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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!
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

photo source: stylecaster.com

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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.

 

           

 Source: Braid Flooring Window & Fashions

 

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. 

          

            Source: Pinterest

 

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! 

 

         

Source: Pinterest

 

 

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.

 

Source: Pinterest

 

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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! 

Source: Pinterest

 

 

 

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


 

 

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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
 
 
 




You can find more information on Reed Security on their Spotlight Profile.
 
 

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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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The Bridge Is Back!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 15, 2015 13:15

City Council held a special meeting early September to discuss the two new bridges being built in YXE.  A $252.6 million project, one of Saskatoon's newest bridge addition will be the replacement of the iconic Victoria Bridge.

The closing of the bridge five years ago had quite the reaction from Saskatoon residents. A popular route from the Broadway area to the city core, many people were sad to see it slightly demolished and closed down.

However, talks of the new traffic bridge has been in recent news and it has created a buzz in the city once again. Residents continuously ask the city council "What will the new bridge look like?" With the idea of remaining flexible in the design to save money, they say the outcome will be "sympathetic" to the original 1907 bridge.

 

Photo Source: Sharai Siemens Photography

The bridge is suspected to be competed by October 2018 giving the Broadways residents and surrounding area something to look forward to. 

 
 

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Stay Trendy YXE!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 14, 2015 08:32

Turtleneck Sweater

We all know that the temperature is dropping and the air is a bit more chilly. It is tricky to look chic and stay warm but with this cozy trend, you can have both.  Find a turtleneck sweater that is fitted with a high neck and it will be a perfect option for any fall or winter outfit. Layer it with a leather jacket or wear it under a sleeveless dress. You can find these sweaters is any shape, colour and size so it is very easy to incorporate it into your existing wardrobe.

Photo source: Pinterest

 

Fur Vest

A fur vest is a crucial piece to add to your Fall wardrobe. It is a statement piece that can be paired with just about anything you have in your closet. Wear it with a your favourite boyfriend jeans, heals and a statement jewellery or dress it up by wearing all black underneath. 

 

 

Photo source: Pinterest

 

Cuffs

You've mastered the way to roll the cuffs of your boyfriend jeans but have you tried it with your high-waisted silk pants? This way you can dress them up or down! Looking for something more comfy and casual? You can roll the cuffs on any pant. Add a belt and a tucked in tee to tie the casual look together.

  

Photo source: Pinterest

 

Marsala

This season's in trend colour is Marsala. Whether it is makeup, furniture, clothing or food, you can find this deep burgundy hue is everywhere. Try it on your lips for a bold statement or introduce it in your home as a throw pillow or a cozy blanket.

 

 

Photo source: Pinterest

 

 

You can find clothing and accessories at your local boutiques in Saskatoon. Check out locally owned Era Style Loft, Twisted Goods and Stasia Boutique for some great finds for this Fall!



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5 Things: Superheroes, Shop Local & Save and DIY Fall Chalkboard

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 13, 2015 10:39

 

 

David Reekie, Investors Group Consultant, has the information you need for your mortgage, insurance and investments. Born and raised in Saskatoon, David Reekie understands the importance of local and is excited to be a part of My Saskatoon! Read more about David Reekie in his Spotlight Profile

 


Add more Fall decor to your home with this DIY chalkboard sign. All you need is a wood round, chalkboard paint and a foam roller. You can use it as a "to-do list", menu board or even as a welcome home sign. 

                                              

                                                                               Photo Source: iheartnaptime.net 

 

Looking for a new duvet cover or comforter set?  Georgia Mills is having a 15% off  all regular priced items in the store so hurry in and save on taxes!  Whether you are re-styling your teen's bedroom or adding some colour to your master suite, Georgia Mills has your linens for this season.

 

  

                                                         

                                    Photo Source: Pinterest

 

 Did you know that local diner, Pink Cadillacs, is having a Superhero Weekend October 16th and 17th? Dress up as your favourite superhero and enter your name to win a prize package! Open at 10am on weekends, Pink Cadillacs is a must visit diner in YXE!

   

Braid Flooring  and Window Fashions is offering $.50/sqft rebate on Mirage flooring until the end of November. Mirage Hardwood Flooring, a Canadian producer, is Braid Flooring's number one choice of quality hardwood flooring. Their commitment to forest stewardship, quality lumber and finished products combine to create the best hardwood for your home.   

       

                      Photo Source: Braidflooring.com

 

 

 

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Fall Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Food Ideas

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 9, 2015 10:14

Not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend? These cute and quirky food ideas are easy to make and fun for any age. You will be a hit at this Thanksgiving table whether you are a guest or a host!

 

Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

A sweet and salty treat that would make a great dessert this Thanksgiving. Use Turkey bacon as a healthy alternative and to stay with the theme of the holiday!

Source: Pillsbury.com

 

  Cheese Tray Turkey

A simple and quick addition to the table. Substitute different types of cheese for each layer to add some variety and colour! You can also make it a fun game for the kids. Allow them to decorate the turkey with different types of cheeses and meats!

                                  

Source: alsothatsit.blogspot.ca

 

 Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

A classic favourite! With any holiday, you can always find a way to make a popcorn ball appropriate for the season!

 

Source: momontimeout.com

 

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone! We hope you have a fantastic holiday with friends, family and loved ones! Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember to be thankful!



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J and S Picture Frame Warehouse Is Now Featuring Local Artists

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 8, 2015 12:08

A local business for over thirty-seven years, J and S Picture Frame Warehouse values their customers and believes in quality work. They take pride in the fact that all framing is done in house so that your precious valuables and artwork are never sent out. 

Specializing in framing, photo restoration and large format printing on paper and canvas, the employees of J and S are extremely qualified to do all with care and precision. Being a established local business, they truly value the support of their loyal customers. 

 

 An example of Photo Restoration 

Custom made frames

 

Something new and exciting to J and S Picture Frame Warehouse is that they are now hosting art shows. Local artists of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan are featured and you can view the art during regular business hours.

For the month of October, Gloria Parker will be featuring her pastel art. November's art show  will be featuring a photographer and alcohol ink artist. 

 

 

For artists looking to book a space, contact Sherri at 306-373-1172. Check out J and S Picture Frame Warehouse current promotion here and all other information on their Spotlight Profile

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