Just about everyone has their own personal style when it comes to home decoration. Some homeowners prefer a sleek, industrial look, while others opt for calm or soothing spaces. Others prefer a look inspired by nature, with plenty of greenery and organic materials. This means that your home may be decorated in a way that […]
As the summer draws to a close and leaves start to change colour, it’s time to start considering your indoor garden. Maybe you’ve already begun to experiment with indoor gardening, and you already know exactly what pots you’re going to bring inside and set under south-facing windows or grow lights. However, it may be the […]
When it comes to the majority of decoration choices in your home, it is often wiser to go for looks that are simple, timeless, and suited to your own personal taste. However, as new trends and designs emerge, you may find yourself longing to try out a few new looks. Add an accent to your […]
How much should I expect to pay for Hydro and Utilities in Kitchener-Waterloo? How can I keep my bills down? What are the best times to use my appliances, and what times should I avoid? If you have questions about utilities in KW, you’re not alone!
As of March 2017, the garbage collection rules in Waterloo Region have been changed. The updates are largely part of an effort to cut back on household waste and harmful emissions from garbage collection trucks. The most noticeable changes for residents of Kitchener and Waterloo have been the switch to bi-weekly garbage collection, and collection limits […]
Understanding lawn watering restrictions in Waterloo Region. When Can I Water My Lawn? During the heat of the summer our lawns often need to be watered. The Region of Waterloo has an outdoor water use by-law that comes into effect when there is a drought or when drinking water storage runs low. Here is a […]
Lawn care season is baack! We certainly aren’t complaining. The long days of sunshine and evenings on the patio are well worth a little bit of toil in the yard. For those who live in apartments or condos, mowing the lawn may be completely absent from your spring routine. However, if you do have a […]
Solstice Sampling Festival Enjoy all your favourite food at once! The annual Solstice Sampling in Uptown Waterloo is back, and we couldn’t be happier. This June 17th, restaurants from across Waterloo will be serving up their best culinary creations! If you’ve participated before, you can simply mark the date in your calendar. For those who […]
Nobody likes bills. Luckily, in the case of your hydro bill, you may have more control over your charges than you think. Your electricity is actually charged at different rates depending on when you use it. Making an effort to confine your usage to off-peak times can have a drastic effect on your electricity bill. […]
A beautiful garden can add so much to your home. Tulips, pansies, and hyacinth add a pop of colour to your front lawn or backyard, and help fuel dreams of an early spring. Whether you love gardening as a hobby, tend to a prized vegetable garden that yields fresh and crunchy summer salads, or view […]
There is an almost infinite number of fantastic restaurants to try out in Waterloo Region. Although we love them all, we get it: you just can’t eat out every day. Bringing a packed lunch to work is a great way to save cash- so you can spend it on a delicious dinner later! Packing lunch […]
For some, the kitchen is the best room in the house. Cereals, spices, recipes waiting to be tested… what could be better?? For others, cooking is the stuff of nightmares. Still, even if you’re the latter type of person, a little bit of decoration may be all you need! Even if your culinary skills don’t […]
Environmentally Friendly Light Bulbs! This clever light bulb packs an environmental punch. Plus, Sengled plants a tree for every bulb purchased! Now that’s what we call green. Watch this video to learn more: For more tips and tricks on staying green, check out our green living posts!
You’ve heard of libraries, but what about little free libraries? We love little libraries because they are fun, easy, and have a positive impact on their neighbourhood!
More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room! Those fires can be expensive. Even a minor incident, with no injuries, can result in significant damage. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest in fire prevention.