Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

People are always saying that it’s the thought that counts. I think this is truest with our mothers (or other influential women in your life who hold that namesake for …

Christmas Gift Ideas – Girlfriends, Sisters, and Gal Pals

Alex and Ani is a well-known, international brand, that I often feel is a best kept secret. Seems like a contradictory sentence? That’s because it is – and yet I …

Christmas Gift Ideas For Boyfriends and Brothers

With Christmas less than a month away it’s time to get cracking on that shopping list. One of the most difficult people to buy for (at least in my household) …

Keeping Fruits & Vegetables their Freshest!

The funny thing about being an adult is that you don’t always have mom around to tell you the right way something is done. As a child I fondly remember …

Wanderlust – So You Want to Pack Up and Start Over Somewhere New?

Maybe it’s the November “blahs” – but cold weather, dark days, and the absence of that summer sunshine can leave you hungry for something different. The urge to sell everything …

These boots are made for walking …

Walking. Hiking. Trekking. Whatever you want to call it. I am a fan. Whether it’s a quick jaunt to grab a coffee at a neighbourhood café, or a 50km exploration …

Don’t Sweat the Small Talk!

Different strokes for different folks. It’s funny how life is like that – where some people can be completely at ease making conversation with strangers, others can find themselves on …

Bee City – Ottawa(!?)

I rarely give a second thought to bees. It’s not that I am not a lover of the environment. (Because I am). It’s not because I don’t understand how important …

A Case for Water – Benefits of Daily H2O

We all have that well-meaning but annoying friend who reminds us when we have a headache that we just need to drink more water (if you don’t have this friend, …

Start With Why

Here at the Ottawa 4 You Real Estate Team – we’ve been challenging ourselves to dream bigger. If you can’t visualize where you’re going – you’re never going to get …

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