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Monday, November 20, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Making Merry; 5 Ways to Celebrate the Season

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As we all know, this time of year can be incredibly hectic with decorating, baking, gatherings to be attended and hosted, and don't forget the ever-expanding gift shopping lists. It can all be overwhelming! And often we get all wrapped up in getting ready to be ready, that we miss the opportunity to slow down and really take in all the wonder and grace of the season.
I often fall into this trap, trying to get ready to being ready, wanting everything to be just right. The season goes by so fast that it's easy to miss those moments that allow us to pause, reflect, and enjoy all those little yet impactful moments.
Amidst all the chaos, there are some wonderful seasonal activities waiting to be enjoyed. In keeping with the season of giving, I'm sharing five fantastic ideas that will not only help you unwind and savor the season but also create memorable moments with your loved ones.
Take a Winter Nature Walk:
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Thursday, December 1, 2022   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation

You don't have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings.
For example, you can trim your energy bills by up to 20% just by sealing air leaks in your home.1 Other small fixes—such as swapping old light bulbs for LEDs and plugging electronics into a powerstrip—can boost your yearly savings enough to pay off some of your holiday budget.
And thanks to a pandemic-era boom in online shopping, it is easier than ever to find deals on new and pre-owned furniture, thrifted gifts, DIY decor, and more. Even secondhand stalwarts like Goodwill have joined the digital fray, making it a cinch to score gently-used treasures at extra-low prices.2
You won't be the only one bargain-hunting your way to a more financially-stable New Year. Multiple surveys have found that inflation is not only chilling ; ...

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Friday, December 3, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.
But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we work in real estate, they’re all centred around home life. From the coffee snob to the sports enthusiast, these presents are the perfect way to bring beauty, function or a touch of whimsy to your loved one’s home this holiday season.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN
We all know someone whose kitchen is their happy place—but once all the basics are covered, it can be hard to find the perfect present. These gifts will be a treat for the chef, baker, or food lover on your list, no matter how well equipped they are.
1. The Coffee Snob
Glass Pour-Over Coffeemaker - $75
Have a java lover. ...

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