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(NC) From family meals to intimate gatherings with friends, the right ambiance can instantly elevate any occasion. To create a warm, welcoming space, start by choosing colours that invite you and your guests to the table.

Drawing from a palette inspired by fall’s warm hues and turning leaves, you can make your dining space the best seat in the house. Here, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her professional advice to help you create memorable dining moments at home.

Bring the restaurant experience home. Thoughtfully pair the colours in your dining space with food. “To emphasize the art behind every dish, shades of red are always a great choice,” says Grech. “Favourite reds from Benjamin Moore such as Rosy Apple

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(NC) For many parents of young students, stepping into the world of laptops and technology will be necessary this fall. As this school year brings new challenges and opportunities to learn, having reliable, kid-friendly technology is key to a successful remote learning journey.

To help set your kids up for success, check out these quick tips for picking the right tech:

Choosing the right laptop: Kids need laptops that are easy and accessible, while parents need to choose one that won’t break the bank. Because young learners won’t be working on software that takes up a lot of space, a laptop with low storage is a functional yet wallet-friendly solution. Chromebooks are a great option that can withstand wear and tear and have security features to

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Lindsay has been a licensed REALTOR® with Royal LePage Noralta since 2010 based in Spruce Grove. She and her husband, Don, were transferred to Spruce Grove in 2002 with the RCMP.  The couple have 2 children, Tim (20) and Abby (17) who grew up in Spruce Grove participating in many extracurricular activities within the community.  They also have 2 golden doodles named Tucker and Ellie.

Lindsay specializes in RCMP relocations and volunteers on an RCMP spousal support committee for RCMP families.

Lindsay says that it has been a pleasure working with so many families to meet their real estate needs in the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain area, and looks forward to helping many more.

You can contact Lindsay at 780-962-4950, email ~

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(NC) When there are kids in the house, cleaning is a year-round chore. And parents are always looking for the best ways to keep their home safe while looking and smelling fresh.

To keep your home and family safe when using cleaning products, consider these smart and practical tips:

1. Mother nature’s irritants. In some cases, DIY or natural products are not always safer than products made in a lab. Many plants naturally produce oils that are toxic or irritating, or that can cause allergic reactions when inhaled or when they contact skin. Whether you're using natural, DIY products or consumer products, always make sure to read the label and ensure there are no ingredients in there that you know can irritate you or your family members. 

2. Keep

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Meet Nicole Cooper.  Nicole’s commitment to her clients is to provide 5 star service, to serve with compassion, integrity and professionalism during the transaction and throughout the years to come.  She prides herself on a comprehensive market knowledge and she consistently adapts to new trends.  Her primary focus is to make her Buyers and Sellers feel at ease during the process, saving TIME and MONEY, and to be a resource for all things Real Estate in Edmonton long after the transaction is complete.

She believes that it really is true, sometimes you just have to laugh. Laugh so hard that your cheeks want to burst or your belly hurts. That is one of the simplest forms of joy, in her opinion. And to share a laugh, that is the BEST!

A grateful

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(NC) 2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges and change. Now more than ever, it’s essential to make time to relax and rejuvenate, especially in the comfort and safety of your home.

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors, fall is the perfect season to create a soothing oasis at home with calming shades. Drawing from natural tones of stone and sky can help destress and ground you. Here, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her designer tips to help you create room for relaxation. 

Uplift your mood with lighter hues. A sense of space and light can instantly lift your spirits, as we head into the colder months of the year. “Choose a light neutral palette to visually expand a room and soothe the

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Tawnie Misik grew up in Fort Saskatchewan and has lived in the area for most of her life. She has a caring husband and 2 awesome kids, Kohen 13 and Kayla 11 plus 2 fur pups. 

Tawnie has a few passions, one being real Estate.  She specializes in RCMP and military relocations, having been through the process herself and loves helping others through the ever-changing process and welcoming them to a new community.

She also loves to camp and travel, exploring a little more close to home this year. 2020 has brought on many challenges for her family on top of COVID-19, but they have learned to adapt and move forward and are really looking forward to all the awesome things the rest of the year WILL bring.

Tawnie would love to help you find your dream

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(NC) Whether it’s a small or large project, a home renovation is a big decision. From a kitchen facelift to a new backyard addition, there are many things to consider.

To help you get the most out of your next project and ensure the job is done safely, follow these tips from the Electrical Safety Authority.

Plan your electrical layout. During the planning phase, a lot of attention is usually focused on the layout of the home and its interior design. But planning for your electrical components is just as important. Work with a Licensed Electrical Contractor, who can help you determine the best locations for outlets, lighting for your space and other electrical requirements so you won’t have to make expensive changes after completion.


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With cooler evenings and falling leaves around the corner, we can look forward to seasonal comforts like getting cozy by the fire and cooking warm and hearty meals. And after months spent outdoors, now’s the perfect time to revisit and organize the kitchen, starting with your pantry. 

“A well-stocked pantry is my best friend,” says Andrea Buckett, food expert and content creator on  “I review recipes, make lists and stock up on essentials regularly; it really helps with easy weekday meals and is also budget-friendly.”

Don’t know where to start?  These simple tips will help you save money and stress in the kitchen. 

  1. Organize what you have. Start by listing what you have, identifying what you use and what you don’t,
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(NC) While spending more time at home, it’s critical that you take the necessary steps to help ensure your family is prepared in the event a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) leak occurs.

CO is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in Canada and, according to the Canadian National Fire Information Database, 80 per cent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Make sure your home is ready for anything with the following tips and tools.

Alarm your home. Most of us are under-protected and unprepared when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide safety, according to a nationwide survey conducted by First Alert. Even if you have smoke and CO alarms, you may not be sufficiently protected if you don’t have enough alarms throughout

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