren't sure what to dress your children in this year, please heavily consider this costume! It is very simple and oh so very cute! 

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Stay tuned for more DIY costume ideas. Halloween is just around the corner!


 

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Reed Security: The Secret Of Our Success

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 19, 2015 09:42

 

  

 

Two years ago, Oyvind Sparboe and Myron Jacobsen brought Reed Security to Prince Albert.

 
“We were long term employees at another security company and we saw first hand there was a lot of room for improvement.,” said Sparboe. “We looked at several partnership options and after careful screening, Reed Security and their $5 a month promo was clearly the best choice.”
 
You can feel at ease knowing your home, cabin or business is secure when you choose Reed Security as your security provider.  Solutions include Alarm Systems with 24-7 Monitoring, ReedHD™ Hi-Def Cameras you can view from your smartphone and Access Control swipe-card systems which control who goes where and when.
 
The one thing separating Reed Security from the rest is the commitment to providing Excellent Customer Service. Reed Security cares about building long-term relationships with their clients, going above and beyond before and after the sale. Some companies may take weeks to provide service, while Reed Security’s goal is by the next business day.
 
Jacobsen and Sparboe know one of the biggest benefits to having a monitored home security system, is it provides constant monitoring when you are unable to do so yourself. If you need to leave town for business or a vacation, they recommend putting your trust in Reed Security. Reed Security offers full monitoring and is a ULC listed company, which indicates a high standard of monitoring and installation. You can feel assured there will be a response to an emergency situation. Additionally, when you are away from your home or business you can use remote monitoring services. For example, ALARM.COM interactive services use 3G cell towers to connect your security system directly to your smartphone, tablet, or PC. No phone line is required. 

 

 

“Today, your security system can provide you with a variety of notifications,” said Jacobsen.  “There are a lot of latch-key kids out there so now when the kids come home from school at four o’clock, or whenever, you can get a notification on your phone that lets you know the kids are home.”

 
Jacobsen and Sparboe want to inform potential customers that an alarm system can also provide additional protection to a variety of other factors including fire and carbon dioxide detection while preventing intruders and protecting valuables.
 
“A security system is not just used for security anymore,” said Jacobsen. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh, I will never get broken into.’ Well, you could still have a flood in your home, you could have a fire in your home or your furnace could quit.

“Today you can add to your security system a variety of sensors such as environmental sensors, low temp sensors, water sensors, smoke sensors and carbon dioxide sensors.”

 

 

An Anniversary Gift to You!
 
In celebration of Reed Security’s 15th Anniversary in Saskatoon and Second Anniversary in Prince Albert we would like to offer all new clients the following alarm promo: 

  • $99 activation (reg. $299) for all Switch Overs
  • $299 activation (reg. $599) for all New Installations
  • $5 a Month 24/7 Monitoring for the first year (after that it’s only $19.95)
  • Free low temperature sensor
  • Free ALARM.COM Interactive Services – for the first month
  • Professional Installation with Full System Test
  • Up to 25% Off Home Insurance – consult your broker
  • Expires November 30th, 2015
 
 
 




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Palliser Rooms EQ3 Has Your Canadian Made Furniture In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 16, 2015 11:12

Supporting Canadian manufacturing is important to us at Palliser Rooms. Defehr Furniture, one of our featured bedroom suppliers is a family owned furniture manufacturer located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 Defehr prides themselves on designing and building bedroom, home office and home entertainment furniture bringing together the most current technology combined with age old techniques in craftsmanship. With over 60 years of experience in the furniture industry, their designers and builders are committed to providing our customers with quality furniture at great prices.

Our Milano and Verona collections feature beautiful solid maple fronts and mouldings and are both available in graphite and java finishes.

Create a rustic retreat with the Stockton collection featuring solid pine construction, textured stone and distressed finish.

The Seabrook collection was designed with a unique, durable driftwood laminate finish that stands out from the rest.

Contemporary styling, a modern anthracite finish and functional under bed storage defines the Vienna. 

 

Blog Source: Palliser Rooms EQ3

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