First Time Homeowner Tool Kit Essentials
Congratulations on your new home purchase! This is a very exciting time that I remember very vividly. You are bound to want to renovate portions of the home, and you will find yourself needing to do maintenance and repairs. We have compiled a list of a few tools that we feel will help you navigate those initial home improvements, DIY projects, and repairs. Safety Please make sure you seek guidance and training using the tools listed here, or that you see elsewhere while shopping. If you are not comfortable working in/around certain...
How to Research the History of a House
How to Research the History of a House Nowadays most people like to be informed. Buying a house is a nerve-wracking time, and you want to make sure you know everything about your future home as possible. At the end of the day, this is why you find need that Top Notch Home Inspector (and why youre here at Red Flag Home Inspection). So, you have your sights on a house and you are taking a deeper dive into the history of the house. Here are some resources that can help you along in that journey.1. ...
Green Shopping Tips For The Holidays
Holiday gift giving has changed quite a bit over the last few years, people have less money to spend and consumers are much more aware of the impact their purchases have on both the environment and society. Let's face it there are a heck of a lot of holidays to consider including Christmas, birthdays, secretary day, anniversaries, and Valentines. Gift giving doesn't end there - when we are invited to a dinner, for instance, we often feel compelled to bring a long a gift. The collective impact of these special days and events can be huge. Christmas alone is responsible...
Oh Squash It
One of our favourite harvests is winter squash with its many varieties of colours, flavours, shapes and sizes. Butternut, acorn, hubbard, delicata, kobacha, sweet dumpling, turban, spaghetti and butternut varieties tend to be the most commonly available. However there are literally hundreds of different varieties of winter squash out there in the world to experience. With all that variety is hard to get tired of using them for making some really good food recipes. Sadly, winter squash vines can reach 20' in length, and therefore most backyard gardens cannot host the plants. Savvy gardeners will try growing squash up an angled...
How To Manage A Blog
Managing a blog is just like adding another product or service to your company in that this new endeavor will take time to set up, manage and promote. Blogs will require time in your schedule for marketing, networking, writing and scheduling in posts and managing comments. However blogging can be very flexible you can schedule posts to go live twice a day or you can choose to post once a month, it is up to you. Whatever you do, be consistent because readers will rely on new content and if they visit your site expecting new content that isnt there,...
A Realistic View of Being Self-Employed
Being self-employed requires a lot more than what most people realize. If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, you'll want to know all about your field, your products and your customers... but you'll NEED to know about running a business. It is important for business owners to realize all the hidden areas that eat up a surprising amount of time and energy behind the scenes in running a business. Whether you produce one piece of art per week, one book every 3 years or 500 products, you are running a business and must treat it as such. Five-year business plans...
WHY YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT TODAY!
Personal trademark is an important subject to any professional, and an expert headshot plays a critical role. Your portrait photo will influence how others perceive you and your business. This will inevitably affect their decision whether they will work with you or not. Taking a professional portrait photo can provide your audience an invitation to do business with you. Let us be a part of this experience to connect you with your audience and clientele. Here are some tips on what you can do before your professional portrait session: 1. If you are planning to get a haircut, it...
Value of Long-term Investing in a Volatile Market with Specialized Indexes
The financial markets have been riding high for the past year. Despite the worldwide pandemic, it's only seen a few drops. Now's the time to adapt your investment strategy to survive and thrive in a volatile market. To do this, you'll need to ask a serious question about the current status and what the future may hold. Will the market continue to increase in value, or is a significant drop on the...
Home-cooked Pre-made Meals
Whenever someone follows me to our pantry they inevitably utter amazement at our preserves and premade meals and say: How do you find the time ? Actually I find this activity saves me a lot of time and a heck of a lot of money. Here I'll share some tips to help make this activity a lot more efficient and do-able. Dont be intimidated by the size of some recipes most are freezer friendly. And remember, it is just as much work to double or triple a recipe as it is to do just one batch. You have to...
Make delicious and healthy meals at home
Eating healthy is not always the easiest with the temptation of fast easy food all around us. Sourcing your food from either your own backyard garden or a farmers market is the best, freshest way to ensure your food is full of nutrients and flavour. The next step of turning it into something inviting and appetizing is offered on every page of From One Small Garden. With over 300 recipes developed over a span of 30 years of research and development this book brings it all to the table in a pleasantly delicious way. Award-winning authors Dave and Lillian Brummet began...
There Is Such a Thing As Too Much Free Content
So much has been said about free online content for businesses, how essential it is to gain credibility and build trust and connection. All true. We buy from those we know, like, and trust, so its a good avenue to share what you know with people who care about what you know, as a way to set the stage for sales. There is such a thing as too much free content , however. That happens when youre spending so much of your time creating free content that it starts to interfere with your business. Thats the point...
USE YOGA TO INCREASE YOUR RUNNING POWER
USE YOGA TO INCREASE YOUR RUNNING POWER How many of us are guilty of bypassing stretching before or after a run, or at least not doing as much as we know we should? Incorporating a regular yoga practice into your life as a runner has more benefits than you might first think , in fact, yoga and running are very good friends even if touching your toes feels like a mountain too far to climb. Gaining strength, flexibility, reducing the risk of injury, learning how to breathe...
COMBINING YOGA AND PILATES: A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
COMBINING YOGA AND PILATES : A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH Often we sit very firmly in either the Yoga camp or the Pilates camp, and for some it can take a hard push to be swayed to cross the front line. However, combining these two amazing disciplines is a powerful way to maximise your full body health, and this is why. There is no doubt that yoga has the ability to strengthen the body, but most of the postures practiced will engage the larger global muscles and...
Your Fear is a Valuable Messenger
I appeared recently in an entrepreneur forum as a panelist. One of the questions asked was, what was the biggest challenge you faced when launching your business? My answer? Fear. Fear is like the annoying text messages that wont stop until you answer. Fear has been described as, False Evidence Appearing Real. I get it. Its a way to diminish those lizard brain signals of, Danger, Danger Will Robinson! (you had to see Lost in Space to get that one). When you do calm that lizard down, you can step back, see that all is not a disaster, and...
7 Essential Tips For Managing Small Spaces in No-Time
7 Essentials Tips for Managing Small Spaces Make the most of small living spaces If you are that one who unfortunately is somebody that lives in a house or a flat level where space is restricted, then you may feel that there is almost nothing you can do to help give you extra space and make the place look great on a minimal budget you can spend. The truth is, you couldn't be more luckless!The following are a couple of thoughts for things you can do to help give you additional room space and make the spot look extraordinary on...