My Saskatoon
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Search Search
Narrow your search:

My Saskatoon Blog

Winter Driving Tips, Discounts & Trends In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 6, 2016 13:26

Glass Doctor of Saskatoon Has  Winter Driving Tips

With winter officially upon us, it’s smart to start planning a winter emergency kit. No one wants to think about the unexpected but it is always good to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help you avoid stress. They may also prove to be very important in case of an emergency.

  1. When going on long car trips don’t wait until the last minute to fill your car with gas. It is smart to make sure you have at least three quarters of a tank before traveling to reduce your risk of getting stranded in the middle of nowhere with no gas stations in sight!
  2. If you get stranded you cannot always rely on your cell phone. Keep in mind that your mobile service may not provide reliable coverage in many rural areas, so you might not have service to call for roadside assistance. Check with your service provider before traveling to identify service holes, and keep spare change in case you need to use a pay phone.
  3. The best way to prevent travel trouble is by being proactive. Be sure your car’s routine maintenance is up-to-date. This includes oil changes, tire rotation and pressure checks, along with inspection and registrations stickers.

Even the best plans can be defeated by unforeseen weather or an accident. Always have these items in the car in case you need to wait for help to come.


  • Flashlight
  • Enough water for everyone in the car
  • Blankets
  • Snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Extra cash
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra tire and jack

Don’t let the winter weather keep you indoors! Be prepared and reduce your risk of travel woes!



source: Glass Doctor


Twisted Goods Continues Boxing Day Sales

Twisted Goods is having a winter sale in both Centre Mall and Lawson Heights Mall locations. Get 30% off all the winter collection of Matt & Nat bags! 


source: twisted goods


 Duvet Discounts at Georgia Mills

Georgia Mills is having a 20% off all in-stock duvet covers. Hurry in to either the University Heights location or Market Mall to save!



photo source: pinterest


Leather Pant Trend At Era Style Loft

Era Style Loft's latest blog is all about the leather pant trend. Read it to find great inspiration on styling these beauties! Below are the available leather pants that Era Style Loft has in store.

 From left: Anine Bing leather leggings, Anine Bing loose fit leather pants, 10 Crosby Derek Lam leather leggings.


source: Era Style loft

 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: , ,

5 Things

New Year's Eve In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 30, 2015 12:53

What a year 2015 has been! We at My Saskatoon are looking forward to all that 2016 will bring, and are excited to ring in the New Year! With so much happening in Saskatoon tomorrow night, there will not be a shortage of events to consider. With venues like Prairieland Park, Amigos and Capitol Music Club hosting NYE parties, there is defiantly something for everyone on the last night of 2015. Whether you are making it a night out around town, planning a party, or having a quiet night in, make sure you celebrate the coming of the New Year in some way. If you haven't made plans yet, here are a few ideas that leave your NYE unforgettable. 




House Party at Prairieland Park

If you are 19 and over and have $25.00 to spare, you can check out the party happening at Prairieland. You can expect to find happy hour pricing all night, music by Wonderland and DJ Anchor, a photo booth, party games and free "party swag". Don't forget free coat check! 

You can even get a ride home with the SAFE RIDE HOME program where $22.00 will get you home without having to wait in line for cabs! Sign up for it here.



Host A Dinner Party

Bring those friends together in your home and have a cook out. Either set the menu around a certain theme or even try wine pairings, there are so many different ways to be creative. If your cooking Spanish, make sure you have Spanish wines to go with the theme. Try a fondue meal so that the dining experience will carry throughout the evening as it usually takes a couple hours. Here are some cool party game ideas.


       source: pinterest

Dine Out

Book your New Year's Eve dinner reservations at Leyda's Restaurant. With organic quality ingredients, live local music and a delicious five course meal for just $65.00, you can have a wonderful experience while ringing in the New Year. Check their Facebook page or website for the full menu or give them a call to reserve a spot at 306-244-0707. You can also book online here. 


The Saskatoon libraries also have Noon Year's Eve parties for children. Join the Cliff Wright Branch and the J.S Wood Branch for fun children activities and a countdown to 12pm.


With weather like this, you have to take advantage of Diefenbaker Park. Grab your closest friends/family, some hot chocolate in a mug and your fastest sled and make it an afternoon at the hill. 


source: pinterest

Plan A Safe Ride Home

Saskatoon Transit and SGI have partnered again this year to provide free bus service on New Year's Eve. Between the hours of 8pm-2:45am, customers can flag down a bus from the curb at any point along the route. 



 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: , ,

5 Things

Glitter And Gold Christmas DIY

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 10, 2015 14:25
 Here are a few of our favourite Christmas DIY ideas! We are loving the glitter and gold this year and these easy and affordable crafts can make great gifts for the season.


Spray Paint a white coffee mug or wine glass with gold paint. A simple but thoughtful gift for your friend or sister! Add some of her favourite coffee beans in the cup for that extra touch.





Not only will this DIY craft keep your little ones busy, it will also be great oversized art for your home this Christmas. Spray paint popsicle sticks gold and hot glue them together in shapes of snowflakes.



Your friends and family will appreciate this extra touch in your gift-giving this year when you make your own tags! The supplies include mod podge, a foam brush, glitter, twine, ink pads and alphabet stamps. You can use any type of material for the cards, although cork material could be very nice and durable!





A perfect gift exchange idea! All you need is a clear bulb and letter stickers in any font you like. Fill the bulb with colourful glitter and tie a pretty bow on top. This DIY is easy and affordable and obviously very personal.

 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: ,

5 Things

My Top 10 Favourite Family Christmas Traditions

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 7, 2015 11:12

Today's blog is brought to you by Laura Gawletz of Stretch Remarks. Laura is a mother of two and writes about being honest about parenting, healthy choices and home in her blogs!

Today we went and spent some time at my Auntie’s.  She was excited to share one of her favourite Christmas movies with us.  One of her family’s favourite traditions is getting together to watch holiday movies.  When I was a child I did not realize that all families had different ways of celebrating the holidays.  We moved around quite a bit and you would think my life would be so different from year to year.  However, my parents really had a way of practicing holiday traditions that glued the houses and our experiences together.  These are some examples of my favourite family Christmas Traditions, and how no matter where we were, our holidays were magical. I would love to follow, bring some of my husband’s family traditions and create some in my own family so that my children will feel as fond about the holidays as I do.



#10 Celebrating the Advent Season:
Durning Advent,  Mom would hide the Mary and Joseph of our nativity scene throughout the house.   They were on their travels before Christmas.  Jesus was never in the manger until Christmas morning. It was like our version of Elf on a Shelf, except they didn’t dive into the marshmallows or play with ribbons.  However, for my Advent’s at home I am thinking I might get Mary and Joseph to do some fun things each day and mix the two ideas.  Finding them was my favourite part of Advent.  My sisters and I did not get to keep a Chocolate Advent Calendar.  I only remember one year where I got one and I had to wait until after Christmas to eat all the little chocolates.  Imagine a child, opening the doors each day, and not getting to eat the tiniest little chocolate ever made.  No harm done, I turned out okay.  I do however, fondly remember the Advent wreath we kept and lit at home.  Every night before dinner, Mom would light the Advent wreath.  I know that this is a practice many families do at home.  Even if we didn’t get the tree up until later in the season, the wreath was on the table, getting us excited for the holiday!  It is a memory that highlighted the season for me, and so I will hope to carry on this tradition in preparation for Christmas.  I enjoyed getting to light the candles as I grew up.  During Advent, we donated.  We did not get many treats in December.  Looking back I realize it was to save and provide us with the best holiday my parents could.  Just like in Lent though, when we went grocery shopping in Advent, Mom would take any extra money that would maybe go towards a treat during the normal year and bought food for the food bank.  If we didn’t donate at the grocery store, we would get assigned a less fortunate family to buy presents for.  It was a tradition that showed us we did not need the treats.  We can do without a chocolate bar in the line up, when someone else gets to eat a meal or have a present to open.  We were always encouraged to give back year round.  We still are.


#9 Decorating the Tree as a Family:
Each year was the same.  Even though some years we had a real tree and some years we had an artificial tree – each year was the same.  Mom and Dad would set up the tree, get the branches to fall just right.  After some discussion, the tree was spun until just perfectly set.  Then the discussion was louder as the lights were strung.  Then it was all Mom as she hung the garland just right.  There was drooping red layers at the the bottom and more glittery strands towards the top.  Finally, that evening, one by one we were handed an ornament from Mom to put on the tree.  We enjoyed sharing stories and memories of each special ornament.  Dad would help hang the tall ones.  I liked that we shared this as a family every year.  The ornaments even had traditional spots on the tree.  It was predictable but cozy.  The tinsel was such a tedious job, but Mom liked making each strand look like an icicle dangling.  No clumps allowed!  I enjoy putting up the decorations with my husband and son, now sons.  My four year old loves decorating the house and the tree especially.  There are groups of ornaments all over the bottom of the tree.  This is totally fine with me because I love that he likes examining them for the whole season.

#8 Not Picking Names:
These days our families are growing.  Over time we have decided to switch off who we exchange gifts with.  We have changed from picking names to now doing just the nephews.  I’m okay with this, I really just need to see family and let the little ones open the gifts. However, growing up I enjoyed having all the siblings and parents give to one another.  I enjoyed picking little gifts for my older sisters, or drawing them pictures on their cards.  Mom and Dad encouraged us to give.  Finding or making small items for each other was fun.  I have a lot of memories of buying small gifts at craft fairs for my sisters.  I’m sure they were not the best presents but it was the spirit of giving that mattered.  I hope that my children grow up wanting to make or find things that they recognize would make other people happy.

#7 Keeping Presents Hidden:
In our home, presents were not under the tree prior to the morning of Christmas.  We all bought, or made gifts for each other, and hid them in our rooms.  Any gifts that was given to us from our extended family were kept hidden from us as well.  Then on Christmas Eve, my sisters and I would bring our family gifts and put them beside our stockings.  On Christmas morning, the surprise was a huge bunch of gifts under the tree organized by Santa himself!  It was wonderful to have a big surprise to stare at!  This made the morning wait time entertaining.  We could peek from an arms length to look at tags and wonder what was inside.  No touching, otherwise they would all turn to dust!  Sometimes there was measuring from a distance, if you’re my sister.

#6 Baking Day:
I mostly enjoyed the eating portion of the dough and baking, in general.  However I was always excited for the blasting of Christmas music on a warn out old cassette.  Baking day was fun.  I know now as an adult that it is a daunting  task and a whole lot of work.  Mom will probably also say, it wasn’t just one day.  In my head it was one gigantic day of bowls of dough in the fridge, trays spread out and flour on the counter.  Out of the left over dough, Mom would get us to make Dad his own jam danish.  I’m not sure it was a danish exactly.  Dough folded into a star with jam in the middle and baked with butter on top… In any case – none of us ever got to eat it.  I think that might be one of Dad’s favourite traditions.

#5 Carolling:
After working in retail you come to hate the last day before Christmas.  My retail scars are beginning to heal finally and I can look back at the fun years of the night before Christmas.  The tradition has evolved now a days.  We try to get together before the holidays with cousins and even after the new year to connect and share a meal.  While we were growing up, Christmas Eve was an event!  We would usually go to church, and then gather with family after.  There would be treats and snacks to share!  I loved the food. The best part of the night, and probably most debated/hated/missed is the carolling.  We did not go door to door.  We sat in a big circle and all read off lyric sheets.   Some people would say they did not… but everyone enjoyed it.  We each got to pick a carol and we would all have to join in singing.  The songs were owned by certain people and you would not dare say someone else’s before it was the correct turn.   There were different lyric sheets, so it would take a bunch of time for people to coordinate the correct pages and numbers.  Everyone knew the words but still we wasted time as people insisted on having the song in front of them. These days we do not often have time to get out the carol books, but it is something I’d like to make sure happens with my children on Christmas Eve at home.  How will our children learn the songs if they aren’t forced to sing them off key in a group?

#4  Stockings Only:
On Christmas morning, not before 7:30AM, we would wake up each sister one by one, depending on who was up first.  Slowly we’d creep into the dimly lit living room where just the tree’s lights were sparkling.  There under the tree, a bunch of never before seen presents would be laid out.  Of course, we’d shake our Mom and Dad awake begging them to come to where the stockings were stuffed with goodies for the morning!  The stockings were the only things we could open before brunch!  We couldn’t touch anything else orlegend said it would all turn to dust.  Only one year did we dare touch a tag.  We flipped it over in hopes of seeing who the art easel would be given to.  Why would Santa leave a present unwrapped, knowing that we couldn’t read who it was to?  It didn’t turn to dust to our surprise!  But we would have never tried again.  We had to occupy ourselves with whatever treasures were in the stockings.  Digging through the stocking was a tradition in itself.  First was the gifts (sometimes even wrapped).  This is different for my husband, and he only just started wrapping stocking gifts.  We would usually receive a game or puzzle item that would get us through the morning.  We would also usually receive a bunch of candy in a baggie to munch while opening presents or to scarf down while finishing stockings, right Dad?  There would maybe be an item to complete our Christmas outfit or hair clips.  In addition to the surprises we relied on the traditional gifts.  Every year, we would dig through and unwrap a new toothbrush!  Who doesn’t need a new toothbrush?  Man, Santa really knew what he was doing.  At the toe of the stocking would be one of the favourites.  At last, we would reach to the bottom of the sock an orange filled the toe.  Simple, not crazy or expensive.

#3 Brunch First:
Usually, we would have gone to church the night before, so Christmas morning brunch was the biggest hurdle to achieve before opening gifts.  A wonderful brunch of the Eve’s left overs and some bacon and eggs! Finally, Meat!  Of course it was delicious, but what were all thinking was how fast can we finish, get the dishes done and convince our Dad that he didn’t need a nap before gifts this year!  Every year after cleaning up the table Dad would insist that he was tired, he needed a nap!  Looking back I’m sure he did!  We learned later that often he and Mom were wrapping gifts all night on Christmas Eve!   When I was young I didn’t care how tired he was: I had waited all year for this; waited all morning for this…time to get started!  It was an even longer morning if we didn’t get to church the night before!  I guess the waiting made it more exciting to spend the whole afternoon together opening gifts.

#2 Opening Presents One by One:
On TV or in movies we often see Christmas morning as a mass chaos of ribbons, bows, paper and presents scattered around the room.  It seems as though everyone has a race to open presents!  I’m not sure how this is in real life.  If people do this I’d love to hear how it all goes down because that is the exact opposite of our opening presents tradition.  We would all get a spot in the room and one at a time our Dad would hand us a gift.  We all had to wait our turn.  Opening gifts would take all afternoon, but we enjoyed it!  We got to see and acknowledge each item, and see what everyone got!  It was fun, and I don’t think I could have it any other way. However, it would be interesting to see a random opening fest!

#1 Creating new traditions and reliving old ones with my children and nephews!     Seeing the holidays through a child’s eyes is a beautiful experience.  I like observing how breathtaking everything is for each child as they grow.  They are still surprised.  The holiday spirit is so genuine and contagious!  Every year I get more moved by how thrilled my son is and how magical the Christmas season is for him!  Kids keep the spirit of the season alive!

Now that I’ve grown up, I understand that families all have different traditions.  These rituals make the family unique and the holidays special.  It interests me where each tradition begins and how families keep these traditions going, or how they evolve.  Some people have every gift from Santa in the stockings, and not under the tree.  Some families open presents on Christmas Eve, or get a new pair of pajamas.  My sister’s family cut down their own Christmas tree each year.  Every year Santa brings my son a new Christmas book in his stocking.  I want to make sure I keep some traditions going and that my husband and I start some of our own.  Whatever the tradition, keep it up!  The memories and family experiences are the real spirit of the season.






Tags: , ,

5 Things

'Tis The Season For Festive Decor

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 30, 2015 11:57

 Our guest blogger today is an Interior Designer from Rosetown, Saskatchewan and is currently located in Alberta. Tegan Derksen has the perfect decor trends for your home this Christmas Season.


December has nearly arrived which means I am officially allowed to decorate for the holidays. For me, the holiday season makes the snow and cold all worthwhile.  I could not imagine Christmas without the smell of cinnamon and pine and certainly couldn’t imagine it without the white stuff outside. It truly is a beautiful time of year, if you can get over having cold toes! Besides setting up the tree and hanging the stockings, there are several ways to make your home feel festive.

Garland: Bows of garland strung throughout the house is a great way to decorate. You can drape it along the top of your cabinetry in the kitchen; wrap it around the stair railing or in door openings between rooms. Garland has more options than just the typical (yet classic) faux greenery as there are now tons of ideas online for DIY garland made of Christmas balls, burlap and/or scraps of festive fabric.

Spell it out: Create your own festive message with a banner. Cut triangles (or another shape, if you prefer) out of fabric or paper and draw a letter on each piece then simply hang on a string and drape your message wherever you’d like. Or go big with oversized letter cut outs and lean against the wall on your shelf or mantle. Use your favorite colors, textures and sparkles to add an extra special personal touch.

Trinkets: There are so many festive trinkets to make your home feel special at this time of year. Snowmen, reindeer, owls, nativity scenes, elves, Santas, nutcrackers… the list could go on and on. Tuck them into corners and layer them on shelves and buffet tops.

Lights: String lights inside and out. Combine small string lights with garland or use them as a standalone feature in place of garland. Outside you can use lights to trace the outline of your home or decorate trees in the yard. I am not a big outdoor light-show kinda girl but I enjoy seeing creative use of lights to make your house shine.

Wreath: Nothing says “welcome to our home” during the holidays like a wreath hanging on the front door. Whether you purchase one or create your own there is no way you can go wrong with a wreath!

Outdoor décor: Topiaries and greenery on the steps or along the path to the front door offer a sense of warmth and welcome to your outdoor décor. You could even wrap your archway (if you have one) with garland and lights and hang decorative ornaments like balls or giant snowflakes.

When decorating for the holidays almost anything goes. I would suggest deciding on a theme or set of colors and then going for it whole-heartedly! If you love owls, then by all means, decorate with owls. If red and gold is your thing then let it be your thing and red-it-up! Stock up on the egg nog and hot chocolate, play some Christmas classics and enjoy spending quality time with your family this season as you decorate like pros!




Tags: ,

5 Things

5 Things: Local Specials, Deals And Events In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 19, 2015 14:08

Do you need the perfect Christmas gift for the new homeowner in your family? Or do you simply need to update the cookware in your kitchen? Georgia Mills in Market Mall is having a Paderno cookware sale right now where you can find discounts of up to 74% off! Hurry in to find the best selection before it goes. 

source: Paderno 


Need hassle free maintenance for your electrical system? Don't wait until it's an emergency. Saskatoon Electrical Services LTD.offers service contracts for preventative and regular maintenance. Give them a call at (306)-227-7243 to find out more or check out their spotlight profile here. 


Saskatoon's organic restaurant, Leydas, has unveiled their new seasonal menu. This winter, you can expect to find these weekly specials: Tuesday- Organic Bison Burger =$10.00, Wednesday-1LB red curry mussels= $10.00, Thursday-1/2 priced wine. Leydas is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-10:00pm.  

Source: Leyda's Restaraunt


It's that time of the year again! The beautiful drive-through Christmas light display is back again at the Forestry Farm Enchanted Forest. Featuring 75 custom displays, this Saskatchewan tradition is going on seventeen years now. $5.00 at the gate for admission or $25.00 a car. The Enchanted Forest runs from November 21st- January 9th.


From November 20th-28th, the Western Development Museum will be hosting their annual Festival of Trees. This year the theme is "Your Favourite Holiday Movies" so be sure to check this out as it will surely take you down memory lane.  The festival runs from 9:00am-9:00pm and, aside from the tree displays, there will be many more attractions for all ages! You can click here for more information and admission.




We hope everyone enjoys the weekend ahead and takes advantage of the sales, festivals and food that Saskatoon has to offer!



 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: , , ,

5 Things

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

Tags: ,

5 Things

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!



  • 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


  • 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:

 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: , ,

5 Things

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



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



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!



 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: , , ,

5 Things

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: 


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:




 The My Saskatoon Team

Tags: , , , , ,

5 Things

Quick Links