Saturday, 29 March 2014

Making our Home Smarter - 10 Ways

I wanted to share with you ways that we work to make our home smarter. A bit of history first:

We have been in our 1962 4 level split for almost 9 years. So we have a fairly old home given the rate at which new builds are taking over 52 years is pretty old. But don't worry we don't have an avocado fridge or blue toilets or anything like that. Way back when we first bought the house the government ran an energy saving program that gave you rebates for doing upgrades for your home. We did a lot then and have done a few things since then as well. But we have a big, old house and I would still like to find ideas to save on energy costs. Our monthly utility bill (includes gas, water, electricity, waste water removal and waste removal) is just below $200 in the summer and as high as $400 in the highest use month. So a lot!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

LEGOland and Calgary LEGO Kidsfest and a giveaway

We have been home for over a month since our 12 day trip to Southern California and I still haven't told you a thing about it! Well this post will be three-fold, an introduction to our trip, a look at our day spent at LEGOland and some info on the upcoming Calgary LEGO Kidsfest!
LEGOland lion
Fun with the LEGO creations in LEGOland

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sparkling Hill - Reasons you should ditch your family and go

Recently I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be hosted by Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon BC. The fabulous ladies that planned the trip were able to give all the attendees lots of notice to prepare to ditch the glamour of home and head to the much more glamorous resort!

Photo courtesy Sparkling Hill